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Karine Polwart

Capture Caledonia - The Tracks That Take Us Back

Karine Polwart joins Ewan Petrie for this weeks episode of "The Tracks That Take Us Back". Karine is a multi-award winning songwriter and musician, as well as a theatre maker, storyteller, spoken word performer and author. Prior to her music career, Karine gained a first class honours degree in Philosophy from the University of Dundee and spent her early adult life working for the Scottish Women's Aid Movement. Fortunately for us, Karine decided to pursue music full time in 2000 as the lead singer of the highly successful Scottish band "Malinky". The release of her debut solo album "Faultlines" soon followed and helped propel Karine's career to new heights, winning 3 awards at the 2005 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Numerous career highlights have since followed, helping to cement Karine's place as one of the finest singer/songwriters on the folk music scene.  Listen as Karine allows us to walk in her footsteps through her wonderful recollections of dear memories and stories from her life and career to date. From discussing the genius of the "Bard of Dundee" Michael Marra to reliving moments from her childhood of growing up near Banknock in Stirlingshire, Karine will take you on a trip down memory lane with her choices on "The Tracks That Take Us Back". 


12 Mar 2021

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Hebridean Dark Skies Festival Campfire Conversations

Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart has long been fascinated by astronomy. At the 2020 Hebridean Dark Skies Festival she performed The Only Light Was Stars, a ‘work in progress’ version of a new show inspired by supernovas, in front of an audience for the first time. One year on, we catch up with Karine and talk astronomy, art, UFOs, drunken elks, nuclear power, jam cupboards, and staying creative in lockdown – among other things. The episode is hosted by Hebridean Dark Skies Festival programmer Andrew Eaton-Lewis.  The sound was mixed by Hamish Brown. Campfire Conversations is presented in association with The Scotsman. To find out more about the Hebridean Dark Skies Festival, visit www.lanntair.com/darkskies.


15 Jan 2021

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Favourite podcast moments of 2020 including Frank Gardner and Karine Polwart, stone circles and some Shetland mythology

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Favourite podcast moments of 2020, stone circles and some Shetland mythology

1hr 16mins

2 Jan 2021

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#69 - Karine Polwart

Greatest Music of All Time

Karine Polwart chats to Tom over Zoom from Scotland about becoming a professional musician at a relatively late stage after a career as a social worker. She breaks down her way of writing songs, recalls her time as the lead singer of Malinky and talks about her appearance on NPR's Tiny Desk. This episode is brought to you by Lumie, the original inventors of wake-up lights, whose Bodyclock Luxe 750DAB wake-up light mimics a natural sunrise and sunset. Shown to improve quality of sleep and to boost productivity in clinical trials, this remarkable device also features high quality audio with DAB+ radio, Bluetooth speakers, USB port and a selection of over 20 sleep/wake sounds. The Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750DAB can transform the way you start and end your day, especially if you struggle to wake up in the morning and/or get to sleep at night - it certainly did for me. Go to lumie.com to find out more. 


19 Sep 2020

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Singer and songwriter Karine Polwart describes being involved in the Lost Words Spell Songs project.

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Mark Stephen and Helen Needham with part 2 of their chat with Karine Polwart.


8 Sep 2020

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Singer and songwriter Karine Polwart shares some of her favourite places in nature which have inspired her music making.

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Part 1 of the chat Karine had with Mark Stephen and Helen Needham.


2 Sep 2020

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Sound Unbound with Karine Polwart

Nothing Concrete

In this week’s episode of Sound Unbound, Josie Long introduces folk musician, Karine Polwart, as she speaks about the storytelling traditions of folk music and the importance of place and landscape encapsulated in Peter Maxwell Davies’ Farewell to Stromness, an unlikely protest song against a proposed uranium mine in Orkney. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify or wherever you find your podcasts. Sound Unbound is a music series in which Josie Long talks to creative minds about the music that moves them, with some help from conductor Ben Gernon. Read the transcript: https://bit.ly/32B3HlQSound Unbound is produced by Freya Hellier for Loftus Media. The assistant producer is Alex Quinn.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


12 Feb 2020

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Every Dream Begins with a Dreamer / with Karine Polwart

Brave Your Day

Karine Polwart is an international award-winning singer-songwriter. Previously, she worked for Glasgow Women's Aid in a pioneering role - supporting young people by helping them tell their story. In this episode, Karine shares inspiring stories from her time working in the charitable sector and now in the music industry. Karine's website: https://www.karinepolwart.com Listen to Karine's music on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5WS3dnCZR6MuN6m3dTMuwF?si=vaPbPfcjRO-XtZBmMIGoFA For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit: www.thebiglight.com/braveyourday See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


5 Feb 2020

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Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast No 180 featuring Karine Polwart, Session A9, Iona Fyfe, Kinnaris Quintet and many more

Foot Stompin Free Scottish Music Podcast

The Foot Stompin' Free Scottish Music Podcast is back in 2020 with our new year podcast featuring fabulous Scottish trad music. Podcast 180 includes Karine Polwart, Kinnaris Quintet, Session A9, Iona Fyfe and many more! If you enjoy this podcast please consider supporting our Patreon www.patreon.com/handsupfortrad Scribbled in Chalk by Karine Polwart Track - I’m Gonna Do It All https://karinepolwart.bandcamp.com/album/scribbled-in-chalk Session A9 Track - Miller of Dron https://www.facebook.com/sessiona9/ Dark Turn of Mind by Iona Fyfe Track - If I Go, I'm Goin https://ionafyfe.bandcamp.com Free One by Kinnaris Quintet Track - Toria's 50th https://kinnarisquintet.bandcamp.com/album/free-one Slat à Coille by Angus G MacLeod Track - 'S I a' Ghàidhlig mo roghainn https://www.gaelicmusic.com/album.php?SKU=SKYECD59 Frenzy of the Meeting by Breabach  Track - The Oban Ball https://breabach.bandcamp.com Face the Fall by Arcade - Adam Holmes & Heidi Talbot Track - Face the Fall https://arcadescotland.bandcamp.com/album/face-the-fall Snap and Roll by Clare McLaughlin and Marianne Campbell Track - Tambo's https://music.apple.com/gb/album/snap-and-roll/440432528 Story Song Scientists by Megan Henwood & Findlay Napier Track - Wild Wild Country https://meganhenwoodfindlaynapier.bandcamp.com Belvedere by Benedict Morris https://benedictmorris.bandcamp.com Subscribe to our Hands Up for Trad YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/handsupfortrad More about Hands Up for Trad: http://www.handsupfortrad.scot http://www.scotpodcast.com https://facebook.com/handsupfortrad http://www.twitter.com/handsupfortrad http://www.instagram.com/handsupfortrad https://soundcloud.com/handsupfortrad


6 Jan 2020

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#36 The Eves, King of Birds, Folda, Swim School, Kier Gibson, Spyres, 100 Fables, Wrest, One Nine, Karine Polwart, There Will Be Fireworks

Offgrid Sounds Podcast

The gang are back for our Christmas Special featuring the bands and artists we have enjoyed through 2019. Tracks fromThe Eves, King of Birds, Folda, Swim School, Kier Gibson, Spyres, 100 Fables, Wrest, One Nine, Karine Polwart, There Will Be Fireworks. We also talk about our favourites of 2019 and the TRNSMT festival line up announcements

1hr 34mins

21 Dec 2019