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Friday 4 November 2022, 8pm

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Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan

Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan

Presented by Saffron Hall

Black and white photo of Karine Polwart and Dave Milligan chatting around a piano with overlaid text reading 'Karine & Dave Milligan' that looks like a neon sign.

Karine Polwart, multi-award winning Scottish singer, songwriter and storyteller collaborates with pianist, improviser and composer Dave Milligan for a sumptuously intimate collection of songs.

Their critically lauded 2021 duo album Still As Your Sleeping is deceptively simple, yet devastatingly powerful. "One voice and one piano can hold a lot of space, a lot of feeling", says Polwart. "Some of these songs are brand new, whilst others have been on my tongue for two decades and more”.

It’s an album threaded with images of stillness and flux, leaving and returning and includes the timeless, poignant song of farewell The Parting Glass that was requested by Margaret Atwood to memorialise her husband on her specially curated BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

“Hushed delicate and immense”
- Financial Times on The Parting Glass

“When the storm has blown away
and the night is as still as your sleeping
I’ll pluck out the skelf [splinter] of the moon from the sky
and I’ll give it to you for safekeeping.”
- Travel These Ways Karine Polwart (words and music)


Performance information

Running time

To be confirmed

Booking information


Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

10 for 10

This event is not part of our 10 for 10 scheme.

Programme and performers


  • Karine Polwart vocals
  • Dave Milligan piano

Information for your visit

Friday 4 November 2022, 8pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Additional information


For this event, drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

Booster seats not available

Buggy parking not available

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