Karine Polwart on folk music

Karine Polwart on the power of folk music

Singer Karine Polwart talks about songwriting, collaboration and why folk music helps her face the world. Scottish folk singer Karine Polwart is best known for crafting songs brimming with political and emotional resonance. Whether it’s Trump, feminism or genocide, there’s no issue she won’t tackle in her music. But for her latest project the six-time […]


Folk opera Hadestown triumphs at Tony Awards

Anaïs Mitchell’s Broadway hit Hadestown has won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Direction of a Musical. A musical that started life as a DIY community project back in 2006 has gone on to scoop eight gongs at this year’s Tony Awards. In a remarkable example of creative evolution, Hadestown, […]