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Friday, December 31, 2010

1:45AM - blond hair

I've just discovered a "new" K-lady video on youtube,
Vinnie Kilduff - 'Nighthawks' 1992 
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Andrew







Monday, May 10, 2010

11:52PM - "Lonesome Voice (for Katell Keineg)"

I got this message a while back from a fan of Katell's and I've been meaning to post it on the Community for a while now (I apologize for the delay):

I've an album coming out in a few months, called Nine Songs. I'm called The Maquisards. First track is "Lonesome Voice (for Katell Keineg)" which - the bit in brackets is a give-away - is about and dedicated to Katell. Would you care to mention this on the non official site?

An unfinished version is on my Myspace site, and I hope to have the ablum out by about May. Really hope Katell can get to hear it someday; have not met her in years. Thanks for keeping us posted about Katell all these years...

http://www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecom98823044

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

12:06PM - Katell on BBC6 Music Sunday 25th, available to listen online until Sunday 2nd May

Dear all

A repeat-ish post about the BBC appearance - Katell was on a week later than originally planned so the programme is available internationally until 9am GMT Sunday 2nd May if anyone wants to listen.

You can listen on iPlayer for up to a week after broadcast. Best place to go for links to the online player is Cerys's programme webpage:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/cerys/

Enjoy (again) :D

Jon

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

12:38PM - Katell on BBC6 Music this Sunday

Most excitingly, Katell is a guest on Cerys Matthews's show on Sunday 18th between 10am and 12noon BST (9-11am GMT). You can listen live online, or on iPlayer for up to a week after broadcast. Best place to go for links to the online player will be Cerys's programme webpage:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/cerys/

Enjoy :D

Jon

Thursday, March 4, 2010

11:16PM - youtube

I just found a new youtube Katell video:
B For Bang Rewires The Beatles-I want you

Andrew

Saturday, February 27, 2010

5:45PM

Hi all,

I'm kindly requesting that Live Gig recordings not be posted on the Community.

If Katell performs at a radio station or television channel and that performance is put up online by the respective radio station or television channel - then that's fine to post on the Community.

However, if Katell performs at a Venue and you record the gig - that is not okay to post on the Community.


Also...
Honest Jon's is releasing Katell's new album outside North and South America, however, the US release will most likely be available via CDBaby and itunes.

Cheers,
Victor

Monday, February 15, 2010

2:31PM - Katell will be releasing AT THE MERMAID PARADE

Many Thanks to an Anonymous poster for letting me know about the New release and for providing a Link.

Katell will be releasing AT THE MERMAID PARADE on March 29th 2010 through the Honest Jon's Records label.



1. at the mermaid parade (2:36)
2. st. martin (2:32)
3. old friend (1:30)
4. summer loving song (5:49)
5. i fell in love with the world (2:14)
6. the arsehole song (2:55)
7. thirteen (2:41)
8. olden days (3:37)
9. dear ashley (3:12)
10. world of sex (3:32)
11. dig a pit (1:46)
12. calenture (4:27)

You can preview the songs online at the following website:
http://www.honestjons.com/shop.php?pid=36065

P.S.
Maybe I'm over-thinking the album cover but doesn't it seem like a variation on the album cover for JET, in that, Katell has the sky in the background but it's now rather obscured by civilization, her hair is obscuring her face and its windy…just like JET and even the font seems similar. On JET, Katell is sporting a sleeveless dress but here she's wearing a sweater. On JET, Katell seems to be looking down at you in a familiar - I've seen you before -kind of way, even though the back of the CD, given the angle, shows her headed down in some direction but on the cover for AT THE MERMAID PARADE, it seems like she's almost comfortable or headed upwards (staircase in the background) and although you can't really see much of her face, she has a more "follow me" kind of stance - almost seems like your hanging out with her. Again, maybe I'm over-thinking this.

