Kate Young

Kate Young

is creating Songs, Music Videos and other things about plants...

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patrons

$68

per creation

I have written songs inspired by the use of medicinal plants, which have been used in the UK and other countries for hundreds of years for a number ailments. When writing the songs, I also looked into accounts of stories from around Scotland where the Nettle, the Dandelion and so on had been used and how.

I feel a need to highlight this part of our heritage, a once vast knowledge which is swiftly disappearing, to find a way of bringing it to our younger generations particularly. That is why I used a commission in the winter to compose a repertoire of songs which weave pieces of this knowledge, my own personal experiences with some of the plants, stories and so on to create a sonic fabric from which something might grow. The songs are accompanied by string quintet, harp, drums and bass as I felt these instruments provide the perfect vehicle to illustrate a multitude of textures, sounds and sensibilities that also characterise the plantworld. I hope that this body of work and my future work will act as the seeds on a dandelion clock does - burst in the wind and find their own paths to recreate a new population somewhere else in the next turn of the seasons.

I will be posting some videos, recordings of songs, artwork and poems about my botanical encounters and every penny contributed towards this will go into a big pot which I will use to record an exciting new album called 'Umbelliferae' (this is the family name for the kind of plants which spread their seeds by exploding in the air and travel by wind). I hope you will enjoy these and jungle-sized thank you for any support you are able to give!

*please note that while donating on Patreon, this will mean you're first in line to access to all videos here, however as I must continue to increase a non-exclusive fanbase, videos will later be posted outside of Patreon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEXSg6aWxLM
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
Thanks for chipping in towards the album! You are now part of the musical garden and like all the other plants here will be notified of exciting upcoming events on the horizon first.

As a patron, you will be first to know about upcoming tours, new releases and have the chance to win free tickets to a gig and maybe even receive some goodies in the post if your name is selected!
Pledge $5 or more per creation
Welcome into the magic garden! 

Everyone has different sized pockets, yet everything is valued be it the smallest seed or a 200-year-old oak tree.

As a patron, you will be first to know about upcoming tours, new releases and have the chance to win free tickets to a gig and maybe even receive some goodies in the post if your name is selected!
Pledge $10 or more per creation
Amazing! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Everyone has different sized pockets, yet everything is valued be it the smallest seed or a 200-year-old oak tree.

As a patron, you will be first to know about upcoming tours, new releases and have the chance to win free tickets to a gig and maybe even receive some goodies in the post if your name is selected!
Pledge $15 or more per creation
Pure Magic pal!

This really means a lot, and by having a few supporters like you here its like having some little helpers running around the garden with watering cans, doing a bit of weeding from time to time, all in aid of growing the best possible garden without any chemicals! 

As a patron, you will be first to know about upcoming tours, new releases and have the chance to win free tickets to a gig and maybe even receive some goodies in the post if your name is selected!


Pledge $20 or more per creation
Wohoo! Doing a wee fairy dance round a tree now! Thank you for your generosity and support in my work!

As a patron, you will be first to know about upcoming tours, new releases and have the chance to win free tickets to a gig and maybe even receive some goodies in the post if your name is selected!
Pledge $50 or more per creation
Gosh! You're offy generous!! This is a HUMUNGOUS help in the direction of this plant-based music making it into the studio.  Can you imagine if one day the charts were filled with songs about robins, elecampane plants, sustainable living, nurturing the planet, stories about magical encounters with the natural world?

As a patron, you will be first to know about upcoming tours, new releases and have the chance to win free tickets to a gig and maybe even receive some goodies in the post if your name is selected!
Goals
$68 of $300 per creation
To make my next studio album from Kate in the Kettle! This is going to be a really exciting record, a different sound to my last one and its already written and some of the new songs have had a few airings.

I spent all winter of 2015 nestled in a wee house in Northumberland researching stories and fragments of near-lost knowledge about the medicinal uses of plants and finding ways of weaving them into song, whilst also composing string quintet arrangements to accompany them. This sonic feast was added to with some tremendous playing on the harp, double bass and percussion. I'm really proud of what I have written and am keen to get these new tunes out into the world and recorded in the best possible way I can, as it took a lot of dedication and effort to create this body of work, I feel it deserves a really good quality record and send off into the atmosphere!
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I have written songs inspired by the use of medicinal plants, which have been used in the UK and other countries for hundreds of years for a number ailments. When writing the songs, I also looked into accounts of stories from around Scotland where the Nettle, the Dandelion and so on had been used and how.

I feel a need to highlight this part of our heritage, a once vast knowledge which is swiftly disappearing, to find a way of bringing it to our younger generations particularly. That is why I used a commission in the winter to compose a repertoire of songs which weave pieces of this knowledge, my own personal experiences with some of the plants, stories and so on to create a sonic fabric from which something might grow. The songs are accompanied by string quintet, harp, drums and bass as I felt these instruments provide the perfect vehicle to illustrate a multitude of textures, sounds and sensibilities that also characterise the plantworld. I hope that this body of work and my future work will act as the seeds on a dandelion clock does - burst in the wind and find their own paths to recreate a new population somewhere else in the next turn of the seasons.

I will be posting some videos, recordings of songs, artwork and poems about my botanical encounters and every penny contributed towards this will go into a big pot which I will use to record an exciting new album called 'Umbelliferae' (this is the family name for the kind of plants which spread their seeds by exploding in the air and travel by wind). I hope you will enjoy these and jungle-sized thank you for any support you are able to give!

*please note that while donating on Patreon, this will mean you're first in line to access to all videos here, however as I must continue to increase a non-exclusive fanbase, videos will later be posted outside of Patreon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEXSg6aWxLM

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
Thanks for chipping in towards the album! You are now part of the musical garden and like all the other plants here will be notified of exciting upcoming events on the horizon first.

As a patron, you will be first to know about upcoming tours, new releases and have the chance to win free tickets to a gig and maybe even receive some goodies in the post if your name is selected!
Pledge $5 or more per creation
Welcome into the magic garden! 

Everyone has different sized pockets, yet everything is valued be it the smallest seed or a 200-year-old oak tree.

As a patron, you will be first to know about upcoming tours, new releases and have the chance to win free tickets to a gig and maybe even receive some goodies in the post if your name is selected!
Pledge $10 or more per creation
Amazing! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Everyone has different sized pockets, yet everything is valued be it the smallest seed or a 200-year-old oak tree.

As a patron, you will be first to know about upcoming tours, new releases and have the chance to win free tickets to a gig and maybe even receive some goodies in the post if your name is selected!
Pledge $15 or more per creation
Pure Magic pal!

This really means a lot, and by having a few supporters like you here its like having some little helpers running around the garden with watering cans, doing a bit of weeding from time to time, all in aid of growing the best possible garden without any chemicals! 

As a patron, you will be first to know about upcoming tours, new releases and have the chance to win free tickets to a gig and maybe even receive some goodies in the post if your name is selected!


Pledge $20 or more per creation
Wohoo! Doing a wee fairy dance round a tree now! Thank you for your generosity and support in my work!

As a patron, you will be first to know about upcoming tours, new releases and have the chance to win free tickets to a gig and maybe even receive some goodies in the post if your name is selected!
Pledge $50 or more per creation
Gosh! You're offy generous!! This is a HUMUNGOUS help in the direction of this plant-based music making it into the studio.  Can you imagine if one day the charts were filled with songs about robins, elecampane plants, sustainable living, nurturing the planet, stories about magical encounters with the natural world?

As a patron, you will be first to know about upcoming tours, new releases and have the chance to win free tickets to a gig and maybe even receive some goodies in the post if your name is selected!