Dublin, County Dublin
Lemoncello is the collaborative project of Irish songwriter Laura Quirke and cellist Claire Kinsella.
The duo's 'intoxicating...ramshackle and sassy' live show, (The Journal of Music), has brought them to perform iconic stages like Other Voices, CCI Paris, and Irish Arts Centre, NYC, and has lead them to be featured as one of The Irish Times’ “Bands and Singers to Watch for in 2019” and nominated as ‘Best Emerging Folk Act’ in the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019.
'Oil and Water’(2020) is a lyrical reflection and acceptance of the fragile, contradictory and temporary aspects of human nature, behaviour and emotion, conquered and uplifted by a soundscape of close vocal harmony, cello, guitar, double bass and harp instrumentation.
'A lot to examine in four songs, but the effect of added instrumental complexity .. and lyrics that show confidence in their emotional reach means this EP is a revelation - detailed by the light and shade of psychological insight, and illuminated by the radiance of the music Lemoncello make together.' From The Margins
'Lemoncello are like two halves of a whole. Laura Quirke and Claire Kinsella met in University, and bonded over their mutual love of close harmony and vulnerability in songwriting. Kinsella is an intensely proficient cello player, while Quirke's voice has grown into its own character over time. Together, they have a stunning blend. It would be easy to write off Lemoncello as just another Irish folk duo. After all, the country is teeming with them. But it would also be too dismissive. Their new single "Libra," which exists in the grey areas between dark and light, shows that Lemoncello are a force to be reckoned with.' Earmilk
“Cello, guitar and interweaving vocal motifs marrying in exquisite fashion”. The Thin Air
“Baroque folk good for the head and heart” The Irish Times