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We acknowledge we work, live, and play on the traditional territory of many nations including the  Mississaugas of the Credit,                                                the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. 

 

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AGAINST THE ODDS I AM STILL HERE WITH A 40 YEAR+ CAREER IN MUSIC . NOW THE CREATING BEGINS... DISTILLED FROM YEARS OF EXPERIENCES, HIGHS& LOWS,INS AND OUTS.I PLEDGE A HONEST HARDWORKING APPROACH.IT STARTS WITH AN IDEA,I SPEND MOST OF THE TIME AT THE PIANO PLAYING & SINGING THE IDEA FOLLOWING & FEELING WHERE THE SONG LEADS ME .MINIMAL TECH REQUIRED-MY TINY PALM  RECORDER ON THE PIANO & VOICE IN THE AIR TO CAPTURE THE MOMENTS. SOMETIMES MY BIGGEST PROBLEM IS HOW TO RECAPTURE THIS SPONTANEOUS SOUND IN THE BIGGER STUDIO SETTING? NO STUDIO IS REQUIRED UNTIL THE SONG IS FINISHED. 

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DONNA O 

TO THOSE WHO DARE TO DREAM - THE ROAD HAS BEEN LONG & FRAUGHT WITH TEARS, DISAPPOINTMENT & LEARNING.                Though 'HOOKED' is 10 years old, she has not been released to the world until very recently. Too much new age digital learning to note here . Just know I will celebrate and love that it is finally here (under DONNA O) and continue to make music shorts. A dance single of Junction days was done in 2015, & INTERLUDE VIDEO just filmed 2023. I hope you'll enjoy the music as I've had making it ! D

ABOUT  DONNA O 'Connor

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AT seventeen I ran away to  join a Rock & Roll Band armed with boxes of beloved cassettes &  albums for life on the road & never looked back. Singing & playing the Northland, Canada & USA..Even Shania came to watch me ! Now established in Toronto I hope you'll follow my adventures to sing my own songs, make hand made videos using imagination & determination and my stubborn use of my blended analog (original gear) & digital ..since 1978

 'TOTALLY ENDEARING AND CAPTIVATING,  
SHE DEFIES BOUNDARIES  & GENRES... A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH!         Danny Scott (producer, recording artist)
                                                                                                                                                                                           

TAKE  A LISTEN :   the planets - 24million,  loch lomond 742k, the solar system (A rock opera) 3.8million & more

 I'M  'OVER THE MOON '  PROUD OF  MY BACKGROUND VOCAL  SINGING  & ARRANGING  FOR MANY ORIGINAL ARTISTS  

'AS I AM'  IS 30 YEARS OLD!

Dear Friends, it seems like a century ago when I began my 1st release 'As I Am' after hundreds of cassettes, numerous sessions and endless touring on the road . Still I continue to write , record , sing for others and add to this - film my own moving pictures of what this music means to me... 

listening to 'As I am'  30 years later has me thinkin' , what if I return now and film a few videos?                     'Honest Man' was filmed in 2014 just  before things went sideways ,but I'm now back and feeling good again !     

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turn back the pages, stars fall ...re arrange them-even if it takes a lifetime

A notable live & studio singer in Toronto, she has opened for such artists as  Glen Campbell, Burton Cummings, Three Dog Night, James Brown, Patti Labelle & Dionne Warwick. She came to prominence at 16  in her hometown of Ottawa joining her father Dillon O'Connor - in the singing of the National Anthem for a season of Ottawa Rough Riders home games. As well as winning roles singing /dancing/acting in (Bye bye Birdie, West Side Story &  Anne of Green Gables)   to list a few. Touring across Canada & the U.S with her band 'Hostage' resulted in her first independent release produced by Hugh Marsh  (Bruce Cockburnband)  on her own OM records.  Bruce  joined her on 'Play it by Heart" earning radio airplay that year in Canada & the U.S.  Returning after a decade on the road with her band (Shania Twain came to see her perform) arriving in Toronto &  winning the SOCAN  New Talent Demo Award put her into Orchard Studio( Jane Siberry, Moist ) releasing the  EP 'As I am' . Quickly establishing  a Singing, Songwriting , Arranging & Sessions career  in Toronto  as well as a thriving lesson studio in the Beaches.

 Her last collection of original songs under Donna O  titled Hooked   with special guest  Juno Award winning trumpeter      John MacLeod is available on  itunes, spotify, amazon                                       New video of  'Good Enough'  released April 1  2024 !!                Notable Sessions & media: 

 celtic  'Loch Lomand' plus 6+ songs  (IrishRoses CD) -740,000

 Guest  Vocal -'The Planets' kidslove2learn channel - 24 million  

Guest Vocal - 'The Solar System' -A Rock Opera -  3.8 million

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