Carl Stone | Susan Bear | Lomond Campbell
Edinburgh Queen’s Hall. Tickets and info here
Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – Saturday 18th March 2023 with Horse, Finn Anderson & Me for Queen. Tickets and info here x
TAE SUP WI’ A FIFER: ON TOUR – FEBRUARY 2023
James Yorkston presents: Philip Selway / Marjolein Robertson / Rachel Sermanni
Thursday, February 16 @ Eden Court, Inverness tickets
Friday, February 17 @ Mareel, Shetland tickets
Saturday, February 18 @ Eastgate Theatre, Peebles tickets
Sunday, February 19 @ The Byre Theatre, St Andrews tickets
The second week of Tae Write is all organised – and tickets for the live show and the live show stream are now up for sale.
Friday April 29th – Hosted by James Yorkston, featuring Djana Gabrielle, David Latto, Iona Lee, Gaze is Ghost
Tickets for the live show, at Futtle, St Monans’, Fife can be bought here – https://www.futtle.com/events-live-music/james-yorkston-tae-write-wi-a-fifer-8tfp9
And tickets for the live stream can be bought here – https://jamesyorkston.bandcamp.com/merch/tae-write-wi-a-fifer-week-two-djana-gabrielle-david-latto-iona-lee-gaze-is-ghost
Tae Write wi’ a Fifer is the culmination of a week of song writing.
Four songwriters / poets have spent a week together in the East
Neuk of Fife, collaborating and writing new material, with the finished results, plus some old favourites, being performed live at Futtle in St Monans, Fife, and live streamed via Bandcamp. Expect brand news, exclusives, never-befores, never-agains…
Friday April 29th –
With thanks as ever to Creative Scotland
The first week of Tae Write is all organised – and tickets for the live show and the live show stream are now up for sale.
Friday April 1st – Hosted by James Yorkston.
With C Duncan, Catherine Rudie, Faith Eliott and Emily Scott (Modern Studies).
Real life tickets – come and see us play live, at Futtle, just outside St Monans, Fife: www.futtle.com/shop
Online, streaming tickets – Watch from the comfort of your easy chair: https://jamesyorkston.bandcamp.com/merch/tae-write-wi-a-fifer
Four songwriters / poets have spent a week together in the East Neuk of Fife, collaborating and writing new material, with the finished results, plus some old favourites, being performed live at Futtle in St Monans, Fife, and live streamed via Bandcamp. Expect brand news, exclusives, never-befores, never-agains…
Delighted to announce that this year I shall be hosting three song-writing weeks, based here in the East Neuk of Fife.
These weeks have been made possible thanks to the support of Creative Scotland and will be held at three different times of the year, the first being this Spring.
Each week will comprise of four songwriters and poets, living and writing together in a nice wee hoose, with a concert taking place at the end of each week. This concert will be held in a local venue, in front of a small, ticketed audience and will also be live-streamed. Although we will be encouraging the material written during the week to be played at this show, it’s not essential.
Musical collaboration will be encouraged, and each artist will have a day to write with each of the other artists participating that week. There will also a day to rehearse before the show itself.
All participants will have a bedroom to themselves and will be paid at Musician Union daily rates of pay per musician for resident engagements. There is also money available for travel and for childcare costs, should they be needed.
I will be onsite as a writer, accompanist, maker of cups of tea, tour guide.
These song writing weeks are for musicians and poets based in Scotland, or of Scottish heritage but living elsewhere.
We will be following current Government Covid protocol throughout.
Applications are open until 5pm on January 31st and artists will be chosen by a small panel.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
Two links to examples of your previous work – Youtube, Soundcloud etc
A one page CV
A short explanation of why you’d like to work at one of these weeks.
A new run of shows – this time taking in four different venues
Very pleased to announce the following shows –
July 2022 – Gruff Rhys, Salena Godden and Brìghde Chaimbeul
21st Byre Theatre, St Andrews Tickets
22nd Mareel, Shetland Tickets
23rd Eden Court, Inverness Tickets
24th Eastgate, Peebles Tickets
September 2022 – Josie Long, Jeffrey Lewis, Kathryn Joseph
21st – Eden Court, Inverness Tickets
22nd – Mareel, Shetland Tickets
23rd – Byre Theatre, St Andrews Tickets
24th – Peebles Eastgate Tickets
With Djana Gabrielle, Jenny Lindsay, Bell Lungs and Rab Noakes
Episode Three of the on-line Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer series, hosted and programmed by James Yorkston.
