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 Karine Polwart - Faultlines album art Karine Polwart Faultlines (Album) Neon Records (18) NEONCD005 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SPIT028 Karine Polwart - Scribbled In Chalk album art Karine Polwart Scribbled In Chalk (Album) Spit & Polish, Hegri Music SPIT028 UK 2006 Sell This Version
HEGRICD03 Karine Polwart - Fairest Floo'er album art Karine Polwart Fairest Floo'er(CD, Album) Hegri Music HEGRICD03 UK 2007 Sell This Version
HEGRICD04 Karine Polwart - This Earthly Spell album art Karine Polwart This Earthly Spell (Album) Hegri Music HEGRICD04 UK 2008 Sell This Version
HEGRICD08P2 Karine Polwart - Traces album art Karine Polwart Traces (Album) Hegri Music HEGRICD08P2 UK, Europe & US 2012 Sell This Version
NAVIGATOR094 Karine Polwart - Songs Of Separation album art 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
HUD005CD Karine Polwart - A Pocket Of Wind Resistance album art 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
HUD014LP Karine Polwart - Laws Of Motion album art 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
QRLP004, QRCD004 Karine Polwart - The Lost Words : Spell Songs album art 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
HEGRICD11 Karine Polwart - Karine Polwart's Scottish Songbook album art Karine Polwart Karine Polwart's Scottish Songbook (Album) Hegri Music HEGRICD11 UK 2019 Sell This Version
HUD025LP Karine Polwart - Still As Your Sleeping album art Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan (3) Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan (3) - Still As Your Sleeping (Album) Hudson Records (4) HUD025LP UK 2021 Sell This Version
QRCD005 Karine Polwart - Spell Songs II: Let The Light In album art 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

Singles & EPs

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