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COUNTRY WITCHES ASSOCIATION- Fourth Meeting (BYRON BAY) with Mandy Nolan and Áine Tyrrell

Brew House Theatre, Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay, NSW

Back by Popular Demand.... Welcome to the Fourth meeting of the CWA! The (dis)organisation everyone’s been waiting for! The Country Witches Association!

Tired of waiting for change, creative women around the world are getting ready to stir the political pot – bringing comedy and music to the boil, to facilitate dangerous dialogues and uncomfortable collaborations!

Irish troubadour and Country witch founding member Áine Tyrrell says: ‘If you’re not doing something the church would have burnt you for 400 years ago then you’re just not witching properly…or enough…or at all!’

Comedian and co-founder Mandy Nolan believes its time for a movement for busy women who love tea but can’t be bothered baking cakes.

‘As performers we get a bit tired of sticking to the rules, so the idea of the CWA is to unleash our more deviant selves. This is a creative space to navigate topics at a deeper level than you’d do in a traditional pub format. Everyone in the entertainment industry has to play it safe but we don’t want to. Playing it safe is boring. And it just won’t bring change. We really want to stir the pot on stage and in the audience.’

The CWA Meeting format invites the audience to participate by becoming members and suggesting topics to be discussed on the Agenda by Mandy and Áine. This will be one of the show’s highlights as it has an unscripted improvised format decided by the audience. The content will form the basis of the CWA podcast to be recorded as part of this innovative live show.

After SOLD OUT shows in Byron Bay, Brisbane and Lismore the witches of Byron wanted these two back! The CWA will feature half an hour of comedy and story telling by Mandy who is looking forward to using the new format to bring across some of her more thought provoking ideas and commentary that will be more akin to her regular Soapbox that she publishes in the Echo... except spoken word than her usual stand up.

Traditional music sets don’t allow you to go deeper into the story behind the song. One of Áine’s strengths is her fierce story telling. In her CWA performance she’ll be sharing stories of place, people and politics along with the music.

About Mandy:

Multi-talented Mandy Nolan is an accomplished comedian, artist, journalist, scriptwriter and memoirist. A stand up comedian for well over 28 years, audiences adore Mandy on stage, and around Byron Bay where she lives, Mandy-jokes are as much a part of the vernacular as any surf speak. Her humour is sharp, honest, sometimes self-depreciating, somewhat outrageous, but never cruel or pretentious. Frequently irreverent, it speaks to a diverse audience with no set demographic, no gender, race or religion, occupation or tribe.

She is a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes regularly for Mamamia – where she’s also a featured podcast host The Split which just won an award for best Native Post in Berlin. Mandy has written four books, is demand on the national circuit and tours nationally with her comedy show Women Like Us with colleague Ellen Briggs.

‘Mandy can make a rock laugh!’ Australian Stage

About Áine

Australia’s favourite adopted Irish sister, Áine Tyrrell is a modern day Pirate Queen, except instead of ships, she captures audiences, one heart at a time. Her latest offering Return to the Sea was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowdfunded with one boot in the red dirt of Australia. The album is alive with contemporary narratives rising from a solid respect for tradition. Critics worldwide lauding Tyrrell as a force of nature and this album full of anthems for humanity. Return To The Sea is a call to arms, a sirens wisdoms and warnings, and most importantly the soundtrack of a woman who walks her own beat.

CWA (Country Witches Association) Fourth Meeting With Áine Tyrrell and Mandy Nolan Brew House Theatre Byron Bay Friday Feb 21st Doors 7pm. Tix $25+ BF ($2.50)

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Áine Tyrrell at 2 Worlds Festival

BIRRARUNG MARR, MELBOURNE , On the Yarra River’s north bank next to Federation Square., BIRRARUNG MARR, MELBOURNE

The concept of the Two Worlds Festival is to create a culturally significant event that celebrates both Indigenous and Western Culture and seeks to bridge a knowledge gap between the two worlds. The objective is to do this in a fun, entertaining and interactive environment.

Two Worlds Festival will showcase a variety of indigenous and western performers, art, traditional and not so traditional activities, indigenous and modern multicultural food offerings. A true celebration of Australia, the old and the new.

