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…Read more
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.
SOUNDPOST SINGING WEEKEND
A wonderful hands-on weekend dedicated to exploring song and helping you get to know your material and feel confident in performing. There will also be instrumental workshops, talks, sessions and concerts. The tutors will include high profile singers from the folk scene as well as storytellers, folklorists and academics.