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Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan – Come Away In


In October last year, Karine Polwart and Dave Milligan released Still As Your Sleeping. In our album review, Billy Rough described the release as “…a beautifully simple yet enormously absorbing listen. The intimacy between voice and piano utterly beguiles you, drawing you warmly into the duo’s confidence. The pair live close to one another, in Pathhead, a Midlothian village roughly eleven miles south of Edinburgh, and have known each other for several years. Consequently, this trust and familiarity is palpably felt in their music, a tangible bond between the two musicians. As Polwart says, ‘One voice and one piano can hold a lot of space, a lot of feeling.’ On Still As Your Sleeping, this is deeply felt.”

The duo performed a ‘Live to Your Living Room’ live stream from Castlesound Studio after the album’s release. Ahead of their forthcoming May tour dates (see below), the duo are sharing some video edits from that live performance, the first of which, ‘Come Away In’, you can watch below.

You can read our in-depth interview with Karine and Dave here.

Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan Upcoming Live Dates

May 05 EDINBURGH TradfestMay 08 GLASGOW City HallsMay 13 MANCHESTER Halle St Peter’sMay 14 KENDAL Brewery ArtsMay 15 BATH KomediaMay 16 CAMBRIDGE JunctionMay 17 SHEFFIELD Crucible

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You can also catch Karine, along with Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter, Jim Molyneux and Jackie Morris on 9th April as their Spell Songs concert, recorded live at Birmingham Symphony Hall, is streamed online. Tickets and further details are here.

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