Dear Friends,聽

Thank you for your continued support of my music and songs 馃檪

Katy Carr’s聽MAY 2017聽performances include :聽

6th May – Bruno and Magda’s Wedding in Zakopane – CONGRATULATIONS !!! the location is private and the event is not public but I am so excited to perform on your special day ! 馃檪聽

19th May – Belfast Shared History聽project integrating the Belfast communities and Polish heritage. Private event in association with ‘For Your Freedom & Ours – Shared History event聽for the Ballynafeigh Orange Hall members who participated聽in 6 weeks聽Shared History programme discovering links between Poland and Northern Ireland, focusing mainly on the history of Polish Air Force during Second World War.聽For Your Freedom & Ours is a聽new educational campaign providing shared history programmes between Poland and Northern Ireland provides a platform for better integration of the communities.聽The initiative aims to create a more cohesive and united society by discovering, promoting and celebrating shared Polish-British history

Address :
Ballynafeigh Orange Hall
413 Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 3FS
Start:聽7pm
This is invitation only event due to limited number of space. If you wish to participate, please get it touch with Maciek Bator at聽maciek@foryourfreedomandours.com聽to collect your invitation.

20th May – Night of the Museums in Warsaw –聽Noc Muze贸w聽w Warszawie –聽Katy Carr performs at selected intervals between 15:00 and 24:00 in a celebration of the Night of the Museums in Warsaw – address聽Naczelny S膮d Administracyjny聽–聽ul.聽Gabriela Piotra Boduena 3/5聽00-011 Warszawa informacje@nsa.gov.pl in association with the聽Naczelny S膮d Administracyjny and the聽Archiwum Akt Nowych w Warszawie www.aan.gov.pl/

Koncerty: link to concert :聽http://www.kulturalna.warszawa.pl/katycarrconcertnocmuzeow
鈥淚’ve lost my paszport to love鈥 – Katy Carr, brytyjska piosenkarka polskiego pochodzenia, w programie kompozycje w艂asne wokalistki inspirowane polskim czynem patriotycznym z okresu II wojny 艣wiatowej

APRIL NEWS 馃檪 聽I had a wonderful April 2017 – the highlight was to celebrate聽the 125th year Anniversary of General Maczek’s birthday in Bydgoszcz聽with the 1st Polish Armoured Division Veteran’s at the General Maczek school for deaf and hard of hearing children – O艣rodek Szkolno – Wychowawczy nr 2 dla Dzieci i M艂odzie偶y S艂abos艂ysz膮cej i Nies艂ysz膮cej im. Gen. Stanis艂awa Maczka. The聽students made this rosette below and handed it to me. A very moving moment and sang Polish songs in sign language. We are now working on a sign language version of my song about General Maczek which was on my previous album Polonia – ‘My Beloved General.’聽

The moment I was given my rosette – i love this school and the students – and i would like to learn sign language in the future so that I can communicate with the students.

Receiving a lovely hug from one of the deaf students – she told me she loved my music and especially Wojtek the Bear song 馃檪聽

Here I am addressing the audience at the聽O艣rodek Szkolno-Wychowawczy Nr 2 dla Dzieci i M艂odzie偶y S艂abo S艂ysz膮cej i Nies艂ysz膮cej im. Gen. Stanis艂awa Maczka – Thank you so much to Director Ryszard Bielecki for such a great visit.

With my great friend WWII Warsaw Uprising Veteran and 1st Polish Armoured Division –聽Janusz Go艂uchowski – who honoured me with my honorary membership of the 1st Polish Armoured Division

Below聽Janusz had written out the words of the WWII great song – Dzi艣 do Ciebie przyj艣膰 nie mog臋… I love his hand writing – it’s so neat and precise 馃檪聽

Singing an impromtu performance at the聽Pa艂ac, Dw贸r w Ostro艂臋ka with Director of the聽General Maczek school for deaf and hard of hearing children – O艣rodek Szkolno – Wychowawczy nr 2 dla Dzieci i M艂odzie偶y S艂abos艂ysz膮cej i Nies艂ysz膮cej im. Gen. Stanis艂awa Maczka.聽

Here I am with some of the school’s most wonderful and kind teachers who do an excellent job looking after the students and can all do sign language in Polish – i didn’t realise that each country has it’s own unique sign language

Look who I met today in Vienna Austria this month! – meeting Vivienne Westwood : 聽馃檪聽

I hope you had a lovely Easter break !

below are delicious Hot Cross buns I had for Easter 馃檪 …

History – A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins, marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally eaten on Good Friday in England, Australia, British Isles, Canada, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and some parts of America. The buns mark the end of Lent and different parts of the hot cross bun have a certain meaning, including the cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus, and the spices inside signifying the spices used to embalm him at his burial.

I had the great honour of being given an old Jewish
聽recipe for cinnamon balls聽from my friend’s grandma and i made them in聽honour of the Righteous Among Nations including聽my Polish heroines Irena Gut Opdyke, Irena Sendler and Krystyna Skarbek… Smacznego!

Below – our聽Polish breakfast table at Easter….

At 聽a Polish Easter Market in Bydgoszcz – thanks for a great month Poland Polska Polonia ! 馃檪聽

聽 聽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

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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 :
2016: Nominated Best Concept Album, Polonia, Independent Music Awards
2016:聽Pro Patria Medal (Poland)聽
2014: Honorary membership, Polish 1st Armoured Division聽
2014: Best Concept Album, Paszport, Independent Music Awards聽
2013: Nominated for Best Artist, Songlines Music Awards聽
2013: Polish Daily Award for Culture聽
2012: Nominated for National Lottery Good Causes Award
2011: Nominated for London Music Award聽

 

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