🎶 🎶 Katy Carr Nov/Dec 2023 News – Xmas Box Set – Current UK Tour 🎶🎶💕HELLO MY LOVELY FRIEND! 💕
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and festive season!🎄🎄🎄 I’m so grateful for your friendship and continuing support of my music 🙂 Looking forward to sharing my news with you in this newsletter and to also share my Xmas Boxset offer below for your Christmas stockings or Mikołajki – St. Nicholas Day on 6th December.
I’m delighted to share my special
KATY CARR XMAS BOXSET
+ £3.30 UK delivery (international rates vary)
which includes a choice of 4 CDS from the following
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Plus the option of personalised signed A5 posters
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History note on St Nicholas Day – In GB it’s believed that Santa Claus arrives in the night on the 24th of December however in Poland Saint Nicholas comes with presents for Dzien Świętego Mikołaja or Mikołajki on the 6th December. Mikołaj is the Polish name for Nicholas. This festive holiday honours Saint Nicholas who was a 4th century Bishop of Myra in Lycia, which is in modern day Turkey. This saint was known for his secret gift giving, which is why he is often associated with Santa Claus.
🎵 NEWS UPDATE 🎵
Thank you so much for your continued support of my music throughout November. I’ve been on tour around the UK with my ‘Śpiewamy Historię (We Sing Our History)’ concerts and educational workshops for Polish Saturday school students. I have been granted artist fees from Wspólnota Polska in Warsaw, Poland between the dates (11th Nov – 9th Dec 2023) so excited to be delivering the project 🙂
🎵 NEXT EVENTS 🎵 2nd Dec 2023 – The Polish Saturday School in Enfield – Polska Szkoła im. Adama Mickiewicza w Enfield
9th Dec 2023 – 15:30 The Polish Saturday School in Glasgow – Polska Szkoła w Glasgow im. gen. Stanisława Sosabowskiego
Address : Roman Catholic Church of St Anne, Glasgow (Rzymskokatolicka Parafia pw. św. Anny) 21 Whitevale St, Glasgow G31 1QW
Katy will be engaging with workshops at the Polish Saturday School from 9am onwards.
Below a memorable moment singing at the Polish Cunsulate in Manchester for Independence Day fr Poland
❤️ A BIG THANK YOU to Sean Styles for a wonderful interview on #RemembranceSunday @BBCRadio Merseyside and for inviting me to talk about my talk about my music and educational projects. Sean also played my song Wojtek the Soldier Bear who fought alongside the British Armed Forces during WWII #history #memory #bbcradiomerseyside thank you again Sean 🙏a huge pleasure to meet you ! https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0gngzlb (interview starts 2:33:16)
❤️ A BIG THANK YOU ❤️ to the school directors for agreeing to participate in the project
❤️ A BIG THANK YOU ❤️ LIVERPOOL ! The Director of the Polish Saturday School in Liverpool Edyta Ożarek – Dyrektor szkoły Polskiej Sobotniej Szkoły im. Jana Pawła II w Liverpoolu (visit 11th Nov 2023)Comment from school : –
EN ‘Last Saturday, our school held music workshops titled: “We sing our history”, led by Katy Carr – during the classes, children learned Polish patriotic songs and learned about the history of their creation and the historical events related to them. Katy also performed at the assembly on the occasion of the National Independence Day 🇵🇱 Thank you very much for visiting! ‘
PL : ‘W ubiegłą sobotę odbyły się w naszej szkole warsztaty muzyczne pt. „Śpiewamy historię”, które poprowadziła Katy Carr – podczas zajęć dzieci uczyły się polskich piosenek patriotycznych, a także poznały historię ich powstania i związane z nimi wydarzenia historyczne. Katy wystąpiła również na apelu z okazji Narodowego Święta Niepodległości 🇵🇱 Bardzo dziękujemy za wizytę! ‘
Links to school facebook page and Katy’s workshop
Below singing Jerusalem by William Blake for the British Polish community in Liverpool on Remembrance Day 11th Nov 2023 #LestWeForget 🙂 Watch Concert here https://www.instagram.com/tv/CzgZmKJocXW/?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ==
Teaching the children the song Czerwone Maki na Monte Cassino – The Red Poppies on Monte Cassino to prepare them from the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino 1944-2024 next year.
Fotos with kind permission from Tosh and Laurie Dmochowscy – thank you so much!
With the teachers at the Polish Saturday School in Liverpool, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Liverpool Richard Charles Kemp, the Vice Consul in the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Manchester Radosław Gromski CBE, the Royal Institute of British Architects Architect Alexander Smaga and the Polish Centre Wilno director Eva Szegidewicz. Eva and Alexander are both cosignatories of my project ‘Śpiewamy historię’.
