BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year 2018, Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter and musician, as well as a theatre maker, storyteller, spoken-word performer and published 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 six-times winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including twice for Best Original Song.  

In association with The Royal Lyceum Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival 2016, Karine wrote, musically directed, and performed Wind Resistance, her critically acclaimed debut work for theatre. A poetic meditation on midwifery, ecology, sanctuary, and solidarity, it combines elements of memoir, essay, myth, sound art and song. Wind Resistance won the BEST MUSIC & SOUND AWARD at the CATS (Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland) 2017 and Karine was also shortlisted for the BEST ACTOR 'Scottish Oscar' in the Sunday Herald Culture Awards.

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LAWS OF MOTION | FIRST REVIEWS

UNCUT 8/10 "Easily her most ambitious record to date. Considered, compassionate and intricate..."

THE OBSERVER ★★★★ "Assured and atmospheric"

THE ARTS DESK ★★★★ "Strong, empathic songs as full and rounded as the globe itself"

THE SKINNY ★★★★…

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TRIO AUTUMN TOUR

Exeter is now sold out and there are only a handful of tickets left at Bristol & Kendal 

SCOTTISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SAY) AWARD | SHORTLIST

A POCKET OF WIND RESISTANCE SHORTLISTED FOR SAY AWARD 2018

We are very chuffed to announce that Karine and Pippa's album has been chosen for the SAY shortlist alongside 9 other great Scottish albums.

Karine also made the shortlist…

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