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International Festival Portraits | James Yorkston

International Festival Portraits | James Yorkston

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In this International Festival Portrait, musician James Yorkston talks about his first gig, and the extraordinary joy and privilege of being able to make music.

Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its highest. Live in fragments no longer.

E.M. Forster, Howards End


James Yorkston was performing with Yorkston/Thorne/Khan at the 2016 International Festival. 

The International Festival Portraits are a series of interviews with actors, choreographers, musicians, conductors, writers and directors talking about the art that they love.

The 2016 International Festival Portraits feature Alan CummingBarry HumphriesCrystal PiteJames YorkstonJohn TiffanyMarin Alsop and Meow Meow in a series of personal reflections on their art-form, the nature of live performance, and the unique connection they experience with an audience every time they take to the stage.

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