Put a Spring in Your Step!  


Longer days, warmer temps, and a whole lotta rain! You've gotta love spring on Cape Cod! I'll do my best to capture some color out there while I continue on my #beachaday journey, but honestly at this moment it's been gray for days. So how about some music to lift your spirits? Check out my NPR Tiny Desk Contest entry which I filmed while visiting my good friend Harrison (Not Ford) in Alabama:

If you are so inclined, feel free to give it a like on youtube, and while you're there, I'd be much obliged if you would follow my youtube channel! Thanks in advance for your support! The video was shot on location at the Henry Stuart house in Fairhope, Alabama. You can read the backstory of this cool “tiny dome” here: Tolstoy Park, the Unusual Home of Henry Stuart.

And of course, check out the show schedule - I've got shows coming up in March at O'Shea's Olde Inne, Harvest Gallery, The Sons of Erin, The Music Room, and the Barley Neck. More shows are being added daily! I can't wait to see you out and about!

April gigs: 

And remember to follow your own path and embrace the journey! There are always blue skies waiting after the gray clears! 

peace, love, & music - Kathleen 

November Skies  

November is upon us! And so begins the season of Thanks and Giving! With all that is going on in the world, I feel so blessed that I live here on this beautiful spit of land, surrounded by water, and that I am able to find the time to ground myself by walking these glorious beaches. 

And speaking of thanks and giving, my 2024 Beach A Day calendars have arrived, just in time for holiday gift giving! I shopped around for a lower production price, and I'm passing that savings on to you. Calendars will be just $25 this year, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Indigenous Nauset and Wôpanâak (Wampanoag) tribes, the People of the First Light, who have been stewards of this land for over 10,000 years. I will have calendars and notecards for sale at all of my upcoming shows for the remainder of the year. Notecards are $3 each or a set of six for $15. You can follow my #beachaday journey on instagram - @khealymusic.

Regarding upcoming shows - I'm super excited for the Songbirds in concert on Saturday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre. Advance reservations are recommended, click for tickets. There will also be tickets available at the door. We have prepared a fabulous setlist for you, with a fine selection of our favorite original and cover tunes with plenty of delicious harmonies! On Wednesday, November 8, we are bringing back the one, the only Harvest Gallery Open Mic Showcase! This will be happening every second Wednesday of the month from throughout the winter, so mark your calendars and come show us what you've got! The list will go out at 5:00, and you can sign up for a 10 minute performance slot from 5:30 - 7:30. I can't wait to see you there! Here's a throwback to one of our very first Harvest Open Mics back in 2012. 

You can also find me solo at Harvest Gallery on Saturday, November 25 from 1:00 - 3:00 and Saturday, December 23 from 4:30 - 6:30. Come in and enjoy delicious tapas from their farm to table menu, a signature cocktail, and scrumptious local live music! 

Heyday will continue our residency at O'Shea's Olde Inne in West Dennis on every first and third Thursday from 8:00 - 11:00. Check the show calendar for exact dates! Great food, friendly staff, and upbeat live music that will have you singing and dancing along! 

I'll be returning to Buckies Biscotti in Dennis Port for my monthly solo slots - on Saturday, November 18th and Saturday December 9 from 11:00 - 1:00. This is a great place to come enjoy some treats, both savory and sweet, as well as some great live music including some of my newer original tunes. 

Evie has invited me to participate in an art show at O'Shea's Olde Inne on Sunday, December 10 from 1:00 - 4:00. more details coming soon! I'll have my 2024 Beach a Day calendars and note cards for sale, and maybe some matted prints as well. I am thinking this one, entitled “Sunrise Trawler Silhouette,” shot last month at Wychmere Harbor might work well as a print . . .

More December dates are being added so check the show calendar often for the most up to date schedule! 

I look forward to seeing you out and about at a show soon!

peace, love, & music - kathleen 

Ocean Waves, Heat Waves, and Music Waves  

Summer 2023! 

It's been a foggy one! But the last few days have brought some more summer-y weather and the Leo in me hopes it continues! I've been super busy with lots of projects so far. I've been driving my youngest, a Wellfleet lifeguard, to and from work, and also helping my oldest get situated in his new apartment in Western New York. When I'm not busy being a mom, I'm spending lots of time in my garden, taking a graduate class, walking my dogs, entertaining visiting cousins, catching some amazing live music with my buddy Meg, walking and photographing our beautiful beaches, and of course, I've got lots of summer gigs planned for you, both full band and solo shows! Please check the schedule often - I update it as more shows are added! I hope to see you out and about! 

peace, love, and music 
(and beaches and sunsets!)

April Gigs and New Songs - No Foolin'! 

As I sit here on this rainy day, updating my website and calendar, I'm dreaming of sunny summer days and outdoor gigs! I know we have to get through some April showers and May flowers first, but I've got some great shows coming up as well as my beach a day photos to help pass the time this spring! Here's a March 31 sunrise photo for you to enjoy! You can follow my #beachaday journey at @khealymusic on Instagram.

