Karine Polwart

Profile:
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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Albums

NEONCD005 Faultlines — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart Faultlines (Album) Neon Records (18) NEONCD005 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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SPIT028 Scribbled In Chalk — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart Scribbled In Chalk (Album) Spit & Polish, Hegri Music SPIT028 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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HEGRICD03 Fairest Floo'er — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart Fairest Floo'er(CD, Album) Hegri Music HEGRICD03 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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HEGRICD04 This Earthly Spell — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart This Earthly Spell (Album) Hegri Music HEGRICD04 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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HEGRICD08P2 Traces — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart Traces (Album) Hegri Music HEGRICD08P2 UK, Europe & US 2012 Sell This Version
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NAVIGATOR094 Songs Of Separation — Karine Polwart Eliza Carthy, Hannah James, Hannah Read, Hazel Askew, Jenn Butterworth, Jenny Hill (6), Karine Polwart, Kate Young (2), Mary Macmaster, Rowan Rheingans Eliza Carthy, Hannah James, Hannah Read, Hazel Askew, Jenn Butterworth, Jenny Hill (6), Karine Polwart, Kate Young (2), Mary Macmaster, Rowan Rheingans - Songs Of Separation (Album) Navigator Records (2) NAVIGATOR094 UK 2016 Sell This Version
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HUD005CD A Pocket Of Wind Resistance — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart With Pippa Murphy Karine Polwart With Pippa Murphy - A Pocket Of Wind Resistance (Album) Hudson Records (4) HUD005CD Europe 2017 Sell This Version
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HUD014LP Laws Of Motion — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart with Steven Polwart & Inge Thomson Karine Polwart with Steven Polwart & Inge Thomson - Laws Of Motion (Album) Hudson Records (4) HUD014LP UK 2018 Sell This Version
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QRLP004, QRCD004 The Lost Words : Spell Songs — Karine Polwart Jackie Morris*, Robert Macfarlane*, Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Kerry Andrew, Rachel Newton, Bethany Porter, Jim Molyneux Jackie Morris*, Robert Macfarlane*, Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Kerry Andrew, Rachel Newton, Bethany Porter, Jim Molyneux - The Lost Words : Spell Songs (Album) Quercus Records QRLP004, QRCD004 UK 2019 Sell This Version
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HEGRICD11 Karine Polwart's Scottish Songbook — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart Karine Polwart's Scottish Songbook (Album) Hegri Music HEGRICD11 UK 2019 Sell This Version
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HUD025LP Still As Your Sleeping — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan (3) Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan (3) - Still As Your Sleeping (Album) Hudson Records (4) HUD025LP UK 2021 Sell This Version
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QRCD005 Spell Songs II: Let The Light In — Karine Polwart Jackie Morris, Robert Macfarlane*, Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter*, Jim Molyneux Jackie Morris, Robert Macfarlane*, Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter*, Jim Molyneux - Spell Songs II: Let The Light In (Album) Quercus Records QRCD005 UK 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

NEONCDS002 Only One Way — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart Only One Way(CD, Single) Neon Records (18) NEONCDS002 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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KARINE 01 The Pulling Through EP 2005 — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart The Pulling Through EP 2005(CD, EP) Hegri Music KARINE 01 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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SPIT029 I'm Gonna Do It All — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart I'm Gonna Do It All(CD, Single) Shoeshine Records SPIT029 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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SPIT 030 Daisy — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart Daisy(CD, Single) Spit & Polish SPIT 030 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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HegriCD05 A Wee Bit Extra — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart A Wee Bit Extra(CD, EP) Proper Records Ltd. HegriCD05 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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Hegri CD07 The Build - Your - Own - Cathedral E.P. — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart The Build - Your - Own - Cathedral E.P.(CD, EP) Hegri Music Hegri CD07 UK 2009 Sell This Version
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none Rivers Run — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart Rivers Run(CDr, Single, Promo) Hegri Music, Proper Records (2) none UK 2009 Sell This Version
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LAUKP1 Evergreen — Karine Polwart Lau (3) vs Karine Polwart Lau (3) vs Karine Polwart - Evergreen (EP) Lau Scotland Ltd LAUKP1 UK 2010 Sell This Version
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DC497, T&F005 Captain Wedderburn's Courtship / The Dowie Dens O Yarrow — Karine Polwart Alasdair Roberts & Karine Polwart / Drew Wright Alasdair Roberts & Karine Polwart / Drew Wright - Captain Wedderburn's Courtship / The Dowie Dens O Yarrow(7", Single) Drag City, Twos & Fews DC497, T&F005 US 2011 Sell This Version
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HEGRICD08RP2 King Of Birds (Radio Edit) — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart King Of Birds (Radio Edit)(CDr, Single, Promo) Hegri Music HEGRICD08RP2 UK 2012 Sell This Version
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none Faultlines — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart & Pippa Murphy Karine Polwart & Pippa Murphy - Faultlines(File, AAC, Single, 256) Hudson Records (4) none UK 2019
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none Go Easy  — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart & Susan Bear Karine Polwart & Susan Bear - Go Easy (File, AAC, Single, 256) Tantrum Records (4) none UK 2022
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none Merry Xmas Everybody — Karine Polwart Karine Polwart Merry Xmas Everybody(CDr, Single, Promo) Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version