Lemoncello are Carlow and Donegal natives Laura Quirke and Claire Kinsella. Harmonious vocal melodies simply accompanied by cello and guitar, lend a sincere and honest rootsy sound. Borrowing from wide range of influences, traditional and alternative, the duo create an immersive experience through a dynamic expression of lyrical story. Their writing weaves their personal insights of human nature & behaviour with the imagery of the contrasting modern and natural world that surrounds them.
The duo’s debut EP “Stuck Upon the Staircase” was released in 2018, earning radio play on acclaimed stations such as RTÉ Radio 1 and BBC Radio Ulster, as well as a television appearance on BBC 2 NI and TG4. This was followed with a successful tour of intimate venues around Ireland, and an array of Irish festivals over the year including Body and Soul and Other Voices. They have performed alongside Irish folk heroes Damien Dempsey and Mick Flannery, and have collaborated and toured with rising Irish voices David Keenan and Junior Brother.
Lemoncello’s second EP is due for release in 2019.
“Their debut EP, Stuck Upon the Staircase revealed Quirke and Kinsella to be nigh on sorcerous artists in the realm of immersive, harmony-led folk. 2019 will see Lemoncello continue to emerge as a vital voice in the country’s thriving alternative folk scene” – Brian Coney, The Thin Air, 19 for ’19
“Quirke and Kinsella create baroque folk good for the head and the heart.” – Tony Clayton Lea, The Irish Times