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.