new album : sea star

i have new release for you ‘sea star’ a handful of songs from 2010 ~ 2013sea-star-final-yes

there was a recurring experience of loss over this period, and a growing affinity with the sea at night.

like much of my music, the songs are somewhat spontaneous and track five and seven were entirely improvised.

i recorded ocean sounds inside a sea cave (with response from voice and flute) . . . these sounds are a preview of a larger project i have been working on which i hope to share with you next year.

i recorded the rest at home on my old piano, blue guitar and borrowed ukulele.

listen and navigate waves of loss by the light of the sea star,


love catherine








photograph by danielle madsen


new album out now

the faeries are out on 1st may and so is my second album



a nine song story available on cd and download


like my debut ‘sweetcorn‘ i self-produced ‘lost and found‘ at home:


download from BANDCAMP (player above)

 and receive a rainbow cd tied with a gold ribbon


or click here to buy from iTUNES or AMAZON


the songs are from 2006 ~ 2010:

the first one when i met my love and the last one when we married


i make songs on impulse and they can seem random so when i realised these songs were connected i put them together as one record.


needing specific string sounds, i asked four musical friends to join me:

tom hughes on cello , úna monaghan on harp , angie o’reilly on violin and rohan armstrong on double bass


self-producing ‘lost and found’ taught me a lot ~ it is a document of my skills at the time and an insight into my experience of love / self sacrifice


we have performed it live in the menagerie for belfast music week, and in the lyric theatre for the bounce arts festival


thank you to the arts council of northern ireland who supported the project with an arts and disability ireland award.

hello goodbye

out with the old and in with the new year

catherine hatt

HELLO WEB and good bye 2014


a wonder ful year for my songs and i

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but now to forget it all and make new music in new ways


~ out with the old and in with the new ear


you are most welcome to leaf through pages of this web site ( from the menu ) it took me ages

and there is news coming soon