James Yorkston Presents: Tae Sup Wi' A Fifer: Gruff Rhys/brighde Chaimbeul/james Yorkston
Gruff Rhys is a Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author. Gruff performs solo and with several bands, including Super Furry Animals. His electro-pop outfit Neon Neon’s album Stainless Style was nominated for the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize. He won the 2011 Welsh Music Prize for his album Hotel Shampoo, which was followed up by American Interior in 2014, accompanied by a film, a book and a mobile app. His most recent album Babelsberg was released in 2018.
Brighde Chaimbeul is a Piper/whistle player from the Isle of Skye and the winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2016.
In February 2019, Domino Records released James Yorkston’s 12th solo album – The Route to the Harmonium. James was an integral original member of the much lauded and hugely influential Fence Collective (King Creosote, Pictish Trail, KT Tunstall, Beta Band etc). Throughout his career, James has released a succession of critically-acclaimed albums as both a solo artist and as part of the collaborative project Yorkston Thorne Khan.
“The finest songwriter of his generation” – John Peel