💕HELLO MY LOVELY FRIEND! 💕
I hope you had a great summer. Thank you for all the care and support you have given my music. I am delighted to share some of the highlighhts this summer 🙂 🎵 NEXT LIVE DATES🎵
10th Sept 2023 York Rise Street Party Katy Carr is delighted to join the lineup and will be performing at the Caberet tent – vintage tunes from 1930s and 40s at 1pm Link to event https://www.dartmouthpark.org/york-rise-street-party/ Address : The party is held in York Rise and Dartmouth Park Road, London NW5. The York Rise Street party is an annual neighbourhood get together with music, cinema, art, theatre, more music, food, drink, green street, activities, stalls, talks and lots more. This year’s party will be on Sunday 10th September 2023 from noon. This is a charity event and all proceeds go to the Castlehaven food bank.
16th Sept 2023 7pm Katy Carr performs at East Fest – a festival of Central and Eastern European Cultures. address Georges Square, Luton, LU1 2NG. Entrance is FREE all invited (12-8pm) Link to festival https://www.facebook.com/eastfestuk/East Fest 2023 is an annual cultural event celebrating the rich and vibrant heritage of Central and Eastern Europe in Luton. An exciting and unique cultural showcase, East Fest provides an outlet for Eastern European, and other culturally diverse communities in Luton to sample delicious cuisine from a range of food vendors bringing the communities of Luton together as well as presenting top entertainment, stalls for local businesses, arts, crafts, and a “Kid-zone” full of fun activities. Festival goers will also get the opportunityshowcasing local dance groups, music bands and other acts on one stage. 28th Sept 2023 Katy Carr performs at the Festiwal NNW – Festiwal Niepokorni Niezłomni Wyklęci Festival in Gdynia Poland – more info click here – https://festiwalnnw.pl/festiwal-2023/program/ ________________________________________________________________❤️ A BIG THANK YOU TO BARKING FOLK FESTIVALfor having me to perform on the Global Tea Room Stage – thank you to Zara Cooper for booking me and Tom Mylchreest for the smooth on stage operation. It was an amazing festival and I was delighted to meet so many wonderful performing include Veena Bhangra dancer – such an explosive spirit and can’t wait to work with her on a project! and Unmesh Desai AM London Assembly Member City&East. Dep Chair @LondonAssembly Police Committee who wrote the incredible article for @BDPost column featuring the #Barking #FolkFestival and some great entertainment, amongst other acts, from Katy Carr and Veena, Sava and Tej of Bhangra group, StormV Entertainments. 👇See Unmesh’s article below
‘As ever, it was great to attend Barking Folk Festival rain didn’t deter thousands from enjoying music from the world. Veena, Sava and Tej perform bhangra, and Katy Carr, singing, inspiring rendition of Bubbles, along with Polish and Ukrainian songs to reflect her background to remember those fighting Russian aggression today, and those who lost their lives to totalitarianism.’
❤️ A BIG THANK YOU TO THE POLISH BRITISH INTEGRATION CENTRE in Bedford – for inviting me to perform my first all Ukrainian song set for #UkrainianIndependenceDay 24th August 2023 @harpur_centre hosted by @pbic_bedford I was delighted to perform the Ukrainian folk songs which will be form the basis of my next album dedicated to the bravery of the Ukrainian people, my family and friends in Ukraine. Here is a snapshot of my first performance of Ukrainian folk music- I have fallen in love with these songs and I can’t wait t perform them 💙 💛
Thanks to Zofia and Gosia Brady and everyone who helped at the event. The artist lineup was great see you all again soon! #longlivefreedom #slavaukraini #livemusic @harpur_centre #bedford #westandwithukraine
❤️ A BIG THANK YOU TO FARMFEST in Rickmansworth for having me to perform my comedy for their charity which raises money to house Ukrainian refugees fleeing from Russia’s War in Ukraine. Great to see Rosanda Lukic, Peter Pratt and thanks to Bentley Browning for recommending me to Sammie who organised the comedy stage 🙂 Below I am with the wonderful Scott who organises the festival and put so much effort into the event. Thanks to Klaudia and Krzys for recording me! I love making new friends !
