Joshua Burnside annonces new album 'Live at Elmwood Hall'
Recorded at Belfast’s historic Elmwood Hall, as part of Quiet Arch’s fourth birthday in December 2018, Live at Elmwood Hall is a release that reveals the full spectrum of Joshua Burnside's emphatic alt-folk craft.
Featuring reworked, full-band arrangements of tracks handpicked from his Northern Irish Music Prize-winning album, EPHRATA, as well as EPs Hollllogram and All Round the Light Said, it captures a set that effortlessly leaps between intimate and raw, to full-blown and celebratory. Together, these ten songs — which span heart-stung paeans to love and loss, to ecstatic musings on becoming and belonging — uncover whole new depths of gravitas and meaning.
At the heart of the release is Burnside's desire to expand upon his recorded compositions. From the gossamer ebb and flow of ‘Grapes’ to the brooding ‘Unrequited Kind’, each tale, uniquely transformed for the occasion, is a snapshot of an experimental artist in constant creative flux. Better still, with the expanded presence of Zarah Fleming on cello, Dan Byrne McCullough on lead guitar and John Conway on double bass, Burnside’s carefully-crafted repertoire feels more revelatory than ever before.