One of Scotland’s best-known spoken word performers as well as an independent programmer and promoter of
poetry, live literature and spoken word. Jenny’s film-poem, The Imagined We, won a John Byrne Award for Critical
Thinking in 2020. Jenny’s latest work, This Script, both a print-collection and stage-show, was described as “genius”
by The Scotsman and praised for “calls to find solidarity in division” by The National. Now based in Ayrshire, Jenny is
working on her third collection, All of This is Ordinary, and her debut play, a reimagining of Julia from George Orwell’s
Nineteen Eighty-Four. “Defiant, eloquent, inspiring” (The Scotsman).
A Scottish-Turkish vocalist and instrument collector from Ayrshire. Frequently touring since 2016, Bell Lungs has
performed in 18 countries, conducting 90% of her touring by rail, bus and ferry. Her music takes a freewheeling,
magpie attitude to free improvisation, psychedelia, jazz, noise, drone, ambient and folk, creating subtly shifting sound
worlds reflecting on natural cycles, environmental disaster and the microcosmic aspects of relationships. Outside of
her solo practice, she composes for dance, theatre, and film, and works as a community musician around Scotland.
A Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Stage Winner and one of the “most note-worthy performances” at the 2019 Kintyre
Songwriters’ Festival, Djana is a French-Cameroonian singer-songwriter who has been honing her craft on the
Scottish music scene for a few years now. She released her debut EP, recorded in Glasgow, in late 2015 and toured
around the UK and Europe to promote her music. In 2018, she took on the challenge to write, record and release a
brand-new song each month, which earned her a ‘New & Notable’ feature on the American music platform
Noisetrade. She is now working on her next release.
A Fifer himself, Rab Noakes is no stranger to a Lang Spoon or the Lang Toon. He was raised in Cupar, and has been
performing pretty much all his life, professionally for the past 55 years. The popular song has been a constant
companion and a considerable driving force throughout his 73 years. Rab has toured widely and worked with many
interesting people. He has released over twenty solo albums and contributed to scores of others.
With Inge Thomson, Faith Eliott, Rab Noakes and James Yorkston
Episode 2 of Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer
Like most islanders, Inge finds it easy enough to entertain herself. Daughter of a lighthouse keeper, she grew up poking dead things with sticks to see how they worked, an activity still enjoyed today. She has a great love for the piano keyed accordion. Inge completed her nursing training in 1995, despite not working in this area for many years, she find these skills come in very handy when touring with rowdy bands. The sheer excitement of forging new musical friendships and experiencing that sonic moment when everything aligns is what keeps Inge in this job.
FAITH ELIOTT (FEATURING SUSE BEAR)
Faith (who uses the pronouns they/them) is a songwriter and visual artist currently based in Glasgow. They grew up in Minneapolis and relocated with their family to Scotland aged 13. Faith’s debut LP Impossible Bodies was released to critical acclaim in April 2019. For this performance, Faith is accompanied by Suse Bear, a multi-instrumentalist who has worked with Tuff Love, The Pastels and Pictish Trail, and releases solo under the name Good Dog.
JAMES YORKSTON (FEATURING WITHERED HAND AND KRIS DREVER)
Domino Records have just announced the forthcoming release of James’s new album The Wide, Wide River, his 10th for the respected independent label. In this video he plays one of its standout songs, ‘Struggle’. Throughout his career, James has released a host of critically acclaimed albums both as a solo artist and as part of the collaborative project Yorkston Thorne Khan.
A Fifer himself, Rab Noakes is no stranger to a Lang Spoon or the Lang Toon. He was raised in Cupar, and has been performing pretty much all his life, professionally for the past 55 years. The popular song has been a constant companion and a considerable driving force throughout his 73 years. Rab has toured widely and worked with many interesting people. He has released over twenty solo albums and contributed to scores of others. Here he delivers a song from Do You See The Lights?, his debut LP from 1970, and one from Welcome to Anniversaryville, his most recent full release from 2017.