Whilst sharing the rich Indigenous culture of language, ceremony and customs, Two Worlds Festival will also celebrate all genres of music, art and culture from both Indigenous and western performers alike.

Two Worlds Festival is a ‘not for profit’ event that aims to grow organically into a recognised major event that entertains, educates, stimulates and promotes interaction and understanding across two cultures

Also Featuring : Xavier Rudd, Kasey Chambers, Emma Donovan and the Putbacks, Yirrmal https://www.2worldsfestival.org.au/performers/

COUNTRY WITCHES ASSOCIATION- Fourth Meeting (MELBOURNE) with Mandy Nolan and Áine Tyrrell

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Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne VIC

Welcome to the Fifth meeting of the CWA! The (dis)organisation everyone’s been waiting for! The Country Witches Association!

Tired of waiting for change, creative women around the world are getting ready to stir the political pot – bringing comedy and music to the boil, to facilitate dangerous dialogues and uncomfortable collaborations!

Irish troubadour and Country witch founding member Áine Tyrrell says: ‘If you’re not doing something the church would have burnt you for 400 years ago then you’re just not witching properly…or enough…or at all!’

Comedian and co-founder Mandy Nolan believes its time for a movement for busy women who love tea but can’t be bothered baking cakes.

‘As performers we get a bit tired of sticking to the rules, so the idea of the CWA is to unleash our more deviant selves. This is a creative space to navigate topics at a deeper level than you’d do in a traditional pub format. Everyone in the entertainment industry has to play it safe but we don’t want to. Playing it safe is boring. And it just won’t bring change. We really want to stir the pot on stage and in the audience.’

The CWA Meeting format invites the audience to participate by becoming members and suggesting topics to be discussed on the Agenda by Mandy and Áine. This will be one of the show’s highlights as it has an unscripted improvised format decided by the audience. The content will form the basis of the CWA podcast to be recorded as part of this innovative live show.

After SOLD OUT shows in NSW and QLD, the CWA are in full swing and will feature half an hour of comedy and story telling by Mandy who is looking forward to using the new format to bring across some of her more thought provoking ideas and commentary that will be more akin to her regular Soapbox that she publishes in the Echo... except spoken word than her usual stand up.

Traditional music sets don’t allow you to go deeper into the story behind the song. One of Áine’s strengths is her fierce story telling. In her CWA performance she’ll be sharing stories of place, people and politics along with the music.

About Mandy:

Multi-talented Mandy Nolan is an accomplished comedian, artist, journalist, scriptwriter and memoirist. A stand up comedian for well over 28 years, audiences adore Mandy on stage, and around Byron Bay where she lives, Mandy-jokes are as much a part of the vernacular as any surf speak. Her humour is sharp, honest, sometimes self-depreciating, somewhat outrageous, but never cruel or pretentious. Frequently irreverent, it speaks to a diverse audience with no set demographic, no gender, race or religion, occupation or tribe.

She is a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes regularly for Mamamia – where she’s also a featured podcast host The Split which just won an award for best Native Post in Berlin. Mandy has written four books, is demand on the national circuit and tours nationally with her comedy show Women Like Us with colleague Ellen Briggs.

‘Mandy can make a rock laugh!’ Australian Stage

About Áine

Australia’s favourite adopted Irish sister, Áine Tyrrell is a modern day Pirate Queen, except instead of ships, she captures audiences, one heart at a time. Her latest offering Return to the Sea was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowdfunded with one boot in the red dirt of Australia. The album is alive with contemporary narratives rising from a solid respect for tradition. Critics worldwide lauding Tyrrell as a force of nature and this album full of anthems for humanity. Return To The Sea is a call to arms, a sirens wisdoms and warnings, and most importantly the soundtrack of a woman who walks her own beat.

CWA (Country Witches Association) Fifth Meeting With Áine Tyrrell and Mandy Nolan The Butterfly Club 5 Parsons Place, Melbourne Monday 25 May- 30 May DAILY SHOW Doors 830pm Tix $26 presale / $35 on door www.thebutterflyclub.com

$26 presale / $35 on the door

COUNTRY WITCHES ASSOCIATION- Fourth Meeting (MELBOURNE) with Mandy Nolan and Áine Tyrrell

 —  —

Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne VIC

Welcome to the Fifth meeting of the CWA! The (dis)organisation everyone’s been waiting for! The Country Witches Association!

