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Defining what Women Singer Songwriter means today.

Folk/Americana  ~  still growing strong.


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Defining views

creating settings, in song

Colette O'Connor designs all-original performances centered on themes.

When Espresso Yourself Coffee House, in Medfield, MA. presented her in concert, the theme was "Messengers." Colette enchanted the audience with original stories and songs from life; melded with history, folklore- her feature illustrated how each of our lives has interconnecting themes, and each of us shares, and brings, messages that enrich the world.

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Festivals & Fairs

love, love, love

Colette was among the artist invited to participate in Plymouth's first official Fair Saturday that also encompassed Shop Small Saturday. Her stage was set up inside a lovely, working, museum space: The Jenney Grist Mill, she got to perform there and have great interactions with those attending. There were lots of teachable moments because there was a craft table and waterwheel demonstrations all ongoing throughout music, stories and educational exhibits by the Plimoth Bay Cultural Center. Everyone was incredibly friendly too. "Ground To Dust" was a big hit, just saying!

Community concerts

Libraries & public venues

The Bacon Free Public Library, Natick, MA. had Colette Perform a Summer Concert Series.

Each week Colette brought a homemade wishing well, wishing coins, props, flowers, and free bubbles, so that audiences could play along!

Week 1 was all about what one can learn from nature.

Week 2 explored the real potential of making wishes.

Week 3 encouraged creativity and folklore where the audience added to "The Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures."

Bring Colette's audience-centered attention to your hometown. She travels!

performing 1940 stlye

Traveling old time radio shows

When Battleship Cove requested songs from 1940's to enhance their fundraising to keep the U.S.S. Massachusetts open as an ongoing public monument of military and maritime history, Colette designed both Navy Christmas & Steel Beach BBQ, two different seasonal productions that bring audiences front and center to experience, LIVE 1940's Radio broadcasts.

Find out more about how to plan your next event or fundraiser around a theme!


no problem

Did you know that Colette has her own, homemade, gypsy wagon time machine?

Watch-City Steampunk Festival found out that Colette is really a time-traveler when she arrived. 

Apparently the times we live in today do not have enough acoustic-energy to power her wagon; so she must keep singing!

Consider hosting a themed house concert with Colette. Invite all of your most interesting friends.

songwriting to a theme

how about a sea shanty?

How about a Sea Shanty? Colette had a creative entry in the prestigious Portsmouth Maritime Songwriting Competition.

As you can see, she gave it her all.

If you are an aspiring songwriter, let Colette help you find your voice.

If you have a theme you would like her to write about, just ask!

All original

unless you want covers!

Colette was hired for a surprise birthday party featuring 80's & 90's tracks. The family was down the Cape, on vacation with extended family and what a great surprise! 

Colette loves to co-conspire to help make your next event fun for the whole family.

Adesa, Boston was hosting a public event right there during their ongoing business day. The request was for 6 hours of original music, a variety too-from rock to instrumental and Colette got great reviews!

References available, from corporate functions to Farmer's Markets, just ask!