❤️ A BIG THANK YOU TO to Helena Judd @ RME Radio for another wonderful radio interview this time paying homage to the history and inspiration behind my song Miracle on the Vistula 🙂 #OTD 15th August #weremember the 1920 Polish victory known as ‘Miracle on the Vistula’ #CudnadWisłą against the Russian Bolsheviks during the Polish-Soviet War – #PolishArmedForcesDay #ŚwiętoWojskaPolskiego listen to my song inspired by #Poland’s bravery https://katycarr.bandcamp.com/track/miracle-on-the-vistula
Listen to the radio show on @RME here 🙂
https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/morningswith-Katy-Carr-The-Miracle-on-the-Vistula-e28e7fm❤️ A BIG THANK YOU TO THE DAILY ANTIDOTE OF SONG – for having me perform my song Red Red Rose on the Daily Antidote of Song and discussing the story behind it in commemoration of the Soviet invasion of Poland on the 17th Sept 1939 – 2 million Poles were kidnapped from their homes during WWII and transported for slave labour in Stalin’s Gulags – Russian slave labour camps and across Siberia. The vast majority died due to extreme climatic conditions and the gross human cruelty that they endured. Today we remember the 1 million Ukrainian children who have been stolen from their Ukrainian mothers since 24th Feb 2022 to be forcefully russified in similar conditions and the many war crimes that have been committed by Russia during Russia’s War in Ukraine. During the Daily Antidote of Song session the participants are invited to learn the artist’s song and so my lyrics were made available to all attendees. I wanted to say a big thank you to the wonderful Jo Rasi @carpediemarts for booking me to perform and the incredible musical spirit Kathy Bullock from Kentucky for hosting and encouraging such a deep heartfelt experience where we could discuss ancestral trauma in such a safe space. Thank you SO MUCH also to Rik Palieri for arranging this opportunity. Rik is a great Polish American musician and check out his music if you can:) – if anyone would like to watch the event again please click on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mOAE9uQ41A
I am including below my lyrics just incase you want to attend the session Link to song on bandcamp https://katycarr.bandcamp.com/track/red-red-rose-czerwona-czerwona-r-aLyrics to Red Red RoseVerse 1 I dreamt of your red red rose When I knew I couldn’t find my way back home I dreamt of your red red rose When I knew I couldn’t find my way back home Home past those German soldiers Home past those Russian soldiers Hiding under the velvet curtain Hiding under the Iron curtainBridge 1 The tension is so high and I cannot see the sky They’ll never catch me alive I’ve got my bottle of cyanideVerse 2 (verse 1 repeat) I dreamt of your red red rose When I knew I couldn’t find my way back home I dreamt of your red red rose When I knew I couldn’t find my way back home Home past those German soldiers Home past those Russian soldiers Hiding under the velvet curtain Hiding under the Iron curtainBridge 2 Home, where I sing my song Home, where I sing my song Home, where I sing my song Home, where I sing my songOutro 1 I saw a black black train Take my baby away So I sing for my love And I sing for my heart So I sing for my love And I sing for my heart So I sing for my love And I sing for my heart So I sing for my love And I sing for my heartOutro 2 I saw a black black train Take my baby away So I sing for my love And I sing for my heart And I sing for my country And I sing for my heart And I sing for my country And I sing for my heart… @Dailyantidote #singalong #community #communitysing #dailyantidoteofsong #singtogether #songleaders #vocalmusic #DailyAntidote #CarpeDiemArts #harmony ❤️ A BIG THANK YOU TO THE INSTITUTE OF NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE IN POLAND for the great Conference of National Remembrance. Katy was invited to take part in a panel discussion – How to encourage young people to become interested in history? and discussed her inspiration for her song writing and the educational element she focusses upon with the younger generations that she reaches out to with her music. Watch the debate here https://youtu.be/lADWyud0NjA?si=B7v542iTX1y3NPi4 discussed by a panel of fascinating creators Scott Booth @LegacyLaguna , @katycarrmusic , @claremulley and Aleksandra Duda from @WarsawRising44 Katy Carr
✨ WE REMEMBER✨
RIP EDMUND SZYMCZAK
I am very sad to hear of the passing of my wonderful friend the Polish WWII Veteran Edmund Szymczak (b 1923 -2023) who was one of the last remaining living soldiers of the Polish II Corps and a veteran of The Battle of Monte Cassino. We met many times as I performed to the veterans on countless occasions over the past decade and I listened and absorbed their incredible life stories. After WWII Polish military personnel were exiled and banned from returning to Poland by the Communist authorities who presided during the Cold War. Edmund like so many Polish WWII veterans remained in exile as his country was lost 🙁 and decided to settle in the UK.
I had the great pleasure of performing for his 100th Birthday this year on Jan 29th 2023 It was a wonderful occasion and he was very moved to hear me sing again for him the famous Polish song Czerwone Make Na Monte Cassino which is a very difficult song to sing – The Red Poppies on Monte Cassino. I loved performing and was the only artist to sing a set of historic Polish songs for him at this event. What an honour – one that I will never forget. RIP Edmund may the angels guide your soul safely on.
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