VIDEO: Tullara’s music breaks through the barriers
LOCAL musician Tullara Connors says the most rewarding part of her overseas touring has been how music is able to bridge the gap between different cultures and languages.
"It's a beautiful thing to be able to travel to other countries where I can't always properly communicate with the people because I can't speak their first language, but I can somehow manage to form a connection by sharing my music," she said.
"It's a very rewarding experience."
Tullara performed as part of the Umefolk festival in Sweden, performing a solo show, as well as being part of the Allspell performance.
"The Allspell concert was made of up a 400-piece orchestra," she said.
"In the middle of that show, I also performed a version of John Butler's Ocean."
Still touring through Europe, Tullara says the rest of the year will be busy, starting with the release of her first single and music video at the end of April.
"I'll be releasing my debut EP in September, and then doing a few festivals including a national tour at the end of the year after the release of the single," she said.
Tullara also received a $10,000 grant from Arts NSW to travel to Ireland in August and be mentored by the country's best tenor banjo players.