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Joshua Burnside: Winning the Northern Ireland Music Prize is certainly up there as a highlight

Joshua Burnside not only won the Northern Ireland Music Prize 2017 but is also scheduled to play SXSW next year, after releasing his album, Ephrata, back in May, earlier this year.

Joshua spoke with The Fountain about these achievements, when we can expect him performing in Scotland and the pure joy in being able to play music as a full-time job.

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Jessarae: Originally I was on a Peter Gabriel hype

Following widespread tours supporting Little Mix and having sold out previous UK tours in 2016 and 2017, Jessarae will hit the road once again in the new year for eight headline shows.

With new track, No Warning, out, Jessarae spoke to The Fountain about the single, his tour with Little Mix and his favourite gig to date.

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Cian Ciaran: It’s been a learning curve to say the least

Super Furry Animals’ Cian Ciaran has been working on his first, ever orchestral piece, which was performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, coinciding with a TV documentary which goes out on S4C/iPlayer on 30 November.
Cian took some time out to speak to The Fountain about working outside of SFA, the album release and where the momentum came from with this project.

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Harry Harris: It feels like a new start

With the recent release of EP, Andre The Giant, which features some guest spots from Natasha Hodgson and Stella Hervey-Birrell, Harry Harris has much to look forward to.

He took time out of his schedule to speak with The Fountain about the new EP, working with Chemikal Recipe and graphic novels.

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Leif Vollebekk: I tend to remember little moments

Leif Vollebekk wrote the ten-song Twin Solitude while re-calibrating from a creatively difficult time on the road, a time where his own songs just didn’t seem quite right. He began to find beauty in the everyday vignettes that made up his life at home and on the road, finding inspiration in a bike ride, a Moog synthesizer, an untuned guitar, a Nick Drake record.

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