Featuring Glenn Close, Julian Lennon, Gavin Friday, Kurt Elling and Prince’s Protégé Singer-Songwriter Judith Hill
Golden Globe-nominated and IFTA award-winning composer Brian Byrne will release Goldenhair, a James Joyce-inspired album on June 16th, 2017 via Node Records. The release date coincides with Bloomsday, a commemorative holiday which celebrates Ulysses, the magnum opus of Irish poet and novelist James Joyce.
Byrne’s twenty-one track album sets text from the early poetry of Joyce, published in the 1907 collection Chamber Music. Ranging in style from adult contemporary to jazz, bluegrass and more, the tracks of Goldenhair feature world-renowned artists including Grammy-award winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, Golden Globe award-winning actress Glenn Close, Prince’s singer/songwriter protégé Judith Hill and British musician/songwriter Julian Lennon.
These poems have a natural musicality to them, a lyricism that could only come from a writer (James Joyce) that was hearing melody.” – Brian Byrne
“For many, these words (from James Joyce) resonate at different levels and depths…. But I feel like they speak to ‘The Self’ within us all… The fire that sometimes overwhelms us all, and the need to breathe and be in the now.” – Julian Lennon