Yorkston Thorne Khan Ireland Tour Jan'19 (1 Viewer)

In Bloom Agency

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Mar 2, 2016
Yorkston Thorne Khan play throughout Ireland this January,
This will be the trio's last Irish tour for a while with James Yorkston planning a solo album release in 2019,

Catch them on their upcoming tour;
Fri 18th : Kilkenny: John Cleere's Bar & Theatre.
Sat 19th : Limerick: Dolans.
Tues 22nd : Dublin: The Workman's Club.
Thurs 24th : Belfast: The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
Fri 25th : Cork: Coughlan's.
Sat 26th : Waterford: Phil Grimes Pub.

Tickets from https://www.yorkstonthornekhan.com

An experimental collaborative group that includes James Yorkston one of the most “influential singer/songwriters on the Scottish folk scene”, Jon Thorne, best known as jazz double bass player with electro outfit Lamb and Suhail Yusuf Khan, award winning sarangi player and classical singer from New Delhi.

Yorkston Thorne Khan have released two albums on Domino Records, with Rolling Stone calling 2017’s Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars – ‘a game-changing masterpiece’

Yorkston Thorne Khan began life when Suhail Yusuf Khan met James Yorkston backstage at a small festival show in Edinburgh. They got talking about music and their respective instruments and began jamming together there and then. They enjoyed it so much, they decided to take the backstage spontaneity onto the stage that very evening. Suhail and James became firm friends and after this would hook up for shows whenever Suhail was in the UK. Finally, in 2015, they recorded their debut album ‘Everything Sacred’, with James bringing in his buddy Jon Thorne on double bass. “There’s a power in a trio” says Jon – “You can hear yourself internally, of course, and then there’s an ear each for the other two. Perfect”

Since then, YTK have gone on to play GreenMan, Field Day, Sea Change, Edinburgh International Festival, Latitude, Glastonbury and tour in India, Ireland, Spain and the U.K., Germany, Poland, Italy and Denmark

Yorkston Thorne Khan’s debut album ‘Everything Sacred’ was released in January 2016 on Domino Records and received these mighty-fine reviews:

★★★★★ Record Collector ‘New Album of the Month’ “Throughout, this is the sound of three world class talents raising their respective games, as if trying to keep up with each other, creating something far greater even that the sum of their world-class parts.”
★★★★★ fRoots “Joyous, contemplative, playful, euphoric and bleakly beautiful album”
★★★★★★★★ UNCUT “It isn’t easy to pigeon-hole but it could just be one of the albums of the year”
★★★★ MOJO “Spits in the face of normal genre classifications…Enli ghtened and challenging, an Incredible String Band for a brave new world”
★★★★ Songlines “50 years ago the Incredible String Band emerged from the Scottish folk scene to create an extraordinary fusion of folk, acoustic pop and world music that was so singular, idiosyncratic and inimitable that the spirit of it’s magical, wide-eyed wonder has never since been matched. Until now perhaps, for this inspired Yorkston Thorne Khan teaming operates within a similarly eclectic and free-wheeling orbit”
★★★★ The Guardian “Bravely original Indian-folk-jazz fusion”

Their second, ‘Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars’, has been received equally well. Released by Domino on April 7th 2017, it represents a confluence of currents, among them the north Indian sarangi; jazz-tinged bass, reminiscent in places of Danny Thompson; acoustic guitar that owes a debt to Elizabeth Cotton, Dick Gaughan and Mississippi John Hurt; and three very different vocalists. The combination is unusual: YTK’s Everything Sacred, released in 2016, may be the only precedent. Yet while, on paper, the constituent elements might seem disparate, the new album is, if anything, even more coherent than its predecessor.

★★★★★★★★ UNCUT “Not so much fusion as a cross-cultural collision”

★★★★★ fRoots “Brimming with confidence, ideas and musicianship, these Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars are a band of brothers at the top of their collective game”

★★★★★ Soundblab “The rivers of musical currents run deep and pure as Scottish and Indian languages, swap sounds of sorrow with universal understanding”

Songlines – “The fluidity of their interplay has now become almost second nature”

★★★★ MOJO “The sound they conjure up is Heavenly”

★★★★ The Guardian “Improbable trio work wonders again”


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Post of the week winner: 22nd March, 2013
big James Yorkston fan but I'm dubious about this combination. I saw their first gig here and, while I enjoyed it, I'd much rather JY solo. Glad to hear he has something new in the pipeline.

Will still try and make it to this.

In Bloom Agency

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Mar 2, 2016
Waterford show is Sold Out - Down to the last few tickets now for Cork show also.

Some special guests lined up also;

Cleeres Kilkenny on Friday Jan 18th are box player John Fogarty and guitarist/singer songwriter John Hegarty who have come together to form a musical partnership which sees them taking a unique approach to old traditional Irish airs and song as well as performing original pieces as penned by John Hegarty.

Junoir Brother will be special guest on Saturday at Dolans Limerick

& John Francis at The Workmans, Dublin on Jan 22nd.
John is a singer and multi-instrumentalist whose work centres around traditional and folk material from Ireland and further afield. He is a founding member of the band, Skipper's Alley, with whom he has toured extensively throughout Europe and America. John is an active session musician around Dublin and has recorded with artists such as Lankum and Ye Vagabonds.

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