James Yorkston Presents: Tae Sup Wi' A Fifer: Josie Long/Martin and Eliza Carthy/Rachel Newton
Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation.Her eighth solo stand-up show, Something Better, had a sell-out two weeks at the Soho Theatre in London, followed by a two-week run at the Barrow Street Theatre New York. She has been nominated for the coveted Best Show award at the Edinburgh Fringe three times and has won the BBC New Comedy Award. On TV and radio, Josie has appeared on The News Quiz, Just A Minute, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Skins, 8 out of 10 Cats, and Drunk History.
The good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy, join forces to perform songs from their first duo album ever, a new CD of traditional material entitled THE ELEPHANT, released in May 2014 on Topic Records. Martin is a legendary ballad singer and guitarist who has influenced a generations of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, while Eliza has been twice-nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and a multiple-award winner at the BBC Radio Two Folk awards.
Singer and harpist Rachel Newton was named the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year and the Scots Trad Music Award Instrumentalist of the Year 2016. Her third solo album Here's My Heart Come Take It was shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award as one of Scotland's top ten outstanding albums and was described as 'a beauty' in the Observer.