Karine Polwart - Light Beyond The Window

Sat 25 May at 7:30pm Corn Exchange, Haddington Haddstock in partnership with The Brunton

Multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter, folk singer and storyteller, headlines at Haddstock.

Event Description

Support band: Gaze Is Ghost.

Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter, folk singer and storyteller. Her songs evoke a richness of place, hidden histories, scientific curiosity and folklore. Trees and rocks speak. Birds flit in and out of vision. She conjures the beauty and the magic, the sorrow and complexity of the corner of her eye, with lyricism and tenderness.

This is a rare chance to enjoy Karine in intimate, conversational solo performance. Expect a clutch of new songs and wonder tales, and an evening suffused with light.

"Long established as a glorious singer, enquiring songwriter and enlightened mind" MOJO ****

"There are few songwriters sharper" Financial Times ****

Gaze is Ghost is the pseudonym of Irish composer and singer-songwriter Laura McGarrigle. Her influences are far reaching, ranging from Joanna Newsom and Julia Holter to Stravinsky and Talk Talk. She has supported acts such as Joan as Policewoman, Kathryn Joseph, SOAK and Holly McNish. 

“...full of inventive swells and twists of sound which grab the attention, as does her voice; she moves from low to high notes with effortless grace." For Folks Sake

This event is part of Haddstock Music and Arts Festival taking place 24-26 May 2004, bringing Haddington's venues and streets to life with music, arts, activities and workshops. The majority of community and family events are free.

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Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Venue & Accessibility

This event will be held at Corn Exchange Court Street, Haddington, EH41 3DS

  • The Corn Exchange has recently been refurbished and we have added a technical infrastructure for the stage, sound and lighting especially for live performances.
  • A selection of interval refreshments are available, and the town has several restaurants and bars.
  • Located on Court Street, the main road through Haddington, there is free parking at the rear of the building.
  • Access into the building is level, with accessible toilets inside.

If you have any access needs or will require assistance from our team during your visit, please contact the box office on 0131 653 5245 / .




£22 (£20) £16 Under 18

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