Joshua Burnside

‘At the start I thought… this is going to be devastating’: What Happens When You Release Music During a Pandemic?

‘At the start I thought… this is going to be devastating’: What Happens When You Release Music During a Pandemic?

‘At the start I thought… this is going to be devastating’: What Happens When You Release Music During a Pandemic?

Releasing new music is normally accompanied by a run of concerts, but what happens when you can’t gig a new recording?

Published on 15 May 2020

'The city’s major arts festival has to change with the city itself': Richard Wakely on the Belfast International Arts Festival

'The city’s major arts festival has to change with the city itself': Richard Wakely on the Belfast International Arts Festival

'The city’s major arts festival has to change with the city itself': Richard Wakely on the Belfast International Arts Festival

The 57th Belfast International Arts Festival takes place this autumn. The Journal of Music spoke to Artistic Director Richard Wakely about this year's event.

Published on 3 September 2019

Generation Borderless

Generation Borderless

Generation Borderless

Other Voices took place in Belfast at the weekend, accompanied by a number of discussions on borders, cultural breakthroughs and the redemptive power of music, writes Toner Quinn.

Published on 20 June 2019

Toner Quinn is editor of the Journal of Music.

Folk-Quake

Folk-Quake

Folk-Quake

In the third review from our 2018 Northern Ireland Music Writer Mentoring Scheme – supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland – Stevie Lennox writes about This is the Kit – music of gentle restraint and the pure unwavering vocals of

Published on 22 August 2018

Stevie Lennox began his work in music journalism with part-time student contributions to the Alternative Ulster magazine, going on to become its guide editor until its closure. Following this, he co-founded and took on editorial duties with The Thin Air. He’s also written for Drowned In Sound and Culture NI. Stevie writes, performs and tours with Junk Drawer, Sister Ghost and Unbelievable Lake. Having graduated in 2015 from Belfast’s Sonic Arts Research Centre, he also works in an eclectic range of fields, including acoustic management, radio DJing, gig promotion, audio engineering, sound design, composition and recording for film.