Thank you to everyone who has attended my concerts over the month of May – especially in  Monte Cassino 🇮🇹Italy 🇬🇧London 🇵🇱 Poland I am delighted to share with you my new concert dates for May / June 2024 – hope to see you soon !   

🎶 ❤️ KATY CARR CONCERTS 🎶 ❤️ You are warmly invited to my Polish Heritage Days Katy Carr concert this coming Sunday 26th May 2024 🙏Sunday 26th May 2024 at 4:00 – 6pm Atrium (3rd Floor) at the Polish Social and Cultural Association  POSK 238-246 King St, London W6 0RF Everyone is welcome 🙂 

We look forward to welcoming you to this special afternoon event celebrating British  Polish  friendship 

THE SPRING RECITAL BY KATY CARR in honour of The 80th Anniversaries of  the Battle of Monte Cassino 1944 and D-DAY- This concert is part of Polish Heritage Days #PLHeritageDays#PolesinUK – free admisson – the artist will have copies of her latest CD available for purchase. The repertoire that I will be performing will include songs from my trilogy of albums Paszport – Polonia – Providence which were inspired by the WWII experience in Poland. 

Alexander Smaga the RIBA Royal Institute of British Architect chartered architect is kindly joining us for this special Polish Heritage Days event and will also give a special presentation of his inspiring Polish Air Force Memorial in Normandy and new crowdfunder initiative for D-DAY80 –  Join this incredible action to commemorate the Polish pilots who flew alongside the Royal Air Force during D-DAY with this special Polish Air Force pin badge for D-DAY80! link – 26th May 2024 – 3pm Katy Carr will be performing with the Zywiec Dance Group UK at the Windsor Hall in Ealing as part of the Polish Heritage Days event St Benedict’s 54 Eaton Rise, London W5 2ES

28th May 2024 at 9am GMT I will be interviewed about Monte Cassino and perform Czerwone Maki na Monte Cassino on RME Radio with host Helena Judd  

18th June 2024 Katy Carr will be performing for Polish Heritage Days at the Polish Saturday School in Ealing, St Benedict’s 54 Eaton Rise, London W5 2ES 

23rd June 2024 Katy Carr has been invited to help judge the Edukator śpiewowisko 2024 Singing competition, in the Theatre at the POSK, Hammersmith.


❤️Below I perform the Italian, American, Polish National anthems for their Excellencies The Mayor of Coreno Ausonio ITALY Simone Costanzo, the Mayor of Boston USA Her Excellency Michelle Wu, the President of Blonie Warsaw POLAND Romuald Reszka.I sing in a green, red and white dress to pay homage to The Siberian Cross. Many of the Polish soldiers who fought at the Battle of Monte Cassino had survived gross Russian agression and the Russian white slave trade where nearly two million Poles were stolen from their homes in Poland during February 1940 and were transported on cattle trucks sometimes 3000 km for slave labour in Siberia. 

❤️ A BIG THANK YOU this month to our good friend Damiano Parraveno for his hard work organising the military events in Monte Cassino and also coordinating my concerts. We were delighted to be hosted by the Mayors of Monte Cassino and Coreno Ausonio, Italy who hosted my concerts. Below at the Polish memorial in Piedemonte, Italy.  

❤️ A BIG THANK YOU to Andy Gołębiowski for sharing my music on his Polish American Radio Program :May 2nd is Polonia Day, in honor of Polish communities around the world. Hear a song called Polonia, at…/sets/the-polish-american-program sung by Polish-Scottish singer Katy Carr, during the newest show, at the link. You’ll also hear what makes the month of May important in Polish culture and history, and more music! Thank you for listening!

❤️ A BIG THANK YOU  to our wonderful hosts Franco and Pino who hosted us in their beautiful home and made our trip to Italy the most heart felt visit we could imagine.Franca’s cooking was outstanding and we were really with the best Ambassadors for Italian culture,  culinary cuisine and heart felt hospitality. We are delighted to make wonderful new friends and I can’t wait to return:) Below are a few of my favourite moments from the visit to pay our respects and to perform for the Brave and the Fallen at the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino.    ❤️ A BIG THANK YOU  to the brave Polish scouts guarded every grave during the nearly five hour ceremony at the Polish Cemetery on Monte Cassino 18th May 2024 which was 80th Anniversary of the Polish victory. 

Above General Anders’ and Kpt Irena Anders graves and the monastery in cloud. Memorial reefs in red and white signifying the colours of the Polish flag and Anna Maria Anders lays a flowers on her parents’ graves.

