About

Hello, I'm Catrina.

I'm a writer, singer-songwriter and DJ based in Cornwall, where I live and work in a tin shed.

My first book The Ribbons Are For Fearlessness is a memoir about busking from Norway to Portugal with my cello. It's published in the UK by Summersdale and in the US by Skyhorse. It's been translated into Spanish, German, Norwegian, Korean and Chinese and made into an Audiobook. It's available to buy in all the usual places or you can get it here.

The Ribbons EP  is a collection of songs I wrote on the road. I recorded it in a granite pigshed near Land's End with the help of Richard Blackborow (frontman of cult eighties band BOB), Stephen Childs (Squeeze/Quantic Soul Orchestra), Lucy Shaw (Squeeze/Oy Va Voy) and Jake Painter (LaRoux/Culture Club). You can download the songs from all the usual places or you can get a limited edition CD here.

The CD and book are also available as a bespoke package, tied with a ribbon (for fearlessness).

A limited edition vinyl of one of the songs from the EP, with a dub by Bristol producer Andy Mac on the back, is released on Stoneking Sevens. It has pretty much sold out, although I might have half a dozen in a cupboard. Get in touch.

My second book, Why I Live in a Shed, is a love letter to the world, inspired by my experience of not being able to afford to live in a house. Information on publication coming soon.

Essays by me about living in a shed are published in Dark Mountain 8: Techne and The Stinging Fly issue 37, Volume 2.

My second album BELAN is a collaboration with Andy Mac. It's a selection of songs about my ongoing existential crisis, recorded in Wales with the help of blackbirds, owls, rivers and rain.

I definitely don't do weddings, but I can sometimes be persuaded to play records for money or good causes or if it's a proper party.

My story has been featured in Vogue, Red, Daily Express, Surfer's Path, and numerous other publications. My songs have been played on NTS and the BBC.