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Healing divides starts with a song

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Written by two Irishwomen from opposite sides of the divide, Row Back the Levy is a song about healing the divide that separates a country. The chorus was conceived by Cara Robinson of Hat Fitz and Cara, when she was outside having a pee.
‘It just came to me’ laughs Cara who then went about recording the chorus and sending it through to Aine Tyrrell with the unusual tinkling in the background!
Aine penned the rest of the song, and Row Back the Levy was born – through the collaboration and friendship of women from both sides of Ireland. Aine from the Irish Republic and Cara from Northern Ireland. This clip was filmed in the Aran Islands when Aine was in Ireland recording Return to the Sea. The Aran Irelands are located in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way and are accessible only by ferry.

‘The Aran Islands became the place where the mission of the album became beautifully clear, much like the stunning water on a summer’s day out there. Vicki Rose Evans who was there doing videography for the documentary told me she wanted to get some underwater footage… so would I kindly oblige her by jumping into the cooooool Aran Islands water for her vision. She wrapped me in a bed sheet from the hostel… (ssshhhh don’t tell them) and away we went! says Aine.

‘The found footage that accompanies this song is from a film called The Man Of Aran which documents Island life in 1934. I love how the community men, women and children work together in this footage much like the sentiment of this song written with my sister Cara Robinson.’

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