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Wed, 20 Mar



Ernest Aines & Lorraine Nash Smith's Alternative

Australian Double Bill Tour

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Ernest Aines & Lorraine Nash Smith's Alternative
Ernest Aines & Lorraine Nash Smith's Alternative

Time & Location

20 Mar 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEDT

Canberra, 76 Alinga St, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

About the event

Ticket link   $20 full price / $15 concession 

Doors open 6.30 p.m. Award winning singer-songwriter Ernest Aines, from Melbourne, enchants audiences with his soulful voice and masterful guitar skills, blending folk and americana vibes. Lorraine Nash, a rising star from County Kerry, Ireland, captivates with her hauntingly beautiful melodies.

Join them for their debut double bill shows in Australia for an unforgetable musical experience.

Lorraine Nash:Quietly establishing herself as a serious one-to-watch over the last few years, the Kerry singer songwriter finally releases her long-awaited debut album, All That I Can Be, this month. Combining classic songwriting influences and a deeply authentic approach to her craft, it features the radio ready closing track ‘I Don’t Care’ among its standouts.” – Hotpress magazine

Irish folk is in ruddy good health thanks to the likes of Lankum, Ye Vagabonds and John Francis Flynn. Kerry’s Lorraine Nash will likely soon join their ranks. The young folk singer does a fine line in robustly penned compositions that are beautifully sung and sensitively arranged” – John Meagher, Irish Independent

At the core of Lorraine’s songwriting is a blend of trad, folk, and blues traditions. Drawing on a background of traditional singing, the multi-instrumentalist incorporates the traditional lilt into her live show. Taking inspiration from songwriting legends Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Carole King - fused with contemporary influences like Norah Jones, Gillian Welsh, Billie Marten, Lucy Rose, Gabrielle Aplin and Laura Marling - Lorraine creates stunning, image-laden songs.

Lorraine has received huge support from Irish radio with her singles ‘Wolves’, ‘Sing with Her’, ‘Winter Sun’, and ‘Changing Tides’ spending many weeks on RTE Radio 1’s weekly Recommends Playlist, reaching audiences of 1.5 million listeners. According to the Gender Disparity Data Report compiled by WhyNotHer, Lorraine was one of the most played female artists on RTÉ Radio 1 in 2020.

Lorraine has performed alongside David Keenan, Stephanie Rainey, John Spillane, Jack O’Rourke, Paddy Dennehy and The Lost Brothers. She has wowed audiences at Cork Opera House, Ruby Sessions, Live at St. Luke’s, Irish music industry events, Music Cork, Autumn Air festival and Your Roots Are Showing, as well as Tradfest and Galway Folk Festival. Lorraine has made several TV appearances since impressing on national Irish TV's Today Show, with her breakout single ‘Winter Sun’.

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