The Heart of Ireland
I’ve been thinking for some time of putting together a program of all Irish music, past & present, and
‘The Heart of Ireland’ is the result. A collection of fiery jigs and reels, humorous and mournful songs, airs, stories and poetry – all of the things that make the Irish culture so special. I can do the program solo or with one or more of the many talented Irish traditional players who live in the area.
Recent library audience comments: ”beautiful!” “Oh my” ”Soooo good” ”wonderful!” “excellent choice” “it was lovely” “Thank you for having this”
Based in Ann Arbor, Emmy recipient Kitty Donohoe draws from her Irish heritage as well as her American roots in her music, which is rich, earthy and compelling, making good use of her gifts for storytelling, her love of language, and her ear for melody.
“Kitty Donohoe is a true treasure – a rare songwriter with tremendous range, a beautiful voice and an ability to write haunting, melodic and literate songs. She deserves a wider audience.” All Music Guide
Rich Warren of WFMT Chicago has included Kitty on his list of the ’50 most significant songwriters in the last 50 years.’