Katy Carr’s Newsletter :
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020 !
NEXT CONCERT NEWS :
23rd Jan 2020 at The Embassy of the Republic of Poland, London
Katy Carr and the Aviators are honoured to be performing as part of a one-day Conference to Launch Polin: Studies in Polish-Jewry Vol. 32: Jewish Musicians and Jewish Music-Making in the Polish Lands by the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies at The Embassy of the Republic of Poland, 47 Portland Place, London W1B 1JH
Katy Carr will be singing songs written by a number of Polish composers and artists with Jewish roots including Henryk Wars, Emanuel Schlechter who wrote music for the biggest Polish stars of the interwar period including Hanka Ordonówna, Mieczysław Fogg
BIG THANKS GO TO :
The Ribbon of Memory Foundation – Fundacja Wstęgi Pamięci and for all their hard work through 2019 especially with the realisation of the Polish Air Force Memorial for D-DAY this year in association with Alexander Smaga Architects – “Victory Flypast – Zwycięski Lot” Pomnik Polskich Lotników w Normandii autorstwa architekta Alexandra Smagi odsłonięty na D-DAY 75
Thank you to architect Alexander Smaga for the Polish Air Force memorial : https://alexander-smaga.com/d-day-75-victory-flypast
Thank you to Izabela Auner-Kargól – grafika artystyczna – for her amazing artwork wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020!
Big thank you to Haddenham Feast Festival
Performing at Haddenham Feast Festival alongside the star of my 2nd album Passion Play (2003) – John Hegley who delivered a great Stand and Deliver Dick Turpin Highwayman performance on my record for my song ‘Turpin at the Spaniard’s Inn’.
Katy Carr was delighted to perform at Haddenham Feast Celebration and Ceilidh Festival which took place at Haddenham Village Hall Woodways Haddenham – I’m very much looking forward to a cooperation for the 2020 Feast Festival. Big thanks to Jim Brown for the invite and for introducing me to the lovely Haddenham community – Jim has been my pal in music since I was 15 years old where I first performed and recorded at Fountains Mill in Uxbridge, Middx. Without the belief I recieved from Fountain’s Mill I would not be making music now. Youth clubs and youth recording studios are so vital for tomorrow’s musicians. Special thanks to Lyndsey Poole for hosting me in her lovely home and for the lovely post concert and festival planning meeting in central London – see you all soon I hope !
I was delighted to sing for Polish Independence Day in Warsaw, Poland and it was great to meet up with old friends from the Liverpool Merseyside Polish community for Wigilia at the Polish Embassy in London : With Asia Joanna, Katy Carr, Gosia McKane and Kiara Mako at Polish Embassy UK.
Thank you to Tom Justyniarski who is on a mission across Poland to care for poor and desolate animals through education and gentle caring. Tom loved my album cover which has my beloved horse friend Purdey on it – big thanks to Wormworth Scrubs Pony centre. Also in the picture and thank you to Ela Suzin who supports Tom’s work. I have to thank Ela for the most generous gift of Rotm Witold Pilecki’s Report in 1940 concerning Auschwitz – the first document of it’s kind to enter the world. I had read the report but now I own a copy with the original report – thank you so much Ela.
Thank you to The Polish Centre Polish Centre „Wilno” Manchester – below I meet one of my youngest fans – so beautiful ))) – it was so lovely to see you all there ! – and congratulations a big thanks to Eva Szegidewicz the Director of the centre who is doing incredible work against thhe odds with her team for making this happen – this is going to be such a great venue for everybody to enjoy ! BRAVO!!!
Thank you to Eva Szegidewicz and a young fan below
Thank you to Polish Journalist Joanna Didzic for her article about the opening event for the Polish Centre Wilno
Thank you to Marianna Bukowski for her great film work – below with Marianna next to the Christmas tree at the Polish Embassy in London. Please note my hat was made and designed in Zoliborz, Warsaw – thank you to Przedwojenny Styl and big thank you to Martha Berridge for my Aquascutum cloak