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It’s the longest day and the shortest night: 22 December is the summer solstice, a time to transition from action to nourishment. It’s a time for tired women all over the region to pick up their brooms and sweep into a show of wild celebration with the Country Witches: Comedian Mandy Nolan and singer-songwriter Aine Tyrrell for their Midsummer Meeting at the Regent in Murwillumbah.

The CWA is the satirical and inspired work of Nolan and Tyrrell who call in a supercharged gathering: from the rabble rousers to the tree-hugging activists, the wild women, the wise women, the boundary breakers and the menopausal cranky pants. This is a show for women who feel unheard, who are angry, who want to see change. This is a show for women who are going to make trouble. 

Mandy Nolan is a standup comedian who took her passion for change to the polls this year when she stepped into the political arena to push for change. Áine Tyrrell is a singer-songwriter who uses her craft to give voice to the uncomfortable. An Irishwoman who stands strong against the mindset of the colony, she is a passionate ally for First Nations justice, with her own lived experience at the forefront of her truth-telling. On their own, Nolan and Tyrrell are a force to be reckoned with; together, they are formidable. Together they are The Country Witches, an unlikely collaboration that speaks deeply to their shared values and the tribe of women who find comfort in their call.

And now, for one show only, Your Queens are Back! With a nod of respect for the actual CWA, the satirical spiritual revival of the Country Witches draws down on telling the stories of our Queens, the women and people who have moved and inspired us. The Country Witches bring the tribe together for what will be their only show for 2022. It’s the ultimate Halloween for REAL witches everywhere. 

So warm up your rebel yell. Wear black, and pack a wicked picnic basket. The Country Witches Association are back by popular demand. Times they are a changing, and the witches… well, they’re rising!

Bring a flower for the stage.

The Regent, Murwillumbah

Thursday 22 December 2022 8pm 

Tix $40 & $50 for Rich Witch on the-regent.com.au or ainetyrrell.com/tour

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