EVENT | Laura Quirke & Joshua Burnside live at Nerve Centre

Friday 6 Aug 2021 - 8:00pm

Laura Quirke and Joshua Burnside perform live at Nerve Centre in our latest online gig.

Folk duo Laura Quirke and Joshua Burnside first decided to work together after performing a stunning duet in The Duncairn, Belfast.

Both are acclaimed artists in their own right: Belfast-based Burnside’s debut album Ephrata won the 2017 Northern Ireland Music Prize for Best Album, while Quirke has achieved critical acclaim as part of Irish folk duo Lemoncello. Together, Quirke and Burnside have taken their mutual love of close harmony and vulnerability in song-writing to produce a haunting and unique new sound.

In July 2021 Quirke and Burnside launched four-track EP In the Half-Light as their first collaborative project. Pitching between the sublime and the strained, In the Half-Light is powered by the traditions of Americana and Irish folk but has its eyes fixed squarely upon new horizons. Gently rambling through the Californian vistas or rainswept back roads, Burnside and Quirke’s song-writing transports you into the same unknowns as their dramatis personae.

Following the highly anticipated release of In the Half-Light, we are delighted to welcome Laura and Joshua to Nerve Centre for this special online gig.


The gig will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube on Friday, 6 August at 8pmSign up to our Live Music Mailing List to be sent a link when the set goes live.

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This gig is supported by the Department for Communities through Arts Council of Northern Ireland.