Biography

James Yorkston, the gentleman-songwriter of the East Neuk of Fife, has released (with or without The Athletes) a series of albums of tenderness and melody, insight and empathy. His eye for the details in life and the richness of his brogue make a Yorkston song instantly recognisable.

Latest Release

James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra The Wide, Wide River

Album | 22nd January 2021

James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra will release The Wide, Wide River on January 22nd. The album came to be after the blossoming of a long-term friendship between James Yorkston and Karl-Jonas Winqvist, the Swedish music producer, leader and conductor of The Second Hand Orchestra. Recorded and mixed in Sweden over the course of three days with a selection of musicians Winqvist had brought together, including Peter Morén (Peter, Bjorn & John), Cecilia Österholm ,Emma Nordenstam (piano & cello) and Ulrika Gyllenberg (violin). The Wide, Wide River is a soothing, warm and sublime listen, The record takes in past loves, advancing age and friends, now gone, whilst also containing some of the most sanguine songs Yorkston has ever made.

Latest Release

James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra The Wide, Wide River

Album | 22nd January 2021

Album Description

James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra will release The Wide, Wide River on January 22nd. The album came to be after the blossoming of a long-term friendship between James Yorkston and Karl-Jonas Winqvist, the Swedish music producer, leader and conductor of The Second Hand Orchestra. Recorded and mixed in Sweden over the course of three days with a selection of musicians Winqvist had brought together, including Peter Morén (Peter, Bjorn & John), Cecilia Österholm ,Emma Nordenstam (piano & cello) and Ulrika Gyllenberg (violin). The Wide, Wide River is a soothing, warm and sublime listen, The record takes in past loves, advancing age and friends, now gone, whilst also containing some of the most sanguine songs Yorkston has ever made.

Tracklisting

  • 1Ella Mary Leather
  • 2To Soothe Her Wee Bit Sorrows
  • 3Choices, Like Wide Rivers
  • 4Struggle
  • 5There Is No Upside
  • 6A Droplet Forms
  • 7A Very Old-Fashioned Blues
  • 8We Test The Beams
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Live Dates

  • Friday 10th DecemberGosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK Buy Tickets
  • Sunday 12th DecemberMoth Club, London, UK Buy Tickets
  • Monday 13th DecemberGullivers, Manchester, UK Buy Tickets