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Karin is a singer/songwriter with some 30 years experience in the Jazz/Blues field. 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. She so enjoyed this and the new challenge that she teamed up with Rosie Clegg (Singer/Multi instrumentalist) to perform her own original material and classic Folk covers by various artistes.
In 2015 Karin and Rosie produced an EP entitled ‘Strong in the Broken Places’ which was recorded and produced by Mike Harding who also played Mandolin and Acoustic Bass on several of the tracks. Karin and Rosie have since performed at several Costa Del Folk Festivals in Spain, Majorca and Portugal as well as Folk Clubs such as The Topic, Ulverston Folk & Blues Club, Rhyl Folk Club to name a few as well as Festivals such as Bamfest, Settle Folk Gathering, Dent Folk & Blues, Fleetwood Folk & Blues. Although Karin & Rosie have now gone their separate ways musically, their EP ‘Strong in the Broken Places’ continues to sell well.
Recently Karin has been doing some song writing and recording with Karl Robins. Karl Robins is originally from Leeds in the North of England but now lives in Northumberland in Spittal, near Berwick Upon Tweed. He has been playing for many years in a variety of bands with many different line ups, playing music in the Acoustic Folk/ Folk Rock genre. A songwriter since his late teens, Karl likes to experiment with different rhythms and styles. Plays acoustic and electric guitars, Puerto Rican Cuatro , sings melodies and harmonies. Karin and Karl will be recording a 12 Track CD of Karin’s songs in 2017