Dear Friends,

I am wishing you a wonderful summer and hope that we meet up soon 馃檪 I am sharing with you my upcoming concerts and some wonderful moments from the last month. You are all welcome ! Big hugs and see you soon I hope 馃檪 ))) Katy xxx

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS : I am very happy to announce that Katy Carr and the Aviators will be performing at the following events:

6th August – Wilderness Festival,聽Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire 8pm. For more info email me ! 馃檪

19th August – Katy Carr workshop in Belfast, Northern Ireland at聽1A Fraser Pass, Belfast BT4 1BP – if you would like to find out more about taking part in this workshop please email maciek@craicni.com聽馃檪 聽The workshop is part of the Side by Side project and works to celebrate the聽connections between Polish and Northern Irish communities. Katy Carr will be sharing her songs of Freedom from Great Britain and Poland during WWII as recently released on her Paszport (2012) and Polonia (2015) albums and will engage with ideas from her ‘Heart Poland – Building Bridges,’ workshop project – for more info watch here 馃檪聽https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrFWtYbllhs

 

20th August – ‘Side by Side Project at East Side Arts Festival address –聽1A Fraser Pass, Belfast BT4 1BP. Katy Carr will be performing a special concert as part of the East Side Arts Festival. This event will focus on community integration, promotion of the arts,聽music, visual arts, comedy, theatre, film and literature聽and there will be performances and exhibitions of cultural and educational value to all communities. All welcome 馃檪 ))) The聽Shankill Road Defenders Flute Band will perform which are a melody flute band from Belfast’s Shankill Road. Konrad Pawlaszek and PolFolk will share Polish dances and songs from their academy based in Belfast promoting and sharing experience of Polish Folk culture.

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BIG THANK YOUS THIS MONTH GO TO ….聽

馃檪 North Devon Sunrise Diversity Festival in Barnstaple, Devon – WE LOVED HEADLINING YOUR FESTIVAL – a massive thank you to everyone for a brilliant event celebrating the multicultural diversity and cultures of our communities here in Great Britain聽馃檪聽))))) Gorgeous ‘Polska’ Ukulele designed and built for Katy Carr by Jack C Clark from the USA –聽foto – Robin Beer Photography聽

and to聽Katy Carr and the Aviators聽withThe Lucky DandyDarren RichardsSam Kelly聽聽and聽Jaroslaw P. Ksiazek聽for his video ! here we sing Dzi艣 do Ciebie przyj艣膰 nie mog臋 or Ko艂ysanka (“The Lullaby”) is a World War II “partisan” song from occupied Poland. Both lyrics and music were written in 1943 by Stanis艂aw Magierski (nom de guerre “Jacek II”), a pharmacist from Lublin and a member of the anti-Nazi resistance, the Polish Home Army – Armia Krajowa – the largest Allied underground resistance force worldwide during WWII.. watch gig video here 馃檪聽https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=34&v=I13jTPptojA

 

so thanks to Polish Radio 1 Jedynka and Roman Czejarek and Marcin Kusy for a fab interview 馃檪
and to this lovely fan of my music from Poland who聽didn’t leave their name but left this lovely message! Dzienkuje聽馃檪

Dzie艅 dobry,
Pisz臋 do Pani po tym jak us艂ysza艂am Pani膮 w audycji Lato z Radiem.
Serce sie raduje, 偶e s膮 ludzie dla kt贸rych historia Polski jest wa偶na. Historia zakazana, zapomniana i celowo pomijana przez wiele lat.
Dziekuj臋 za wzruszenie i ogromn膮 dum臋 jak膮 czuje si臋 podczas Pani wyst膮pie艅. Jest Pani NIESAMOWITA!!
呕ycz臋 wielu sukces贸w, spe艂nienia i si艂y!
Fanka z Polski
Thank you to all at Kresy Family for the lovely lunch聽at the聽Lowiczanka Restaurant in the POSK – the Polish Centre in Hammersmith聽to commemorate聽the signing of the Sikorski-Maisky Pact which took place on 30 July 1941 granting freedom to all Polish citizens enslaved in Stalin’s ‘Gulag’ white slave camp system which was in operation throughout the USSR during WWII.聽
With two of my lovely Polish friends below who had survived the Gulags in Siberia during WWII and shared their deeply moving life experiences with me.聽
Thanks to聽Borys Wedel Redel who sent me this lovely drawing of Katy Carr & friends at Cafe Delci –聽
A w ogr贸dku siedzi Ms. Katy Carr ze swemi przyjaci贸艂mi
big thanks to Minister Anna Maria Anders in Warsaw for the lovely meeting – here I am in my English Grandma Dorothy’s handmade dress 馃檪 )))) My grandma’s fashion made it to the Senate in Warsaw ! 馃槈
and to the PKP Intercity Polish train conductor Bogdan who made my train trip from Warsaw to the Polish Mazury so enjoyable – thank you ! –聽Polish trains are the best !!!! PKP Intercity Poci膮g do podr贸偶y an
d lovely Bogdan was the kindest train conductor on planet earth !!! 馃檪 )))) PKP employee number 57006 馃檪 – if anybody works for PKP Intercity please let him know that we think! 馃檪 )))

Thanks again for all your support of my music and keep in touch and take care

Much love to you all – Katy i Pozdrawiam serdecznie xxxx聽馃檪

Katy Carr’s music Quotes :

– ‘Carr is a fine example of that much-maligned beast we call Authenticity…’聽
– ‘never less than immaculate’ Sunday Times Culture Magazine
– ‘Concept album of the Year’ The Guardian
– ‘Her idiosyncrasy as a musician meant she鈥檇 have to forge ahead under her own steam 鈥 even the most avowedly avant labels fight shy of butterflies they can鈥檛 easily net… ‘聽
– ‘She鈥檚 a true original, standing out like the spark generated by a Swan Vesta applied to a cigarette in the Blackout.’聽
Katy Carr’s Awards :
In January 2013 Katy Carr received the Award for Culture from The Polish Daily – Dziennik Polski聽as part of the prestigious Dziennik Polski (United Kingdom) People of the Year Awards for her efforts in connecting both British and Polish communities together through her musical performances, film screenings and outreach work to both the young and the elderly in Great Britain.
Katy Carr was nominated for the London Music Award 2012 alongside Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, Arctic Monkeys, The Good, the Bad & the Queen, Metromony, Ed Sheeran, Jim Jones Review, The Unthanks and Laura Marling.
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Katy Carr Links below – please keep in touch!!!!
website :聽www.katycarr.com
Katy’s BBC and Polish Radio interviews :聽soundcloud.com/katycarr
Katy’s videos :聽youtube.com/katycarrmusic
Katy Carr on Wikipedia :聽http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katy_Carr
Buy Polonia here :聽http://apple.co/1il7V87
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