Braid Real Music Club Presents Joshua Burnside with Special Guests Runabay

When's it happening?

Date: Saturday 28th of September
Times: Doors 7.30pm Start 8.00pm
Admission: Tickets £10
Ages: All Ages

What's it about?

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.

10 Million streams on Spotify Platform

Press Winner of the NI Music Prize 2017

Performed at BBC 6 Music Biggest Weekend Fringe festival 2018, Belfast

Extensive radio play and support from BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music; Guy Garvey, Tom Robinson, Tom Ravenscroft, Lauren Laverne, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart.

Featured in The Sunday Times, The Irish Times, Belfast Telegraph, Daily Mirror, Hot Press, Golden Plec, The Thin Air.

‘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

Support on the night will be provided by Local band Runabay. This will be the bands Town Hall debut and we are delighted to finally be able to bring you one of the most exciting bands in the country.

Originally coming from a couple of small rural villages in the Glens of Antrim and Belfast runabay are six musicians who through their passion for harmony and melody have been writing and recording since late December 2013.  The name comes from a headland 'Runabay Head' on the north east coast of Ireland between Torr Head and Cushendun bay. Like the everchanging coastline our music too is ever evolving.

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