Went to see Karine Polwart perform at Thekla in Bristol with good friend Alan last night (I’d previously seen her at Greenbelt 2005). Brilliant evening, featuring lots of songs from her wonderful “Scribbled in Chalk” and “Faultlines” CDs. Lovely, warm and quite inspirational woman; she’s got a Masters Degree in Philosophy and a background of working for the Scottish Women’s Aid movement on issues of domestic+child abuse/ children+young people’s rights before quitting her job in 2000 to concentrate on writing and singing her songs.
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