A Top of the World album in the current issue (October 2012, #87), Karine Polwart’s Traces is a politically charged and bittersweet album. Recorded as a trio, Karine is joined by her brother Steven Polwart on guitar and Inge Thomson on accordion, with both providing backing vocals.
We recently stumbled across this video of the track ‘We’re All Leaving,’ a poignant imagining of the personal life of Charles Darwin and the ways it may have influenced him as a thinker. Polwart is touring the UK in October, dates for which can be found on her website.
You can hear the track ‘King of Birds’ on the covermount CD with the current issue of Songlines.