Mairearad and Anna

Two of Scotland’s most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence.

Having played alongside each other for over ten years, they revel in an intuitive approach to each other’s musical ideas and interpretations, and an “almost telepathic communication” on stage (Hi-Arts), where they create “music more than the sum of just two parts” (The Scotsman), effortlessly showcasing the fruits of duo partnership to the highest level.

Now based in Glasgow, Mairearad and Anna both grew up in the Scottish Highlands amidst very similar musical backgrounds (most notably, mandolin playing Dads!), and so share an innate understanding of Scottish culture and music. As a duo they have enjoyed many successes, including five stars in The Scotsman and high praise from KT Tunstall, becoming a much-loved live act.

Their three albums – 2009’s eponymous debut, Doubling in 2013, and 2015’s Best Day – have all met wide critical acclaim. Mairearad and Anna was recorded live, just the two musicians – the live double act – whilst Doubling features many layered tracks, building a more complex sound, though still just from the two musicians. Best Day is their first release to feature songs – now a firm part of their live sets – whilst all three showcase their highest-order musicianship, with sets and songs intricately arranged and executed with symbiotic sympathy, enhancing their “must-see” reputation.

 

“A superb instrumental duo”
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“An exuberant and beautifully recorded album…crisp, clean and crystalline.”
fRoots

“You guys were killing it….amazing playing!”
KT Tunstall

“…the camaraderie and sheer fun of musical collaboration is plainly evident and infectious.”
(4 Stars) Songlines

“The young Scottish duo of accordionist Mairearad Green and Anna Massie, on guitar and banjo…in sparkling style, performed largely original material with frequent playfulness of delivery… belying their formidable technical prowess, in music that seemed much more than the sum of just two parts.” *****
(5 Stars) The Scotsman


Show Past Dates

Previous Dates

30th Oct, '14 - Cornerstone – Didcot, Oxfordshire
31st Oct, '14 - Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset
1st Nov, '14 - The Stables, Milton Keynes
2nd Nov, '14 - The Old Bakery, Lincoln
3rd Nov, '14 - The Green Note – London
4th Nov, '14 - Kitchen Garden Cafe – Birmingham
6th Nov, '14 - Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club – Kirkcaldy
7th Nov, '14 - Stonehaven Folk Club – Stonehaven
8th Nov, '14 - The CatStrand – New Galloway
9th Nov, '14 - Glenurquhart Public Hall
18th Jan, '15 - Celtic Connections – Glasgow
1st Apr, '15 - The Pleasance – Edinburgh (Edinburgh Folk Club)
2nd Apr, '15 - Tolbooth – Stirling
3rd Apr, '15 - The Ceilidh Place – Ullapool
4th Apr, '15 - The Ceilidh Place – Ullapool
5th Apr, '15 - The Drouthy Cobbler – Elgin
6th Apr, '15 - Arisaig House – Arisaig
7th Apr, '15 - Seall at Sabhal mòr Ostaig – Skye
8th Apr, '15 - The Blue Lamp – Aberdeen
9th Apr, '15 - Montrose Folk Club – Montrose
10th Apr, '15 - Fortrose Community Theatre – Fortrose
11th Apr, '15 - Glassel Hall – Glassel, near Banchory
12th Apr, '15 - Glenfarg Folk Feast
5th Jun, '15 - Arran Folk Festival
11th Aug, '15 - EDINBURGH – Edinburgh Festival Fringe
29th Sep, '15 - BALERNO – Balerno Folk Club
1st Nov, '15 - GREENOCK – Beacon Arts Centre
2nd Nov, '15 - LOCH ARTHUR – Beeswing, Dumfries
3rd Nov, '15 - LEITH – Folk Club
5th Nov, '15 - YORK – Black Swan Folk Club
6th Nov, '15 - LONDON – Kings Place
7th Nov, '15 - CAMBRIDGE – Acoustic Routes
8th Nov, '15 - HITCHIN – Folk Club
9th Nov, '15 - COLCHESTER – Arts Centre
10th Nov, '15 - DARTFORD – Folk Club
11th Nov, '15 - SHEFFIELD – Shakespeare’s
12th Nov, '15 - PEEBLES – Eastgate Arts Centre
13th Nov, '15 - BANCHORY – Woodend Barn
14th Nov, '15 - RESOLIS – Resolis Community Arts
15th Nov, '15 - DRUMNADROCHIT – Glen Urquhart Public Hall
24th Jan, '16 - CELTIC CONNECTIONS – The National Piping Centre, Glasgow
14th Apr, '16 - NEWPORT – Lyceum Folk Club
15th Apr, '16 - DOWNEND – Folk Club
16th Apr, '16 - LLANDEILO – Landeilo Acoustic
19th Apr, '16 - WICK – Lyth Arts Centre
20th Apr, '16 - PLOCKTON – Plockton High School
21st Apr, '16 - INVERNESS – Eden Court
22nd Apr, '16 - ULLAPOOL – The Ceilidh Place
23rd Apr, '16 - FINZEAN – Finzean Hall
24th Apr, '16 - ELGIN – The Drouthy Cobbler
26th Apr, '16 - PERTH – Perth Folk Club
27th Apr, '16 - BARNARD CASTLE – The Witham
28th Apr, '16 - BASTON – The Barn
29th Apr, '16 - THAMES DITTON – The Ram Club (Surrey)
2nd Jul, '16 - GOOIKORTS – Belgium
3rd Jul, '16 - GOOIKORTS – Belgium
6th Jul, '16 - FØRDE FESTIVALEN – Norway
7th Jul, '16 - FØRDE FESTIVALEN – Norway
29th Jul, '16 - SPEYFEST
13th Aug, '16 - EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE – Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides
27th Oct, '16 - CRAIL – Crail Town Hall
28th Oct, '16 - GLASSEL – Glassel Hall
29th Oct, '16 - GLASSEL – Glassel Hall
30th Oct, '16 - GLENURQUHART – Glen Urquhart Public Hall (afternoon)
6th Nov, '16 - WHITHORN – The Swallow Theatre
8th Nov, '16 - EDINBURGH – Leith Folk Club
9th Nov, '16 - FINDHORN – Universal Hall
11th Nov, '16 - ABERDEEN – The Blue Lamp
12th Nov, '16 - ETAL, Northumberland – Etal Village Hall
10th Apr, '17 - COLCHESTER – Colchester Arts Centre
12th Apr, '17 - HAMBLEDON, Hampshire – Hambledon Folk Club
13th Apr, '17 - LONDON – The Green Note
22nd Apr, '17 - INVERURIE – Town Hall, Garioch Fiddlers Rally