Book Kate! 2018-01-09T22:58:26+00:00

Book me for a concert!

978-340-8229 ~

I love to help create warm and festive occasions at libraries, schools, art centers, museums, or even in your own home. 

My performances combine harp, singing, Irish traditional tales, poems, piano, Irish flute, tin whistle, chances to sing, speak a little Irish, and to laugh and enjoy being together.

People often tell me they leave one of my shows or workshops feeling something between wildly hopeful and elated. 

We have a good time!

Contact me to explore the possibilities.  I welcome all inquiries, inspirations, and wild imaginings.

If you are a teacher or school administrator

looking for a lively and language-rich program for your school, please click HERE.

Kind Words about My Programs

Kate Chadbourne made our performance space sparkle with energy, romance, wistfulness, and joy.  Her stories are beautifully told and delightful; her creative juices are boundless and engage the audience as willing and enthusiastic players in her program.  And the music, both sung and played on her lovely Celtic harp….Oh, that is pure magic.  What a smashing evening this was! ~ Deborah J. Weiner, Monroe Saturday Nights

I just wanted to thank you and let you know how thrilled I was about how well your concert went on Sunday. I have heard nothing but wonderful things from both staff and patrons! ~ Watertown Free Public Library

Joyous! What word better describes your concert? You have a marvelous knack for engaging the audience and they absolutely loved you, and so did I. ~ Merrimack Public Library

You were a great asset and fabulous contributor. Thank you so much for sharing your stories, music, energy and enthusiasm for the Irish culture. You mesmerized our Lower School community! ~ Waynflete School, Portland, ME

Kate, I can’t get over how seamlessly you wove together music, storytelling, singing, Irish language, Irish culture, and discussion of stories–let alone the generous, joyful creativity that threaded through it all! Your performance was everything I hoped for, and even more. ~ Holy Cross University

Thank you again for coming to our STEAM day.  You had the students and staff captivated with your stories, music, and poetry activities! ~ Karen Gingrich, Teacher and Coordinator of the STEAM DAY at Belmont Middle School, Belmont, NH

I am so happy that you were a part of the ceremony. It was just as I imagined. Your music made it all the more magical. Thank you so much! ~ Kait French, beautiful bride

Thank you with all of my heart to Kate Chadbourne for a magnificent “Yoga with Live Music” event this past Friday.  I was thrilled to have her back for her magical and celestial harp music and song. ~ Nadia Puttini, yoga teacher and founder of Bare Sole Yoga

I have performed throughout New England including:

Libraries, Festivals, Conferences, and Museums ~ Castle Hill (Ipswich); The Haffenreffer Museum (Providence); The Mariposa Museum (Peterborough, NH); The Goodnow Public Library (Sudbury); The Irish Cultural Center (Canton); The 1714 Meeting House, Lynnfield Historical Society; Smithsonian Odyssey Tour of Ireland; Sharing the Fire Storytelling Festival; The Saco Museum (Saco, ME); Cary Memorial Library (Lexington); Maine Writers’ Conference; Revels Salon Series, Commander’s Mansion (Watertown)

Colleges and Universities ~ Harvard University; Boston College; Brown University; University College Galway (Ireland); Magee College, University of Ulster (Derry, Northern Ireland); University College Cork (Ireland); Johnson & Wales University; Providence College; Bridgewater State College; Plymouth State College; Western Michigan University; Celtic Institute of North America

Art Centers, Coffeehouses, and Concert Halls ~ Club Passim (Cambridge); Red Door Coffeehouse (Framingham); The Center for Arts (Natick); First Parish Church (Watertown); Amazing Things Art Center (Natick); Bookseller Café (Medford); The Emerson Umbrella (Concord); Springstep Performing Arts Center (Medford); Portland Stage Company (Portland, ME); The Performing Arts Center (Westford); Café Ziba (Acton); The Java Room (Chelmsford); The Side Door Coffeehouse (Jamaica Plain); King Hooper Café (Marblehead)