Kennedy’s Kitchen has been making Irish music together since 1998, averaging about 80 shows per year, playing parties and weddings to pubs, concert halls, and national festivals. From their home in South Bend, Indiana, they have travelled as far as New York and Naples, Florida, recording five CDs along the way.

They are family and friends, gathering every Thursday evening for dinner, laughter, and music rooted in traditional Irish music, jigs, reels, hornpipes, aires, recitations, stories and songs; adding their own compositions. The band plays play fiddle, flutes, whistles, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar, tenor banjo, harmonica, bodhran, bass and vocals.

Kennedy’s Kitchen is joHn Kennedy, Liam Ladewski, Theresa Kubiak, Chris O’Brien, Rob Weber and Jacob Turner. The band performs at Irish Fest on Sunday, July 9 at 2pm.