A Pocket Of Wind Resistance

Karine Polwart With Pippa Murphy

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Folk, Scottish Folk
Hudson Records
April 21, 2018

Format: Vinyl (LP)



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Gatefold 2LP vinyl pressing of previously CD and digital only album released in Nov 2017.

A album of the year on Any Decent Music, Songlines, fRoots, The Guardian.

A Pocket Of Wind Resistance, created alongside sound designer Pippa Murphy, is the studio adaptation of Polwart's rave-reviewed 'Wind Resistance' show, which premiered at Edinburgh International Festival in 2016.

Five-time winner at The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (twice for Best Original Song), Karine Polwart is an established songwriter, composer, performer, musical director and producer. She is also an emergent theatre maker and author. Her most recent solo album Traces (produced by Iain Cook of synth-pop band Chvrches) was shortlisted for both the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Album of the Year'. The Guardian chose it as international folk-roots release of 2012. Her debut solo album Faultlines won Best Album at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards back in 2005, following six years of touring internationally as a traditional Scots singer with Malinky and Battlefield Band.

In association with The Royal Lyceum Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival 2016, Karine wrote, musically directed, and performed Wind Resistance, a critically acclaimed debut work for theatre. A poetic meditation on midwifery, ecology, sanctuary, and solidarity, it combines elements of memoir, essay, myth, sound art and song. Wind Resistance won the Best Music & Sound Award at the CATS (Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland) 2017, as well as picking up three other nominations for Best New Play, Best Direction and Best Producer and Karine was also shortlisted for Best Actor 'Scottish Oscar' in the Sunday Herald Culture Awards. Wind Resistance was described by The Telegraph in a 5-star review as "poignant, unflinching and beautiful".

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Key Value
Catalogue number HUD005LP
Barcode 5056032313842
Number of items 2
Imported No
Weight 340g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 302mm x 5mm x 302mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. All on a Summer’s Evening -
2. The Moor Speaks -
3. Lark in the Clear Air  -
4. Labouring and Resting -

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 2

Song Title Time
1. Tyrannic Man’s Dominion -
2. Place To Rest And Mend -
3. A Benediction  -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. Small Consolation -
2. White Old Woman Of The Night  -
3. Sphagnum Mass For A Dead Queen  -
4. Lullaby For A Lost Mother -

Track Listing — Disc 2, Side 2

Song Title Time
1. Remember The Geese -
2. Molly Sime’s Welcome To Salter’s Road  -
3. We Are All Bog Born -