Tired of waiting for change, creative women around the world are getting ready to stir the political pot – bringing comedy and music to the boil, to facilitate dangerous dialogues and uncomfortable collaborations!

Irish troubadour and Country witch founding member Áine Tyrrell says: ‘If you’re not doing something the church would have burnt you for 400 years ago then you’re just not witching properly…or enough…or at all!’

Comedian and co-founder Mandy Nolan believes its time for a movement for busy women who love tea but can’t be bothered baking cakes.

‘As performers we get a bit tired of sticking to the rules, so the idea of the CWA is to unleash our more deviant selves. This is a creative space to navigate topics at a deeper level than you’d do in a traditional pub format. Everyone in the entertainment industry has to play it safe but we don’t want to. Playing it safe is boring. And it just won’t bring change. We really want to stir the pot on stage and in the audience.’

The CWA Meeting format invites the audience to participate by becoming members and suggesting topics to be discussed on the Agenda by Mandy and Áine. This will be one of the show’s highlights as it has an unscripted improvised format decided by the audience. The content will form the basis of the CWA podcast to be recorded as part of this innovative live show.

After SOLD OUT shows in NSW and QLD, the CWA are in full swing and will feature half an hour of comedy and story telling by Mandy who is looking forward to using the new format to bring across some of her more thought provoking ideas and commentary that will be more akin to her regular Soapbox that she publishes in the Echo... except spoken word than her usual stand up.

Traditional music sets don’t allow you to go deeper into the story behind the song. One of Áine’s strengths is her fierce story telling. In her CWA performance she’ll be sharing stories of place, people and politics along with the music.

About Mandy:

Multi-talented Mandy Nolan is an accomplished comedian, artist, journalist, scriptwriter and memoirist. A stand up comedian for well over 28 years, audiences adore Mandy on stage, and around Byron Bay where she lives, Mandy-jokes are as much a part of the vernacular as any surf speak. Her humour is sharp, honest, sometimes self-depreciating, somewhat outrageous, but never cruel or pretentious. Frequently irreverent, it speaks to a diverse audience with no set demographic, no gender, race or religion, occupation or tribe.

She is a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes regularly for Mamamia – where she’s also a featured podcast host The Split which just won an award for best Native Post in Berlin. Mandy has written four books, is demand on the national circuit and tours nationally with her comedy show Women Like Us with colleague Ellen Briggs.

‘Mandy can make a rock laugh!’ Australian Stage

About Áine

Australia’s favourite adopted Irish sister, Áine Tyrrell is a modern day Pirate Queen, except instead of ships, she captures audiences, one heart at a time. Her latest offering Return to the Sea was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowdfunded with one boot in the red dirt of Australia. The album is alive with contemporary narratives rising from a solid respect for tradition. Critics worldwide lauding Tyrrell as a force of nature and this album full of anthems for humanity. Return To The Sea is a call to arms, a sirens wisdoms and warnings, and most importantly the soundtrack of a woman who walks her own beat.

CWA (Country Witches Association) Fifth Meeting With Áine Tyrrell and Mandy Nolan The Butterfly Club 5 Parsons Place, Melbourne Monday 25 May- 30 May DAILY SHOW Doors 830pm Tix $26 presale / $35 on door www.thebutterflyclub.com

$26 presale / $35 on the door

COUNTRY WITCHES ASSOCIATION- Fourth Meeting (MELBOURNE) with Mandy Nolan and Áine Tyrrell

 —  —

Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne VIC

Welcome to the Fifth meeting of the CWA! The (dis)organisation everyone’s been waiting for! The Country Witches Association!

Tired of waiting for change, creative women around the world are getting ready to stir the political pot – bringing comedy and music to the boil, to facilitate dangerous dialogues and uncomfortable collaborations!

Irish troubadour and Country witch founding member Áine Tyrrell says: ‘If you’re not doing something the church would have burnt you for 400 years ago then you’re just not witching properly…or enough…or at all!’

