Karine Polwart on Thank You For the Music

  • The List
  • 6 September 2007
Karine Polwart

The songs I'm singing

When choosing eight Scottish songwriters to profile, the BBC Radio Scotland series Thank You For the Music wisely eschewed yer flashier, more tabloid-friendly Tunstalls and Fratellis, focussing instead on low-profile, home-grown indie and folk heroes like Norman Blake and Aberfeldy's Riley Briggs. Borders-based folk queen Karine Polwart, fresh from her glowing, lyrical collaboration with Edwin Morgan on Ballads of the Book, is the perfect person to end to a celebration of the quieter gems of Scottish songwriting.

The programme, which features Polwart playing live and conversing with Janice Forsyth, will be recorded in Glasgow on Mon 10 Sep. Call 0870 4111810 to book a free ticket.

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