Master musician James Yorkston presents a club night featuring a selection of today’s finest performers of music. Tonight’s line up is:
Winner of the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, and 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award Scotland’s Brìghde Chaimbeul is making a mark on the global stage. A native Gaelic speaker, her style is rooted in her language and culture, but draws inspiration from a variety of global piping traditions such as from Eastern Europe, Cape Breton and Ireland.
“Simultaneously ancient and modern, profound and direct.” Folk Album of the Month – The Guardian
“Exciting, unusual and gorgeous.” – Songlines
“Pure, vital energy… exceptional playing.”– Folk Radio
Inspired by Mount Paektu, “Seeking New Gods” (2021), the latest solo record from Gruff Rhys, sees the Super Furry Animals frontman mythologize a compelling sonic mountain of his own making. “It’s still a biography of a mountain, but now it’s a Mount Paektu of the mind. You won’t learn much about the real mountain from listening to this record but you will feel something, hopefully.”- Gruff Rhys
Renowned performance poet Salena will read sections from her debut novel Mrs Death, Misses Death, a powerful and darkly funny look at our relationship with race, class and mortality.
“Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spending eternity doing her job and now she seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. Wolf Willeford, a troubled young writer, is well acquainted with death, but until now hadn’t met Death in person – a black, working-class woman who shape-shifts and does her work unseen.”
Salena is known for her electrifying live performances everywhere from literary festivals to the Women’s March and Extinction Rebellion protests in Parliament Square, as well as her regular appearances on radio and tv.
“A fantastically imaginative story about life, death and everything in between” – Idris Elba