Stellar line-up on Brian Byrne Joyce album

Glenn Close, Julian Lennon, Kurt Elling, Curtis Stigers, RTE CO and more

I was thrilled to be asked to read something for Goldenhair. Brian is a consummate musician who is fluent in multiple genres. He has masterminded a hauntingly gorgeous album. I’m proud to be part of it. – Glenn Close

Navan native, Golden Globe nominee and RTÉ Concert Orchestra Artist in Residence Brian Byrne launches Goldenhair, an album of Joyce settings, on 16 June, Bloomsday.

He has got an incredible line-up on board for it, including Kurt Elling, Curtis Stigers, Declan O’Rourke, Andrew Strong, Cara Dillon, Keith Harkin, Jack Lukeman, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and more. Glenn Close and Gavin Friday also feature, reading over a bed of music.

Byrne’s Golden Globe nomination was for the song “Lay Your Head Down” from the Albert Nobbs score, recorded by Sinead O’Connor and the RTÉ CO. Other recent film work includes the Katherine Heigl film Jenny’s Wedding, Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture, and writing and producing a Josh Groban song in the Dustin Hoffman film Boychoir.