(at The Green Room, Cork Opera House)
Anna Mieke is the musical project of Anna-Mieke Bishop, who performs on Greek bouzouki, guitar and piano. Themes and inspiration for Anna Mieke’s songs stem from a colourful background of experience: learning Maori songs at school in New Zealand; hitch-hiking through Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, picking up traditional songs along the way; cycling from her home in Wicklow to the southern tip of Spain; living in Granada for a time, and then, in Cork, performing cello in the experimental improv group, HEX.
Anna Mieke was one of five RTÉ Folk Award Nominees for ‘Best Emerging Act’ 2019, and is a recipient of the Arts Council’s Next Generation Bursary Award 2020.
“It’s a strikingly confident collection of 10 songs, full of blue sky thinking and wide open horizons...A deliriously renewable energy source.”
–Siobhán Long, The Irish Times, 4-star review ????
Playing guitar and writing songs since the age of fifteen, well worn through years in rock and roll bands his solo material takes considered, yet facetious ramble through the deepest of existential crisis. During live performances he is backed with an electric guitar, a super cool rock band, a sense of entitlement, a degree of casual sombreness, a joyous approach to playing music and an overly sentimental view of almost everything.
Caoilian Sherlock released his debut EP 'The Faraway' under the moniker Saint Caoilian in 2017, on the back of a year of prestigious support shows with Roy Harper, Ryley Walker, Sean O'Hagan, and a tour around Ireland with Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg. Coinciding with this tour were shows at Body & Soul, Another Love Story, Sounds From A Safe Harbour, Quiet Lights and It Takes A Village Festivals.
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