About Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer

Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer is a club night hosted and programmed by James Yorkston, originally based at the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy, where it began in 2015. Since then, James has programmed Tae Sups in Edinburgh, Paisley, Peebles, Inverness, Lerwick, Crieff and St. Andrews.

“With Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer, I just try and mix things up, keeping the line-ups interesting, not one particular genre or theme to a night… A lot of the people I ask to play are friends who I’ve known for years, or just people I’ve met on the road whose music has taken to me. It’s a’ braw though, and when programming Tae Sup, I just think Who would I like to see? and work from there…” – James Yorkston

The line-ups thus far have been:

 Tae Sup # 1 ~ Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells / Aidian O’Rourke (Lau) / Sheena Wellington

Tae Sup # 2 ~ Karine Polwart / Dick Gaughan / Lisa O’Neill

Tae Sup # 3 ~ Steve Mason / Richard Dawson / Pip Dylan

Tae Sup # 4 ~ Karine Polwart / James Robertson / James Yorkston (The Spree, Ayr.)

Tae Sup # 5 ~ Martin Carthy / Alexis Taylor / Geoff Hattersely

Tae Sup # 6 ~ Linton Kwesi Johnson / Kathryn Joseph / Randolph’s Leap

Tae Sup # 7 ~ Malcolm Middleton / Viking Moses / Yorkston Thorne Khan

Tae Sup # 8 ~ King Creosote / Kadialy Kouyate / Laura Cannell

Tae Sup # 9 ~ Roddy Woomble / Oliver Coates / Yorkston Thorne Khan

Tae Sup # 10 ~ Lankum (Lynched) / Michael Chapman / Harry Giles

Tae Sup # 11 ~ Martin Simpson / Duke Special / Seamus Fogarty

Tae Sup # 12 ~ The Vaselines / Salena Godden / Marry Waterson & David A Jaycock

Tae Sup # 13 ~ Philip Selway (Radiohead) / David Thomas Broughton / Kathryn Williams

Tae Sup # 14 ~ Scott Hutchison (fRabbit) / Serafina Steer / Alasdair Roberts

Tae Sup # 15 ~ Ian McMillan / Grace Petrie / Withered Hand

Tae Sup # 16 ~ Phill Jupitus / Michael Hurley / Siobhan Wilson

Tae Sup # 17 ~ Carl Stone / Pictish Trail / Thomas McCarthy

Tae Sup # 18 ~ Emma Pollock / Martin Carr (Boo Radleys) / Rachel Sermanni

Tae Sup # 19 ~ Sheena Wellington / Richard Dawson / Lorna Goodison / Jeet Thayil

Tae Sup # 19 ~ Justin Currie / Bigid Mae Power / Nell Ní Chróinín

Tae Sup # 20 ~ Roddy Woomble (Idlewild) / Archie Fisher / Ora Cogan

Tae Sup # 21 ~ Vashti Bunyan / Audiobooks / Michael Pedersen

Tae Sup # 22 ~ Gruff Rhys / Brighde Chaimbeul / James Yorkston

Tae Sup # 23 ~ Josephine Foster / Jenny Lindsay / Adrian Crowley

Tae Sup # 24 ~ Horse McDonald / Daoiri Farrell / Kaviraj Singh

Tae Sup #25 ~ Jane Weaver / Ian Rankin / Callum Easter

Tae Sup # 26 ~ Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) / BELL LUNGS / Gwenifer Raymond

Tae Sup # 27 ~ Hollie McNish / Ye Vagabonds / Nancy Kerr & Luke Daniels

Tae Sup # 28 ~ Josie Long / Özgür Baba / Rachel Newton

Tae Sup at The Queen’s – Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

March 2022 – Burd Ellen / Jamie Sutherland / Withered Hand & Kathryn Williams

April 2022 – Kinbrae & Clare Archibald / Liz Lochead & Andrew Wasylyk / J Wright Presents

December 2022 – Pictish Trail / Martin & Eliza Carthy / Iona Fyfe

March 2023 – Horse / Me for Queen / Finn Anderson

Tae Sup on Tour – Inverness / Shetland / Peebles / St Andrews

February 2023 – Philip Selway / Marjolein Robertson / Rachel Sermanni / Nina Persson

September 2022 – Josie Long / Jeffrey Lewis / Kathryn Joseph

July 2022 – Gruff Rhys / Salena Godden / Brìghde Chaimbeul

Tae Write wi’ a Fifer – Live shows held at Futtle Brewery, St Monans, Fife

April 1st –  C Duncan | Catherine Rudie | Faith Eliott | Emily Scott

Friday April 29th – Djana Gabrielle | David Latto | Iona Lee | Gaze is Ghost.

Oct 14th 2022 – Horse | Finn Anderson | Me for Queen | Andrew Wasylyk

Tae Sup at the Queen’s – Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

23rd March 2022 – Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand | Burd Ellen | Jamie Sutherland

Wed 27th April 2022 – Kinbrae & Clare Archibald  | Liz Lochhead & Andrew Wasylyk | J Wright Presents

Wed 14th Sept 2022 – Pictish Trail | Helena Celle | Junior Brother

Dec 14th 2022 – Alasdair Roberts | Iona Fyfe | Rónán Ó Snodaigh & Myles O Reilly

Sat 18th March 2023 – Horse | Finn Anderson | Me for Queen

Sat 8 Jul 2023 – Carl Stone | Susan Bear | Lomond Campbell

Sat 23 September 2023 – Richard Dawson | Bell Lungs | Juliette Lemoine

Fri 1 Dec 2023 – Philip Selway | James Yorkston & Nina Persson | Marjolein Robertson

A wee bit about James Yorkston:

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James Yorkston is a singer-songwriter and author from the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. Since signing to Domino Records in 2001, James has released a steady flow of highly acclaimed albums, leading to him touring his music worldwide.

James’ 2021 album ‘The Wide, Wide River’ was called “Another fascinating, curious contribution to the Scottish musician’s constantly eddying catalogue” by The Guardian, “A beautiful experience” by Clash and “Another career highlight” by The Scotsman.

The follow up, ‘The Great White Sea Eagle’ features guest Nina Persson (The Cardigans) and was released by Domino in January 2023.

“His teamwork with the Second Hand Orchestra, and especially with Persson, results in some of the most beautiful and moving music he’s made, which is high praise indeed.” – AllMusic.

“On The Great White Sea Eagle, Yorkston shows again that he is a significant 21st century songwriter who has chosen the perfect, if unlikely foil of Nina Persson to help realize his compositions. It’s a beautiful, hand made collection of natural and unforced songs to be treasured.” – Clash

With his Yorkston / Thorne / Khan project, James explores his love of traditional and experimental music, mixing them with Indian Classical music. Y/T/K’s 2020 release, Navarasa, was The Guardian’s Folk Album of the Year.

James’ second novel, ‘The Book of the Gaels’ (Oldcastle Press, 2022) was a Times Newspaper Book of the Month and one of their Historical Fiction Books of the Year.

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