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 -



Lucky Number  

So two is my lucky number. And 22 is my favorite number. So 2022? Well this has GOT to be my year! I've got some solo gigs and some Heyday gigs coming up - check out the upcoming shows on the calendar.

I started the year on a positive note - positive for Covid that is, so I've been hunkered down and quarantining. Luckily I have had very mild symptoms and I seem to be on the other side of it now. Of course the quarantining caused a bit of a hiccup, and I had to cancel all of my shows for this first week of the year. Bruce Maclean stepped in on January 1 to replace Heyday at the Barley Neck, Dave Hickey stepped in on January 6 to replace Heyday at O'Shea's, and Jan Luby stepped up on January 7 to replace me at a Songwriters in the Round show at One Broadway Collaborative in Lawrence, MA.

But don't worry! The shows pick up again mid-month with Heyday making our debut at The Sons of Erin on January 15, and then returning to O'Shea's for our regular Third Thursday gig on the 20th.

Some highlights from the fall included Heyday kicking off the music at the Cran Jam in Harwich on Saturday, September 18. We had folks up dancing and singing along. Thanks to Bob Weiser from the Old Songs Home Radio Show at OMR for giving us the opportunity to play the festival. October found us playing a short set at Payomet Performing Arts Center as part of The Bomb: Antinuke Songs from the 60’s and Beyond show. This was a blast of an afternoon hanging out with Chandler Travis, Kami Lyle, Alex Brewer, Stephen Russell and others. Thanks to Dan Lombardi for putting it all together. We also played an intimate afternoon concert on Saturday, November 13 at Brooks Free Library in Harwich. And we wrapped up our fall concerts by appearing in the first installment of this year’s Yule for Fuel at WHAT in Wellfleet on December 4. Karl Hoyt joined us on bass for many of these shows. Thanks to Michael and Suz Karchmer for capturing this photo of us. 

I also played many fun solo shows, both inside and out, including an afternoon at Mashpee Commons. I played a set of mostly original tunes and covers of some of my favorite female artists. I returned to the Artist Shanties at the Harbor Overlook Park for an afternoon in October, and I played a lovely sunny set as part of the Pop-Up Practice series at Parish Park in Orleans in November. You could also find me playing solo at The Harwich Inn and Tavern as well as at the Sons of Erin Cape Cod. And on Monday, December 13, I hosted my final scheduled open mic at O’Shea’s Olde Inne. Although it is definitely the end of an era for me, I feel good about the change knowing that I passed the torch on to my good friend, talented songwriter, and gracious host Rose Martin. As Evie said, “ah, you’ve had a good run, pet!” and that’s the truth! Thanks to my friend Brenda Meehan for snapping this photo of my last time hosting which captures just how much fun we’ve had over the years. 

The Songbirds were finally able to safely resume rehearsals and performances. You have no idea how much joy it brings me to be able to make music with the talented likes of Kathi Taylor, Catie Flynn, and Caroline Brennan. We had a few great shows – one at The Sons of Erin Cape Cod on September 4 and the other at O’Shea’s Olde Inne on November 19. Watch for more Songbirds shows coming up this spring! 

I have continued my commitment to my #abeachaday photo project, and this fall I created a 2022 calendar from some of my more popular photos. Part of the proceeds from the sale of each calendar were donated to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, the original inhabitants of this land I am blessed to walk and photograph. You can follow my #abeachaday #saltwatersongwriter journey on my @khealymusic Instagram page. Here’s one I snapped this morning, while it was still snowing but before the wind started blowing. 

Oh and hey, I'm on Spotify! So be sure to listen to your favorite Kathleen Healy originals and add them to your playlists! Be safe out there folks, both in terms of weather and health, and I hope to see you out and about soon!

One Step at a Time  

Hello out there! Thanks for taking the time to visit the website! I am sending huge love out to all of my fans, and those who are dealing with the tremendous losses that have accompanied these unprecedented times. As we carefully move toward some new sense of normal, I am slowly beginning to fill my calendar with dates, mostly outside at this point. I would love to see you at a show, when you're ready. But if you're not ready, I am planning to continue to provide virtual offerings once per week, so please check the facebook page for my live streams

If you are interested in booking some music for a gathering at your home, you have several options! You can book me solo - think quiet, singer/songwriter-y stuff - lots of finger picking. Or you could opt for duo with either Bill or Randy, which is bound to kick it up a notch. And last but not least you could go for the trio with my band Heyday. We'll have you up and dancing and singing along. We've got some openings in the calendar we'd love to fill. We love backyard barbecues and garden parties. And we'd be happy to come and play for you. Please email info@kathleenhealy.com in order to book us for your gathering. 

For now, I will keep walking the beach, keep breathing, and keep looking for the silver linings. And if you need a little beach in your life, check out my #beachaday photos on my @khealymusic Instagram page

Here's the one from yesterday that seems to be getting a lot of attention, captured at Sea Street Beach in East Dennis: 

Day 330 of #abeachaday #year2 #endless #almostsummer #almostsunset #bayside #flats #ridges #wideopenspaces #beachwalker #saltwatersongwriter #capecod

And remember, in a world where you can be anything, be kind.