An evening of folk storytelling

Karine Polwart
Karine Polwart

SCOTTISH singer/ songwriter Karine Polwart will be providing an evening of folk storytelling at the Pavilion Arts Centre on Wednesday October 19, at 7.30pm.

Karine’s work, recognised for its probing intellect and compassionate lyricism, has won two accolades for Best Original Song at the BBC Folk Awards.

All four of her solo albums have proved she’s a singer and a writer able to combine ancient traditions with sharp contemporary observations and an independent sensibility.

Faultlines won Best Album at the 2005 BBC Folk Awards, followed by the more lush and polished Scribbled in Chalk, and then, during a very productive maternity she produced two more extraordinary albums: Fairest Floo’er, a dark and intimate collection of Scottish traditional songs, and This Earthly Spell – a bittersweet collection of original songs (nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 for Singer of the Year and for Best Album).

Tickets for Karine Polwart and Her Band, priced £15.50 and £17.50, are available on 0845 127 2190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.