Karine Polwart is a Scottish singer, songwriter, composer and essayist. Her songs combine folk influences and myth with themes as diverse as Donald Trump’s corporate megalomania, Charles Darwin’s family life and the complexities of modern parenthood. She sings traditional songs too and writes to commission for theatre, animation and thematic collaborative projects. Karine is four times winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including twice for Best Original Song.
SONGS OF SEPARATION (featuring Karine Polwart)
This gig will see Songs of Separation grow to epic proportions! It includes collaboration with five guest singers from Wales and Ireland, along with special guests from Scotland and England, giving us a 15 piece line up. The concert is billed as ‘Beyond Borders: Songs of Separation and Songs of Unity’. It will be a very special event!
Stanley Odd // Blue Rose Code // Skerryvore// Karine Polwart // Sam Lee and Friends // Miss Irenie Rose // Sultans of String // Zoe Bestel // Bdy_Prts
KARINE POLWART TRIO : Folk At The Hall
FRIDAY EVENING : Manran / Rura / Sam Kelly
SATURDAY : Karine Polwart Trio / Jackie Oates / The Gentle Good / Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar / Luke Jackson / Lucy Ward / Gareth Pearson / Inge Thomson & Fraser Fifield / Talisk
KARINE POLWART SOLO : WIND RESISTANCE
Every autumn, two and a half thousand pink-footed geese fly from Greenland to winter at Fala Flow, a protected peatbog south-east of Edinburgh. From this windy plateau, Karine Polwart surveys the surrounding landscape through history, song, birdlore and personal memoir. Ideas of sanctuary, maternity, goose skeins, Scottish football legend and medieval medicine all take flight, in this compelling combination of story and song.
As a songwriter and singer, Karine Polwart is a multiple winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. She is also a composer for theatre and animation, an essayist, a storyteller and an erstwhile philosophy tutor. She has created Wind Resistance with dramaturgy from David Greig, Artistic Director of The Lyceum.
Director Wils Wilson’s credits include The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart with the National Theatre of Scotland, Praxis Makes Perfect for National Theatre Wales and I Want My Hat Back for the National Theatre of Great Britain.