Irish Mythen to perform new music at first show home after international tour

After months of touring with a few brief visits home, the acclaimed singer-songwriter is set to return to Prince Edward Island soon to perform a show for Island fans.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter has been on tour since September 2016

Irish-born, Charlottetown-based Irish Mythen will perform at the Kings Playhouse June 2. (Rhythm Section )

After months of touring with a few brief visits home, Irish Mythen is set to return to Prince Edward Island to perform a show for Island fans. 

The award-winning singer-songwriter left on tour in September, returning for a few days in November before flying off to Europe.

"And then from Europe I went to Thailand and then Cambodia and then from Cambodia I flew to Toronto for one night and then flew to Australia."

After touring in Australia until the beginning of May, Mythen did some touring in the United States and returned to Canada last week. 

But she has one more trip to Havana, Cuba for 14 days to collaborate with musicians there before finally returning to P.E.I. 

When asked how she's able to do all that travelling and performing, Mythen said, "I try to get as many gigs as possible because I get all my energy from being on stage so it's actually like plugging in and recharging for me." 

Professional highs

Mythen said while it is a lot of travel, she does take good care of herself while on the road. 

Irish Mythen performed at the Bluefest Byron Bay in Australia. (Bluefest/Facebook)
"The Australian tour was absolutely phenomenal for professional and personal highs."

Mythen said she played alongside Patti Smith, Mavis Staples. Bonnie Raitt, and Buddy Guy at the Bluefest Byron Bay.

"There's a 150,000 people there. When you get that many thousands of people shouting your name and singing your songs it is absolutely surreal. [It's] something that will stay with me forever." 

While Mythen knows she lives what many might consider a bit of a crazy life, she said she loves it and works very hard for it. 

"I'm just holding on with both hands — the knuckles are white but I'm holding on."

Mythen was nominated for folk artist of the year at the International Folk Music Awards but did not win. Despite that, the singer-songwriter says she was hounoured. 

P.E.I. fans can see Mythen perform on June 2 at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown where she plays to perform a few new songs she wrote while on tour. Show time is 7:30 p.m.

With files from Mainstreet