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Songwriter James Yorkston’s gloriously eclectic nights of music and sounds have made a new home at The Queen’s Hall.

For these two very special editions of Tae Sup at The Queen's, we move from our usual cosy performance space to the spectacle of the main Hall.

“I just try and mix things up, keeping the line-ups interesting, not one particular genre or theme to a night… A lot of the people I ask to play are friends who I’ve known for years, or just people I’ve met on the road whose music has taken to me. When programming, I start with Who would I like to see play? and work from there…” (James Yorkston)


Philip Selway: On a hiatus from Radiohead, Philip Selway released his third solo album, 'Strange Dance', earlier this year. In this show at The Queen’s Hall, he will perform material from this album and his other records, in a stripped back form, playing the songs the way they were originally written.

James Yorkston & Nina Persson: After being introduced by a mutual acquaintance, James Yorkston and Nina Persson (singer of Swedish legends The Cardigans), worked on a collection of songs that, with the improvisational help of Sweden’s Second Hand Orchestra, became the gorgeous album ‘The Great White Sea Eagle’. On the heels of an international tour, expect the duo to perform some the album’s songs in an intimate and pared back setting.

Marjolein Robertson: As a storyteller, comedian and native Shetlander, Marjolein was raised on local folklore. As a child she spent her days walking in the footsteps of the protagonists and creatures from these tales. Marjolein now performs stories both online and in person. Since lockdown she regularly tells folktales on the online platform Twitch, where she was awarded Partner status in 2021. She also tells stories in person and has performed at various festivals and events over the years receiving five star reviews, including Edinburgh Tradfest, Connect Festival and on the BBC Stage with her own storytelling hour in the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. In 2023 she performed her own storytelling run at the Edinburgh Fringe in the Storytelling Centre telling a one hour long Shetland folktale. Marjolein was awarded Scots Speaker Of The Year in 2022 and also placed No.8 on The Hot List 100 in 2022.  

Presented by The Queen's Hall

Separate images of Philip Selway, Nina Persson and James Yorkston and Marjolein Robertson

Tae Sup at The Queen's Dec 2023