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Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside is something of an anomaly in local terms.
Part of the Belfast International Arts Festival
Belfast International Arts Festival always takes great pride in promoting the best of local talent and this year is no exception. Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside is something of an anomaly in local terms. 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 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.
Joshua was the winner of the NI Music Prize 2017 and has chalked up over 10 million streams on Spotify with extensive radio play and support from BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music.
- Tickets £12
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