Anna Mieke

Anna Mieke is the musical project of Wicklow-born 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.  

As a solo performer and collaborative artist, she has joined forces with a diverse mélange of other artists, most notably Brían Mac Gloinn (of folk duo Ye Vagabonds).  

Anna Mieke independently released her debut album Idle Mind in April 2019,  and was nominated for Best Emerging Artists at the RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards and was recipient of the Next Generation.