Thank you BRISTOL !Rosanna Radlińska-Tyma – Dyrektor szkoły Integracyjna Szkoła Sobotnia im. Gen. Wł. Andersa (visit 18th Nov 2023)Interview with school director about the workshop about the : https://www.instagram.com/tv/CzyhW26Ip4V/?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ==
Comment from school : – PL : Było o Jałcie, Powstaniu Warszawskim, Armii Krajowej, generale Andersie, zaborach, Oświęcimiu, II Wojnie Światowej, Syberii, misiu Wojtku, Józefie Pileckim, okupacji niemieckiej i wielu ważnych wydarzeniach z historii Polski. A wszystko przeplatane piosenkami i dyskusją. Katy, pięknie dziękujemy za wspaniałą lekcje historii. ❣️🇵🇱❣️Katy Carr
EN : It was about Yalta, the Warsaw Uprising, the Home Army, General Anders, the partitions, Auschwitz, World War II, Siberia, Wojtek the Soldier bear, Józef Pilecki, the German occupation and many important events from the history of Poland. All interspersed with songs and discussion. Katy, thank you very much for the wonderful history lesson. ❣️🇵🇱❣️Katy Carr
Sharing my songs and the history behind the songwriting inspiration – I love the students and I love my job!
Below I’m teaching the students my song Motylek inspired by the Polish WWII Pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain, General Skalski a Flying ace of the BoB and the Polish 307 Night Fighter Squadron from Lwow now Lviv. Watch the comment from Polish Saturday School teacher Pan Robert – https://www.instagram.com/p/CzyajlNos6C/
THANK YOU LONDON ! and The Polish Educational Society – Director Ela Barrass and Anita Gajda Administrator Polska Macierz Szkolna for hosting a concert at the POSK – The Polish Social and Cultural Association on 25th Nov 2023 and inviting schools from Ravenscourt Park, Coventry and Bedford. Thank you to Bartek and Artur @ POSK for the technical support androom hire.
With the students at the Jazz Cafe at the POSK, Hammersmith.
Helping the students to learn the lyrics of the songs in Polish and the historical meaning and relevance of the songs. If the students are not confident in either the English or Polish language I encourage them to think about translating words in my songs. I was very impressed that with encouragement the students learn pretty fast and are hungry to learn about the history of Poland. My workshops are often the first time the students have had exposure to WWII history. My dream is to bring a fresh approach to Polish history across all Polish Saturday Schools at home in Poland and globally because “A nation which does not know its past, withers and cannot build a future” St John Paul II“A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots” Marcus Garvey
It was lovely to meet my Scouting Czuwaj Harcerz friends and family in Bristol A big thank you to ks. Jacek Michalski and Krystyna Małkowska for hosting me and during my recent visit to the Polish Saturday School for my Śpiewamy historię – We Sing Our History tour Nov Dec 2023 #historymatters #musicagainsttotalitarianism I look forward to visiting Bristol soon 🙂
Early morning coffee @posklondon with my wonderful Polish musician friends @zywiec_london @tatolka78 #music #poland #folkmusic #folkmusician
I had such a fantastic evening tonight tapjam @the_woodman_highgate thank you so much @micheledrees for the wonderful platform and opportunity to perform tap with such amazing dancers @clairemillertaps #tapdanceday #tapclipoftheday #tapdancecommunity ❤️❤️❤️🙏 see you soon ! X
✨WE REMEMBER SHANE MCGOWAN RIP ✨Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan RIP was an Anglo-Irish musician who was best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of Celtic punk band the Pogues. Many of his songs were influenced by Irish nationalism, Irish history, the experiences of the Irish diaspora, and London life in general. Sending my heartfelt condolences to my friend and neighbour Shanne Bradley who was Shane McGowan’s musical inspiration and soulmate for the early part of his life pictured below and gave him his first musical platform in the 1970s early 80s in her band The Nipple Erectors. Shane’s songs A Pair of Brown Eyes and The Pogues A Rainy Night In Soho were both written about Shanne and Shane’s artistic and romantic legacy. The world has lost a great songwriter, poet and artist whose songs will forever live on in our hearts…
‘…In blood and death neath a screaming sky I lay down on the ground And the arms and legs of other men Were scattered all around Some cursed, some prayed, some prayed then cursed Then prayed and bled some more And the only thing that I could see Was a pair of brown eyes that was looking at me But when we got back, labeled parts one to three There was no pair of brown eyes waiting for me And a rovin, a rovin, a rovin I’ll go For a pair of brown eyes… ‘Lyrics from the song ‘A Pair of Brown Eyes’ by Shane McGowan RIP
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Katy Carr is an award winning British recording artist and has released 6 albums. An Ambassador of Polish History in Great Britain, her recent albums. Paszport (2012), ‘Polonia’ (2015) Providence (2020) are inspired by the Polish WWII experience. In 2016 Katy was awarded the Pro Patria medal for her humanitarian and musical work.
★ Katy Carr’s music quotes ★– ‘Carr is a fine example of that much-maligned beast we call Authenticity …’ – ‘never less than immaculate’ Sunday Times Culture Magazine– ‘Concept album of the Year’ The Guardian– ‘Her idiosyncrasy as a musician was meant to follow – even the most avowed labels fight shy of butterflies’ – ‘She’s a true original, standing out like the shine generated by a Swan Vesta applied to a cigarette in the Blackout.’ ★Katy Carr’s Awards★2016: Nominated Best Concept Album, Polonia, Independent Music Awards2016: Pro Patria Medal (Poland) 2014: Honorary membership, Polish 1st Armored Division 2014: Best Concept Album, Paszport, Independent Music Awards 2013: Nominated for Best Artist, Songlines Music Awards 2013: Polish Daily Award for Culture 2012: Nominated for the National Lottery Good Causes Award2011: Nominated for the London Music Award