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Rebellious Truth 2020: Karine Polwart + Mike Vass

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First annual Rebellious Truth lecture with BBC Folk Awards Singer of the Year 2018, Karine Polwart.

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We are delighted to present our first annual Rebellious Truth Lecture in association with the Department of Celtic and Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Through presentation and live performance, the Rebellious Truth Lecture explores the importance of traditional arts and the role of traditional artists of all backgrounds and practices in addressing societal concerns: environment, sustainability, identity, social cohesion, health, understandings of economy, employment, education, and diversity.

Our first speaker is Karine Polwart, folk singer, songwriter and theatre-maker who has used her performance profile to address humanitarian themes through music and carefully articulated spoken and written word. Karine is an ideal speaker for the Rebellious Truth lecture and we are delighted to welcome her ideas to this academic and public platform. The title of Karine’s lecture will be announced in March.

The evening will begin with a performance by School of Scottish Studies Traditional Artist in Residence Mike Vass.

About Karine Polwart

BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year 2018, Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter and musician, as well as theatre-maker, storyteller, spoken-word performer and published essayist. Her songs combine folk influences and myth with themes as diverse as Donald Trump’s corporate megalomania, Charles Darwin’s family life and the complexities of modern parenthood. She sings traditional songs too and writes to commission for theatre, animation and thematic collaborative projects. Karine is seven-times winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including three times for Best Original Song. 

NB If you would like to book for a person with disabilities please contact us via jane-ann@soundhouse.org.uk so we can make sure you are accommodated correctly.

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