ONLINE: UK & Ireland
Streaming On-Demand from 7 - 14 November
Dir. Enda Murray, Australia, 2021, 68 mins
Irish Troubadour explores Áine Tyrrell's journey as she plays Woodford Festival just north of Brisbane with her new band over New Years 2019/2020.
The documentary combines two storylines. The narrative arc is provided by Áine’s journey to Woodford Festival and the accompanying colour and excitement of Australia’s biggest and craziest folk festival.
Intercut with this narrative arc is a character based bio-pic of Áine Tyrrell looking at her journey to escape domestic violence. On coming to Australia, Áine was attempting to save a relationship with a violent partner. After much heart-searching Áine has decided to talk publicly about the experience where her Australian dream became a nightmare. When she was at her lowest ebb, Áine bought a 1966 Bedford bus and took her 3 young children on the road. Áine’s goal is to be a working artist and a mother to her children. She is passionate about passing on her Irish language and culture to her family and equally passionate to respect and absorb the Aboriginal heritage of her adopted land.
Event supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.