Cheers,
Victor

Monday, September 21, 2009

11:16PM - New Youtube

I regularly spider the web for news on Katell and to my surprise there are a few new 2009 video recordings from the Living Room on YouTube as well as this quite funny clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRuMMoLjLlU from the 80s (something which I haven't discovered in any biographical notes)

Oh yeah, and Katell's performing in this Welsh festival http://swnfest.co.uk/site/about/

Saturday, August 29, 2009

8:08PM - FILES PREVIOUSLY POSTED

Hello! I'm a great fan of Katell and I have bought her albums but I'd really love to hear / see the files that were previously posted here, especially because she's so great live... could someone please do it? I'd really be grateful...THANKS!

Friday, July 10, 2009

1:10AM - mailing address

Can anyone tell me if Katell Keineg has a mailing address?

Thanks,
Andrew

Monday, February 16, 2009

8:51PM - Y Gwyneb Iau/Trouble



Y Gwyneb Iau/Trouble is being sold on Amazon MP3 (in MP3 Format 256 kbps) for $3.96 or each song for $0.99.

The EP has four songs and I like it, it's nothing like what I expected and I should have expected that. Jet was nothing like O Seasons and High July was nothing like the aforementioned.

1. Y Gwyneb Iau
2. Trouble
3. On Yer Way (Part Two)
4. You've Got a Tune Na-Na

Also, Katell puts the CD packaging together by hand (there's even a red string that you can use to hang it).

The actual CD (packaging and all) is IN STOCK at CDBaby.com for $10.00 plus shipping. They're fast - that's where I bought mine from.

Linky:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/katellkeineg

Sunday, October 12, 2008

9:42AM - New EP and NEW YORK GIGS!

Folks, we have another 4-track EP coming out. All I know is - that it has “On Yer Way” (the re-recorded Live version used on the soundtrack of Deborah Kampmeier’s indie film “Virgin”) and a Welsh-language cover of the Super Furry Animals song “Y Gwyneb Iau”. Maybe “Calenture” is the third song since it seems to be quite popular at her gigs.


The following is taken from the Official Katell Keineg Mailing List:
_____________________________

Katell Keineg will be playing 3 dates in November at the Living Room in NYC:

Friday, November 7, 14 and 21, all shows at 9pm.

Tickets available via Ticketweb. For more info, visit www.livingroomny.com

Katell will be launching her new 4-track EP on November 7; it will be available for purchase at the NYC shows as well as iTunes. Stay tuned for more info!

www.katellkeineg.com
myspace.com/katellkeineg
_____________________________

Thursday, September 4, 2008

7:45PM - Katell will be part of “Shared”.

The Wonder Stuff’s Miles Hunt presents “Shared”, an evening of acoustic performances by some of the UK’s finest artists. The first “Shared” event will be held at Birmingham's Town Hall on January 30th. Tickets are priced at £19.50 each (plus booking fees and other charges where appropriate). Tickets are available from August 25th via the Birmingham Town Hall's own website at www.thsh.co.uk. A number of special offers and deals on local accommodation are also available from the Town Hall website. Other ticket outlets will also have these tickets available.

Katell is one of the acts listed on the website:
http://www.thewonderstuff.co.uk/shared.htm

Also taken from the webiste above:
Keineg releases a 4-song E.P. this autumn that includes the re-recorded “On Yer Way” and a Welsh language cover of the Super Furry Animals song “Y Gwyneb Iau”. She is currently recording her fourth album.

Also...the website also has a NEW promo photo of Katell. Which is the same photo they have up on the site - just a lot bigger:
http://www.thewonderstuff.co.uk/downloads/katell.tif

-Victor

Thursday, May 1, 2008

5:59PM - She's Playing In NYC for the next THREE NIGHTS!!!


The entirely encroyable KATELL KEINEG will be performing the next three nights at the Living Room, at 154 Ludlow Street, 212-533-7235.


