Mermaid Music Artist in Residence 2023

Anna Mieke

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

‘Seraphim is a warm embrace of stealthily picked guitar, saxophone ringlets, propelling drums, and a voice that's both decadent and woody, like temple-cleansing incense’

FLOOD Magazine

‘What an introduction to an artist who reminds us as a combination of Agnes Obel’s symphonic experimentation and Aldous Harding’s lyrical creativity…an artist who brilliantly incorporates folklore, fantasy, and mysticism into music’

The Revue