Posted by: Leah Morise | March 18, 2012

Kitchen Party at The Grand Theatre

Today was such fun. The play that is currently running at The Grand Theatre celebrated it’s 500th show! I was asked to organize the music portion of an East Coast style Kitchen Party for the cast, crew, patrons and staff. I had a few ideas of people I knew would be the perfect fit for this kind of gig. With suggestions from Mary Ashton, the roster was filled. Mary Ashton to play fiddle, Rob Hoffman on the button accordian, Paul Gribbon on the uillienn pipes and other whistles, Three Penny Piece players Declan Dunne, Adair Meehan, Bruce Anderson covered a bunch of instruments including guitar, mandolin, banjo, whistles, bodhran drum and other percussion instruments. Oh my – what a combination! There were only a few dancers but many joined in singing and the cast joined in as well. Deidre Gillard-Rowlings did a whitty recitation with accent. Darryl Hopkins taught us a Buddy Whasisname song and we joined in the chorus. We were treated to biscuits and jam and a variety of other sweets. I truly enjoyed singing and playing with the wonderfully talented musicians. I was even given a set of spoons to try. I THINK that I did okay but I am sure there is more of a technique to it. Well, I just wanted to share my exciting afternoon with you. I have a bunch of things on the go but mostly private parties and stuff in the near future. I will keep you posted on my upcoming adventure – won’t be long now…

Until then



  1. Wow, what a great sounding party! Wish I could have been there.

    I’m sure you where a wizard on the spoons Leah.

  2. I am sure it was a great party, and I am sure you played those spoons like a pro.
    Jayne B.

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