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.