•Thursday, May 1, 9pm - tix
•Friday, May 2, 10pm - tix
•Saturday, May 3, 9pm - tix

Current mood: `

Sunday, April 6, 2008

11:12PM - Katell Keineg: new EP and album

 Hello all,

after the recent newsletter about Katell's upcoming gigs I googled a bit and found this very exciting information on http://thelaugharneweekend.com/ :

5.00 KATELL KEINEG
Katell Keineg is from both Wales and Brittany. Her first two albums were on Elektra and subsequent releases have been on Brooklyn micro-label Field Recording Co. She has played a lot of gigs mostly in North America and in Ireland where she lived for a long time. She will release an E.P. in late spring and her fourth album later on in the year. Katell has recently returned to live in Wales.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

10:33PM - katell in nyc

just got this in the mail

Hi all,

Katell Keineg will be playing three shows at the Living Room in NYC in May!

Thursday, May 1 - 9pm
Friday May 2 - 10pm
Saturday May 3 - 9pm

Tickets are available at Ticketweb.

For more info, visit The Living Room

Hope to see you there!

myspace.com/katellkeineg
www.katellkeineg.com
fingers crossed that i can get to at least one of these. three nights in a row commuting to nyc might be a bit rough, even for me.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

12:11AM - New gig dates...


Taken from myspace.com/katellkeineg:

Upcoming Shows


26 Mar 2008
The Porter Cellar Bar, Bath, England

27 Mar 2008
Meze Lounge, Newport, Wales

30 Mar 2008
Millenium Hall, Laugharne, Wales

I think Ann Scott is touring with Katell, as before. I can't go to these, enjoy, all those that can.

Jon

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Monday, January 14, 2008

6:10PM - Katell in Italy (“Across the Universe of Languages")

Katell is performing in Italy to promote the Across the Universe project.

Location: Teatro Comunale Ferrara
Date: Thursday 31 January 2008, h. 20.30
“Across the Universe of Languages”
Katia Labèque, piano / rhodes
Viktoria Mullova, violin
Giovanni Sollima, cello
David Chalmin, electric guitar
Massimo Pupillo, bass
Marque Gilmore, percussions
Nicola Tescari, keyboards / elettronics
Katell Keineg, voice

Thursday, January 10, 2008

10:42AM - REPOSTING FILES.

Hi,

I'm reposting files and I will update this post throughout the day with a few more files. The Vin Scelsa show (Idiot's Delight) takes me close to 2 hours to upload - so expect that file at 12AM or tomorrow morning.

1) Katell Keineg - Calenture (rough mix)
The link will expire in 7 Days and will be available for 100 number of downloads.
Link: http://download.yousendit.com/C48F9E942BA1B9D3

2) Katell_Keineg_OtherVoices.wma
The link will expire in 7 Days and will be available for 100 number of downloads.
Link: http://download.yousendit.com/C934B6C03CD53613

3) katelltimesmagazine.pdf
The link will expire in 7 Days and will be available for 100 number of downloads.
Link: http://download.yousendit.com/CB87717016C564F9

4) KatellKeineg_32k_Wedi 7_audiofile
The link will expire in 7 Days and will be available for 100 number of downloads.
Link: http://download.yousendit.com/202C6CB346A93A6A

5) Katell_Keineg_SiriusDisorder_threeothers
The link will expire in 7 Days and will be available for 100 number of downloads.
Link: http://download.yousendit.com/1FE15482305626EF

6) Katell_Partisan_Lowres_video.asf
The link will expire in 7 Days and will be available for 100 number of downloads.
Link: http://download.yousendit.com/2300987937CA20F0

================================

7) EDITED ON JANUARY 13th:
- This is the Vin Scelsa show (Idiot's Delight) from August 12, 2006 -
Katell_19MB.wma
The link will expire in 7 Days and will be available for 100 number of downloads.
Link: http://download.yousendit.com/070F0DE0194CCC0A

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

1:54PM - Reposting Media files.

Hi and Happy New Year.

Next week (Jan. 7-11) - I'll be reposting the media files I posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007:
http://community.livejournal.com/katell_keineg/130956.html

Remember - these files will only be online for seven (7) days.

Furthermore - I will NOT be reposting them any time soon. Don't ask me to repost them again next month or the month after that because I'm not going to do it. I'm on a 56K connection and the Vin Scelsa's Idiot's Delight show alone is going to take me close to two hours to upload.

