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

 50 years and still counting!

Kitty got her first paid gig over 50 years ago and since then she’s gone from being an opener to having her own shows at the Ark, the Kennedy Center, receiving an Emmy, and much, much more.   She had a show at the Ark in Ann Arbor this past May,called  ‘Alive and Unscathed ~ Celebrating 50 Years as a Songwriter’.  It was a spectacular night and she was surrounded by dear friends both on and off stage.
Now she’s taking some time off to decide what to do with the next 50 years!

“Nothing can dim the light that shines within”.  ~ Maya Angelou

‘Kitty was recently awarded Finalist for her song ‘Dangerous Boys-0’ from the Great American Song Contest, and Outstanding Achievement Awards for her songs ‘Do What You Love’ and ‘There Are No Words.’

See Kitty on the Winners Page!

Kitty is the recipient of the prestigious 2024 Michigan Heritage Award!

The Michigan Heritage Award honors individuals who continue their family and community folk traditions with excellence through practice and teaching, or individuals who are recognized as outstanding community leaders in the maintenance, documentation, or presentation of traditional arts !

“As Sparks Fly Upward” is Back!

After being Out of Stock for the past few years I’m rereleasing my 2nd album, “As Sparks Fly Upward.” Self-produced and released in 1992 it’s still one of my most-requested projects. A reviewer for Fast Folk Music Magazine said
“this is one of the best albums I’ve ever heard.” All the songs are written by me except for “Chester City”, traditional, and Dick Siegel’s beloved homage to the late iconic Ann Arbor breakfast spot “Angelo’s”.

Ireland and Scotland Tours 

The 2024 tours are filling and I now have the dates and info for 2025

For More on the 2025 dates go to the Tours page

The return to Ireland and Scotland was wonderful!  Vibrant and magical ~ almost as if Covid never happened!  We’re looking forward to more great trips this fall.  UPDATE: as of now the Ireland trip is Sold Out and there is a Wait List.  If you’re interested in this trip I’d say you should get your name on the list now as lots can happen in a year.  There are still seats for Scotland, 2024.

The 2024 dates are: 
 Scotland, September 18 ~ 28  &  Ireland September 30 ~ October 9

                                         There will be itinerary changes for both trips in 2024.

Instead of the ‘Beyond the Tartan’ tour that I’ve done so far in Scotland, the trip this fall will be ‘Beyond the Borders’ and will take us along the Borders area that separates Scotland from England, including 4 days in the Lake District of England.  There’s a bit more info on the Borders Tour at the link below.  You don’t want to miss this one!

The Ireland trip next year will be the Southern route and will be in Counties Cork, Kerry,
& Clare, also new to me.  It’s Sold Out but someone may cancel so get your name on the list if your heart is set on going this September!

For more info go to the Tours link at the left

Kitty Donohoe, The Author

For information on Kitty’s children’s book click the button below.

“original and fun, and I love the music!”

– National multi-award-winning children’s author Shutta Crum

For booking and other inquiries contact Kitty at kitty(a)

Kitty's record label is
Roheen Records
Ann Arbor, Michigan