Yorkston/Thorne/Khan share new song "The Shearing's Not For You"

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan share new song "The Shearing's Not For You"

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan will release their new album Navarasa : Nine Emotions on January 24th. At the heart of YTK’s transporting new album is the subcontinent’s navarasa; the nine (nava) emotions or sentiments (rasa) of the arts. This central unifying underpinning is a centuries-old organising principle and on their upcoming record, YTK have paired each song to one of these emotions.

The individual artistic emotions range from Shringara (love, beauty) through Hasya (laughter, mirth, comedy), Raudra (anger), Karuna (sorrow, compassion or mercy), Bibhatsya (disgust), Bhayanaka (horror, terror), Veera (heroism, courage), Adbutha (surprise, wonder) to Shanta (peace, tranquillity).

Having previously shared "Westin Winds", connected to Adbutha, the three-piece now unveil a second song from the album, “The Shearing’s Not For You”.

“The Shearing’s Not For You” is a traditional song James first heard sang by Aberdeenshire Traveller Jeannie Robertson. The song tells a story about a soon-to-be-mother, being abandoned by the itinerant father of their soon-to-be-born child. Many Hindustani musicians instinctively shy away from Bibhatsya because they choose not to soil their art with disgust, but here it clearly informs the story within “The Shearing’s not for You”.

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan are comprised of James Yorkston (guitar/nyckelharpa/vocals), Jon Thorne (double-bass/vocals) and Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi/vocals).

There is a bricolage of diverse cross-cultural elements on Navarasa : Nine Emotions and all of what YTK create. James Yorkston weaves in Scottish folk, sangster and literary strands. Jon Thorne is grounded in jazz and groove. What the New Delhi-based, eighth-generation hereditary musician Suhail Yusuf Khan brings to this feast of pulses and cycles is northern Indian classical, light classical (thumri, for example), Sufi devotional musical and literary forms. What binds these diverse musical strands together is, in James’ phrase, “a dark happiness”.

Upcoming Yorkston/Thorne/Khan live dates
22nd January - Celtic Connections @ Drygate Brewery, Glasgow - Album Launch
10th March - Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester Tickets
11th March - Kings Place, London Tickets
12th March - Mac Arts, Birmingham Tickets
13th March - The Met, Bury Tickets
14th March - Music Room, Liverpool Phil, Liverpool Tickets
15th March – Bristol Folk House, Bristol Tickets
19th March - Stapleford Granary, Cambridgeshire Tickets
20th March - Selby Town Hall, Selby Tickets
21st March - CatStrand, New Galloway Tickets
22nd March - Summerhall, Edinburgh Tickets
23rd March - Perth Theatre, Perth Tickets
24th March - Eden Court, Inverness Tickets
25th March - The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore Tickets
26th March - The Barn, Banchory Tickets
27th March – Tolbooth, Stirling Tickets
28th March - Eastgate Theatre, Peebles Tickets

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan Navarasa : Nine Emotions

Album | 24th January 2020

Navarasa : Nine Emotions is the transporting third album by Yorkston/Thorne/Khan. At its heart is the subcontinent’s navarasa; the nine (nava) emotions or sentiments (rasa) of the arts.

Tracklisting

  • 1Sukhe Phool
  • 2The Shearing's Not for You
  • 3Thumri Bhairavi
  • 4Westlin Winds
  • 5Song for Oddur
  • 6The North Carr
  • 7Twa Brothers
  • 8Waliyan Da Raja
  • 9Darbari
  • 10All Saved but One
  • 11Jon's Poem
  • 12Skinfast Haven Blues

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan Navarasa : Nine Emotions

Album | 24th January 2020

Navarasa : Nine Emotions is the transporting third album by Yorkston/Thorne/Khan. At its heart is the subcontinent’s navarasa; the nine (nava) emotions or sentiments (rasa) of the arts.

Tracklisting

  • 1Sukhe Phool
  • 2The Shearing's Not for You
  • 3Thumri Bhairavi
  • 4Westlin Winds
  • 5Song for Oddur
  • 6The North Carr
  • 7Twa Brothers
  • 8Waliyan Da Raja
  • 9Darbari
  • 10All Saved but One
  • 11Jon's Poem
  • 12Skinfast Haven Blues
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