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DOI and MEA Tribute to singer Katherine Crowe

Thursday, 13 June 2013

The Tower of Refuge and Pulrose Power Station will be lit up tomorrow night (Friday) to mark the final concert of singer and songwriter Katherine Crowe, who is terminally ill with cancer.

Katherine will take the stage at the Peel Centenary Centre, where she will perform – alongside many of her friends and peers – to what should be a full house.

Katherine, who is married with two children, was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago and she has decided to call time on her live performances in order to spend more time with her family. There are still a few tickets left for the concert, but you’ll need to move fast – either email Kath at or text her on 425368.

To mark the concert, the Manx Electricity Authority has agreed to light up Pulrose Power Station and the Department of Infrastructure will turn the Tower of Refuge ‘pink’ for the night, the colour chosen by Katherine.

Katherine said

‘I was so touched when I heard someone had approached the MEA, and that the Department had in turn agreed to light up the Tower of Refuge. The reaction from everyone in the Isle of Man over the last few years has been incredible. ‘But it’s not just about my battle, it’s about raising awareness of everyone who is fighting cancer and I’d like to thank all those who have supported me, especially my husband, Andy, and children Becky and Jack – dream as if you will live forever and live as if you will die today.’

Minister for Infrastructure David Cretney said:

‘Katherine has been an inspiration to everyone who has had the good fortune to meet her or listen to her perform. She has such an infectious enthusiasm and love of life, and you can’t help but be swept along. The way she has tackled her illness head-on and remained strong, both for her family and herself, is humbling and I’m sure her final concert on Friday night will be an incredibly emotional occasion. ‘Lighting up the Tower of Refuge and Pulrose Power Station for the night as a tribute to Katherine’s courage is only a small gesture in the great scheme of things, but we hope it brings a smile to the faces of Katherine and everyone who knows her.’ 

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