Saturday 16 February
All tickets $25.00
Group 4+ $72.00
This performance is located at Studio 188, the Old Baptist Church, at 188 Brisbane Street.
Walk-ins are welcome on the night.
Presented by Studio 188
Part of Studio 188‘s Saturday Sessions series
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.
The full album, due for release January 2019, is a treasure trove of contemporary narratives and musical sojourns with a solid respect for tradition and a passion for adventure and travelling to new lands, both real, and musical.
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.
‘Return To The Sea’ is something of a homecoming both musically and physically as Tyrrell returned to the places and the people that made her including her father, Seán Tyrrell, one of Ireland’s most revered and enduring folk singers.
This year the Queen of Swords stakes her claim and invites you to share the stories of her journey, and her soundtrack to salvation. Her forthcoming musical offering, ‘Return To The Sea ’ is a call to arms, a siren’s wisdoms and warnings, and most importantly the soundtrack of a woman who walks her own beat.
HER VOICE IS UNMISTAKABLY IRISH, IN A WAY FEW SINGERS ARE ANY MORE (Irish Echo, 2015)
SHE HAS MUSIC IN HER DNA. SHE HAS THAT RARE ABILITY TO CONNECT PEOPLE THROUGH WORDS AND WISDOM. (Liam O’Maonlaí (Hot House Flowers))