Karine Polwart

Currently leading her own band and formerly lead singer with Scots-Irish quintet Malinky and a one-time member of Battlefield Band and duo MacAlias, Karine Polwart was on her road to great success when she was voted "Best Scots Singer" at the 2003 Scots Trad Music Awards. She also scooped Best Album, Best Original Song, and the Horizon Award at the 2005 Folk on 2 Awards. Blending passionate stridency with plaintive sensitivity, she has a maturity and breadth of outlook and experience that distinguishes her as one of the most powerful and inventive narrative interpreters of her generation.

The trad music scene benefits from Karine's previous campaigning and policy development experience in her current roles as Vice-Convener of the Traditional Music and Song Association (TMSA) and Scottish representative on the Folk, Roots and Traditional Committee of the Musicians Union.

Karine appears on Battlefield Band's 'Happy Daze' album (Temple Records COMD2085)