Comedian and co-founder Mandy Nolan believes its time for a movement for busy women who love tea but can’t be bothered baking cakes.

‘As performers we get a bit tired of sticking to the rules, so the idea of the CWA is to unleash our more deviant selves. This is a creative space to navigate topics at a deeper level than you’d do in a traditional pub format. Everyone in the entertainment industry has to play it safe but we don’t want to. Playing it safe is boring. And it just won’t bring change. We really want to stir the pot on stage and in the audience.’

The CWA Meeting format invites the audience to participate by becoming members and suggesting topics to be discussed on the Agenda by Mandy and Áine. This will be one of the show’s highlights as it has an unscripted improvised format decided by the audience. The content will form the basis of the CWA podcast to be recorded as part of this innovative live show.

After SOLD OUT shows in NSW and QLD, the CWA are in full swing and will feature half an hour of comedy and story telling by Mandy who is looking forward to using the new format to bring across some of her more thought provoking ideas and commentary that will be more akin to her regular Soapbox that she publishes in the Echo... except spoken word than her usual stand up.

Traditional music sets don’t allow you to go deeper into the story behind the song. One of Áine’s strengths is her fierce story telling. In her CWA performance she’ll be sharing stories of place, people and politics along with the music.

About Mandy:

Multi-talented Mandy Nolan is an accomplished comedian, artist, journalist, scriptwriter and memoirist. A stand up comedian for well over 28 years, audiences adore Mandy on stage, and around Byron Bay where she lives, Mandy-jokes are as much a part of the vernacular as any surf speak. Her humour is sharp, honest, sometimes self-depreciating, somewhat outrageous, but never cruel or pretentious. Frequently irreverent, it speaks to a diverse audience with no set demographic, no gender, race or religion, occupation or tribe.

She is a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes regularly for Mamamia – where she’s also a featured podcast host The Split which just won an award for best Native Post in Berlin. Mandy has written four books, is demand on the national circuit and tours nationally with her comedy show Women Like Us with colleague Ellen Briggs.

‘Mandy can make a rock laugh!’ Australian Stage

About Áine

Australia’s favourite adopted Irish sister, Áine Tyrrell is a modern day Pirate Queen, except instead of ships, she captures audiences, one heart at a time. Her latest offering Return to the Sea was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowdfunded with one boot in the red dirt of Australia. The album is alive with contemporary narratives rising from a solid respect for tradition. Critics worldwide lauding Tyrrell as a force of nature and this album full of anthems for humanity. Return To The Sea is a call to arms, a sirens wisdoms and warnings, and most importantly the soundtrack of a woman who walks her own beat.

CWA (Country Witches Association) Fifth Meeting With Áine Tyrrell and Mandy Nolan The Butterfly Club 5 Parsons Place, Melbourne Monday 25 May- 30 May DAILY SHOW Doors 830pm Tix $26 presale / $35 on door www.thebutterflyclub.com

$26 presale / $35 on the door

COUNTRY WITCHES ASSOCIATION- Fourth Meeting (MELBOURNE) with Mandy Nolan and Áine Tyrrell

 —  —

Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne VIC

Welcome to the Fifth meeting of the CWA! The (dis)organisation everyone’s been waiting for! The Country Witches Association!

Tired of waiting for change, creative women around the world are getting ready to stir the political pot – bringing comedy and music to the boil, to facilitate dangerous dialogues and uncomfortable collaborations!

Irish troubadour and Country witch founding member Áine Tyrrell says: ‘If you’re not doing something the church would have burnt you for 400 years ago then you’re just not witching properly…or enough…or at all!’

Comedian and co-founder Mandy Nolan believes its time for a movement for busy women who love tea but can’t be bothered baking cakes.

‘As performers we get a bit tired of sticking to the rules, so the idea of the CWA is to unleash our more deviant selves. This is a creative space to navigate topics at a deeper level than you’d do in a traditional pub format. Everyone in the entertainment industry has to play it safe but we don’t want to. Playing it safe is boring. And it just won’t bring change. We really want to stir the pot on stage and in the audience.’

