October 2011

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  • Katy Carr's Oct/ Nov 2011 Newsletter

    Dear friends,

    This is short note to say Hi! and to let you know that my fourth album has now been recorded and is awaiting release! Stories inspired from World War Two Poland lace the record and weave a deep net of historical delights…. I will also be announcing soon how we are going to be commemorating the 70th Year of Kazik’s Escape in 2012. The album recording process has been a lengthy and time consuming one but my music producer Nigel of Bermondsey has been a joy to work with and so I am praising him from the top of the highest musical mountain. I will also be sharing with you some personal family history truths in the next few months that will possibly prove why I have had such an interest in Kazik’s story and his escape from Auschwitz in 1942.

    This month has seen me also do a marvelous concert with my fellow Aviator the great violinist Flora Curzon supporting the Penguin Cafe at ‘After Hours with Penguin Cafe plus support Katy Carr’ East Wintergarden, Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14. Featuring outstanding luminaries from The Royal College of Music, Neil Coding of Suede and Gorillaz’ regular Cass Browne, Penguin Café  performed a marvelous concert and I was so proud to be able to play support to such a distinguished musical group. Besides all the musicians were so kind and lovely and also Arthur Jeffes is a great ukulele player and I will be certainly contacting him for a collaboration on a 1940s/ 2012 forthcoming ukulele album that i have in the pipeline! – Here I must say big thanks Peter Conway Mgt for securing this gig for me.

    I will be playing at Grundvig Reminiscence project in Harrow On the Hill on 10th Nov if anyone is around and wants to come please let me know and at a film Premiere about Wojtek the Soldier Bear at Riverside Studios on 15th November – i am to include a song about Wojtek on my forthcoming Partisan Record —
    So have fun and lots of love and let me know how you are all getting on! x x x kc ps – Jo Good and Matilda dog you rock and i love you!
    BUY  ‘COQUETTE’ If you would like a copy of Coquette [£10] please e: info@katycarr.com
  • Polish Pilot Czeslaw Tarkowski who flew the BM597 Spitfire WW2 ( in 315 Squadron ).

    In memory of Polish Pilot Czeslaw Tarkowski who flew the BM597 Spitfire WW2 ( in 315 Squadron )

    The grandson of  Polish RAF WW2 pilot contacted me and i had to share this story with you and the pilot’s photo.

    Polish Pilot Czeslaw Tarkowski who flew the BM597 Spitfire WW2 ( in 315 Squadron ).

    Czeslaw Tarkowski and the BM597 Spitfire WW2 ( in 315 Squadron ).

    Bail Out

    The story actually began before 1940; in fact it began with the German invasion of Poland in 1939, when the surviving pilots of the Polish Air Force decided that they wanted to continue the fight against the invaders by escaping the onrushing Wehrmacht and making their way to England….

  • Katy Carr is very excited to be supporting The Penguin Cafe tonight, 7th Oct 2011 at Canary Wharf

    Katy’s set will start at 745pm – 815 East Wintergarden
    Upper Bank Street, Canary Wharf, Poplar
    London,E14 5NX, United Kingdom

    When: Fri 07 Oct, 2011

    Time: 07:45 pm

    Price : 20.00 GBP

    more details here http://www.canarywharf.com/aboutus/Media/News/Penguin-Cafe-to-perform-at-Canary-Wharf/

    TIME OUT SAYS….

    The late Simon Jeffes’ (he died in 1997) genre-straddling light, pomp-pop, neo-classical, not quite avant-garde chamber ensemble return to London to play more of their crowd pleasing sounds. Original alt.folk songstress Katy Carr supports.

  • 'Kto nie szanuje i nie ceni swojej przeszłości, ten nie jest godzien szacunku teraźniejszości, ani nie ma prawa do przyszłości.' Józef Piłsudski

    ‘Kto nie szanuje i nie ceni swojej przeszłości, ten nie jest godzien szacunku teraźniejszości, ani nie ma prawa do przyszłości.’ Józef Piłsudski “Who doesn’t respect and value his past, is not worth the honour of the present, and has no right to a future” Marshal Joseph Pilsudski – credit for the translation of quote – […]