Anna Mieke

Anna Mieke

  • Alt Folk

Anna Mieke’s songwriting and enveloping compositions have asserted her as a vital voice amongst Ireland’s alt-folk genre. The Irish multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Wicklow, Ireland, toes the line between folk forms and vivid dreamscapes, drawing on traditional and contemporary motifs. The lyrically ornate and instrumental delicacy of her work, alongside flowing atmospheric arrangements, contributes a challenging, emphatic and new voice to alt-folk.

The release of the Wicklow-based artist’s critically acclaimed debut album, Idle Mind from 2019, garnered Anna Mieke a nomination in the ‘Best Emerging Act’ category at the RTÉ Folk Awards. Early 2022 saw her headline tours across Spain, UK, Ireland and further afield, with a week-long residency in New York (May 2022), collaborating with NYC-based musicians and composers.

Early 2023 took her and her band back to North America for a 16-date headline tour, including shows in NYC, LA and San Francisco, followed by support tours with Florist and Iron and Wine across Europe and the US. Across her career, she has shared stages with Iron and Wine, Anais Mitchell, Lankum, Florist, This Is The Kit, with an upcoming support tour opening for Wilco in Ireland, September 2023.

Anna Mieke’s second album, Theatre, which she recorded + co-produced with Nick Rayner and features contributions from long-standing bandmates Ryan Hargadon (Kojaque) and Matthew Jacobson (UMBRA), as well as Rozi Leyden (Rozi Plain), Brían Mac Gloinn (Ye Vagabonds), Lina Andonovska, Alannah Thornburgh and Cora Venus Lunny, was released in November 2022 and received praise from The Guardian, Brooklyn Vegan, MOJO and Uncut, among others. Anna Mieke was chosen as “Best Irish Act” in the Irish Times, while Theatre was nominated for Album of the Year (2022) in Ireland’s ‘Choice Awards’, and Twin nominated for Best Original Track at the RTE Folk Awards 2022.

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