I’m testing out something new this month, a work in progress, if you’d care to join me for a couple of intimate shows in London and Edinburgh?
I spend so much time talking at gigs that I’ve decided to make something that explicitly combines songs, old stories and spoken word. Wind Resistance has come together with the backing of a beautiful boutique scale festival called “Breathe". It’s a ten-day exploration of wind and air and breath at The Old Church in Hackney (where a wind harp will be installed in the…
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.
Karine Polwart Solo - Wind Resistance
The Opening Night of BREATHE is the first ever outing for a new song, story and spoken word work-in-progress by acclaimed Scottish songwriter and folk singer Karine Polwart. This intimate, moving and thought-provoking 50-minute piece combines flight science, Celtic and Nordic weather myths and ancient bird lore into a poetic meditation upon empathy, belonging and ecological sustainability. In a night of two halves, Karine will also perform a solo acoustic set of songs that resonate with the festival’s theme of breath and wind.Share
Karine Polwart Solo- Wind Resistance *SOLD OUT*
This performance is a rare intimate-scale solo show from Karine. The first half of the night is a sneaky peek at a new song, story and spoken word work-in-progress called Wind Resistance. Taking in the flight science of goose skeins, the wisdom in Celtic and Nordic weather myths and Polwart’s longstanding love of ancient bird lore, this is a poetic meditation upon empathy, belonging and ecological sustainability. The audience will have the option at the end of the night to give some constructive creative feedback over a wee glass of something! In a night of two halves, Karine will also perform a solo acoustic set of old and new songs.Share
Karine Polwart Solo - Day of Song
Day of Song Sat 12 Mar,from 10:30am £15 (daytime workshops only) £22 (daytime workshops and 8pm solo performance by Karine Polwart)
We are delighted that we can bring you a Day of Song once again and this year the main workshop will be led by Karine Polwart.
The format will offer workshops in different styles earlier in the day, before coming together for a workshop with Karine, and ending the afternoon with group and individual performances.Share
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 / TaliskShare