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. 
 

 

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FALKIRK LIVE! RE–SCHEDULED CONCERT DATE  

We are delighted to announce that Karine Polwart has re-scheduled Sunday’s cancelled concert to take place on Saturday November 19, 7.30pm at The Faw Kirk.

Existing tickets will be valid for the new concert date.
If you are unable to attend and wish a refund, please return your tickets in person to the FCT Box Office at the Falkirk Stadium.
If you bought them in person or received them via the post.
If you bought on-line, please call 01324506850.
If you bought at the Howgate Centre, please return the tickets to…

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FALKIRK LIVE CANCELLATION : OCT 16 

FALKIRK LIVE : Due to illness we are sorry to announce that Karine's solo show at Falkirk this evening is cancelled.  

The concert will be rescheduled, and we will announce the new date asap. Apologies to everyone for the inconvenience.

ASYLUM, CONNECTION  

 A two and a half thousand year old play about asylum-seeking women featuring a 50-piece female choir. A wordless play with more than a hundred local actors. A "Scottish" setting of Shakespeare's "A Winter's Tale". Wow. I am so excited and honoured (and a bit flustered) to be part of the new season at Edinburgh's gorgeous and prestigious Lyceum Theatre under its new artistic director David Greig. My one-woman piece WIND RESISTANCE will find its fully fledged form in August this year as part of a 17-show…

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EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL : WIND RESISTANCE 

Karine has a 17-show run of her new one-woman show at the Edinburgh International Festival.

TICKETS & MORE INFO HERE

6 - 21 August 2016 
Rehearsal Studio - The Lyceum 

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…

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Next Shows

WIND RESISTANCE **LAST FEW TICKETS**

CELTIC CONNECTIONS - TRON THEATRE, 63 Trongate, G1 5HB, GLASGOW

Inspired by the autumn migration of pink-footed geese from Greenland to a peat marsh near her home, Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart’s Wind Resistance - her first foray into theatre - was a sellout hit of 2016’s Edinburgh International Festival. By turns poignant and funny, poetic and thought-provoking, it’s a vividly powerful meditation on such themes as sanctuary, maternity, football, medieval medicine, human fragility and our relationship with nature, as Polwart interweaves traditional and original songs with spoken-word storytelling, framed by Pippa Murphy’s richly evocative sound design. “In the true tradition of folk music, a masterful piece of storytelling. . . poignant, unflinching and beautiful” (Telegraph)

WIND RESISTANCE **LAST FEW TICKETS**

CELTIC CONNECTIONS - TRON THEATRE, 63 Trongate, G1 5HB, GLASGOW

Inspired by the autumn migration of pink-footed geese from Greenland to a peat marsh near her home, Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart’s Wind Resistance - her first foray into theatre - was a sellout hit of 2016’s Edinburgh International Festival. By turns poignant and funny, poetic and thought-provoking, it’s a vividly powerful meditation on such themes as sanctuary, maternity, football, medieval medicine, human fragility and our relationship with nature, as Polwart interweaves traditional and original songs with spoken-word storytelling, framed by Pippa Murphy’s richly evocative sound design. “In the true tradition of folk music, a masterful piece of storytelling. . . poignant, unflinching and beautiful” (Telegraph)

WIND RESISTANCE **LAST FEW TICKETS**

CELTIC CONNECTIONS - TRON THEATRE, 63 Trongate, G1 5HB, GLASGOW

Inspired by the autumn migration of pink-footed geese from Greenland to a peat marsh near her home, Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart’s Wind Resistance - her first foray into theatre - was a sellout hit of 2016’s Edinburgh International Festival. By turns poignant and funny, poetic and thought-provoking, it’s a vividly powerful meditation on such themes as sanctuary, maternity, football, medieval medicine, human fragility and our relationship with nature, as Polwart interweaves traditional and original songs with spoken-word storytelling, framed by Pippa Murphy’s richly evocative sound design. “In the true tradition of folk music, a masterful piece of storytelling. . . poignant, unflinching and beautiful” (Telegraph)

WIND RESISTANCE **SOLD OUT**

CELTIC CONNECTIONS - TRON THEATRE, 63 Trongate, G1 5HB, GLASGOW

Inspired by the autumn migration of pink-footed geese from Greenland to a peat marsh near her home, Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart’s Wind Resistance - her first foray into theatre - was a sellout hit of 2016’s Edinburgh International Festival. By turns poignant and funny, poetic and thought-provoking, it’s a vividly powerful meditation on such themes as sanctuary, maternity, football, medieval medicine, human fragility and our relationship with nature, as Polwart interweaves traditional and original songs with spoken-word storytelling, framed by Pippa Murphy’s richly evocative sound design. “In the true tradition of folk music, a masterful piece of storytelling. . . poignant, unflinching and beautiful” (Telegraph)

WIND RESISTANCE **LAST FEW TICKETS**

CELTIC CONNECTIONS - TRON THEATRE, 63 Trongate, G1 5HB, GLASGOW

Inspired by the autumn migration of pink-footed geese from Greenland to a peat marsh near her home, Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart’s Wind Resistance - her first foray into theatre - was a sellout hit of 2016’s Edinburgh International Festival. By turns poignant and funny, poetic and thought-provoking, it’s a vividly powerful meditation on such themes as sanctuary, maternity, football, medieval medicine, human fragility and our relationship with nature, as Polwart interweaves traditional and original songs with spoken-word storytelling, framed by Pippa Murphy’s richly evocative sound design. “In the true tradition of folk music, a masterful piece of storytelling. . . poignant, unflinching and beautiful” (Telegraph)