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Karin is a singer/songwriter with some 30 years experience in the Jazz/Blues field. She has sung with numerous bands over the years including After Hours, Riva and Heartland. She also has worked as a session singer with various studio’s. Several years ago after going to a Folk Festival in Dumfries & Galloway, she became enthralled with Folk Music and its diversity. Karin started to experiment with writing Folk Songs and went to many Folk Sessions up and down the country including the wonderful session run by Mike Harding at The Lion in Settle.
Her latest album ‘The Snows They melt the soonest’ in collaboration with Karl Robins (singer/songwriter/multi instrumentalist) has been a huge success and featured in Living Tradition Magazine and played widely by Radio Stations up and down the country.
Karin now devotes her time solely to writing and performing within the Folk genre. She has performed at several of the fantastic Costa Del Folk Festivals in Spain, Portugal and Mallorca, as well as a number of Folk Festivals and Folk clubs in the UK.
She has recently been successful in being offered funding for her latest CD from the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust’s Stories in Stone scheme. Karin has extensively researched the history of the building of the Settle Carlisle Railway to produce a series of songs about the lives of the Navvies and their families who worked on the line. The CD is due out in early May 2019.