Irish troubadour Áine Tyrrell will be playing at Palais-Hepburn this coming Saturday night, June 24, at 7:00 pm.

She has been described as an inspiring and thought-provoking multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and unmissable live act. Irish she may be, but don’t expect to hear traditional Irish folk. Her set moves from singing in Irish, acoustic guitars, powerful vocals, to spoken word, percussion and hip hop – all unified by her fire.

Áine was born in Galway, Ireland and hails from a lineage of music. He father, Seán Tyrrell, is an Irish folk legend who toured widely throughout the US in the 90s. While she proudly carries on a tradition of stories and songs passed down to her, at the same time, she has been determined to forge her own path.

She has built an international music career by thinking outside the box and telling it how it is. Her life, an inspiring journey in and of itself, is the canvas for the music, words and powerful performances.

Having spent time in America growing up, she emigrated to Australia at the time of the global financial crisis. A few years later she hit the road in a big Bedford Bus, as a single mother, touring Australia’s vast continent, committed to full-time music.

Áine has played on stages across the world including Woodford Folk Festival, Shrewsbury Folk Festival (UK), Clonakilty International Guitar Festival (IRE) and the International Folk Alliance (USA).

Hepburn Community Radio caught up with Áine earlier this week for a chat. You can listen to it here

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. For more information visit the Palais-Hepburn website.