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Edinburgh International Feastival | Karine Polwart's Scottish Songbook

Leith Theatre , Ferry Road , Edinburgh EH6 4AE​​

Karine will dig into her all-time favourite Scottish pop songs from the past fifty years, and explore the special musical landscape that she grew up in. From childhood memories of her mum’s Donovan and Gerry Rafferty LPs, through her young love of Big Country, Annie Lennox and The Blue Nile, she’ll also revisit maverick innovators like Bert Jansch and John Martyn, and celebrate current bands like Frightened Rabbit and Chvrches. Karine is joined onstage by a brilliant 6-piece band featuring Admiral Fallow’s lead singer and guitarist, Louis Abbott for a joyful evening of Scottish music gems.



CARNEGIE HALL, 7th Ave, New York

Karine Polwart & Kaia Kater This special double bill looks back to Scottish and Canadian roots while creating a progressive and thrilling new brand of music.

Karine Polwart is a multi-award–winning Scottish songwriter, spoken word performer, and essayist. She performs traditional music, as well as her own strikingly original, deeply personal songs.

Kaia Kater was born of African-Caribbean descent in Quebec. Her marvelously original music is influenced by the Canadian folk music of her parents and the years she studied and performed Appalachian music in West Virginia.