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"Femina Australis"

Released 30 July 2016

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Bringing to life some of the stories of Australia’s most remarkable women - some well-known, many almost forgotten - that feature on her new album, Femina Australis, singer-songwriter Maryen Cairns, playing acoustic guitar, autoharp and piano as well as of course taking lead vocals, will be joined by Sani Bolton on acoustic guitar and banjo-mandolin, Elvis Kernaghan on electric guitar and a percussionist.

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Maryen Cairns is a singer/songwriter with a love of storytelling & history, whose new album Femina Australis sees her immersed in the stories of 12 remarkable Australian women, celebrating their contribution to the world today.

A modern day Bard and multi- instrumentalist with a 4 octave voice... living off the power grid in a rainforest hide-away with a view of the sea.

The creative director of the annual Southeast Queensland Mfest, Scottish-born, Australian raised, Springbrook resident, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Maryen Cairns can boast two successful musical careers, one in London where she recorded two albums The Pictures Within and For Eternity and, in 1992, a single, Too Young To Die, which Nickelodeon used for an AIDS educational roadshow tour of US schools, and one in Queensland, independently releasing three albums, Stories From Beneath, Stories From The Red Tent and now Femina Australis.

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Recording in London 2016 photo credit - PG Brunelli

2015 QLD

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AKA Thorn 1996

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2012 in Queensland

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Maryen & The Difference in 1989

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with band members Buroc, Piers Margery & Vivian Singer