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.
First feb gig confirmed. You can catch me with Paige Mac and Glen Hartmann at Armchair in Obs, Cape Town on the First.
See you there! xx <3
Wishing everyone an absolutely smashing 2013 full of miracles and magic, love and laughter and lots of rewarding challenges.
Big love, x <3 x <3
Confirmed Upcoming Gigs * More details on Facebook.
Hilton Hotel, City Bowl, Cape Town : Thursdays 7pm.
Mount Edgecombe Country Club, Durban : 25th
Livingstons’, Glenashley, Durban: 26th
Seasons greetings Amigos!
This has certainly been one of my busiest Decembers yet! Getting to know the local airports in detail now from flying back and forth for corporate gigs … Pretty sure I’ll bump into Santa and his reindeers at this rate…
Only a few days left for XMAS shopping! Wishing everyone safety, love, laughter and lots of music for the end of 2012 :)
New York based jazz sensation Sonny Pillay, who hails from Durban and is known both for his own performances and introducing the legendary Miriam Makeba to African Jazz, will return to the city with a performance at Sibaya Casino in aid of Childline KZN on Friday, December 14.
He will perform together with piano maestro Burton Naidoo, Idols sensation Jess Yallup, classical star Lauren Dasappa and songstress Debbie Marie in an event dubbed “Sonny Plays Sibaya”.
This event begins with cocktails. A presentation from Childline KZN director, Linda Naidoo, will be interspersed with the music and supper will be served. After the curtain call at 10pm, guests can take to the dance floor.
Tickets are available at Computicket and will include cocktails, a meal and dancing. For more information contact Robbie Naidoo on 084 444 5500.