Cheers.
Victor

Monday, December 17, 2007

9:48AM - Katell seems to be on the KML Recordings label.

Hi all,

Katell is showing up on the KML Recordings label website under "KML ARTISTS" - I don't know if this is because she worked on their "B FOR BANG - Across the Universe of Languages" CD or because they are her new Label.

You can check it out for yourselves:
http://www.kmlrecordings.com/artists/katellkeineg.html

Cheers and Happy Holidays,
Victor

EDITED TO ADD:

I contacted KML recordings and they said the following:

"KML is not her new label and unfortunately, I have no further info
regarding her future release."

Sorry folks.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

10:06PM - VIDEO: Katell Keineg on 'Other Voices - Songs From A Room'

Hi All,

Katell appeared on 'Other Voices - Songs From A Room' two years or so ago (Episode 7 which also featured Jerry Fish). Katell performed three songs and I posted the audio online earlier today:
http://community.livejournal.com/katell_keineg/130956.html

I just found the video online but I haven't watched it yet since it wants me to update Realplayer and I can't upload a 12MB file right now.

Here's a link to the website:
http://www.rte.ie/tv/othervoices/20070517otherv.html

For those of you out there with downloading software - here's a direct link to the file:
rtsp://streaming2.rte.ie/2007/0517/othervoices7-150072-228.rm

Enjoy!
Victor

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

4:18PM - Media Files - Enjoy!

These files will be available for 7 Days or 100 downloads. Enjoy.


1) Her Lonely Voice, Katell’s interview with Darcy Frey in the July 2nd issue of New York Times Magazine (in PDF format):

http://download.yousendit.com/F5FFD5714B1698C1


2) Katell and Ann Scott performing "Y Gwyneb Lau," written by Super Furry Animals (low audio...you'll probably need to raise your volume).

http://download.yousendit.com/48D76F09242DB9C8


3) Calenture (Rough Mix/Demo) taken on from July 6th, on Vin Scelsa's show "Sirius Disorder" on Sirius satellite radio.
This isn't the version that I used to have up here - where Katell can be heard spelling out "Calenture" and talks about the meaning of the word before singing but for those of you who want to know - Calenture is a Hallucination that sea men commonly had at sea when they spent too much time on the waves - they mistook the waves for green rolling hills and tried to get off the boat.

http://download.yousendit.com/90465A2E018DAA84


4) Katell’s video for Partisan (320 x 240 @ 316Kbps).

http://download.yousendit.com/30A06EA705B6A0B1


5) Summer Lovin Song, There You Go and Brother Of The Brush, from Katell's appearance on July 6th, on Vin Scelsa's show "Sirius Disorder" on Sirius satellite radio.

http://download.yousendit.com/82C508C929258AB0


6) ***THIS FILE WAS NEVER POSTED BEFORE***
Katell appeared on 'Other Voices - Songs From A Room' (Episode 7 which also featured Jerry Fish). Katell was presented by Glen Hansard (the Frames), and she performed three songs - I have included the audio below. Too bad this series isn't on DVD - i'd buy it just to have the Katell session on DVD and to learn about artists as well.

http://download.yousendit.com/D80889883012D78C


7) Katell Keineg and her band on Vin Scelsa's Idiot's Delight on Saturday, August 12, 2006 (Playlist a little further below):

http://download.yousendit.com/CF1B2BAD3868492D

***This file took me an hour and fourty-seven minutes to upload on my 56k modem - I will not be uploading it again any time soon.

PLAYLIST (97% accurate - I think I missed mentioning a Station break somewhere)

Veni, Vidi, Vici (from JET)

Vin and Katell have a chat.

Katell performs "One Hell Of A Life" Live with her band.

Vin and Katell have a chat.

A Station Break

Vin and Katell have a chat.

Katell performs "Calenture" Live with her band.

Vin and Katell have a chat.

Katell performs "Shaking The Disease" Live with her band.

Vin and Katell have a chat.

