Sun 10th Feb | 17:15 | Coughlans Bar
Anna Mieke is a musician and songwriter, hailing from the hills of county Wicklow, Ireland. She performs on guitar, bouzouki, cello and piano. She has spent a lot of her life travelling, from the west of Ireland to Spain to Bangladesh to New Zealand, and draws on these experiences for songwriting inspiration, both in lyrics and melodies. She has also spent time focusing on traditional Irish music such as Irish cello, sean-nós singing and fiddle, which have influenced her musical style and improvisations.
Over the past few years, Anna Mieke has played at numerous venues, house shows and festivals, including at Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Another Love Story, Clonmel Junction Festival and Sofar Sounds, while securing support slots for artists such as Martin Hayes, This Is The Kit, Lankum, Ye Vagabonds, John Smith, Loah, Turin Brakes, Rachel Sermanni and Sarah Neufeld (of Arcade Fire).
Anna Mieke is currently in the process of recording her debut album, and will be making some releases in 2018.
“Anna Mieke Bishop is one of Dublin’s most natural and rising talents. Blending Feist like songwriting skills with as pure and true a folk voice as you will hear, she’s one to watch…”
– Emmet Condon, Homebeat