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Yirrmal

An enigmatic and captivating performer, Yirrmal’s storytelling transcends time and space. An extraordinarily passionate and incredibly gifted singer-songwriter, Yirrmal creates accessible, powerful and authentic new music of passion and truth, helping people to feel good, and to feel good about themselves. Hailing from the Rirratjingu clan group in the remote North East Arnhem Land community of Yirrkala, his works share his joy of creating, re-telling and performing stories as old as time with a fresh, inspired and contemporary reflection. Yirrmal’s music expresses a powerfully instinctual and intuitive pledge that echoes and embraces buoyant courage and empathy, and he has plenty to say, sharpening his craft over the years from mentors such as Archie Roach, Shane Howard, Neil Murray, Yothu Yindi and Andrew Farriss. Secure and comfortable in his own identity and belief, Yirrmal charts his own journey. ‘I want people to forget about their troubles for a while, to live in the moment and just enjoy this music.’ Yirrmals self-titled debut album is magnetic, a collection of works that is bold, celebratory and timeless, capturing thoughts and feelings of what it means to be alive in a beautiful and ancient landscape. The record, produced by Andrew Farriss and recorded by Studios 301 at Andrew’s Piedmont Studio, will be released later in 2022. ‘We are in the presence of a great artist. This young man is as dynamic a performer as I have ever seen, singing brutal and joyous truths of family, love, loss and pride..’ Nadia Jade – Nothing Ever Happens In Brisbane – Tivoli BrisfestThe evocative voice of Yirrmal bookended the show, his vocals flying gracefully and emotionally throughout the hall, entrancing all who had the privilege of being there to listen.’ Ken Grady – Adelaide Festival – Review 1967: Music in the Key of Yes