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Current CDs

Late Bloomers  

LATE BLOOMERS (2011)

The best of Americana, with a blend of Celtic, country, jazz and blues.  Songs of love won and lost, of whiskey, stars and trolley cars, a haunting Irish air on fiddle, all topped off with the snappy title tune, "Late Bloomer Blues" more

     
The Holiday Album  

THE HOLIDAY ALBUM (2011)

This album brings you all the emotions and rhythms of the season.  Both traditional and original music of many styles: ballads, reels, hymns, a magnificent choral number, a unique swing version of the Scrooge story, and of course, the Irish classic, "Mrs. Fogarty's Christmas Cake." more

     

Portraits
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PORTRAITS (2010)

A journey through the ups and downs of life. Original songs of mothers and children, lovers and liars, ancestors and angels—life’s characters brought to life in song. And a special number celebrating the immigrants who came to build America. more

     
Just Kiddin  

JUST KIDDIN’ (2010)

A naughty goat who eats a red shirt, a fiddler who can only play when she’s asleep, a jealous giant from Scotland fooled by the wife of Finn MacCool.  This Cd shows children the power of imagination and encourages them to sing songs, play music, and be the tellers of their own magical tales. more

 

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Kate Danaher

Writing 

An award-winning screenwriter, Kate holds a Ph.D. in English literature and is retired from Rosemont College, where she served as Department Chair and English Professor.

Editing

Kate served as an editor for Proscenium Press, The Journal of Irish Literature, and George Spelvin's Theatre Book.  She also worked as a part-time writer and editor for Prestwick House.  She is now a freelance developmental and copy editor.

Acting

Kate is an actor and founding member of Philadelphia’s Irish Heritage Theatre, where she serves on the Board.  She also served as a Board memeber of the Irish Repertory Theatre of Philadelphia and the Delaware Shakespeare Festival.  She has studied Shakespeare with April Feld Sandor and contemporary drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

Storytelling

Kate tells the stories of Eamon Kelly, Ireland’s renowned Abbey Theatre actor and storyteller. When he passed away, Eamon’s wife gave Kate his book of collected works and said, “Here now, you tell these stories.” Kate performs solo and with fellow storyteller, Jim Hawkins.  In 2012, Kate was invited by Ireland's Minister of the Arts to tell stories in Ireland.

Fiddling

Kate learned Irish fiddle at the kitchen table of that master of the Sligo style, John Vesey. She qualified twice for the All-Ireland Championships in fiddle, as well as song, and now records and performs with the award-winning duo, Danaher and Cloud.