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BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS NOMINATIONS : BEST ALBUM & FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR

 

Delighted to be nominated twice at this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Me and Pippa Murphy Music are up for Best Album for Pocket of Wind Resistance, alongside the marvellous Eliza Carthy and her gorgeous merry band, the hypnotic reedy dronescapes of Lankum (practically worn this yin oot) & the fine fellows of The Young'uns.


And into the bargain I'm up for Folk Singer of The Year too alongside some of my favourite singing women - sister Scots Julie Fowlis and Siobhan Miller, as well as the clear bell…

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SONGLINES ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2017

 

We are delighted to announce that A Pocket Of Wind Resistance has been selected as one of SONGLINES MAGAZINE's ten favourite albums of the year.

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We are so excited to finally release Karine & Pippa's new album out into the world and give it flight.

The reviews so far have been unanimously lovely :

THE GUARDIAN ★★★★  "This record is an epic, emotional endeavour, and a stunning one, too"

INDEPENDENT ★★★★ "A remarkable work"

FATEA RECORDS "Truly a work of unique vision: sheer poetry, and very compelling listening indeed. An absolute gem"

UNCUT MAGAZINE 7/10  "Polwart's half-spoken, half-sung reflection on life, motherhood and migrating geese

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NEW ALBUM : A POCKET OF WIND RESISTANCE

We are delighted to announce that Karine's new record (released 17.11.17) is now available for pre-order.

A Pocket of Wind Resistance, created alongside sound designer Pippa Murphy, is the studio adaptation of

Karine's award-winning and rave-reviewed 'Wind Resistance' theatre show, which premiered at Edinburgh International Festival in 2016.

 

THE LIST 5*****  An unforgettable, addictive piece that has you rapt at every word & note

THE STAGE 5*****  "A thing of beauty and understanding” 

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WIND RESISTANCE - EDINBURGH LYCEUM RUN - ON SALE NOW

Having performed sell-out runs at Edinburgh International Festival 2016 and Celtic Connections 2017, Karine's award-winning one-woman theatre show, Wind Resistance, returns to The Lyceum for a limited run, but this time on the main stage.

You can buy tickets here.

3 - 11 November 2017 

EVENINGS, 7.30pm 
Tuesday - Saturday 

MATINEES, 2pm 
Wednesdays and Saturdays 

Running Time 
Approximately 1h 45 minutes (including one 20 minute interval)

 

 

 

 

 

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KARINE SHORTLISTED FOR BEST ACTOR IN 'SCOTTISH OSCARS'

 

Karine has been shortlisted for the Best Actor 'Scottish Oscar' in the Sunday Herald Culture Awards for her performance in Wind Resistance.

"Among the big names up for awards are Ewan McGregor, Liz Lochhead James McAvoy, Karen Gillan, Douglas Henshall, Martin Compston, Morven Christie, David Tennant, Ewen Bremner, Karine Polwart, and Shirley Henderson."

 

 

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WIND RESISTANCE THEATRE AWARD

And the winner for BEST MUSIC & SOUND at the CATS (Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland) 2017 goes to.... WIND RESISTANCE!! 

"It goes without saying that Karine Polwart's live score for Wind Resistance was exquisite. The four times winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards is no stranger to acclaim. But what made this show more special still was the audio work done by her whole team. Not only did we enjoy the purity of her singing voice, accompanied by tenor guitar, finger piano and live vocal loops, but

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WIND RESISTANCE SHORTLISTED FOR 4 CATS AWARDS

Karine's highly acclaimed one-woman play 'WIND RESISTANCE' has been shortlisted in an incredible 4 categories in the 2016/17 CATS AWARDS (Critic's Awards for Theatre in Scotland)

BEST NEW PLAY 
BEST PRODUCTION 
BEST DIRECTOR 
BEST MUSIC AND SOUND

Winners will be announced at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, on Sunday 11 June.