The CWA Meeting format invites the audience to participate by becoming members and suggesting topics to be discussed on the Agenda by Mandy and Áine. This will be one of the show’s highlights as it has an unscripted improvised format decided by the audience. The content will form the basis of the CWA podcast to be recorded as part of this innovative live show.

After SOLD OUT shows in NSW and QLD, the CWA are in full swing and will feature half an hour of comedy and story telling by Mandy who is looking forward to using the new format to bring across some of her more thought provoking ideas and commentary that will be more akin to her regular Soapbox that she publishes in the Echo... except spoken word than her usual stand up.

Traditional music sets don’t allow you to go deeper into the story behind the song. One of Áine’s strengths is her fierce story telling. In her CWA performance she’ll be sharing stories of place, people and politics along with the music.

About Mandy:

Multi-talented Mandy Nolan is an accomplished comedian, artist, journalist, scriptwriter and memoirist. A stand up comedian for well over 28 years, audiences adore Mandy on stage, and around Byron Bay where she lives, Mandy-jokes are as much a part of the vernacular as any surf speak. Her humour is sharp, honest, sometimes self-depreciating, somewhat outrageous, but never cruel or pretentious. Frequently irreverent, it speaks to a diverse audience with no set demographic, no gender, race or religion, occupation or tribe.

She is a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes regularly for Mamamia – where she’s also a featured podcast host The Split which just won an award for best Native Post in Berlin. Mandy has written four books, is demand on the national circuit and tours nationally with her comedy show Women Like Us with colleague Ellen Briggs.

‘Mandy can make a rock laugh!’ Australian Stage

About Áine

Australia’s favourite adopted Irish sister, Áine Tyrrell is a modern day Pirate Queen, except instead of ships, she captures audiences, one heart at a time. Her latest offering Return to the Sea was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowdfunded with one boot in the red dirt of Australia. The album is alive with contemporary narratives rising from a solid respect for tradition. Critics worldwide lauding Tyrrell as a force of nature and this album full of anthems for humanity. Return To The Sea is a call to arms, a sirens wisdoms and warnings, and most importantly the soundtrack of a woman who walks her own beat.

CWA (Country Witches Association) Fifth Meeting With Áine Tyrrell and Mandy Nolan The Butterfly Club 5 Parsons Place, Melbourne Monday 25 May- 30 May DAILY SHOW Doors 830pm Tix $26 presale / $35 on door www.thebutterflyclub.com

$26 presale / $35 on the door

COUNTRY WITCHES ASSOCIATION- Fourth Meeting (MELBOURNE) with Mandy Nolan and Áine Tyrrell

 —  —

Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne VIC

Welcome to the Fifth meeting of the CWA! The (dis)organisation everyone’s been waiting for! The Country Witches Association!

Tired of waiting for change, creative women around the world are getting ready to stir the political pot – bringing comedy and music to the boil, to facilitate dangerous dialogues and uncomfortable collaborations!

Irish troubadour and Country witch founding member Áine Tyrrell says: ‘If you’re not doing something the church would have burnt you for 400 years ago then you’re just not witching properly…or enough…or at all!’

Comedian and co-founder Mandy Nolan believes its time for a movement for busy women who love tea but can’t be bothered baking cakes.

‘As performers we get a bit tired of sticking to the rules, so the idea of the CWA is to unleash our more deviant selves. This is a creative space to navigate topics at a deeper level than you’d do in a traditional pub format. Everyone in the entertainment industry has to play it safe but we don’t want to. Playing it safe is boring. And it just won’t bring change. We really want to stir the pot on stage and in the audience.’

The CWA Meeting format invites the audience to participate by becoming members and suggesting topics to be discussed on the Agenda by Mandy and Áine. This will be one of the show’s highlights as it has an unscripted improvised format decided by the audience. The content will form the basis of the CWA podcast to be recorded as part of this innovative live show.

After SOLD OUT shows in NSW and QLD, the CWA are in full swing and will feature half an hour of comedy and story telling by Mandy who is looking forward to using the new format to bring across some of her more thought provoking ideas and commentary that will be more akin to her regular Soapbox that she publishes in the Echo... except spoken word than her usual stand up.

