Story is at the forefront for troubadour Áine Tyrrell whose rich song-writing practice draws deeply on her Irish roots. Her latest offering Return to the Sea was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowd funded 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.
Return To The Sea has just been released with first song In This House gaining international attention as a finalist in the 2018 International Song-writing Competition and being used across schools in South Australia to reteach the history of colonisation.
Certainly, the traditional Irish folk is in her blood, but so too are elements of soul and rock ‘n’ roll, entwined within her lyrical testaments. Return To The Sea is a call to arms, a siren’s wisdom and warnings, and most importantly the soundtrack of a woman who walks her own beat.
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