As their name implies, Kitchen Ceili serves up healthy portions of spirited tunes and songs in an atmosphere of unpretentious good humor. Their repertoire, includes the driving reels and lilting jigs and hornpipes one would find in an Irish pub session, as well as stately waltzes, slow airs, and old and new songs of emigrants, soldiers, lovers, lawyers and computer programmers from both sides of the Atlantic.. The band features George Wilson on fiddle, banjo and vocals; Dora Hast on tin whistle and recorders, and Stan Scott on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocals.
The musicians bring a wide range of experience to their performances. George is a talented multi-instrumentalist whose repertoire is drawn from traditional and folk styles of New England, the Adirondacks, Quebec, Cape Breton, Ireland, Scotland and Shetland. Doris plays a unique collection of tin whistle tunes acquired through several trips to Ireland. Stan has lectured and performed at Ireland’s Willie Clancy Summer School and the Clare Festival of Traditional Singing. Doris and Stan have co-authored the book Music in Ireland (Oxford University Press), a standard source of Irish music studies.
Live! Folklife Concerts are produced by The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library, celebrating 25 years of service to the community, and funded in part by the Friends of Crandall Public Library, and the New York State Council on the Arts-Folk Arts Program with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.