Live Dates

Dec21

KARINE POLWART SOLO

ONLINE ZOOM GIG, LIVE TO YOUR LIVING ROOM

We’re delighted to be welcoming Karine Polwart back for an intimate online solo gig this Midwinter. She’ll share not only her tender songs of land and flight, curiosity and care, but a sheaf of fireside folk tales too.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year 2018, Karine is a multi-award winning Scottish songwriter and musician, as well as a theatre-maker, storyteller, spoken-word performer and children’s author.

Her many collaborative projects include: a duo with pianist Dave Milligan (in December last year, the pair played a gorgeous LYTR set of songs from their album ‘Still As Your Sleeping’); a longstanding trio with brother Steven Polwart and multi-instrumentalist Inge Thomson; her Scottish Songbook re-imaginings of classic Scottish pop; The Lost Words: Spell Songs, a multi-artist response to environmental loss and climate breakdown, in collaboration with visual artist Jackie Morris and writer, Robert Macfarlane; and ‘Wind Resistance’, her peatbog-inspired theatre show for The Royal Lyceum/EIF.

2021 saw both the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra commission new works, in collaboration with sound designer and composer Pippa Murphy, and in the lead up to COP26 Karine wrote ‘Enough is Enough’, a participative piece, commissioned by Oi Musica for massed voices and street bands, and performed by ensembles from Glasgow to London, and Brussels to Accra.

But this is a rare chance to experience Karine’s warm, conversational approach to performance on the darkest of nights. So grab a blanket and a cuppa and cosy in!

Celtic Connections 2023 With hits like 'Passionate Kisses' and 'He Thinks He’ll Keep Her', Mary Chapin Carpenter has won 5 Grammy Awards (with 16 nominations), 2 CMA awards, 2 Academy of Country Music awards and is 1 of only 15 female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has sold over 16 million records. In 2020, Carpenter recorded 2 albums - The Dirt And The Stars, released in August 2020, and One Night Lonely, recorded live without an audience at the legendary Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Virginia during the COVID-19 shut down, and nominated for Best Folk Album at the 64th Grammy Awards in 2022.

Robert Vincent is one of the most acclaimed new voices on the Americana music scene. Born in Crosby Liverpool, his upbringing inculcated him with a very Merseyside culture of storytelling and language. Robert Vincent’s most relevant and ambitious work to date comes in the form of his 2020 release, In this Town You’re Owned, Vincent observes life in both his hometown and the wider world.

Burns&Beyond are proud to present a very special evening of uplifting, highly emotive, euphoric traditional music, showcasing Scotland’s leading female musicians and vocalists.

Glasgow-based Kinnaris Quintet burst onto the music scene in 2017 with a unique sound. They have produced the perfect concoction of remaining faithful to their traditional roots, whilst pushing the boundaries of tradition, bringing it to the forefront of exciting and modern music. Uplifting, fresh, honest and powerful music created on three fiddles, mandolin and guitar.

WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS JULIE FOWLIS & KARINE POLWART

HEN HOOSE (featuring Karine)

St Luke's, GLASGOW

Celtic Connections 2023 Recently dubbed “the most exciting force in Scottish music” by The Skinny, Hen Hoose present an exciting and unpredictable show featuring some of the country’s most talented musicians. Founded by Tamara Schlesinger (aka MALKA), this all-female/non-binary songwriting collective sees an array of artists from across the creative industries working together to produce ground-breaking new music. Featuring more than a dozen stars including Karine Polwart, Emma Pollock, Jayda and Elisabeth Elektra, their first album, Equaliser, has been ecstatically reviewed.

“A stirring argument for the art of collaboration, and a terrific advert for the female and non-binary talent fuelling everything good about Scotland’s alternative scene” ***** (The Skinny)