New Release & Tour: Karine Polwart – A Pocket Of Wind Resistance / Labouring & Resting

Karine Polwart has announced details of her new record A Pocket Of Wind Resistance, due for release on November 17th

The album is the musical accompaniment to​ her ​acclaimed self-written, directed & performed theatre production Wind Resistance which debuted at last year’s Edinburgh Festival

The pro​ject​ ​has been​ informed by Karine’s close-hand view of thousands of geese migrating to Fala Flow, a small peat bog by her home ​near Edinburgh. Fascinated by the way the birds take turns within their skeins to create pockets of wind resistance to aid each other’s flight, Polwart​ began​ to consider the ways in which humans depend​ ​on each other – whether we too form skeins of our own​

It’s an idea Karine explores on Labouring And Resting, the first track to be aired from the new album…

Speaking about the album, Karine says; “It’s a meditation on the ways in which we, as humans, protect and care for one another, and for all life, by stepping up, falling back, labouring and resting in our own fashion. In particular, it’s a hymn to mothers and birthing, to the proffering of sanctuary, to the miracle of medicine, and a reminder, a warning, about the consequences of isolating and forgetting”

The five-time winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards is heading out on tour this Autumn, including residencies at Dublin Theatre Festival and at The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh

October 10 – Belfast International Festival, The Mac
October 11 – Belfast International Festival, The Mac
October 12 – Dublin Theatre Festival, Pavilion Theatre
October 13 – Dublin Theatre Festival, Pavilion Theatre
October 14 – (Matinee) – Dublin Theatre Festival, Pavilion Theatre
October 14 – Dublin Theatre Festival, Pavilion Theatre
November 3 – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
November 4 – (Matinee) – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
November 4 – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
November 7 – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
November 8 – (Matinee) – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
November 8 – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
November 9 – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
November 10 – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
November 11 – (Matinee) – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
November 11 – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh