Áine Tyrrell @ Áine Tyrrell - Irish As Fuck
The name of this tour came after a discussion where I could see how the industry were placing limitations on the folk genre and because of such assumptions, placing unfair boundaries on my creativity as an artist.
In discussion with my genre-busting dear friend Jen Cloher was damaging me and quite frankly could never contain me, but that I was Irish As Fuck. It felt like the perfect way to describe me and I could feel it in my bones. I run deep like my culture, I write complex like my upbringing, and I sing with the strength of my ancestors. Tyrrell wants the tour to also make the audience reflect on their own heritage and how we treat others.
What I am really looking forward to on this tour is starting a bigger conversation and connection on how we see and define each other, how much better off we all will be if we can open our hearts to the humans in front of us and not be constricted by expectations of race, gender, cultural background, socioeconomic background.