Kitty Donohoe to perform Sunday

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AMASA — On Sunday, the Second Sunday Folk Dance series will welcome Michigan-based singer-songwriter Kitty Donohoe as the featured concert guest. The opening act of White Water will start promptly at 4 p.m. CT.

The event is held at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls, Michigan. After the concert portion of the evening, the Front Parlor Dance Band and dance caller Steve Kickert provide dance music and instruction until 7 PM. Dean and Bette Premo organize and host the Second Sunday series.

Michigan Emmy award-winning songwriter Kitty Donohoe was born into a large, creative family outside of Detroit and has been ‘making up’ songs for as long as she can remember. Describing her music as ‘folky, bluesy, Irishy, American, Canadianish’, she draws from her roots to create music that is uniquely her own — music that is ‘haunting, melodic and literate’ (All Music Guide). With a love of language, an innate sense of melody, and the soul of a storyteller, she backs herself on piano, guitar and cittern with equal finesse, but she sees these skills as mostly providing the foundation for the music she writes, both songs and instrumentals. ‘Kitty creates a glorious sound’ (Sing Out). Kitty’s latest CD, ‘The Irishman’s Daughter,” combines her original pieces with some traditional music and is getting great reviews.

The final program for the 34th Second Sunday Folk Dance season will be Jack Williams on April 14. A season schedule and more about the musicians is available at