Tuesday 28.2 at 6pm: Recital by singer-songwriter Catself

Dear friend of Arkadia, You are heartily invited to a recital by singer-songwriter Catself on Tuesday 28.2 at 6pm. The concert will be a solo performance. Catself will play some of the songs which will be on the album and many others, accompanying herself on guitar and piano. http://www.catself.com/ Welcome! Warm regards, Ian www.arkadiabookshop.fi Entrance is free and green tea will be offered. A donation of €2 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. Concert of Catself – singer-songwriter with a cat soul. Songs-stories on guitar and piano Catself wrote first songs already at 13, when she started playing the guitar. But it remained a hobby for some years, while Catself concentrated on various studies and on survival matters. Catself lived in a few countries and tried many professions, like language teacher, school assistant, waitress, dog handler in the Far Arctic and wilderness guide, she realised that music was not only something she loved the most, but also something she was better at than at other things she had tried. Just to see if there were other people who thought the same, in autumn 2008 Catself recorded some of her newest songs at home, with the guitar and a number of virtual instruments. She posted them on Sellaband.com, a portal where musicians can get their projects funded by fans. Although there were about 4000 other projects on the site, Catself’s songs soon found new fans and she immediately became the bestselling new artist on the site. In February 2011, Catself raised 40 000 € for her debut album, as the first ever Finland-based artist. The album is now close to being finished. Catself recorded it in Preisner Studio in Poland http://www.preisnerstudio.pl/, accompanied by Poland’s leading folk band, Saint Nicholas Orchestrahttp://www.mikolaje.lublin.pl/. The band’s sound was exactly what she wanted for her songs. The way of working on the album’s arrangements was very natural and “folky”: instead of writing down all the arrangements and recording from notes, Catself and Saint Nicholas Orchestra let the arrangements grow during many hours of rehearsals. Catself’s website:http://www.catself.com/ Catself on Sellaband: http://www.sellaband.com/agnieszkaholm/ Catself on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/agnieszkaholm