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Jack Hickman - Kingston, ON How many of us play in a traditional band. (102* d) RE: How many of us play in a tradional band. 18 Mar 99

I play with a group called the Kingston Ceili Band, which has been going since 1981, I am the only original of the group. Right now, we have six regular members, but that changes from time to time, depending on availability of people. Our name is really a misnomer, we are a show band rather than a ceili band, although we are gradually getting into playing sets for set dancers. We do a lot of things, vocals, contemporary and traditional ballads, O'Carolan material, but mainly oriented to Irish, Scottish and Celtic Canadian. Our instrumentation varies from time, but last night we played a benefit for the local Irish Famine Commemoration Group, and we had seven players, 3 fiddles, whistle, flute and timber flute, Bodhran, two guitars and a banjo. Made for a good sound.

We play mainly within a 50km radius of Kingston, but we are not a bar band. We play for benefits, weddings, wakes, festivals, and sometimes we get paid, other times we don't.

Our website, which I am in the process of updating, is at
Check it out if you get the chance

Keep the Faith

Jack Hickman

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