Yorkston Thorne Khan are songwriter James Yorkston (guitar, nyckelharpa, voice), jazz musician Jon Thorne (double bass, voice) and 8th generation sarangi player and vocalist Suhail Yusuf Khan.

Meeting by chance backstage in 2015 and playing together ever since, Yorkston Thorne Khan’s musical explorations are well-informed by their rich musical heritage but never reverential, preferring to run with an energy and fun that pushes them to new ground, Rolling Stone calling their Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars album “a game changing masterpiece”.

The trio are touring the UK in early 2020 in support of their third album, Navarasa: Nine Emotions, tackling Robert Burns and Sufi poetry via Dick Gaughan and Amīr Khusrow Dehlavī, traditional Scottish songs, ragas and their own spidery compositions.

YTK have toured substantially around Europe and India, and as both the jazz and the Indian classical music worlds are renowned for their improvisation, it’s no surprise that they continue to tease the set structures of their material throughout, leaving every performance fresh and inspired.

Dates & Times

Last session: Fri 13 Mar 2020 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall @ The Met
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“A ground-breaking vision...often breathtaking in its scope...an album that is somewhat visionary.”


“The album as a whole achieves a kind of serenity that is certainly spiritual but is somehow completely secular and entirely inclusive… original, exciting and wholly unique”

Folk Radio

“A rollercoaster of vibrancy”

The Skinny

Yorkston Thorne Khan

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