Ursula has worked with many Irish and International artists, from Jackson Browne, Beth Orton, Billy Bragg, Duke Special, Laim O Maonlai, Keiran Kennedy, the Blue Nile, Eimer Quinn and many more, she has performed everywhere from burning fire escapes to the Royal Albert Hall…
Ursula Burns, Belfast born singer songwriter grew up in a musical family and promptly ran away to join the circus in a vain attempt to escape the fate which awaited her – living as a musician in Northern Ireland.
After many years and a few thousand miles walking with a horse drawn Theatre Company, ”Horse and Bamboo”, she decided to come back home and face the music by writing songs. Her first release SINISTER NIPS, and album, ACCORDING TO URSULA BURNS were written on the harp. Her experience as a stage actress was undoubtedly an advantage in presenting and performing her repertoire. Ursulas live performance shows extraordinary confidence and her originality and exuberance caught the imagination of viewers and media alike.
Ursula Burns has invented her own wild style of harp playing and Spell is a mini masterpiece, pitch perfect, it deserves our fullest attention. – -The Irish Times
Ursula Burns comes across as one of those original artists who defies musical barriers. She is completely unlike anybody else, especially other female singer/songwriters.- -Irish News
Not many people have a fiddle-playing grandfather in a band called The Senile Delinquents. Not many people have a harp-playing mother who independently pressed up and released 1,000 vinyl copies of an album that set Yeats poetry to music. And not many people can say they ran off to join a circus at the age of 14 and mean it, Ursula Burns did just that… – -Ivenus.com
Perhaps the most daunting gig of the night was Madame George, that whirling homage to a figure that plays dominoes in drag. It was Ursula Burns who had accepted the mission and she sat with her harp and realised that child-like vision. Perfect – Review of Ohyeahbelfast Astral week’s event- -Stuart Bailey .