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Wednesday 10 August 2016
The Hub

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan is a new collaborative experimental group: Scottish folk singer-songwriter James Yorkston; award-winning New Delhi sarangi player and Indian classical singer Suhail Yusuf Khan; and jazz bassist Jon Thorne, best known for his work with electro band Lamb.

The trio bring together mournful northern lyricism, Indian classicism and jazzy basslines in an indie-folk world music for the 21st century. Their debut album Everything Sacred, released earlier this year, was praised for its brave originality and contemplative spirituality.

Playing guitar, nyckelharpa, Indian sarangi and bass, the trio tackle a wide range of different sounds and songs, from covers of Ivor Cutler and Lal Waterson, through traditional tunes from Scotland and India, through to jazz and devotional singing.

For this performance they are joined by distinctive young Irish singer Lisa O’Neill.

Bravely Original★★★★

The Guardian

There will not be a support act for this event and the advertised start time will be when the concert begins

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Supported through the
Scottish Government's
Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

Supported through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund



James Yorkston

Suhail Yusuf Khan

Jon Thorne

Lisa O'Neill

More information about some of the artists

James Yorkston

Suhail Yusuf Khan

Jon Thorne

Lisa O’Neill

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan | The Guardian

January 13th 2016

Bravely original - ★★★★

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Review by: 

Robin Denselow
The Guardian

Y/T/K | The Scotsman

August 15th 2016

Evident depth of understanding

Review by: 

Roger Cox

The Scotsman

Y/T/K | The Herald

August 11th 2016

Effortless, mesmeric command

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Review by: 

Nicola Meighan

The Herald

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


All tickets: £25 £20

Current discounts

Students : 30% off
Senior citizens : 30% off
Unemployed: 30% off
BECTU, Equity, MU : 30% off
Under 18s: 50% off
Young Scot cardholders : 50% off