TRACES : SUNDAY EXPRESS

By SIMON GAGE
Aug 10, 2012

  
BBC Folk Award winner and sometime member of folk outfit Burns Unit, Karine Polwart knows how to evoke the simplicity and purity of a bygone age with her beautifully crafted songs all delivered with that delicate voice of hers.  

The lyrics are complex and political, delving into history while commenting on the state we’re in right now, while the Celtic tradition rings out loud and clear, not just through the voice but also in the choice of instruments.

There’s plenty here to get right into but if you just appreciate beauty, that’s here in spades.