This event is free!

Monorail are thrilled to announce that Karine Polwart will be launching her new album, Karine Polwart’s Scottish Songbook, at Mono on Thursday the 8th of August.

Joining her for a Q&A will be singer-songwriter and broadcaster Roddy Hart. After the chat, Karine will play a short acoustic set and sign copies of her new record, which will be available on the night. This promises to be a really special event and one that we’re really proud to be hosting.

On Karine Polwart’s Scottish Songbook, award-winning songwriter and folk singer Karine Polwart reimagines a clutch of beloved songs that cut across fifty years of Scottish pop. Eighties classics from Deacon Blue, The Waterboys and Big Country sit alongside the stadium balladry of Biffy Clyro, while maverick legend Ivor Cutler rubs shoulders with the electro pop of Chvrches and the immaculate song craft of John Martyn.

Recorded at Chem 19, Karine Polwart’s Scottish Songbook
features regular band mates Steven Polwart and Inge
Thomson, with Graeme Smillie (bass and keys), Calum
McIntyre (kit and percussion) and Louis Abbott of Admiral
Fallow (vocals, guitar & percussion).

Karine says, “To me, these are songs of resilience and
resistance, cries of despair and dreams of something better.
They’re pop songs, but also love songs to people and places
we all recognise. They totally fill my heart up”.

If you can’t make it, you can still order a signed copy of the album on red vinyl LP/CD here:


Doors 7:30pm, evening starts at 8pm.