James Yorkston

The Book of the Gaels

McNeillie Tent
Mon 26 Sep
15:00 UK
£0.00 to £7.50

Since his debut album Moving Up Country was released in 2002, James Yorkston has been one of Scotland’s most critically acclaimed songwriters and musicians and in recent years he has also proven himself a more than capable writer. Set in rural Ireland, The Book of the Gaels is his second novel, and takes in family, poetry and a potential journey to Dublin. It has already drawn praise from Jarvis Cocker and Outlander’s Sam Heughan. Yorkston makes the trip from Fife to tell us more about his writing, his music and life on the road, in real life and on the page.

About the Author

Initially a member of The Fence Collective, set up by Kenny Anderson (King Creosote), James Yorkston has released ten official albums, most recently The Wide, Wide River. He also records and plays as part of the trio Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, blending Western and Eastern musical traditions. His memoir, It’s Lovely to Be Here: The Touring Diaries of a Scottish Gent, was published in 2011.

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