Haven’t done this in a while! If you like subscribe to my YouTube channel!!!
Haven’t done this in a while! If you like subscribe to my YouTube channel!!!
I really need to give people more notice for these things lol.
So I am really tired for a number of reasons, firstly, you know when I did those two gig’s last month? Sorry the footage from the other one is coming. Well. I made a whole load of new friends from that and I’ve been busy hanging out with them LOL. Basically I’ve seen them at least once every week since we met lol and just got a phone call asking if I want to hang out this week with another bunch of people I met then as well. So that’s what I’m doing instead of gigging at the moment lol.
I will get back to gigging maybe end of the year or sometime next year lol. The other reason why I’m tired is just PhD related lol. Which is also another reason why I haven’t done anymore gigs for now.
Anyway, hope everyone is having a good week. I have an alternative gig tonight! I will be here, giving a seminar on my PhD research at 6pm tonight. Be there if you want to hear me talk about my research and ask me hard questions lol
Time – 18.00 – 20.30
Venue – B29 Malet Street which is basement of Birkbeck college main building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London WC1E 7HX
Fee – £0.00
For more info – http://www.bbk.ac.uk/maps/
If you need help getting there comment on this post and I’ll try and help direct you, well try at least lol!
For those who couldn’t make it to last weeks gig here’s the footage. Enjoy!
Play in the embedded player below of follow this link:
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Editing footage of my #gig check my #blog on 8pm GMT on Thursday: www.catherinewaithe-arnold.com | #livemusic #freelance #musician #acoustic #openmic #acousitc #guitar watch what happened on #YouTube Sunday Evening Open Mic Live @ St Clair's Kitchen: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyXNhxziFkz-a9Y91RvFCBdQQbKauojvR
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Has anyone else noticed how hot it is in En-ger-lund En-ger-lund En-ger-luuuuuunnnnd lately? I mean man it’s seriously hot. I have been sleeping without the sheets over me! Last night I had no sheets and TWO fans blowing on me, even my satin headscarf was making me hot. I’m just hot all the time! My relatives from Barbados have come up and they said it’s been hotter than Barbados and they don’t want to go outside lol. Today it will be by 2 degrees! Below are comparisons of the capital cities of both countries London (England) and Bridgetown (in the parish of St Michael in Barbados).
For those who work in Fahrenheit today London has a high of 90℉ and a low 0f 72℉ and Bridgetown the capital city of Barbados has a high of 86℉ and a low of 77℉. So it’s hot.
Have fun in the sun everybody!
Hello I wrote a new song!
It’s a folk song! Here’s the theory, the song is at the bottom. This song inspired by Ezekiel 16:4-14:
Ezekiel 16:4-14 [NLT] “ On the day you were born, no one cared about you. Your umbilical cord was not cut, and you were never washed, rubbed with salt, and wrapped in cloth.  No one had the slightest interest in you; no one pitied you or cared for you. On the day you were born, you were unwanted, dumped in a field and left to die.  “But I came by and saw you there, helplessly kicking about in your own blood. As you lay there, I said, ‘Live!’  And I helped you to thrive like a plant in the field. You grew up and became a beautiful jewel. Your breasts became full, and your body hair grew, but you were still naked.  And when I passed by again, I saw that you were old enough for love. So I wrapped my cloak around you to cover your nakedness and declared my marriage vows. I made a covenant with you, says the Sovereign LORD, and you became mine.  “Then I bathed you and washed off your blood, and I rubbed fragrant oils into your skin.  I gave you expensive clothing of fine linen and silk, beautifully embroidered, and sandals made of fine goatskin leather.  I gave you lovely jewelry, bracelets, beautiful necklaces,  a ring for your nose, earrings for your ears, and a lovely crown for your head.  And so you were adorned with gold and silver. Your clothes were made of fine linen and costly fabric and were beautifully embroidered. You ate the finest foods-choice flour, honey, and olive oil-and became more beautiful than ever. You looked like a queen, and so you were!  Your fame soon spread throughout the world because of your beauty. I dressed you in my splendor and perfected your beauty, says the Sovereign LORD.””
Luke 15:8-10 [NLT] “” Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Won’t she light a lamp and sweep the entire house and search carefully until she finds it?  And when she finds it, she will call in her friends and neighbors and say, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost coin.’  In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.””
and the song Amazing Grace (follow this link for more info)
Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav’d a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
It’s about the transformative power of the Gospel message. The song is called The Hersdman’s Son And The Foundling. It shows how God the Father, literally the Herdsman who is the father in the song, finds us, loves us and raises us, individuals who make up the church, alongside Jesus, His son, represented by the Herdsman’s Son in the story. We literally grow in the presence of Jesus as the foundling in the story does.
