Karine Polwart

Born 23 December 1970.
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Karine Polwart - Salter's Road

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Karine Polwart (born 23 December 1970) is a Scottish singer-songwriter. She writes and performs music with a strong folk and roots feel, her songs dealing with a variety of issues from alcoholism to genocide. She has been most recognised for her solo career, winning three awards at the BBC Folk Awards in 2005, and was previously a member of Malinky and Battlefield Band.

Polwart is currently a member of The Burns Unit, and collaborated with The Fruit Tree Foundation on its debut album, First Edition.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Traces

    Traces 2012

    Reviewed by Jude Rogers
    An album that will live long, an album to live with, and live in.
  2. Review of This Earthly Spell

    This Earthly Spell 2008

    Reviewed by Chris White
    Polwart is a much more interesting and accessible artist when writing about the...
  3. Review of Scribbled In Chalk

    Scribbled In Chalk 2006

    Reviewed by Chris Long
    Weaving melody around her defiantly delicate timbre, the beautifully crafted tunes are...
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