March was busy with St. Paddy's Day shows and Heyday gigs, a few solo gigs, and a private party at the Family Table Collaborative. Jennie is warm and wonderful host and the food was absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious, and healthy! I wrapped up the month in style with a Friday Night Songbirds show at O'Shea's Olde Inne. Making music with my talented Songbird sisters feeds my soul and reminds me of how very blessed I am. 

April kicks off with a solo show at Harvest in Dennis on Sunday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. I'll be solo at Buckies Biscotti in Dennis Port for my second Saturday gig on April 8 at 11:00 a.m. Heyday will be at O'Shea's in West Dennis for our regular first Thursday gig on April 6, at 8:00 p.m., but then we are switching our third Thursday with Dave Hickey for his fourth Thursday, so we'll be back at O'Shea's on Thursday, April 27. Then we have a busy weekend to close out the month with a Heyday Trio show at Harvest on Friday, April 28 at 8:00 p.m., and then a full band Heyday show on Saturday, April 29 at Oliver's/Planck's Tavern in Yarmouth Port at 9:00.  

And now it's time to get back to some writing. After a crazy long pandemic induced dry spell, I've been giving myself a writing prompt each month and I've got some new songs to show for it! January's prompt was ground, and I wrote my NPR tiny desk contest entry song: “Solid Ground." You can check that out on the Tiny Desk Contest website or on Youtube. February's prompt was space, and I wrote a nifty little song about the rat-race of life called “A Little Space.” I'll post it here as soon as I get a good recording. The prompt for March was cost, and I will admit that I've only got a chorus so far, and this one might get a little political. But hey, I'm a folk singer, so that's all good. 

I'm currently taking suggestions for April's prompt! Check out my calendar for a full listing of upcoming shows which will be updated regularly as more shows are added.

peace, love, and live music! 

xo kathleen 

Solid Ground  

I've been writing again and it feels so good! I'm excited to share my newest song with you - entitled Solid Ground. It's my 2023 NPR Tiny Desk Contest Entry! Please give it a listen, and if you are so inclined, please consider giving it a “like” and sharing it with your friends! And feel free to subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you're there! Check out my show schedule to see where you can find me next, solo, with the Songbirds, or with my folk ensemble Heyday. I hope to see you soon! 


Hello and Happy New Year! My resolve this year is to show up, bear witness, and be present. And to that end, I've written a new song which you'll be able to hear if you come out to a Heyday show! I've been suffering from some serious writer's block for a bit now so writing a new song feels great, and then playing it for the guys and having them jump right in on leads and harmonies and suggesting we play it at our next gig feels really spectacular! The song is about showing up for those amazing gifts of sunrise and sunset that nature offers up each day, and the working title at the moment is Afterglow, as demonstrated in one of my recent #beachaday photos below . . . 

you can follow my #beachaday journey on Instagram @khealymusic 

The calendar is filling up with gigs so please come on out and catch a solo, Songbirds, or Heyday show soon! I'd love to see you out and about!

You can find Heyday at O'Shea's Olde Inne in West Dennis on Thursday, January 5 and Thursday, January 19 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. 


I'll be playing solo at Harvest Gallery in Dennis on Sunday, January 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. You can expect to hear some songs from the Civil Rights Movement in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday at this show. 

If evenings are a little late in the day for your hibernating winter soul, you can catch me solo at Buckies Biscotti in Dennis Port from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. 

And thanks to all who supported my #beachaday journey this year. I sold 100 calendars and was able to donate $500 to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. I acknowledge that the land I am privileged to walk and photograph each day is the sacred land of the Wampanoag People. 

Wishing everyone a healthy New Year filled with peace, love, and live music - and remember to stick around for the Afterglow! 

Busy November!  

I'm gearing up for a busy November! I've got two Cape Cod Songbirds shows, some full band shows with Heyday, and a few solo shows that I'm really excited about! So yeah, I'm getting busier just as the days are getting shorter. I'm a sunshine girl, so not a huge fan of shorter days, but I'm hoping to hunker down and get the creative juices flowing and write a few more songs. Oh! And the 2023 Beach A Day calendars have arrived, just in time for holiday gift giving, so if you are interested in picking up a calendar or two, I will have them with me at shows or you can send me an email at info@kathleenhealy.com to let me know how many you'd like to reserve! 

First up, Heyday will be playing our usual first Thursday gig at O'Shea's Olde Inne on November 3, but with shorter days come earlier start times, so we'll see you there from 7:00 - 10:00.

Sunday November 6th finds me at the Sons of Erin with the Songbirds from 5:00 - 8:00. The Sons of Erin is a private club, and the show is free for members. Guests of members pay $5 at the door. 

