Ursula Burns a songwriter from Belfast also happens to be the most dangerous harpist in the World. She has independently released 5 solo albums, toured the world and written a wealth of music for circus and theatre.
Ursula Recently got a new harp -its called "Gypsy"! The New Album is called "The Dangerous Harpist". Accidentally fell into performing comedy when she won the Irish Musical comedy awards in 2012. First trip to Edinburgh Festival Nominated for Malcolm Hardee award for Comic Originality. The Touring Solo comedy harp one woman show is called" I do it for the Money" Presently working on the music for a new live theatre show to tour Ireland in Autumn called "The Assistants Revenge"
Ursula Burns is the most DANGEROUS Harpist in the world. The Belfast born songwriter, musician and comedian wrote her first song " I have been long enough with you" for her parents at the age of 3. She has been performing all her life. It began by singing medieval music in the dungeons of Carickfergus Castle, whist dodging the flying roasted chickens of drunk barbarians. The first recorded songs where an adaptation of WB Yeats poems in an album made by her Mother, Marie O'Neill "An Appointment with WB Yeats. In her teens she swiftly ran away to join the circus and hence began a journey that has seen her touring ever since in the domain of Circus, Music and Theatre.
Finally she ran away from the circus to join the last ever horse drawn theatre company Horse and Bamboo. Winding her way, performing in every village from Aberdeen to Brighton, in a gypsy wagon. It was a natural progression to the the Flee Pitt where the little tiny flees did circus tricks in a horse box transformed into a theatre by Cahoots NI. Ursula has composed a wealth of music for shows including 2016 The lyric theatres, "Little Red and the big bad Wolf" : "Inventors" by Kabosh "The snail and the Whale" and "Leon and the place between", and Tumble Circus "Damn the Circus".
With her first album on Freerange Records, Ursula was nominated for the Best Female in the Hot Press Awards and went on to make 5 self penned, self released albums. She has toured extensively in Ireland,UK, Scandinavia, Europe, America and Austrailia with her music and played with artists such as Loudan Wainwright 3rd; Jackson Brown: Billy Bragg: Beth Ornton: The Blue Nile: Richard Thompson: Jimmy Nail and many more. The venues ranging from the boot of her car to burning fire escapes, most village halls, pubs, comedy clubs, venues and theatres along the way including The Albert Hall - Twice!!. Ursula accidentally wound up in funny land when she won the 2012/13 Irish Musical Comedy Awards after uploading " It does not Rock" to you tube. In 2013 the maverick musician took her one woman comedy harp show,"" I do it for the Money" to the Edinburgh International festival and got nominated for the prestigious Malcolm Hardee award for comic originality. Now on her 5th album The harp has never been so dangerous !!