1. Karine Polwart on Better Days

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    from Doug Lang / Added

    Two songs performed by Karine Polwart on my Better Days radio show, 17 July 2014. The first song is 'Crow On The Cradle', written by Sydney Carter, the second a song Karine wrote for her first-born, Arlo, called 'Rivers Run'.

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    • 'Sea Front' trailer

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      When you put your ear to a shell what do you hear? Connected by the sea between them, soldiers, friends, musicians fighting in the trenches in WWI reach out to those battling back home. With score by Karine Polwart. To see how the film was made: clairelamond.wordpress.com/ Made in collaboration with Fife Cultural Trust and funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.

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      • The Great Tapestry of Scotland

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        This film carries some of the tapestries of Scotland. The tapestries are overlayed upon this 1724 inscription on the ruin of Mavisbank House: And may God grant that you change and grow old either never or late. May the decay of great age be restored intact, so that the older you become, the more beautifully you may shine! The background music, without permission is Karine Polwart: (1) King of Birds (2) Hole in the heart This film is dedicated to Alexander McCall Smith and James Clerk Maxwell.

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        • Sea Changes, part 1 featuring Karine Polwart

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          Part 1 of a film about Cape Farewell's Northern Isles expedition, on board the Swan LK243. The Swan is a traditional Shetland fishing sail boat, restored and operated by a community based trust in Shetland http://www.swantrust.com/. She is a truly beautiful boat. The film features two songs performed on board the Swan by Karine Polwart. Her extraordinary performance speaks for itself. Both songs are recorded live and reproduced without any additional production. The expedition, took place in August 2013, and was part of Cape Farewell's Sea Change project, http://www.capefarewell.com/seachange. It was curated by Ruth Little, who intuitively gathered an amazing group of innovative and inquiring people who together shared the Swan's "compact" living space and explored Orkney's extraordinary open landscapes, astonishing history and renewable futures. The Swan was expertly sailed by her skipper Richard and his crew Iain, Scott and Ailish, a big thank you to all four of them for looking after us so well. And thanks to all the people we visited in Orkney who took us into their homes and their places of work to give us a privileged "behind the scenes" view of their very special islands.

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          • Karine Polwart : Two from Faultlines

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            Two songs from Karine Polwart's brilliant solo debut album 'Faultlines', including the title song and the BBC Folk Awards song of the year, 'The Sun's Coming Over The Hill'.

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            • Karine Polwart : Waterlily (live)

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              Karine Polwart introduces and sings 'Waterlily' in a live performance.

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              • "Freedom Come All Ye" performed by Karine Polwart in The Italian Chapel, Orkney August 2013.

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                In August 2013 members of Cape Farewell's "Sea Change" project explored the landscapes, history and future of the Orkneys whilst sailing on board The Swan, a beautifully restored Shetland Fifie. The group consisting of artists, musicians, writers, scientists and filmmakers visited sites across the islands. On Friday 23rd August they arrived at the Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm. The story behind the chapel is a testament to the power of faith, creativity, and peaceful reconciliation In 1942, more than 1300 Italian prisoners of war were captured in North Africa and taken to Orkney, where they remained until early 1945. 550 were taken to Camp 60, where they were put to work building the Churchill Barriers, four causeways created to block access to Scapa Flow. In 1943, Major T P Buckland, the Camp 60's new commandant, and Father Giacombazzi, the Camp's priest agreed that a place of worship was required. Two Nissen huts were joined together to form a makeshift chapel. The prisoners, under the leadership of prisoner Domenico Chiocchetti, did all of the work to transform a simple corrugated iron structure into a work of beauty. The chapel was lined with plasterwork and an altar was made out of concrete. Chiocchetti painted the sanctuary end of the chapel. The beauty that he created led to the prisoners decorating the entire interior and creating a front facade out of concrete that concealed the shape of the hut and made the building look like a church. Since the prisoners' departure, several residents of Camp 60, including Chiocchetti, have made return visits to the chapel they created. In 1996 a declaration was jointly signed by officials in Orkney and Chiocchetti's hometown of Moena, reinforcing the ties between the two places. The building has been lovingly preserved and is still used as a chapel. During the group's visit, Karine Polwart gave this powerful solo performance of the anthemic "Freedom Come All Ye". The song was written in 1960 by Hamish Henderson, a passionate proponent of peace and international cooperation. Henderson was a leader of the post war Folk revival, and founder of The People's Festival (the forerunner of the Edinburgh Fringe) he was also a fluent Italian speaker. Thanks to all present, the sailors on the beautiful Swan, and Creative Scotland.....without whom none of us would have been there!

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                • All That Glisters Trailer

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                  The trailer to my new film 'All That Glisters' based on Anne Donovan's wonderful short story by the same name. Synopsis: As Clare moves from childhood, she strives to create a personal way of dealing with her Dad’s illness from asbestosis. With music by my talented pal Karine Polwart played by herself, Steven Polwart, Leila Dunne and Sarah Hayes. The voices in the trailer are by Anna Cowen and David McKay and the film also features Mairi-Clare McKinlay and Susan McClure.

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                  • P I N D E R

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                    from Chris Dooks / Added

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                    The footage comes from material donated by The Pinder family - Scottish Fairground Travelers who are one of the oldest circus families in Scotland. The material was an extension of work I did in 2009 comissioned by Market Gallery Glasgow and An Tobar Gallery, Mull and similar material forms the bulk of the Mull Show, which opens at An Tobar in March 2010.

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                    • Commercial & Effects Showreel

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                      Sabine Klaus Creation Editor Video Director & Editor Strathmore Water Charlie Miller Scottish Book Trust Queenshall Historic Scotland Company Chameleon Midori

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