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Kitty Donohoe (The Kennedy Center)

Kitty Donohoe

Songwriter and Michigan Emmy recipient Kitty Donohoe is not an Irish or Celtic singer, but she clearly draws from that part of her heritage, as well as her American roots, as an artist.  A writer of tunes as well as songs, her originals are rich with her natural sense as a storyteller, her love for language and her ear for a melody.  Her music is luminous, earthy and compelling, and all of her songwriter CDs  integrate the textures and feel of accordions, whistles, pipes and bodhran alongside the more standard guitar, bass or piano.  Some of her originals sound like they were written 100 years ago and others are clearly contemporary, but one thing is certain: with or without a band behind her, Kitty’s striking voice carries it all, delivering each song with power and emotion.Each of Kitty’s CDs has garnered rave reviews for everything from her three-octave voice (“rich, flexible, soaring, haunting” says Victory Music Review), to her instrumental prowess on guitar, cittern and piano (“gifted multi-instrumentalist”, Champlain Valley News) to the songs themselves (“intelligent, literate songwriting”, Tweeddale Press, Ltd.

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