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McInnis' Kitchen hosts céilí at Ironwood Theatre

 

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Celtic band McInnis' Kitchen performs at the Historic Ironwood Theatre Saturday evening. Pictured are, from left, Chuck Butler, Mark Monroe, Sue Spencer and Jim Ofsthun.

IRONWOOD - McInnis' Kitchen, a Celtic performance group, entertained the crowd at the Historic Ironwood Theatre Saturday evening.

The group delighted the audience with a variety of Irish and Scottish songs, including "Terranova" and "Molly Malone."

"We all kinda grew up in different cultures, so we all bring different musical influences," said Chuck Butler, fiddle and accordion player.

Other members of the group include: vocalist and guitarist Sue Spencer, fiddler Mark Monroe and vocalist, drummer, guitarist and accordionist Jim Ofsthun.

The varied styles of their musical backgrounds include Irish, Newfoundland, Scottish and Cape Brenton music.

It was the band's first time performing in Ironwood.

"We tour internationally and the month of March is busy for us," said Butler.

"We try to get the audience involved and enjoy it from a cultural standpoint," he said.

Besides their musical performance, the band members told the stories of St. Patrick and St. Urho. They also shared stories from the road.