Traditional music sets don’t allow you to go deeper into the story behind the song. One of Áine’s strengths is her fierce story telling. In her CWA performance she’ll be sharing stories of place, people and politics along with the music.

About Mandy:

Multi-talented Mandy Nolan is an accomplished comedian, artist, journalist, scriptwriter and memoirist. A stand up comedian for well over 28 years, audiences adore Mandy on stage, and around Byron Bay where she lives, Mandy-jokes are as much a part of the vernacular as any surf speak. Her humour is sharp, honest, sometimes self-depreciating, somewhat outrageous, but never cruel or pretentious. Frequently irreverent, it speaks to a diverse audience with no set demographic, no gender, race or religion, occupation or tribe.

She is a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes regularly for Mamamia – where she’s also a featured podcast host The Split which just won an award for best Native Post in Berlin. Mandy has written four books, is demand on the national circuit and tours nationally with her comedy show Women Like Us with colleague Ellen Briggs.

‘Mandy can make a rock laugh!’ Australian Stage

About Áine

Australia’s favourite adopted Irish sister, Áine Tyrrell is a modern day Pirate Queen, except instead of ships, she captures audiences, one heart at a time. Her latest offering Return to the Sea was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowdfunded with one boot in the red dirt of Australia. The album is alive with contemporary narratives rising from a solid respect for tradition. Critics worldwide lauding Tyrrell as a force of nature and this album full of anthems for humanity. Return To The Sea is a call to arms, a sirens wisdoms and warnings, and most importantly the soundtrack of a woman who walks her own beat.

CWA (Country Witches Association) Fifth Meeting With Áine Tyrrell and Mandy Nolan The Butterfly Club 5 Parsons Place, Melbourne Monday 25 May- 30 May DAILY SHOW Doors 830pm Tix $26 presale / $35 on door www.thebutterflyclub.com

$26 presale / $35 on the door

COUNTRY WITCHES ASSOCIATION- Fourth Meeting (MELBOURNE) with Mandy Nolan and Áine Tyrrell

 —  —

Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne VIC

Welcome to the Fifth meeting of the CWA! The (dis)organisation everyone’s been waiting for! The Country Witches Association!

Tired of waiting for change, creative women around the world are getting ready to stir the political pot – bringing comedy and music to the boil, to facilitate dangerous dialogues and uncomfortable collaborations!

Irish troubadour and Country witch founding member Áine Tyrrell says: ‘If you’re not doing something the church would have burnt you for 400 years ago then you’re just not witching properly…or enough…or at all!’

Comedian and co-founder Mandy Nolan believes its time for a movement for busy women who love tea but can’t be bothered baking cakes.

‘As performers we get a bit tired of sticking to the rules, so the idea of the CWA is to unleash our more deviant selves. This is a creative space to navigate topics at a deeper level than you’d do in a traditional pub format. Everyone in the entertainment industry has to play it safe but we don’t want to. Playing it safe is boring. And it just won’t bring change. We really want to stir the pot on stage and in the audience.’

The CWA Meeting format invites the audience to participate by becoming members and suggesting topics to be discussed on the Agenda by Mandy and Áine. This will be one of the show’s highlights as it has an unscripted improvised format decided by the audience. The content will form the basis of the CWA podcast to be recorded as part of this innovative live show.

After SOLD OUT shows in NSW and QLD, the CWA are in full swing and will feature half an hour of comedy and story telling by Mandy who is looking forward to using the new format to bring across some of her more thought provoking ideas and commentary that will be more akin to her regular Soapbox that she publishes in the Echo... except spoken word than her usual stand up.

Traditional music sets don’t allow you to go deeper into the story behind the song. One of Áine’s strengths is her fierce story telling. In her CWA performance she’ll be sharing stories of place, people and politics along with the music.

About Mandy:

Multi-talented Mandy Nolan is an accomplished comedian, artist, journalist, scriptwriter and memoirist. A stand up comedian for well over 28 years, audiences adore Mandy on stage, and around Byron Bay where she lives, Mandy-jokes are as much a part of the vernacular as any surf speak. Her humour is sharp, honest, sometimes self-depreciating, somewhat outrageous, but never cruel or pretentious. Frequently irreverent, it speaks to a diverse audience with no set demographic, no gender, race or religion, occupation or tribe.

