says the never beyond is the second studio album from burd ellen, released 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 on lp, cd or digital release via bandcamp
5*, Top 10 Folk Albums of 2020 - The Guardian
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.