❤️ A BIG THANK YOU  to HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh. I was delighted to inform HRH of my upcoming Scottish musical album project dedicated to the clans of Scotland. 

❤️ A BIG THANK YOU to the brave Scout leader Dorota Limontas who presented me with  a beautiful scout scarf. I couldn’t keep the tears back because I was so moved to be given this scouting scarf on holy ground. Dorota has been on a world cycle tour of Polish landmarks. We talked of my new song book We Sing Our History and we came up with an idea to create it to celebrate the bravery of the Polish WWII soldiers and history of Poland and the scouting community.  The 80th Anniversary of Monte Cassino Polish cemetery event left me so moved and the sight of the scouts at every grave was so inspiring. I remembered Kazik Piechowski’s wish for me to make it a point to serve the Polish scouting community through my music and songs.  

❤️ A BIG THANK YOU to my dear friend Captain Krzysztof Flizak for his wonderful presence. Often nicknamed “the youngest soldier of the Anders Army,” Flizak, who later joined the American 101st Airborne, told me “Every year I come here to Monte Cassino in my U.S. uniform, which I am very proud of – but underneath it beats a Polish heart.” 

❤️ A BIG THANK YOU to beautiful Polish soldiers in their outstanding uniforms at Piedemonte, Italy Polish war memorial.

This soldier’s memorial performance above with his Silver sword inspired me to write this poem – foto by Militarna Photo 

The Red Poppy and the Silver Sword by Katy Carr

a poem dedicated to the Polish military and ceremony for the Fallen at the Polish Cemetery Monte Cassino 18th May 2024

The Red Poppy and the Silver Sword 
a poem dedicated to the Polish military and ceremony for the Fallen at the Polish Cemetery Monte Cassino 18th May 2024

The Red Poppy and the Silver Sword 
a poem dedicated to the Polish military and ceremony for the Fallen at the Polish Cemetery Monte Cassino 18th May 2024
The flashing of their silver swords, The echoes of their spurred cavalry boots still the mountain pass, The Polish girl and boy scouts guarding their every grave, Brings us all to a quiet splendour here at Monte Cassino.
The Polish Soldiers celebrate their glory momentFor their brothers and sisters of yesteryearThe Brave The Fallen perfect in our presenceStanding tall and proud for God Honour Country
As the sun blasts through the rain sodden cloud A chiseled, acute sense of the ancient A history is held in the palm of their presence.
And their grace connects us to spirit.
We the bystanders, the observers, the future Witness a glimpse of their fight for Freedom On holy ground we stand mesmerised by time In quiet reflection of time we must never forget
The poppies drink their Blood, their petals are Red and stained so the old song saysAnd now raindrops fall for the tears of the beloved Those that gave us their ultimate sacrifice – Life 
I turn, I see the sun burst through the cloudsAnd see the most beautiful vision I have ever seen
The lone soldier with his Polish sword.Tall and Proud. Blasting out an explosion of Light
Fixed and possessed I watch, I observeAnd remember my pact with God To be inspired by The Fallen to honour and persevereThe fight for honesty, truth, loyalty and most importantly Life. 

❤️ A BIG THANK YOU to the dignitaries from America, Poland and Italy and my beloved scouting and military friends : )))  ❤️ A BIG THANK YOU to Jozef Bolimowski pictured – thank you so much for everything you are doing for memory of your family and for the brave and fallen soldiers and history of Poland. 

❤️ A BIG THANK YOU to Her Excellency the Mayor of Boston Michelle Wu, a lovely heartfelt encounter and I look forward to future relations.

❤️ A BIG THANK YOU to Our brave Polish veterans below – Long Live the Brave! Long Live Freedom ! Long Live 🇬🇧 Britain, Long Live 🇵🇱 Poland Long Live 🇺🇸 America and Long Live 🇮🇹Italy and all Allied nations who fought at the Battle of Monte Cassino.

❤️ STAY SAFE AND STRONG ❤️💕Thank you for your continuing support of my music💕Keep in touch ! Lots of love to you and your family i pozdrawam serdecznie✸✸✸✸✸ Katy Carr and the Aviators ✸✸✸✸✸★CHECK OUT MY LINKTREE – ★ ❤️❤️❤️★VISIT MY SHOP★ support my work by purchasing any of my CDs directly from me –  I will write a bespoke, handwritten dedication to you 🙂

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. 


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