She is a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes regularly for Mamamia – where she’s also a featured podcast host The Split which just won an award for best Native Post in Berlin. Mandy has written four books, is demand on the national circuit and tours nationally with her comedy show Women Like Us with colleague Ellen Briggs.

‘Mandy can make a rock laugh!’ Australian Stage

About Áine

Australia’s favourite adopted Irish sister, Áine Tyrrell is a modern day Pirate Queen, except instead of ships, she captures audiences, one heart at a time. Her latest offering Return to the Sea was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowdfunded with one boot in the red dirt of Australia. The album is alive with contemporary narratives rising from a solid respect for tradition. Critics worldwide lauding Tyrrell as a force of nature and this album full of anthems for humanity. Return To The Sea is a call to arms, a sirens wisdoms and warnings, and most importantly the soundtrack of a woman who walks her own beat.

CWA (Country Witches Association) Fifth Meeting With Áine Tyrrell and Mandy Nolan The Butterfly Club 5 Parsons Place, Melbourne Monday 25 May- 30 May DAILY SHOW Doors 830pm Tix $26 presale / $35 on door www.thebutterflyclub.com

$26 presale / $35 on the door

COUNTRY WITCHES ASSOCIATION- Sixth Meeting (KATOOMBA) with Mandy Nolan and Áine Tyrrell

Baroque Room , Katoomba NSW

Welcome to the Sixth meeting of the CWA! The (dis)organisation everyone’s been waiting for! The Country Witches Association!

Tired of waiting for change, creative women around the world are getting ready to stir the political pot – bringing comedy and music to the boil, to facilitate dangerous dialogues and uncomfortable collaborations!

Irish troubadour and Country witch founding member Áine Tyrrell says: ‘If you’re not doing something the church would have burnt you for 400 years ago then you’re just not witching properly…or enough…or at all!’

Comedian and co-founder Mandy Nolan believes its time for a movement for busy women who love tea but can’t be bothered baking cakes.

‘As performers we get a bit tired of sticking to the rules, so the idea of the CWA is to unleash our more deviant selves. This is a creative space to navigate topics at a deeper level than you’d do in a traditional pub format. Everyone in the entertainment industry has to play it safe but we don’t want to. Playing it safe is boring. And it just won’t bring change. We really want to stir the pot on stage and in the audience.’

The CWA Meeting format invites the audience to participate by becoming members and suggesting topics to be discussed on the Agenda by Mandy and Áine. This will be one of the show’s highlights as it has an unscripted improvised format decided by the audience. The content will form the basis of the CWA podcast to be recorded as part of this innovative live show.

After SOLD OUT Byron Bay, Brisbane and Lismore shows, the CWA are in full swing and will feature half an hour of comedy and story telling by Mandy who is looking forward to using the new format to bring across some of her more thought provoking ideas and commentary that will be more akin to her regular Soapbox that she publishes in the Echo... except spoken word than her usual stand up.

Traditional music sets don’t allow you to go deeper into the story behind the song. One of Áine’s strengths is her fierce story telling. In her CWA performance she’ll be sharing stories of place, people and politics along with the music.

About Mandy:

Multi-talented Mandy Nolan is an accomplished comedian, artist, journalist, scriptwriter and memoirist. A stand up comedian for well over 28 years, audiences adore Mandy on stage, and around Byron Bay where she lives, Mandy-jokes are as much a part of the vernacular as any surf speak. Her humour is sharp, honest, sometimes self-depreciating, somewhat outrageous, but never cruel or pretentious. Frequently irreverent, it speaks to a diverse audience with no set demographic, no gender, race or religion, occupation or tribe.

She is a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes regularly for Mamamia – where she’s also a featured podcast host The Split which just won an award for best Native Post in Berlin. Mandy has written four books, is demand on the national circuit and tours nationally with her comedy show Women Like Us with colleague Ellen Briggs.

