Recently crowned BBC Radio 2’s Folk Singer of the Year, Karine Polwart takes the stage with her brother Steven Polwart and Fair Isle multi-instrumentalist Inge Thomson. The talented trio treat us to an eclectic range of folk and roots music. Together they create a powerful and rich yet delicate live sound that’s infused with their years of collaboration. They know each other so well it seems effortless.
Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning songwriter and musician, a theatre maker, storyteller, essayist, and published writer. In 2016, in association with The Royal Lyceum Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival, Karine wrote, musically directed, and performed a sell-out, three-week run of Wind Resistance, her critically acclaimed debut work for theatre which won the 2017 Best Music & Sound Award at the Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland.
New album A Pocket Of Wind Resistance (‘warm, wise, compelling’ The Observer 5*****) written in collaboration with sound-designer Pippa Murphy was selected as BEST ALBUM 2017 by Songlines Magazine and BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction.
Opening the concert is the Jenny Sturgeon Trio. Jenny is a singer-songwriter who brings together the old and the new with rare skills. Joined by Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) on guitar and vocals, and Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie) on fiddle and vocals.