Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Áine Tyrrell “In This House” (2018)

Today, Irish-Australian folk musician Áine Tyrrell drops the brand new music video for her single “In This House” exclusively on the AU review – the lead single from her new album Return To The Sea, due for release on September 25th.

“In This House” was born from a sharing of stories between Tyrrell, and her frequent collaborator and producer Mark Stanley. Over a period of four years, the duo have recorded together on three projects across two continents. So it’s safe to say that the pair have plenty of creative synergy.

Accompanying Tyrrell on the single is Indigenous musician Dane Kennedy on vocals, along with musical backing from Tristan Kennedy, Mark Stanley, Julie Buxton, and Colm Mac Con Ionmaire from The Frames.

The single embraces the importance of capturing the essence of the innate stories that are common across both Australia and Ireland. The history of Irish migration to Australia is a long one, with generations of tales told from both sides. Though with a nod to Indigenous culture (which is further reinforced in the accompanying music video), Tyrrell engages in a dialogue with the complex history behind many of these tales; stories where others sailed to these shores, stole the land – a land that never invited them in.

The music video, filmed and edited by renowned Irish music and documentary maker Dara Munnis, sees Tyrrell led in dance by a group of Indigenous dancers from the Bunyarra Dance Collective, whilst an evocative and striking sand artwork is created by the Karma Barnes, Imagine the Land Project. The inclusion of the dancers from the Bunyarra Dance Collective, and the artwork, allows for a dialogue between the two cultures, a sharing of stories and a chance for the narrative to be spoken, shared, and rewritten. Check it out below:

Áine Tyrrell will be hitting the road across October, November and December for a number of select dates and festivals, full details below. Be sure to check out her official site, and give her your support on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Áine Tyrrell Upcoming Dates:

Oct 26: Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Dorrigo NSW (Tickets HERE)
Nov 17: Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby NSW (Tickets HERE)
Nov 23: Tintenbar Upfront, Tintenbar Hall, Tintenbar NSW (Tickets HERE)
Nov 24: Fields of Healing Festival, North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay NSW (Tickets HERE)
Dec 1: Junk Bar, Brisbane QLD
Dec 8: No 5 Church Street, Bellingen NSW

Larry Heath

Founding Editor and Publisher of the AU review. Currently based in Toronto, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter @larry_heath or on Instagram @larryheath.