John Lennon’s Gimme Some Truth (from Imagine)

What’s the Only Thing Worse Than The End of Time (from High July or the EP).

Vin and Katell have a chat.

Katell performs "There You Go" Live with her band.

Vin and Katell have a chat.

Katell performs an awesome live cover of "Silver Dagger" without the band.

A Station Break

Partisan (from ô seasons ô castles)

Vin and Katell have a chat.

Katell performs "Dear Ashley" Live with her band.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

11:30PM - Request.

Hi all,

Someone running a database about Jacques Brel's song "Ne me quitte pas (If you go away)" contacted me and asked if anyone here could possibly provide a "picture of this original CD cover (jpeg 500x500 pixels or more is fine)" for their database.

It is the CD single for Hestia, Elektra 66268-2 (1993), which includes the following tracks:
- Hestia (SOL version)
- Destiny's Darling ( live at Andrews Lane Theatre, Dublin)
- Ne Me Quitte Pas (live at Andrews Lane)

I assume they want the front and back (which shows the tracklisting and information and dates).

If anyone has that CD single (I don't) - would you mind sending a photo of the front and back of it to me via email as an attachment? My email address is on the community user info page.

Thanks.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

10:52AM - Katell dates in Ireland next month

Just got this from the Ann Scott mailing list:

I'll be teaming up with Katell Keineg (she's
brill) for a five date tour around Ireland in September. We're going to
bring heavy amps, loaded pipes and rattle snakes so if you're afraid of
the dark, make sure and bring a friend.

Cork - Cyprus Avenue Sunday September 16th
Dublin - Crawdaddy, Wednesday September 19th
Galway - The Crane Bar, Thursday September 20th
Mullingar - The Stables Friday September 21st
Limerick - Dolans, Thursday September 27th


Will try and go to Dublin.

Jon

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

12:43PM - Katell and Ann Scott (touring in September).

"Ann Scott (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards) and Katell Keineg (vocals, guitar, percussion, keyboards) awarded €4,500 towards a 5-concert collaborative tour featuring reworkings and re-interpretations of repertoire from both artists. Tour is to include dates in Clonakilty, Limerick, Galway, Longford, and Dublin in September 2007."

Info taken from here:
http://www.musicnetwork.ie/prel2007pandtwin2.php

Sunday, July 22, 2007

1:59PM - Katell performs "I want you" on the following album.

Hi all,

Wow. It feels like forever but information has been scarce (more than usual).

Katell will be appearing on B for Bang - Across The Universe of Languages(KML1115) and a special edition DVD (KML1116) will soon follow (I don't know if Katell is on the DVD. I just emailed KML to find out). The CD should be out on October 4th 2007. Sadly, Katell only appears on track 6:

Track 6.
I Want You (4:02)
(Lennon/McCartney)
Arranged by Nicola Tescari
Vocals Katell Keineg

For more info and to listen to Katell's track - please visit the following website:
http://www.virb.com/bforbang

-------------------------------
B for Bang - Across The Universe of Languages
KML 1115
B for Bang is :

Katia Labèque : piano, Fender Rhodes, David Chalmin : guitars, vocals, Nicola Tescari : Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3, electronics, piano, Giovanni Sollima : cello, Massimo Pupillo : bass, Marque Gilmore : drums

Guests

Voices Patti Smith, Daniel Day-Lewis
Singers Katell Keineg, Meg, Nadeah
Violin Viktoria Mullova

All woodwinds played by Mario Arcari

Produced by Katia Labèque, David Chalmin & Nicola Tescari
Sound design & additional electronics by Fabio Recchia aka Reeks

Info taken from:
http://www.labeque.com/records/view.asp?ID=10
-------------------------------

Cheers,
Victor

Monday, June 11, 2007

11:39PM - Katell News!

Hi Everyone,

It seems Katell will be part of Le Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon.

