Karine’s songs with mean­ing

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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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