A multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter, folk singer,
composer, theatre-maker and author.
‘One of the finest singer-songwriters in Britain’
The Guardian ★★★★★
Recent projects include her Scottish Songbook re-imaginings of classic Scottish pop; The Lost Words: Spell Songs, a multi-artist response to environmental loss and climate breakdown; and Wind Resistance, her
peatbog-inspired theatre show for The Royal Lyceum/EIF.
She has worked previously with the BBC SSO, author James Robertson,
documentary-maker Anthony Baxter, and indie composer RM Hubbert.
2021 saw both the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra commission new works, in collaboration with sound designer/composer Pippa Murphy, and in the lead up to COP26 Karine wrote “Enough is Enough”, a participative piece, commissioned by Oi Musica for massed voices &
street bands, and performed by
ensembles from Glasgow to London,
and Brussels to Accra.