URL: www.festivalradiofrancemontpellier.com
-------------------
Thursday 26, July > 20h Opéra Comédie

Ouverture
Being for The Benefit of Mr Kite
Interlude 1
Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers
Iwant you
Reminiscence
Happiness is a warm gun
Julia
Interlude 2
Between Those rocks
Interlude 3
Blackbird
Come Together
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Notes to the Future
The last man on earth
One more song

Katia Labèque, piano
Giovanni Sollima, violoncelle
David Chalmin, guitare
Massimo Pupillo, basse
Marque Gilmore, percussion
Nicola Tescari, claviers
Katell Keineg, vocal

Arrangements Nicola Tescari, Giovanni Sollima, David Chalmin
Direction, Fabio Massimo Iaquone

With the support of FDI Groupe-Crédit Immobilier de France Sud

The reinterpretation of the universe and songs of the Beatles, combining classical and pop instrumentation with a visual performance. This premiere is a showpiece in the approach of the Katia and Marielle Labèque Foundation for opening up Classical music to a new public.

URL:
http://www.festivalradiofrancemontpellier.com/2007/eng/26-beatles.php
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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

9:54PM - Katell Keineg on XM Satellite Radio

The following was taken from an email I received through the Official Katell Keineg e-newsletter.

Cheers,
Victor

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Katell's recent shows at The Living Room in NYC were recorded for XM Satellite Radio's "From the Living Room to the Loft." Check out Channel 50 (The Loft) to listen.

If you don't have XM, you can visit xmradio.com and sign up for a free 3 day trial.

The show will air on:

Thursday March 8th @ 3am EST (Midnight in LA)
Sunday March 11th @ 6pm EST
Tuesday March 13th @ 11pm EST
Thursday March 15th @ 3am EST (Midnight in LA)

Also: Ed Pastorini, who plays piano with Katell, will perform with his band 101 Crustaceans, at Tonic in NYC, 9pm on March 19th. Go to tonicnyc.com for more info.

best,

info@katellkeineg.com
www.katellkeineg.com
-----------------------------

Thursday, February 22, 2007

4:47PM - Katell is on Ann Scott's song "Mountain."

Katell appears on the song, "Mountain" by Ann Scott. However, I don't know what role Katell plays in the song (vocals, guitar or percussion?).

According to The Irish Times (September 15, 2006 Friday):
-------------------
ANN SCOTT
Mountain
Raghouse Records
Rating: ***

The Irish singer shares many influences with her mate, Gemma Hayes, but here she carves out her own style, with help from star sidekicks David Kitt, Katell Keineg and Mark Geary.
-------------------

Friday, February 16, 2007

11:14AM - Mike Albo mentions Katell on The Brian Lehrer Show.

Katell gets mentioned on The Brian Lehrer Show when Mike Albo talks about his contribution to The Show I'll Never Forget with an essay about Katell Keineg and his first day in New York. A snippet of Katell's "The Gulf of Araby" gets played as well.

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The Brian Lehrer Show
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/episodes/2007/02/13

Hear it Live!
Sean Manning, the editor of The Show I'll Never Forget: 50 Writers Relive Their Most Memorable Concertgoing Experience (Da Capo Press, 2007) joins us with four of his contributors to talk about their essays:
Sigrid Nunez, author of the novel The Last of Her Kind, just out in paperback, was at Woodstock; David Gates, author of the novel Jernigan, saw James Brown at Boston Garden in 1968; Marc Nesbitt, author of the short story collection Gigantic, remembers seeing Public Enemy open for The Beastie Boys; Mike Albo, writer and performer of comic monologues, co-author of the novel The Underminer, remembers seeing Katell Keineg on his first day in New York.

There's also a link on the website that allows you to buy The Show I'll Never Forget via Amazon.com.

Listen:
http://www.wnyc.org/stream/ram?file=/bl/bl021307cpod.mp3

Download MP3:
http://audio.wnyc.org/bl/bl021307cpod.mp3

If you don't want to listen to the entire show and only want to get to the part where Katell is mentioned, it starts off at 26:51 and continues onward.

P.S.
I have no news concerning Katell's new album. If anyone goes to any of her Living Room gigs this month - would you mind asking her and relaying the information back to the community?

