Peoples Republic Of Cork

R.H.R.N Anna Mieke and Caoilian Sherlock

Cork Opera House, Emmet Place

Sat 22 Feb 2020

(at The Green Room, Cork Opera House)

Anna Mieke is the musical project of 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.

Anna Mieke was one of five RTÉ Folk Award Nominees for ‘Best Emerging Act’ 2019, and is a recipient of the Arts Council’s Next Generation Bursary Award 2020.

“It’s a strikingly confident collection of 10 songs, full of blue sky thinking and wide open horizons...A deliriously renewable energy source.”

–Siobhán Long, The Irish Times, 4-star review ????

Caoilian Sherlock

Playing guitar and writing songs since the age of fifteen, well worn

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