Women in Harmony: Annie Grace, Corrina Hewat and Karine Polwart
Good things come in threes
This article is from 2008.
Three haunting voices, harp, guitar, whistle and pipes, beautifully blended. Annie Grace (pipes/vocals), Corrina Hewat (vocals/harp) and Karine Polwart (guitar/vocals), are three seriously talented musicians in their own right – each with their own solo careers. Their love for traditional Scottish music and innovative harmony led to a performance in 2006, which they thought would be ‘just a brief encounter, now evolved into something we are running a wee bit further, because we are having so much fun’.
The members bring their own influences – country, jazz, African and eastern European music – to the mix. ‘There’s the odd American song in the set, some very contemporary numbers and a few vintage ones, plus a few real surprises with a Scottish folk touch. When we get together we sound – well – a bit like we are! Lilting and lovely sometimes; bolshy and bawdy at others; and both dark and discordant and hopeful and happy!’
Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, 346 1405, 21 Aug, 7.15pm; 22 Aug, 9pm, £12 (£10).