Sat 13th May – Lynched – Lankum / Michael Chapman / Harry Giles

Tae Sup wi’ a Fife – Saturday May 13th 2017

Hosted by James Yorkston

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Lynched / Michael Chapman / Harry Giles

Lynched are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar.

‘The most convincing band to come out of Ireland for years!’

5 stars, The Guardian

‘Anarchic, yet connected, rootsy and gutsy… I love their music, it is just so damn good!’ Mike Harding

Michael Chapman is one of the UK’s finest finger picking style guitar players and is part of a continuing musical lineage that includes the likes of John Fahey, Jack Rose, Ralph McTell, John Martyn, Davey Graham & Bert Jansch.  Chapman is still as active as he ever was and his playing is on top form.

‘This is the sound of a real songwriter who’s lived a real life and all that entails’ – Q Magazine

‘The nicotine drawl is more mature and evocative than ever. Settle back with your Jack Daniels and enjoy’ – Record Collector

‘His playing, the stuff he does with guitars and the way that he builds atmosphere, never ceases to amaze me. If this was a sensible world, where talent and originality counted, then it would sell hundreds of thousands of copies and be up for a Mercury Prize’
Review of Americana – Marc Higgins:

Harry Giles – 2009 BBC Scotland slam champion Harry Giles is a writer and performer from Orkney who lives in Leith; their latest book is Tonguit (Freight 2016) was shortlisted for the 2016 Forward Prize for Best First Collection.

As a poet, Harry has toured North America, given feature performances at venues from the Bowery Poetry Club to the Soho Theatre; hosted events at festivals from StAnza to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, won multiple slams including the UK Student Slam (2008), the BBC Scotland Slam (2009), the Glasgow Slam (2010)