Ursula Burns  - Harpist - Belfast, Northern Ireland

Ursula Burns


(1 Review)5.0
Also Performs As: Comedy Singer, Wedding Musician
Country: United Kingdom
Based In: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Performs: Worldwide
From: £500
Award Winning Ursula Burns is a harpist, musician, performer and comedienne from Belfast. Over 27 years playing harp in every venue imaginable. Unique Ursula invented her own hybrid style of harping that is a merge between Paraguyian and Celtic.
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Ursula Burns is an experienced performer who has created her own wild style of harp playing. For her live show this diverse artist focuses on self-penned musical comedy to entertain and inspire. Ursula has 25 years of experience and has played everywhere from the Albert Hall to the Tardis Imaginarium ( the smallest theatre in the world in the back of her van). She can provide atmosphere in a more traditional or classical setting for functions and then launch into her comedy to surprise and entertain the guests. Her Solo comedy show is one hour long and she will work with the client to assure t ...


Comedy Biog 2019
Ursula Burns is The Dangerous Harpist. The unusual songstress ran away from the circus to become a harp-playing comedienne. This diverse maverick muso has 5 solo albums in her back catalogue and a wealth shows composed for theatre.
Ursula accidentally fell into comedy when she won the Irish Musical Comedy Award in Dublin in 2012. Her 2013 show “I do it for the money” got nominated for the Malcolm Hardee Award for comic originality on its first trip to Edinburgh festival 2013. Her experience in the comedy circuit includes - The Stand Edinburgh: The bloomsbury theatr ...

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Ursula Burns - Comedy Singer - Belfast, Northern Ireland Event Location: Belfast Event Type: Music
Burns is a perceptive writer with the ability to capture the profound and the profane with equal clarity. Hot Press 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 She is enchanting and funny in equal measure with a lovely lilting voice that makes the falls road sound like Brigadoon Kate Copstick Wow 27 Ursula Burns’ third outing is one of the few albums since Astral Weeks to mess with notions of temporal, spatial and cosmic displacement. Hotpress 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
Reviewed by: Hot press


1987 An Appointment with WB Yeats - 2 tracks (Bluestack)
Nov 1997 "Sinister Nips" EP (Freerange Records)
March 1999 "According to Ursula Burns" (Freerange records)
Feb 2001   "Spell"  (Independent release)
Nov 2003   "Rollercoaster Castaways"  (Independent release)
june 2010 "Deep in the Dreaming" (Independent release)
2013 "Unfit the picture with Victoria Geelan
2016 The Dangerous Harpist
2017 The Assistants Revenge Album
The Blue Nile - The Albert Hall, London
Beth Orton - The Empire, Belfast
Jackson Brown - ...

Previous Clients

Played for Royalty, Presidents and Peasant's (and everyone in between)
Ursula has played music for so many people and events in all the top venues including Stormont, Castles, Hotels, Concert Halls, Theatres, Yurts, Big Tops, Bars and Music Venues.
With her Music The Albert Hall / Palladium/ Apollo London
All the top theatres in Ireland/ England.
Too many clients to mention.

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Birthday Party (Adult) Birthday Party (Child) Casinos Christening Christmas Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Concerts / Tours Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Dinner Party Engagement Party Festival / Outdoor Event Funeral/Memorial Service Hotel Event Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event Retirement Party Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions Wedding Ceremony Wedding Cocktail/Drinks Reception

Acting Experience

MD/ Composer and touring experience for 5 years with Cahoots NI Award Winning Children's Theatre
Composer "Inventors" Kabosh
Michael McNulty 2 films (acting)
3 years touring with Tumble Circus as MD and Actor

Additional Information

Insured for Public Liability
CRB checked

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