I'll be debuting solo at Buckies Biscotti in Dennis Port on Saturday, November 12 from 11:00 - 1:00. I'm super excited about this show so I hope to see you there! 

Heyday will be back at O'Shea's on Thursday, November 17th for our third Thursday gig, and remember the earlier start time - from 7:00 - 10:00. Bring all your friends! We will have you singing and dancing along! 

On Saturday, November 19th, I'll be joining Jan Luby and Rose Martin at One Broadway Collaborative in Lawrence, MA for a concert. I'm looking forward to sharing the stage with these beautiful songwriters. Tickets are $15. Please click here for tickets

On Sunday, November 20th, I'll be back at Buckies Biscotti from 11:00 - 1:00. I don't play a lot of solo shows in the off-season so these shows will be intimate and you'll have a chance to hear some of my more "coffee-house" repertoire, which I'm really looking forward to! I'll be back for a few dates in December, too, so be sure to check the show schedule

Heyday is honored to be sharing the bill with Frank Poranski and Lary Chaplan of Blu Central at Nauset Interfaith Association's benefit on Sunday, November 20th at 3:00 p.m. at the South Harwich Meetinghouse. Tickets are $25 at the door and proceeds benefit refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants here on Cape Cod. 

And finally, the Songbirds will be hitting Harvest Gallery Wine Bar in Dennis on Friday, November 25 from 4:30 - 6:30. This show is free and open to the public! 

I can't wait to see you out and about at a show! 

Autumn's Arrival  

Autumn is here! I had an incredible experience at Passim's open mic in September, and I am hoping to return to that legendary stage soon - I will keep you posted!

You can catch my performance on youtube,


                                                                            and while you're there, please go ahead and subscribe to my channel!

Heyday had an absolute blast playing the Harwich Hometown Parade as part of the Harwich Cranberry Festival!

We have a few shows coming up, but mostly we are looking forward to a little downtime to work on some new material and to start doing a little collaborative songwriting. So stay tuned! We welcomed Roe Osborn on bass for a few shows this summer and we are looking forward to working more with Roe in the future! 

Hope to see you out and about! Peace, love, & live music! - kathleen 

Summer 2022!  

Summer's here, live music is happening, and I'm too busy to write a blog! Please check the schedule - I hope to see you at a show soon! Heartfelt thanks for your support of my solo gigs, my band Heyday, and of live music in general.
I wouldn't be able to do any of this without you! 

peace, love, & music - 


Here All the While  

So, after almost two years of not creating anything new, I am finally writing again and it feels soooo good! Spring is a great time for renewal and hope, and these new songs feel like an affirmation of what I've been telling myself throughout my creative drought: "I'm still here, just a little quiet at the moment, but I'm still here, and I've been here all the while." Please check out my 2022 NPR Tiny Desk Contest Entry on YouTube:

If you like what you hear, please feel free to "like" the video on YouTube, and please share it with your friends! 

I am also excited for an upcoming show at The Music Room Cape Cod on Wednesday, March 16th at 8:00 p.m.. This will be a mostly original show, with some choice covers thrown in. If you've heard the buzz about The Music Room and you're wondering what it's all about, this is your chance to check out the scene with no cover charge! I will be joined by my bandmates from Heyday for this show, and we would love to see some familiar faces in the audience! 

Of course we'll be heading to O'Shea's Olde Inne to play the early set on St. Patrick's Day from 5:30 - 8:00, followed by The Skiffs at 8:30. It promises to be a rip-roaring great time! 

I'll end the month with a solo show at The Sons of Erin Cape Cod. I don't play many solo shows these days, and I am really looking forward to this gig! You can catch me on Saturday, March 26, from 7:00 - 10:00. The Sons of Erin is a members only club, but members are allowed to invite guests, and I'm a member - so hit me up if you want to come!  

Looking ahead to April, Heyday will be at O'Shea's Olde Inne on the first and fourth Thursday this month, as we will be away on the third Thursday. So  look for us on April 7 and April 28. We'll be back to our regular first and third Thursdays in May and June!

Friday, April 8th I am scheduled to appear for a Songwriters in the Round evening at One Broadway Collaborative in Lawrence, MA. Another rare opportunity to catch me solo and doing all originals! 

April 10th finds me back at The Sons of Erin with The Songbirds. We'll be playing from 4:00 - 7:00, and we've got a bunch of brand new tunes for you, so we hope you can make it to this show! 
More gigs will be added to the calendar as they are scheduled, so be sure to check the show schedule

Until then, I'm still out there walking the beach every day, and posting my #abeachaday photo, so if not at a gig, maybe I'll see you at the beach. When I walk, I take time to meditate and think about things in my life and in the world. The people of Ukraine have been on my mind a lot lately. My son Calvin helped me edit the hint of yellow in the sunset to represent the yellow band in the Ukrainian flag.

#prayforUkraine #prayforpeace. 

peace, love, & music -