Balor Arts Centre presents
The Ghostlight Sessions: Joshua Burnside & Kate O’Callaghan
Experimental folk artist Joshua Burnside deftly blends alt-folk and elements of Irish folk tradition with South American rhythms and Eastern European influences whilst introducing synthetic and found-sounds, synths loops and crunching beats.
He released his debut album ‘Ephrata’ two years ago via Quiet Arch Records. A mix of Irish traditional, European folk and Americana, it earned Joshua the ‘Best Album’ award at the Northern Irish Music Prize.
Currently spending time in the studio using post-punk and electronic recording methods to push the boundaries of his beloved folk music, Joshua’s second studio album is set for release later in 2020.
Inishowen-based Kate O’Callaghan is a hugely-respected presence on the Donegal music scene.
Her beautifully evocative melodies and intelligent considered lyrics run the full range of emotions from the sublime to the cathartic creating a wondrously skewed, refracted version of folk that is haunting, poignant and uplifting.
To-date, Kate has written and recorded two albums and an EP and toured Ireland, UK, Germany and the US. Kate is currently working on the second phase of a historically-themed music project entitled ‘Songs from A Witness Statement’ based on the first-hand testimony of her great grand-aunt’s involvement in the 1916 Rising and Irish War of Independence.
Joshua Burnside invites you to make a donation to Belfast Simon Community. https://www.simoncommunity.org/get-involved/donate
Kate O’Callaghan invites you to make a donation to Pieta House. https://www.pieta.ie/support-our-work/donate/