Then at the end of the narrative of the song, the son, aka Jesus, permanently commits Himself to the foundling, aka the church, in the same way Jesus weds the church in Revelation at the end of the Bible Revelation 19:6-8:
Revelation 19:6-8 [NLT]
“ Then I heard again what sounded like the shout of a vast crowd or the roar of mighty ocean waves or the crash of loud thunder: “Praise the LORD! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.  Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself.  She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear.” For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people.”
Revelation 21 [NLT]
“ Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone.  And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.  I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them.  He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”  And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.”  And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega-the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life.  All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.  “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars-their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”  Then one of the seven angels who held the seven bowls containing the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come with me! I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”  So he took me in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and he showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.  It shone with the glory of God and sparkled like a precious stone-like jasper as clear as crystal.  The city wall was broad and high, with twelve gates guarded by twelve angels. And the names of the twelve tribes of Israel were written on the gates.  There were three gates on each side-east, north, south, and west.  The wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were written the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.  The angel who talked to me held in his hand a gold measuring stick to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.  When he measured it, he found it was a square, as wide as it was long. In fact, its length and width and height were each 1,400 miles.  Then he measured the walls and found them to be 216 feet thick (according to the human standard used by the angel).  The wall was made of jasper, and the city was pure gold, as clear as glass.  The wall of the city was built on foundation stones inlaid with twelve precious stones: the first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald,  the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.  The twelve gates were made of pearls-each gate from a single pearl! And the main street was pure gold, as clear as glass.  I saw no temple in the city, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.  And the city has no need of sun or moon, for the glory of God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its light.  The nations will walk in its light, and the kings of the world will enter the city in all their glory.  Its gates will never be closed at the end of day because there is no night there.  And all the nations will bring their glory and honor into the city.  Nothing evil will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful idolatry and dishonesty-but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.”
Also see Matthew 25:1-13:
Matthew 25:1-13 [NLT]
“ “Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.  Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.  The five who were foolish didn’t take enough olive oil for their lamps,  but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil.  When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.  “At midnight they were roused by the shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet him!’  “All the bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps.  Then the five foolish ones asked the others, ‘Please give us some of your oil because our lamps are going out.’  “But the others replied, ‘We don’t have enough for all of us. Go to a shop and buy some for yourselves.’  “But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked.  Later, when the other five bridesmaids returned, they stood outside, calling, ‘Lord! Lord! Open the door for us!’  “But he called back, ‘Believe me, I don’t know you!’  “So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return.”
Additionally, John 3:26-36:
John 3:26-36 [NLT]
“ So John’s disciples came to him and said, “Rabbi, the man you met on the other side of the Jordan River, the one you identified as the Messiah, is also baptizing people. And everybody is going to him instead of coming to us.”  John replied, “No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven.  You yourselves know how plainly I told you, ‘I am not the Messiah. I am only here to prepare the way for him.’  It is the bridegroom who marries the bride, and the bridegroom’s friend is simply glad to stand with him and hear his vows. Therefore, I am filled with joy at his success.  He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.  “He has come from above and is greater than anyone else. We are of the earth, and we speak of earthly things, but he has come from heaven and is greater than anyone else.  He testifies about what he has seen and heard, but how few believe what he tells them!  Anyone who accepts his testimony can affirm that God is true.  For he is sent by God. He speaks God’s words, for God gives him the Spirit without limit.  The Father loves his Son and has put everything into his hands.  And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.”
Note the son commits himself to the foundling after she takes a swim, the swim represents baptism. See Mark 16:15-16:
Mark 16:15-16 [NLT]
“ And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.  Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.”
Also notice that Jesus didn’t say baptism is a prerequisite for salvation, only faith is. Obviously some people don’t have water to drink let alone baptise, so don’t worry if you don’t have water its your faith that counts. Jesus Himself was baptised in Matthew 3:13-17:
Matthew 3:13-17 [NLT]
“ Then Jesus went from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized by John.  But John tried to talk him out of it. “I am the one who needs to be baptized by you,” he said, “so why are you coming to me?”  But Jesus said, “It should be done, for we must carry out all that God requires.” So John agreed to baptize him.  After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him.  And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.”
