Karine Polwart is a Scottish singer, songwriter, composer and 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 and writes to commission for theatre, animation and thematic collaborative projects. Karine is four times winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including twice for Best Original Song and Best Album for her debut solo album ‘Faultlines’ in 2005. Work has begun on her sixth solo album (due for release later this year) with regular band mates Steve Polwart and Inge Thomson.


Worry Dolls are a London based indie-folk duo who met at Paul McCartney’s School of Music in Liverpool. Described by Bob Harris as ‘a warm and infectious sound’, Worry Dolls’ music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments. Many will have seen them performing at Glastonbury Festival, supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or heard their music played on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.