Signing off the Carnival Fascination And heading to New York November 30th. What a wonderful way to wrap up 2013! What an adventure it has been!
I just wanted to send a call out to all you precious souls supporting me on my journey. Despite my scarcity online - I feel very connected to you in spirit.
I am pleased to say that I have run out of EP’s aboard the Fascination and have to get more printed. Your support has been tremendous guys, of which I am very grateful!!
PS: Cruisers, I know some of you have done some recordings and pics during my gigs - Please feel free to share any of that @ our page : www.facebook.com/selkieofficial
Love and Light and Blessings
PS: Didn’t buy a CD ashore?
No worries. Surf over here: selkieofficial.bandcamp.com <3
"The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace."
-The Awakening, Kate Chopin
Snippets of what you’ll find in Selkie’s New EP ‘Tears’.
Available at www.selkieofficial.bandcamp.com
for Download or at Live Gigs on The Carnival Fascination (JAX/BAHAMAS 2013)
At long last my TEARS EP is now available for download at BANDCAMP.
You’re just a click away from the SHOP tab (top right) that will take you there!
If you would LOVE a copy of the EP but don’t have the bucks - Drop me a message on my facebook wall - And we’ll make a plan!!
Hard copies are getting printed this week and are also available on special request in SA. I’ll also be selling them personally on board the Carnival Fascination Cruise Ship where I will be performing acoustic sets.
Super excited to be joining Carnival Cruise lines in the states as a solo performer. I’ll be departing from Jacksonville Florida on the 19th of May aboard the Carnival Fascination heading for the Caribbean. Carnival is the world’s largest cruise group & it will be my first time in the states.
My 5 track EP will be available shortly - Tears is busy getting mastered in the UK and will be available on Vinyl and CD.
ONESHOTSESSIONS features SELKIE singing her original composition The Wet Letter.
20 March 2013 | 2 Oceans Aquarium | Cape Town South Africa |
(Notice how the Shark lingers behind to hear the last line…)
Happy March Everyone!
march 1 |märCH|
verb [ no obj. ]
• walk or proceed quickly and with determination: she marched into the recording studio.
march 2 |märCH|
the third month of the year. March was the month to complete an E.P
All going wells bells for March.
Thoroughly enjoying my time in the Studio with Roger Scheepers.
PLUS! Very stoked to be Music X Ray’s featured artist this week.
Check out the interview here, http://ow.ly/ivWKY & let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org :-)
Big Love <3
Wishing all my friends from around the world a Happy Valentines day!
Whether you see today as a commercial money-making scam or whether it’s your favourite day of the year - Enjoy! We all want love and to be loved - we are all the same :-)
Catch me tonight at The Hilton Hotel’s Signal Hill Lounge in Cape Town from 7pm for my ‘Valentines Day’ Set. I will be covering all my favourite love songs and sharing some of my new songs.
On Wednesday morning I joined OneShotSessions at the 2 Oceans Aquarium in CT.
OneShotSessions is a collective of creative music lovers hoping to showcase South African musicians in a beautiful way - All in One Shot.
"Thank you for creating such a wonderful medium for my song. I enjoyed every moment of the experience. I’ve never sung for an audience of sharks, turtles and fish before. The Aquarium proved to be a magical place to get lost in as we found ourselves quite literally lost at the end of the shoot hehe.”
Thankyou One Shot Sessions!
Big Love Selkie
What is a Selkie?
A selkie is a mythical creature who lives primarily as a seal, but can assume human form by removing its seal skin. Many stories and ballads about the creatures can be found in Ireland and Scotland. Selkies are closely affiliated with seafaring communities, where many people see and interact with seals on a regular basis.
The word Selkie is a diminutive form of the Scots word for seal, selk or selch, which is derived from seolh, the Old English term for a seal. According to many of the ballads about the creatures, selkies may periodically emerge from the water to interact with humans, but they do not form lasting relationships, returning to the sea after a brief period. To prevent a selkie from escaping, the seal skin can be concealed or destroyed.
Many of the stories about selkies are romantic tales, either about fishermen who become captivated by the beauty of female selkies, or wives who are frustrated with their absent husbands and their encounters with male selkies. In many of these tales, the skin of the selkie is hidden, and the selkie may settle with his or her spouse for years, producing children and living among the rest of the village. Selkie spouses are said to be rather sad and sometimes lonely, however, as they pine for the sea.
Should a captured selkie find its skin, the creature will return to the sea, which is its natural home. According to myth, once a selkie has returned to the sea, seven years will pass before he or she is seen again. Like other half human, half animal creatures in mythology, selkies seem to struggle with their dual identities, and it is interesting to note that, given the opportunity, they will return to their animal forms.
The origins of the selkie myth are unclear. Some people have suggested that the selkies may have been inspired by real people such as explorers who wore heavy furs and stopped at the Orkney Islands. Other mythologists believe that selkies really did spring from legend. Many of the beliefs around the animals suggest that they are the reincarnations of people lost at sea, or that they are humans trapped in the form of seals.