"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 in 2018"
- Emmet Condon, Homebeat
Anna Mieke is a musician and songwriter hailing from the hills of county Wicklow, Ireland. She performs on guitar, bouzouki, cello and piano, sometimes as a solo performer, sometimes joining forces with others. Often appearing on stage alongside are Brían Mac Gloinn (of Ye Vagabonds), who contributes harmonies, the Indian harmonium and fiddle to the overall sound, and Matthew Jacobson (of ReDivider; Insufficient Funs; Clang Sayne, to name a few) adding jazz-influenced percussion. She has spent a lot of her life travelling and living in different corners of the world; 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 has influenced her musical style and improvisations. Other musical projects include Hex, a Cork-based, experimental, improvisatory group of musicians, in which Anna is the cellist.
Over the past few years, Anna has played at numerous venues, house shows and festivals, including at Irish festivals 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, to be released and toured in the spring of 2019.