After a blistering weekend of music at Mullum Music Festival it was clear that Áine Tyrrell’s name would have been on the lips of all those who caught her two sets at the Court House on the weekend. I was standing in the crowd the gorgeous and talented Lara Goodridge of Fourplay who leant over to me and said, ‘What’s her name? She’s brilliant. So powerful.’ And it’s true. Áine’s music is a call to arms for the marginalised. A siren call by a Pirate Queen to rise up. She is a natural-born collaborator, and Áine’s set included a powerful duet In This House about Welcome to Country performed with Dane Kennedy featuring dance from the Bunyarra Dancers; she was joined onstage by fellow Irishwoman Cara Robinson of Hat Fitz & Cara to perform Row Back the Levy, a song about healing the hatred that has scarred their shared homeland. Like a barefoot banshee it was clear that the punk-styled rock chick is emerging, especially with her show-stopping feminist anthem Born to Do This. Barefoot banshee Áine Tyrrell is the artist The Echo is promoting here…
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