Balor Arts Centre presents

The Ghostlight Sessions

Radio | YouTube
Share This Event:
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
The video will appear here prior to and following the broadcast.
This event will also be broadcast live on Highland Radio.
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.

More Info:

Joshua Burnside invites you to make a donation to Belfast Simon Community.

Kate O’Callaghan invites you to make a donation to Pieta House.

Earagail Arts Festival is pleased to announce we have teamed up with Ireland’s No 1 regional station, Highland Radio, who will broadcast this event on air (click here for best frequencies, lisening in the north-west) and online at www.highlandradio.com. Tune in at 8pm!

More in this genre...

Radio, YouTube
Radio, YouTube
Radio, YouTube

Don't Miss Out!

Sign up to receive the event alerts, latest news & festival updates.