says the never beyond is the second studio album from burd ellen, releasing on 27th november 2020. The record is a collection of carols and wintersong that occupy the liminal space between sacred and secular, connecting to the deep seasonal traditions of Britain and Ireland. Available to pre-order on lp, cd or digital release via bandcamp from 2nd october
burd ellen self-released their debut album silver came in Feb 2019, on limited edition CD. A record exploring women's narratives in British folk song, silver came investigates ideas of persistence, defiance, devotion and transformation.
"rapidly establishes itself as the work of a significant artist" - fRoots Magazine
originally released as a limited edition lathe cut 7 inch on sheffield micro-label sonido polifonico,
chi mi bhuam is a gently experimental gaelic work. the b-side is a remix by rev magnetic, the solo project of luke sutherland (long fin killie, mogwai)
"haunting" - The Wire Magazine
live at the glad cafe, february 2019 is a digital release documenting the launch of silver came. it features the group in trio form with lucy duncan on piano
"live recordings can be a bit hit or miss, but here you feel the understandable excitement of the audience" - Dust on Your Breath
griogal cridhe: This tragic lament was written by Mòr Chaimbeul following the execution of her husband in 1570. It's a powerful piece of poetry detailing the macro and microscopic swirl of her grief and rage. the b-side of this bandcamp-only single is sealing & pivoting, a new work for broken hurdy-gurdy and voice. inspired by Scott Walker and dedicated to Paul Cross
morning come, maria's gone is an ep from burd ellen. released both digitally and on short-run cassette in late January 2020, the ep also features remixes from Pefkin, Me Lost Me and PAEXANAX. debbie made a series of 50 monoprints to accompany the release which are included at random with tapes.