Friday 26 February, 2016
“Polwart writes music for social change, with lyrics that articulate their values poetically and succinctly, obliquely and persuasively” - The Guardian
"An unflinching social eye" - The Observer
THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT.
There will be a few tickets for the box pews available on the door – but these have very restricted view
Time – doors 7.30pm, performance 8pm
The Opening Night of BREATHE is the first ever outing for a new song, story and spoken word work-in-progress by acclaimed Scottish songwriter and folk singer Karine Polwart. This intimate, moving and thought-provoking 50-minute piece combines flight science, Celtic and Nordic weather myths and ancient bird lore into a poetic meditation upon empathy, belonging and ecological sustainability. In a night of two halves, Karine will also perform a solo acoustic set of songs that resonate with the festival’s theme of breath and wind.
Karine Polwart is a Scottish singer-songwriter. She writes with a strong folk and roots feel; her songs dealing with a variety of issues from alcoholism to genocide and has been most recognised for her solo career, winning several BBC Folk Awards.