Karine Polwart

Also known as K. Polwart, Polwart
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.karinepolwart.com, http://www.myspace.com/karinepolwart

Discography of Karine Polwart:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Daisy 3 Audio 2006 Spit & Polish
2 This Earthly Spell 10 Audio 2008-03-07 Proper Records Ltd.
3 Evergreen 5 Audio 2010-04-00 Lau Scotland LTD
4 Captain Wedderburn's Courtship / The Dowie Dens O Yarrow 2 Audio 2011 Drag City
5 Traces 10 Audio 2012-08-31 Hegri Music
6 Fairest Floo'er 9 Audio 2007 Hegri Music
7 The Build - Your - Own - Cathedral E.P. 5 Audio 2009 Hegri Music
8 Rivers Run 3 Audio 2009-01-26 Proper Records Ltd.
9 King Of Birds (Radio Edit) 3 Audio Hegri Music
10 Faultlines 11 Audio 2003 NEON Records
11 A Wee Bit Extra 8 Audio 2008 Proper Records Ltd.
12 Traces 10 Audio 2013 Borealis Records

Scots songwriter Karine Polwart combines the economy and universality of the folk storytelling tradition with a probing intellect and compassionate lyricism. Twice winner of "Best Original Song" at the UK-wide BBC Folk Awards.

A former children's rights worker, Karine allows images, narratives, questions and wry comic asides to do much of her work. She tries never to say too much.

She holds a Masters degree in philosophy.

Over the past few years, Karine has notched up a string of musical collaborations with alt folk balladeer King Creosote, Indo-Caledonian Future Pilot AKA, Chris Wood, Idlewild front man Roddy Woomble, bluegrass artist Tim O'Brien and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Following her debut album "Faultlines", which won Best Album at the 2005 BBC Folk Awards, and the 2006 successor "Scribbled in Chalk", Karine took time out to give birth to her son in 2007.

She then recorded two albums for release on her own micro label, hegri music.

Meantime, Polwart collaborates with friends Annie Grace (vocals, whistle) and Corrina Hewat (vocals,harp) in a vocal harmony project Grace Hewat Polwart combining traditional and original songs. She's also one eighth of new Scots-Canadian band collective The Burns Unit.

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