Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside is something of a regional anomaly. With a brooding, powerful sound echoing artists of places afar and time long gone, his enthralling craft defies local comparison in striving towards an aesthetic as much as visual as it is sonic. Balanced with a diverse palette of sounds, Burnside deftly blends alt-folk and elements of the Irish folk song tradition with South American rhythms and Eastern European influences, whilst introducing synthetic and found-sounds, synths loops and crunching beats to create a stormy world that shifts and swirls perspective like a lingering lucid dream.
Rory Butler is a highly accomplished emerging singer-songwriter with a knack for heartfelt lyrics and soulful vocal delivery. You may recognise Rory from the ‘Celtic Connections’ company of Danny Thompson, Eric Bibb and Paul Weller.
Dates & Times
The Box @ The Met
£11 (inc fees)
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“Rumbling, brooding, powerful, magnetic. ”The Irish Times
“Understated and exaggerated, thought-provoking and reflective, constantly keeping the listener on their toes. ”Golden Plec
“Burnside’s sound surges with real force… an intoxicating bundle of frayed nerves and woozy intensity.”NPR