Karine’s songs with meaning
KARINE Polwart is a passionate, perceptive songwriter who has twice won Best Original Song at the UK Folk Awards. Combining the universality of the folk storytelling tradition with compassionate lyrics she returns to play Banchory’s Woodend Barn from 8pm on Saturday with brother Steven (guitar/vocals) and Inge Thomson (accordion). Karine said: “The most beautiful thing about songs is how they can take on a life and a meaning of their own. I’m constantly moved and inspired by the deeply personal experiences people let me in on as a result of hearing them.” The former children’s rights worker admits most of her songs are an attempt to make sense of the fact that “there are people in this world who don’t think like you do”. She is also a member of collective, The Burns Unit.
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