Emily Wurramara + Aine Tyrell Fri 26th Feb 7PM “beautiful, emotive singing”
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Emily is a Groote Eylandt via Brisbane singer-songwriter. She is an Aria Nominated Artist for Best Blues and Roots Album of 2018, took out the Best Blues And Roots Album of the Year at the 2019 AIR Awards and is a 3 times QLD Music Award winner.
In 2016 Emily released her debut EP Black Smoke, containing stories from her heart and childhood sung in both English and her traditional language Anindilyakwa. The EP stunned listeners across the country and saw Emily tour nationally and internationally.
Black Smoke amassed over 1 million Spotify streams, 25K Shazams, 54K YouTube views, rotation on JJJ and ABC Local x 2, 10 weeks in the AMRAP charts, a Queensland Music Award, a publishing contract with Mushroom and live showcase slots everywhere from BIGSOUND as a Triple J Unearthed feature artist to Folk Alliance International in the USA and Canada.
Emily’s debut album Milyakburra is steeped in the sand, salt and concrete of her family, community, culture, islands and all of the souls that have played a part in her journey so far,
Milyakburra is 11 tracks again sung in both English and Anindilyakwa that explore the contrasting themes of the two worlds in which Emily grew up – the island and the city. In her own words: “I grew up in two different worlds with two different perspectives of life but I’ve always had a strong love for protecting my land and inspiring and empowering my people through the preservation and protection of our culture, which is why I sing in my language.”
Irish born singer-songwriter Áine Tyrrell rewrites what is imaginable every step of the way and she carves a unique musical path melding her own Irish roots from the ancient limestone rocks of Country Clare, with her respect of the red dirt roads of 60,000 years of Indigenous culture in Australia.
She is doing it all to her very own beat. It is no surprise then that The Australian warned early on that “Tyrrell’s incredible journey is one you’d be well advised to follow.”
- There will be tasty homemade snacks, tea, coffee and cake available for purchase