Joshua Burnside shares a sweeping live version of ‘Northern Winds’

With the singer-songwriter set to release his new live album ‘Live At Elmwood Hall’ in May, Joshua Burnside now shares the latest sweeping cut from his forthcoming release with ‘Northern Winds’.

Following on from the previously shared rendition of ‘The Good Word’, this latest offering sees the frontman strip back from his core sound to deliver a far more intimate and emotive showcase of his songwriting. Backed up with an expansive folk ensemble, he croons and serenades his way through this new track, giving the audience a chance to really devour his lyrical prose.

“I didn’t give the new band many instructions about how to play the songs,” Burnside says of his new album.

“Which worked out well because they interpreted things differently and breathed new life into some sections. It feels like more of a collaboration. I can’t control everything whilst performing so I have to just let everyone do their thing. There was a real warmth in the room that night and a sense of community that has coalesced around Quiet Arch. I think everyone felt lifted up by that.”

Joshua Burnside also appeared at SXSW earlier this year, where he performed a beautiful live session for Paste Magazine. Watch the performance here.

Live At Elmwood Hall’ will feature cuts lifted from his Northern Irish Music Prize-winning album, ‘EPHRATA’, as well as EPs ‘Hollllogram’ and ‘AllRound the Light Said’, and will be available from the 24 May via Quiet Arch. ‘Northern Winds’ will be released on the 26 April, while ‘The GoodWord’ is out now.

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Joshua Burnside Live
3rd May – Unitarian Church, Dublin
5th May – First Presbyterian Church, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast
10th May – 4.30 pm – NI Showcase @ Queens Bar, The Great Escape
11th May –12.30 pm – PRSF Momentum Showcase @ Komedia, The Great Escape
16th May – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
17th May – Liverpool Irish Centre, Liverpool
18th May – Nells Jazz and Blues, London
June 15th – Other Voices TV
July 6th – Feis Festival Liverpool
July 20th – Claremorris Folk Festival
July 21st Knockanstoxken Festival
August 3rd Cambridge Folk Festival
August 4th Wilderness Festival

Joshua Burnside’s Socials