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BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year 2018, Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter and musician, as well as theatre-maker, storyteller, spoken-word performer and published 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 seven-times winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including three times for Best Original Song.  

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SCOTTISH SONGBOOK REVIEWS

Some lovely reviews have started to come in for Scottish Songbook which is released on Friday August 2nd!!

OBSERVER ★★★★ : “A personal testimony from Caledonia’s reigning folk queen”

MOJO ★★★★ : “Heart-stopping...Affecting…Beguiling” 

SCOTTISH EXPRESS ★★★★ : “Polwart surprises and

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SCOTTISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Laws of Motion

We  are delighted to announce that Karine, Inge and Steven's album LAWS OF MOTION has made the longlist of the SAY AWARD amongst this incredible bunch of albums.

Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert – Here Lies The Body 
Aidan O’Rourke…

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Next Shows

Apr18

THE LOST WORDS : SPELL SONGS

Barbican Centre, LONDON

Featuring Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Kerry Andrew, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter and Jim Molyneaux

In 2018 Folk by the Oak Festival commissioned Spell Songs, a musical companion piece to The Lost Words by author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris; a celebrated “spell book” rich with poetic rhythms and imagined birdsong that naturally invited a musical response. Spell Songs gathered together eight remarkable musicians whose music engages deeply with landscape and nature, to respond to the creatures, art and language of The Lost Words

Apr19

THE LOST WORDS : SPELL SONGS

St David's Hall, CARDIFF

Featuring Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Kerry Andrew, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter and Jim Molyneaux

In 2018 Folk by the Oak Festival commissioned Spell Songs, a musical companion piece to The Lost Words by author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris; a celebrated “spell book” rich with poetic rhythms and imagined birdsong that naturally invited a musical response. Spell Songs gathered together eight remarkable musicians whose music engages deeply with landscape and nature, to respond to the creatures, art and language of The Lost Words