Karine Polwart: Wind Resistance
Every autumn, two-and-a-half thousand pink-footed geese fly from Iceland and Greenland to winter at Fala Flow, a protected peat-bog south-east of Edinburgh. From this windy plateau, writer and multi-award-winning singer-songwriter, Karine Polwart, surveys the surrounding landscape through history, birdlore and personal memoir. Ideas of sanctuary, maternity, goose skeins, a Scottish football legend, and medieval medicine all take flight, in this spellbinding alchemy of story and song.
Wind Resistance is an immersive musical essay. A meditation on sanctuary. A moor walker's journal. A personal memoir of maternity. An archaeology of flight science and football, medieval medicine and compassion. It is a magical and emotional tale.
A co-production between Karine Polwart and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Wind Resistance was originally presented in association with Edinburgh International Festival, and supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.
Karine Polwart Wind Resistance image by Laurence Winram