Welcome to KitchenRackets.org

KitchenRackets has been staging live music events including concerts, open jam sessions, and an annual Music Camp for 10 years. We started as a committee of the St. Peter's Economic Development Organization (SPEDO), a local not-for-profit whose main goal is to expand business and tourism opportunities in our village. This past February, we incorporated as a provincially-registered not-for-profit and are now known as KitchenRackets Organization.


Here are the primary objects of our Society:


On a volunteer and non-profit basis the objectives of the Society are:


1. To create, operate and promote events and activities that provide education, interaction and entertainment featuring live traditional music;


2. To utilize assets related to the traditional music culture of Cape Breton (e.g. its legacy, recordings and writings, the people who teach, perform and promote this music, etc.) for purposes of community, economic and tourism development.

Having fun with live music - Cape Breton style

St. Peter's, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia: It's in our blood to celebrate with live music of all kinds. Although there is a definite Celtic twist to much of what you'll experience here - we love to play Old Time, Appalachian, Bluegrass, Blues, Acadian and Cajun, Folk, Country and Klezmer. We delight in hosting musical guests from around the world and invite you to come and mix your stuff up with ours.


We love to jam - and welcome visiting players to sit in on our sessions. All styles of music are welcome - we have a democratic circle-jam approach where everybody gets to lead their own tune or song in turn, with back-up from everybody else. We want to learn from you and for you to learn from us.


On this web site we'll try to bring you information about upcoming traditional live music events in our neighbourhood. Everything from open jam sessions to concerts, music and dance workshops, ceilidhs, square dances...and any kind of excuse to play live traditional music together. All traditions are fair game.


If you have traditional music events you'd like to promote here - or news and pics of your recent events to share, please Contact Us.




Join us for a weekly jam every Thursday evening at Lions Marina, St. Peter's. July 11 - Sept 5, 2024.


Visiting players are invited to sit in with local musicians. Singers, dancers and listeners welcome. All ages. No admission fee.