Karine Polwart is a Scottish singer, songwriter, composer and essayist. Her songs combine folk influences and myth with themes as diverse as 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 four times winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including twice for Best Original Song.

Karine draws from folk music’s long tradition while keeping pace with the ceaselessly changing times. Her talent for crafting unique, enduring melodies, her gift for saying just enough without overstating her case, the range and dynamism of her arrangements, all come together in songs of powerful contemporary relevance. She also has the purest and most approachable of singing voices, drawing the listener towards her in the same way one might lean towards a late night tale by the fireside.

‘Vivid, intelligent and full of humanity’ Mail On Sunday ****

‘Orchestral yet intimate which perfectly complements Polwart’s intelligently sincere lyrics Songlines *****

This event was due to take place at The Met but due to our refurbishment will now take place at The Elizabethan Suite. For more information please click here

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Last session: Thu 3 Nov 2016 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
The Elizabethan Suite, Bury

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