Karine Polwart ~ Words and Music

Scottish songwriter and musician Karine Polwart curates an evening exclusively for the Birnam Book Festival. The seven-time winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including Folk Singer of the Year in 2018, is also a spoken-word performer, storyteller, theatre-maker and published essayist. Karine will host a one-off solo evening of songs with literary connections, conversation and storytelling. This is a rare opportunity for an intimate audience with a gifted performer who is very much in demand.

“One of our most lyrically striking, and significant, artists.” – The List

TIME: 7:30pm

This concert was made possible in part by Golden Decanters in support of The Woodland Trust Scotland.

About Karine Polwart

BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year 2018, Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter and musician, as well as theatre-maker, storyteller, spoken-word performer and published essayist. Her songs combine folk influences and myth with themes as diverse as Donald Trump’s corporate megalomania, Charles Darwin’s family life and the complexities of modern parenthood. She sings traditional songs too and writes to commission for theatre, animation and thematic collaborative projects. Karine is seven-times winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including three times for Best Original Song.


Karine Polwart
Karine Polwart - Folk Awards 2019
Scottish Album of the Year Award