about karine polwart

faqs

Where can I find scores or chords for your songs?

There are some guitar tabs and scores available to download over at our online shop. Some are free and some are available for a token charge that covers the cost in notating them. Me and my team (I mean my brother Steven), will try to update these on an ongoing basis during 2010. But we have only what's there at the moment folks and can't help with additional scores or tailored scores on demand right now. Sorry.

What guitar tunings do you use? And what kind of guitar?

Mostly DADGAD, sometimes Open G (DGDGBD) and Open D (DADFshAD) and sometimes even standard tuning! There's info on tunings and tab for particular songs here. I play a Martin 000018 most of the time. The wee 4-string instrument is a tenor guitar.

What's that squeezy harmonium type thing you play on your lap? And how can I get one?

It's a lovely M1 shruti box in the key of C. And you can find out more about them here.

Do you have any plans to gig or tour in ..?

The best way to keep in touch about where I'm playing is to join my mailing list. In 2011 I hope to tour in Canada as well as the UK (and will be releasing my albums over there too). Meantime do feel free to post ideas for venues you'd like me to play on the guestbook. Thanks.

Can I have permission to record one of your songs?

I'm always delighted to know if you're covering one of my songs (songs are for singing!) However, I publish all of my songs through a third party. This means that, whilst I can give you my blessing (and do), if you think you need legal or formal approval, then you should contact a company called Bay Songs Ltd via iq@iqmusic.co.uk. That covers all solo recorded songs. Contact this site directly for songs recorded elsewhere.

Where can I hear more of your band member Inge Thomson?

Inge has her own website and a gorgeous CD called "Shipwrecks and Static".

Can I send you my CD and/or support you on one of your dates?

I will be on maternity leave for most of 2010 so the next round of touring won't happen until 2011. As a result, the chances of me being able to listen to and appreciate your music right now are about as high as my chances of doing up my own shoelaces before too long. But good luck meantime. 

Can you give me any advice about how to make it on the music scene?

I will be adding a 'Resources for Musicians' section to my site soon. Unfortunately, I'm unable to respond to individual requests for advice right now. Check out The Musicians Union. Good luck. Please note that the only business people I recommend working with are those mentioned in the links page of my site. If someone ever tells you they used to work with me ask yourself why they don't anymore?
gigs

30th Aug 2014
HADDINGTON - TRAD ON THE TYNE
Trad on the Tyne Haddington East Lothian
WEB: www.tradonthetyne.com

2nd Oct 2014
BURY - THE MET
The Met Market Street Bury Greater Manchester BL9 0BW
PHONE: 0161 761 2216
WEB: themet.biz/event/karine+polwart/2063/

3rd Oct 2014
GATESHEAD OLD TOWN HALL
GATESHEAD Old Town Hall West Street 
Gateshead 
NE8 1HE
WEB: http://www.sagegateshead.com/event/karine-polwart31782/

4th Oct 2014
PEEBLES EASTGATE THEATRE
Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre Eastgate Peebles EH45 8AD
PHONE: 01721 725 777
WEB: www.eastgatearts.com/calendar/karine-polwart

5th Oct 2014
SETTLE VICTORIA HALL
Victoria Hall Kirkgate Settle North Yorkshire BD24 9DZ
PHONE: 01729 825 718
WEB: www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk

15th Oct 2014
SOUTH PETHERTON - THE DAVID HALL
The David Hall Roundwell Street South Petherton TA13 5AE
WEB: www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/

16th Oct 2014
LONDON CECIL SHARP HOUSE
Cecil Sharp House 2 Regent's Park Road London
WEB: www.cecilsharphouse.org/component/content/article/21-shared/shared-events/1321-karine-polwart

17th Oct 2014
HAILSHAM PAVILLION
HAILSHAM Pavilion George Street Hailsham BN27 1AE
WEB: http://spyboy.co.uk

18th Oct 2014
OXFORD WESLEY MEMORIAL CHURCH
Wesley Memorial Church New Inn Hall Street Oxford OX1 2DH
WEB: www.wesleymem.org.uk/welcome.htm

19th Oct 2014
NEW BRIGHTON FLORAL PAVILION
Floral Pavilion Marine Promenade New Brighton Wirral CH45 2JS
PHONE: 0151 666 0000
WEB: www.floralpavilion.com/

20th Oct 2014
PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE
Paisley Arts Centre New Street Paisley PA1 1EZ
PHONE: 0300 300 1210
WEB: https://boxoffice.renfrewshire.gov.uk/peo/show.asp

29th Nov 2014
GERMANY - KULTURHAUS LUDENSCHEID
Kulturhaus Lüdenscheid Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße 9 58511 Ludenscheid GERMANY
PHONE: 02351 171299
WEB: www.folkpack.de

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