James Yorkston’s ‘Tae Sup Wi’ series of live gigs is going from strength to strength.
He has just unveiled the latest line-ups destined for the Adam Smith Theatre.
One stand out guest list is on Saturday, June 16 when James hosts a rare UK appearance by hugely influential American alt-folk music legend Michael Hurley.
He is joined by Siobhan Wilson, Parisian chanson and smoky jazz musicians.
And the third big name is the multi-talented Phill Jupitus.
Actor and star of touring stage shows such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as well as many Edinburgh Festival performances, stand-up comedian, cartoonist and podcaster ... and there’s more.
Jupitus is also a fantastic poet.
If you haven’t caught his shows at the Edinburgh Free Fringe then you’re missing out on something special.
Jupitus has been packing them in at venues across the city for years, and his hour of poetry is a sheer joy for the soul.
He often has two or three shows running at the Fringe, but still finds time to put something back by way of a gig on the Free Fringe.
First time I saw him he appeared for his curtain call with his rucksack on his back so he could scoot through the city to get to his poetry gig which remains one of my festival highlights year in, year out- so it’s fantastic to welcome him to Kirkcaldy.
Jupitus is on another fascinating line-up which brings together performers from very diverse backgrounds and genres.
The Tae Sup series has also cultivated a loyal audience, and helped put Kirkcaldy back on the map when it comes to creativity and bespoke live shows.
In May, Tae Sup hosts With Ian McMillan, Withered Hand, and Grace Petrie McMillan is a writer and broadcaster well known to different audiences – from Radio 3’s The Verb to appearances on BBC shows such as Countryfile, Coast and BBC Breakfast.
His latest collection To Fold The Evening Star - New and Selected Poems was published last year.
Folk singer, Grace Petrie, was one of Mojo magazine’s top 10 albums of 2017, and she has supported in the company of Billy Bragg, and comedians Robin Ince and Josie Lon, and collaborated with Peggy Seeger. Withered Hand –or Dan Wilson – have enjoyed great praise for their two albums to date.
They’ll be joined on stage by James on Friday, May 18.