‘Mandy can make a rock laugh!’ Australian Stage

About Áine

Australia’s favourite adopted Irish sister, Áine Tyrrell is a modern day Pirate Queen, except instead of ships, she captures audiences, one heart at a time. Her latest offering Return to the Sea was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowdfunded with one boot in the red dirt of Australia. The album is alive with contemporary narratives rising from a solid respect for tradition. Critics worldwide lauding Tyrrell as a force of nature and this album full of anthems for humanity. Return To The Sea is a call to arms, a sirens wisdoms and warnings, and most importantly the soundtrack of a woman who walks her own beat.

CWA (Country Witches Association) Sixth Meeting With Áine Tyrrell and Mandy Nolan The Carrington Hotel Katoomba Friday June 19 Doors 730pm Tix $30 presale / $35 on door www.ainetyrrell.com/touring

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COUNTRY WITCHES ASSOCIATION- Seventh Meeting (SYDNEY) with Mandy Nolan and Áine Tyrrell

Petersham Bowling Club, 7 Brighton St, Petersham NSW 2049

Welcome to the Seventh meeting of the CWA! The (dis)organisation everyone’s been waiting for! The Country Witches Association!

Tired of waiting for change, creative women around the world are getting ready to stir the political pot – bringing comedy and music to the boil, to facilitate dangerous dialogues and uncomfortable collaborations!

Irish troubadour and Country witch founding member Áine Tyrrell says: ‘If you’re not doing something the church would have burnt you for 400 years ago then you’re just not witching properly…or enough…or at all!’

Comedian and co-founder Mandy Nolan believes its time for a movement for busy women who love tea but can’t be bothered baking cakes.

‘As performers we get a bit tired of sticking to the rules, so the idea of the CWA is to unleash our more deviant selves. This is a creative space to navigate topics at a deeper level than you’d do in a traditional pub format. Everyone in the entertainment industry has to play it safe but we don’t want to. Playing it safe is boring. And it just won’t bring change. We really want to stir the pot on stage and in the audience.’

The CWA Meeting format invites the audience to participate by becoming members and suggesting topics to be discussed on the Agenda by Mandy and Áine. This will be one of the show’s highlights as it has an unscripted improvised format decided by the audience. The content will form the basis of the CWA podcast to be recorded as part of this innovative live show.

After SOLD OUT shows in Byron Bay, Brisbane and Lismore the witches of Byron are headed to Sydney! The CWA will feature half an hour of comedy and story telling by Mandy who is looking forward to using the new format to bring across some of her more thought provoking ideas and commentary that will be more akin to her regular Soapbox that she publishes in the Echo... except spoken word than her usual stand up.

Traditional music sets don’t allow you to go deeper into the story behind the song. One of Áine’s strengths is her fierce story telling. In her CWA performance she’ll be sharing stories of place, people and politics along with the music.

About Mandy:

Multi-talented Mandy Nolan is an accomplished comedian, artist, journalist, scriptwriter and memoirist. A stand up comedian for well over 28 years, audiences adore Mandy on stage, and around Byron Bay where she lives, Mandy-jokes are as much a part of the vernacular as any surf speak. Her humour is sharp, honest, sometimes self-depreciating, somewhat outrageous, but never cruel or pretentious. Frequently irreverent, it speaks to a diverse audience with no set demographic, no gender, race or religion, occupation or tribe.

She is a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes regularly for Mamamia – where she’s also a featured podcast host The Split which just won an award for best Native Post in Berlin. Mandy has written four books, is demand on the national circuit and tours nationally with her comedy show Women Like Us with colleague Ellen Briggs.

‘Mandy can make a rock laugh!’ Australian Stage

About Áine

Australia’s favourite adopted Irish sister, Áine Tyrrell is a modern day Pirate Queen, except instead of ships, she captures audiences, one heart at a time. Her latest offering Return to the Sea was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowdfunded with one boot in the red dirt of Australia. The album is alive with contemporary narratives rising from a solid respect for tradition. Critics worldwide lauding Tyrrell as a force of nature and this album full of anthems for humanity. Return To The Sea is a call to arms, a sirens wisdoms and warnings, and most importantly the soundtrack of a woman who walks her own beat.

CWA (Country Witches Association) Seventh Meeting With Áine Tyrrell and Mandy Nolan Petersham Bowling Club Saturday June 2oth Show 8pm. Tix $30 + 35 on the door

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