Cheers,
Victor

Friday, January 12, 2007

10:07PM - Katell in Spain & More News

The following was taken from the Official Katell Keineg newsletter.

Enjoy,
Victor

-----------------------------

Dear all,

For any Katell fans in Spain, Katell will be playing on January 20 at Zanzibar in Madrid with Ann Scott, 11:30pm. For more info visit zanzibarmadrid.com

Other recent news:

- Katell is the current featured artist on NPR's Shadow Classics - visit to read Tom Moon's piece, stream music and browse user comments.

- Writer Mike Albo has an essay about Katell in the new book, "The Show I'll Never Forget"

Hope to see all you New Yorkers at The Living Room in February!

all best,

www.katellkeineg.com
myspace.com/katellkeineg

5:34PM - NPR does a piece on Katell's O Seasons O Castles

Tom Moon (NPR's Shadow Classics) recently did a piece on Katell and includes full-length clips of "Cut", "Hestia" and "The Gulf of Araby".

There's no mention of her new record but I hope this article brings her some new fans and exposure.

Cheers,
Victor
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Shadow Classics
By Tom Moon

A Long Career on the Brink of Fame

NPR.org, January 10, 2007
When The New York Times Magazine did a feature story on Katell Keineg in July, it looked as though the singer-songwriter with the fervent cult following was finally getting a long-deserved break. The article quoted several well-known artists, including Natalie Merchant, as they talked about Keineg's talent. It documented her years of struggle after a short tenure on a major label. It told of the struggles faced by artists who don't catch on instantly, and who are often discarded by a business that can no longer afford to build careers one step at a time.

Those rooting for Keineg might have finished the article sure that this major exposure would change her situation — or, at the least, open some doors — but it hasn't happened yet. The Irish-born singer with the husky voice remains virtually unknown, and her three albums are hard to find. Spend a moment with Keineg's 1994 album O Seasons O Castles, and it's hard not to be puzzled by its failure to reach a large audience: Here are wildly inspired songs filled with literate and mystical images, songs that aspire to the sprawl and sweep of epic novels. These turn on unusual chord progressions ("Cut") and plaintive melodies ("Hestia"), as well as languid "what if" daydreams (the hypnotic "The Gulf of Araby," an extended meditation on the distance between "what is and what can never be.")

Though she can come across as overwrought at times, Keineg has a way of bringing listeners inside whatever emotional tableaux she's describing. The song could be a purely fictional account of a relationship in free-fall, but she never seems professionally detached from it: As Keineg alternates between gentle weeping whispers and enraged shouts, the pain sounds like her own — like it matters. Though it's messy and unresolved, it contains wisdom worth sharing.

URL:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6773077&ft=1&f=1039

Sunday, January 7, 2007

10:17AM - Subject : Katell Keineg in NYC and on iTunes

The following was taken from the Official Katell Keineg newsletter (email).

Enjoy,
Victor

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Hi all,

Katell Keineg will be playing four Fridays in a row at The Living Room in NYC:
Feb. 9, 16, 23 and March 2nd at 9pm. Tickets are $12.


Ann Scott, who Katell has been playing with in the UK and Ireland, plays her first US gig at The Living Room on March 2nd at 8pm, accompanied by Katell.

Katell's most recent album, High July, is now available on iTunes. For any fans in Germany, Katell is interviewed in the April issue of Geo magazine in the special feature about Ireland.


info@katellkeineg.com
www.katellkeineg.com
myspace.com/katellkeineg
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Monday, October 30, 2006

5:29PM - Welsh Song Download.

Hi all,

This is a 32Kbps Windows Media Audio file of the Welsh song Katell performed (with an unidentified woman helping out on guitar and backing vocals) on Wedi 7. I think it's a cover of a Welsh song called "Y Gwyneb Lau," written by Super Furry Animals. According to the New York Times Magazine article (Her Lonely Voice), this song might make it on Katell's upcoming album.

KatellKeineg_Wedi 7
The file will be up online for the next Seven Days.

Enjoy,
Victor

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