Since 2016 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 have been exploring the crossover worlds of Indian classical, jazz and folk music. They have released three albums worldwide on Domino Records and toured Europe and India, with Rolling Stone calling their 2017 Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars a “game-changing masterpiece”. Their 2020 album Navarasa : NineEmotions was The Guardian newspaper’s “Folk Album of the Year”.

Ever moving forwards, James and Jon have now teamed up with Ranjana Ghatak. Ranjana studied under the guidance of Maestro Pandit Ajoy Chakabarty and is hugely experienced in the classical and devotional Hindustani vocal traditions, as well as being a player of Harmonium and Tanpura.

Expect new pieces exploring the beauty of sacred vocal music, and established work from the first three Yorkston / Thorne / Khan albums, all played with a new flavour and excitement, as the sounds of this new trio are explored.

Harmonium / double bass / tanpura / nyckelharpa / guitar / vocals.

Dominie Hooper

Support comes from special guest Dominie Hooper. Dominie’s songs dissect survival, sexuality, feminism and identity, with an ever-present sense of solidarity and optimism. Her sound draws from English folk, classical music, alt-rock, and avant-garde pop, defying easy categorisation, and pushing at the boundaries of standard folk and singer-songwriter fare.

Dates & Times

Last session: Fri 20 May 2022 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall @ The Met
From £17 (inc fee)

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