"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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Granny Lum Loy  
from Maryen's forthcoming album  

Femina Australis  
Release Date:
30 July 2016 
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Maryen Cairns is a singer/songwriter with a love of storytelling & history, currently immersed in the stories of 12 Australian women, celebrating their contribution to Australian society 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.


2015 QLD


AKA Thorn 1996


2012 in Queensland




Maryen & The Difference in 1989


with band members Buroc, Piers Margery & Vivian Singer