1) Áine Tyrrell 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.
Return To The Sea has just been released with first song “In This House” gaining international attention as a finalist in the 2018 International Songwriting Competition and being used across schools in South Australia to reteach the history of colonisation. In This House along with 9 other tracks make an album that is a treasure trove of contemporary narratives and musical sojourns with a solid respect for tradition and a passion for adventure and traveling to new lands, both real, and musical. ‘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.
‘Tyrrell’s incredible journey is one you’d be well advised to follow… A purveyor of elegant yet seductively psychedelic folk songs….’ - Iain Shedden, The Australian
"Áine Tyrell delivers anthems for humanity with her new album Return to the Sea" - HHHhappy Mag
2) Claire Anne Taylor
With a voice that recalls a huskier, feminine version of Van Morrison, CLAIRE ANN TAYLOR crafts soulful folk songs that are alternatively lush and intimately earthy.
Born in Tasmania’s ancient Tarkine rainforest, Taylor’s music is reflective of her wild and remote upbringing. With her colossal vocals and powerfully captivating stage presence, her live shows leave the audience in no doubt that they have just witnessed something extraordinary.
In January, 2019 Taylor released her second studio album, titled ‘All The Words’. A rich, soulful masterpiece from the Tasmanian songstress, ‘All The Words’ was recorded in a wooden cabin in Tasmania’s Huon Valley, by esteemed producer Chris Townend (Portishead, Silverchair, Tim Finn, Ngaiire). The album sees Taylor’s powerful, smokey voice set amongst a rich musical palette of soul, folk, gospel and blues. Don’t miss out on seeing this powerhouse live as she launches her new album at the Winnebago Lounge.
‘Taylor’s voice is the stuff of musical legend’- Canberra City News
‘A national treasure’- ABC Radio
3) Special Guest Fenn Wilson