I would like to tell you the story of these two troubadours of contemporary folk.
One grew up in court of Irish music royalty, her father being a well-known traditional song-man who taught her the power of words combined with music as an avenue for social change. But as the young are want to do, she initially rejected the traditional and ventured into the territory of foreign sounds. That is until she could no longer ignore that which was in her blood; the need to give voice to the disadvantaged and to help raise-up a people so many had tried to repress, began to infuse her songs. She began slamming her foot to the boards in defiant celebration and protest, invoking a history of rhythm and melody that has resounded for 1000 years.
The other grew up swimming in the waters of the Murray River with Bob Dylan’s tales of lonesome travel echoing in his ears. These sounds drew him to wander to the cities of Australia and Europe, to an awareness of the world and its politics and hence to write and sing. From these beginnings he would grow to become a warrior of the road, touring Australia, Canada and Europe relentlessly with his country-rock outfit The Remains for over 15 years and managing to release 7 full-length albums along the way.
And now these two of differing histories share the stage for the very first time as they join together to bring you songs of joy and sorrow, of life and it’s torments and victories.
For both Mick and Aine are true devotees of their craft, having each given their life over to song and the journey it encapsulates.
With Aine’s first single from her soon to be released album ‘Queen of Swords’ garnering national airplay and Mick Daley’s latest album ‘Courage and Shuffle The Cards’ turning ears, this is a night of honest and heartfelt music that will move and inspire.
When: Thursday 30 July
Where: Nigel and Beth’s Place
More info and tickets: http://www.eclecticsounds.com.au/