Also see Acts 2:38 for baptism:
Acts 2:38 [NLT]
“ Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Part way through the song we find out the foundling is of African-Caribbean descent. That’s because she partly represents me and partly represents the church which, according to Song of Songs, is represented as dark skinned Song of Songs 1:5-6:
Song of Solomon 1:5-6 [NLT]
“ I am dark but beautiful, O women of Jerusalem- dark as the tents of Kedar, dark as the curtains of Solomon’s tents.  Don’t stare at me because I am dark- the sun has darkened my skin. My brothers were angry with me; they forced me to care for their vineyards, so I couldn’t care for myself-my own vineyard.”
Whoops nearly forgot to attach the song lol! Play in the embedded player below or follow this link p.s. yes that is me playing everything I added the extra instrumentation after recording the original video.
Listen to the track on SoundCloud using the embedded player it’s no. 4 or follow this link
Love Catherine x
I hope everybody had a really good Easter! I did a lot of things and I am pretty tired after doing so much, obviously, as a Christian, worship leader and Music Pastor I spent most of Easter in church! See my previous post for me performing at an event 2 weeks ago.
Below is footage of me performing one of my songs called “Song of Songs (Congregation Version)” on Easter Sunday. It’s an adaptation of a song I wrote called “Song of Songs” which is based on my favourite book of the Bible, Song of Songs, (follow this link to read that fascinating book!) on Easter Sunday. Watch it in the embedded player below or (follow this link to watch)
I changed the lyrics to make it a worship song and also to make it more comfortable for people to sing out loud, watch the performance of the original song below to understand what I mean lol. Watch in the embedded player below or (follow this link to watch)
You can also listen to more on my SoundCloud profile here’s some highlights enjoy! Play in the embedded player below (or follow this link):
Now I’m back to work on my Thesis!
P.S. I gave in and tried some of those online dating sites/apps, it was all fun and good till my postman found me on one of the apps, now I just feel soo awkward… lol
Anyway take it easy!
The other day I lead worship at an event! I thought I would put up the footage so people could come worship with me online! The following times are where I am leading worship:
1:28:26-1:33:30 – You’re My Healer
1:33:34-1:37:42 – Strength Will Rise (they eventually clapped in time… lol)
1:46:23-1:58:00 – Jamming Session (Instrumental of one of my original compositions
called ‘Hallelujah’, which I sing later on)
1:58:40-2:03:36 – You’re My Healer (Reprise)
2:09:01-2:12:00- Hallelujah (original song by me)
Follow this link to listen or use the embedded player below:
The event was bi-lingual, people spoke the following languages: Brazilian, Portuguese, Spanish, English and Yoruba. Normally, at church I speak a bit between songs but I was soo nervous for some reason lol, I didn’t have anyone to translate anything I said anyway lol, they did for the message which was good, next time I’ll ask for a translator.
Big thanks to everybody who helped make Saturday evening happen, as well as those who stepped in last minute to accommodate!
P.S. Let’s crowd source some prayer for Catherine lol. My blood sugar has been up and down lately, let’s pray that it stabilises and I don’t absent mindedly give myself too much insulin again lol.
Lots of love
I created it in the event that if you are interested in anything you see on this site you, you have any questions/comments or you wish to hire me (for music tuition, composing/arranging/producing, harping) you can contact me!
No need to be scared, I’ve dropped the form I had and put my email address there instead.
Check it out! (Follow this link to my Contact Me page)
We can also connect through social media:
SoundCloud – Catherine Waithe-Arnold www.soundcloud.com/waithey
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LinkedIn – Catherine Waithe-Arnold www.linkedin.com/in/catherinewaithe-arnold
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Remember I had a gig last Friday? (follow this link for more info) well I filmed it and I thought that I would share the footage with you guys!
I really went for it!
You can also listen to the audio on SoundCloud (follow this link or use the embedded player below)
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#FOOTAGE FROM MY #GIG ! Variety Evening Live @ The Gospel Centre 28/07/17: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyXNhxziFkz88WzbItcG74PS-SAMTH_Lk #freelance #musician #musicteacher #worshipleader #gospel #Christian #singer #songwriter #producer #music #Jesus #woodgreen #London
I have a gig! Sorry for the lateness I was doing my hair lol.
When: Tomorrow! Friday 28th July 2017
Time: 6.30 pm
Where: The Gospel Centre, Wightman Roadd, Harringay Ladder, London N8 0LT http://gospelcentre.co.uk/how_to_find_us.html
Description: A variety evening featuring poets, soloists and contemporary gospel groups. This follows a week of daily community outreach by the Nserve team from 24th – 30th July. Our aim is to reach the unsaved in our community with a particular focus on encouraging the involvement of young people in reaching out and serving.
Okedokey, I expect to see all of you there!