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When: 7.30pm on Sunday 23 July 2023
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be welcoming Anna Mieke to Gullivers!

Anna Mieke’s deft 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. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, outside of her solo material, Anna Mieke played cello with HEX, a Cork-based experimental outfit, and has developed her vocals as one-third of the singing group, Rufous Nightjar.

Across her career, she has shared stages with Lankum, Lisa Hannigan, This Is The Kit and Rozi Plain, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and collaborated with Crash Ensemble and Adrian Crowley. These varying outlets of creative expression are integral to her distinct and timeless sound.

Anna Mieke’s second album, Theatre, which she recorded and 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, and was nominated for Album of the Year (2022) in Ireland’s ‘Choice Awards’.

‘There are hints of Joanna Newsom and Nick Mulvey’s haunted folk on the Irish singer-
songwriter’s densely woven and richly detailed tapestry of music and words’ – The Sunday Times

‘Beguiling and really rather wonderful’ – Uncut

Tour support is Maija Sofia. Maija Sofia is an artist from the rural west of Ireland who works between music, text and performance. Her debut LP Bath Time was released in November 2019 to cultish critical acclaim and she followed it in 2022 with a single, O Theremin. She is compelled by curiosity, plant tendrils, bioluminescence and séance. Her new album, True Love, will be released on 1 September 2023 via TULLE.

‘A beautiful opus of atmospheric folk’ – The Line of Best Fit

This show is a co-promotion with Please Please You.

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