Live in the Lyre is Burrinja’s lush, intimate live music, comedy and cabaret program. Supporting live, local and emerging artists with distinctive performances that create an electric atmosphere, perfect for a great night out with your favourite people.


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Burrinja presents

Opa Bato! ~ Live in the Lyre

Supporting act to be announced

Fri 6 Sep 8.00pm | Lyre Room

Opa Bato! is the only ‘Trubacki Orkestar’ in Australia, performing authentic contemporary Balkan brass music from the rich traditions of Serbia, Macedonia and beyond.

The distinctive music of the Balkans is the result of European and Eastern musical traditions meeting and cross-pollinating over many centuries. Southern Serbia is home to the ‘Trubacki Orkestar,’ also heard in the wider Balkan region and now the rest of Europe and beyond. While there are slow and evocative ballads, the music is often fast, frenetic and compellingly danceable, with energetic rhythms, soaring melodies and wild Turkish-influenced improvisations.

Tickets - $25 ~ $30

Encore tickets - $21


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Burrinja presents

Double Feature: Sara Storer + Fanny Lumsden ~ Live in the Lyre

Fri 1 Nov 8.00pm | Lyre Room

Experience a spectacular night at Burrinja with two ARIA and multi-Golden Guitar winning artists, Sara Storer and Fanny Lumsden. Enjoy their unique Australian country sounds and captivating stories in this special double feature event. Each artist will perform a full set, promising an unforgettable evening.

With an ARIA for Best Country Album and 22 Golden Guitar Awards, Sara Storer is celebrated as one of Australia’s greatest singer-songwriters.

Sara writes from the heart, sings from the soul, surveys the people and land around her and lets stories inspire her creativity and guide her craft. Since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album ’Chasing Buffalo’ in 2001, Sara has gained a loyal following across Australia and has earnt high praise for her unique and authentic songwriting from the likes of Paul Kelly, Josh Cunningham (The Waifs), Kev Carmody and John Williamson who have also recorded duets with her.

Paul Kelly best described Sara’s songwriting talents when he said: "She's found her own way to sing the stories that are all around her and then inside her bubbling out. She doesn't copy over-emotive, fake sincere twangy country singers from overseas. She's found her own restraint and steel and lets her songs do their sweet, sly work."

Tickets - $48 ~ $53

Encore tickets - $37.10


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Burrinja presents

Nigel Wearne ~ Live in the Lyre

Supporting act to be announced

Thu 28 Nov 8.00pm | Lyre Room

Nigel Wearne saunters after dark in the music of the night, blending blues, jazz and Americana-noir. Swathed with rambunctious horns, Gretsch guitar, drums and double-bass, his hot new band has a retro vibe that smacks it straight back to the 60s. Hailing from Gunditjmara country in South-West Victoria, he’s toured Australia, New Zealand, the US, UK and Canada and played some of the world’s most prestigious music festivals including MerleFest (USA), Cambridge Folk Festival (UK) and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (USA). His latest album The Reckoning received a nomination for Best Blues Work at the 2023 Music Victoria Awards and a 4-STAR review in The Weekend Australian.

A deep thinker and truth seeker with a penchant for all things peculiar, Wearne sings of human frailty, grace and the cosmos; songwriting that cuts to the bone. Think after-dark jazz club meets Ennio Morricone with a dose of soul and rock ‘n roll. 

“Intoxicating New Orleans-tinged Americana… a bit of Waits, some Early James and C.W. Stoneking” – POST TO WIRE. 
"Tailor made for fans of Tom Waits... with fire and brimstone lyrics that recall Nick Cave" – Rhythms Magazine.

Tickets - $30 ~ $35

Encore tickets - $24.50


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