"A Newfoundland Kitchen Party"

The Entertainers

The "Newfoundland Kitchen Party" has always been a popular idea with visitors to Newfoundland and Labrador.  Expatriates have fond memories of kitchen parties from living here as children or have heard about the parties from their relatives. Other visitors hear about the famous tradition through local culture, advertising and other mediums.

According to heritage.nf.ca, The tradition of household entertainment continues to thrive, and on a Saturday night, makeshift jam sessions still unfold in kitchens, living rooms and basements around the province.”

Included with the Woody Island tour package is an old-fashioned kitchen party. Our party involves live entertainer with a guitar, an accordion, and even an ugly stick or two thrown into the mix.

Guests are welcomed to bring along their own musical instruments and play along. The audience is usually energetic with lots of dancing and singing. Nothing gets people moving like a great Newfoundland and Labrador or Irish song!  Some of the most popular songs at our Woody Island Kitchen Party include: Mussels in the Corner, I’se the By’s, and Salt Water Joys.

Which are some of your favourite tunes?  What makes a Newfoundland Kitchen Party fun for you?  

The Party


Mummers gathering in the kitchen



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Categories: Newfoundland and Labrador Culture

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