|‘Tyrrell’s incredible journey is one you’d be well advised to follow… A purveyor of elegant yet seductively psychedelic folk songs….’ – Iain Shedden, The Australian
Story is at the forefront for troubadour Áine Tyrrell whose rich songwriting practice draws deeply on her Irish roots. Her latest offering ‘Return to the Sea’ was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowdfunded with one boot in the red dirt of her adopted country of Australia. Fiercely independent Tyrrell is not one to bend to the demands of conventional production arrangements, and so with the help of Creative Arts Victoria, her long time musical producer Mark Stanley, and her international fan base, ‘Return To The Sea’ went rogue, recording in lounge rooms, front bars, old churches, and remote islands.
Her unique musicianship and an equally deft touch with a killer hook or a heartrending lament has attracted the attention of many celebrated musicians in Ireland and Australia including Glen Hansard who mentored her 2017 EP release ‘Fledgling Fall’. Tyrrell’s seductive, mournful voice, atop a stirring Celtic soul romp, is given a little extra finesse by her friend Hansard on her the single ‘Don’t Be Left Crying’. The song climbing to Number One on Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE’s Independent Music Charts on her first ever release in Ireland.
“Soul, intelligence, wit and wisdom, history and mystery and a voice that brings it all together. Don’t miss her, for fear that you might miss the very thing you need.” – Shane Howard
Áine joined Paul Kelly, Shane Howard, Pauline Scanlon, Declan O’Rourke, John Spillane and her father on the national concert tour Exile, a line-up of outstanding Irish and Australian artists who came together for a celebration of Irish influence in Australia, creating a rich tapestry of stories, imagery and music.
Supporting Áine is Dane Kennedy who grew up in the remote community of Ivanhoe in Western NSW with red dirt between his toes and soul in his heart. His musical career has taken him from there to New York, Ethiopia and playing and recording with many Australian artists including Kevin Bennett, Fanny Lumsden, Christine Anu. He is a guest on Áine’s new album as well.