Friday 24th Sept. 6pm - 7pm BST (Online)
'One of the finest singer-songwriters in Britain'
- The Guardian
BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year 2018, Karine Polwart is a songwriter, musician, theatre maker, storyteller, and author. She also performs traditional songs and writes to commission for theatre, film, animation, and international thematic collaborative projects. Recent projects include her Scottish Songbook re-imaginings of classic pop and The Lost Words: Spell Songs, a multi-artist response to environmental loss and climate breakdown. She has worked with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Songs of Separation, author James Robertson, documentary film-maker Anthony Baxter, and indie composer RM Hubbert. Her 2016 debut work for theatre, Wind Resistance, a poetic meditation on midwifery, ecology, sanctuary, and solidarity, combining elements of memoir, essay, myth, sound-art and song, won the Best Music and Sound Award at the CATS (Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland) 2017. The accompanying album, A Pocket Of Wind Resistance, written in collaboration with sound designer Pippa Murphy, was selected as Best Album 2017 by both Songlines Magazine and BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, and was nominated for SAY Scottish Album Of The Year.
Photo courtesy of Sandy Butler
Image courtesy of Sandy Butler
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