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Ann Arbor songwriter, storyteller and musician Kitty Donohoe will appear at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis on Saturday, February 18, 2012. Her performances compliment the annual Winter Carnival festivities.
As an Emmy-winning songwriter with four CDs and a book of Michigan songs to her credit, she’s currently working on her fifth recording project. In 1987 Ms. Donohoe wrote a collection of songs about Michigan called ‘Bunyan and Banjoes’ to commemorate the state’s 150th birthday. Much to her surprise, the songs became very popular and have become a staple in the repertoire of teachers, parents, and those who love Michigan history. The songs touch on a number of themes including maple syrup, the French voyageurs, lumbering, our water, and more.
When performing these songs she accompanies herself with traditional instruments such as guitar, banjo, and mountain and hammered dulcimers. She is well-known for her warmth and humor, and for her ability to draw audiences into participating during her performances.
The Michigan Humanities Council and Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs have partially funded her performances through the Michigan Humanities Touring Program. Performances will be at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00. For more information please contact the Erickson Center for the Arts’ office at 906-586-9974.