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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SCOTS TRAD MUSIC AWARDS 

"Traces" is nominated for Best Album at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2012, held in Fort William on December 8th.

TRACES : SAY AWARD SHORTLISTED 

HERALD SCOTLAND Friday 31 May 2013


The shortlist for the Scottish Album of the Year.
By Nicola Meighan


The shortlist for this year's Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award was announced at Glasgow's CCA last night, and its inclusion of wide-ranging acts – like folk poet Karine Polwart, hip-hop activists Stanley Odd, exotic pop voyagers Django Django and flamenco punk heartbreaker RM Hubbert – speaks volumes about the diversity, breadth and vitality of our contemporary Scottish music landscape.

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Jun18

SOUNDPOST SINGING WEEKEND

Dungworth Village Hall, Nr Sheffield

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.