"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, songwriter and composer, hailing from the hills of county Wicklow. She composes and performs on guitar, bouzouki, cello and piano, often collaborating with Brían Mac Gloinn (of Ye Vagabonds; vocals, multi-instrumentalist). 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; an attempt to capture experiences and landscapes through song. She has also spent time focusing on traditional Irish music while studying a masters in Ethnomusicology, such as Irish cello, Sean-nós singing and fiddle, which have influenced her sense of connection to the country, and thus her musical style and improvisations. Anna Mieke is currently in the process of recording her debut album, and will be making some releases in 2018.