Anna Massie

Anna Massie was the winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2003 Award. A talented multi-instrumentalist, she excels in playing the fiddle, mandolin and tenor banjo. Though perhaps most impressive is her guitar playing - equally at home either accompanying in her unique rhythmic style or flatpicking tunes, Massie’s dexterity shines through. She has performed twice at the Celtic Colours International Festival in Cape Breton. As well as solo performances, Anna also formed a trio featuring the impressive guitar and vocal talents of Jenn Butterworth and the outstanding accordion and border pipe and piano accordion playing of Mairearad Green. With performances at Celtic Connections, Shetland, Orkney, Hebridean Celtic and Tønder festivals as well as tours in the UK and Scandinavia, the past few years have seen these talented young women’s careers go from strength to strength. Highly energetic performances and a warm and friendly stage appearance have earned the band a growing fan base and nominations as “Best Up and Coming Band” at the 2004 Scots Trad Music Awards and the Horizon Award at last year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2005 Anna was nominated as Best Instrumentalist at the Trad Music Awards. The band's biggest achievement was being named Best Folk Band at the 2006 Scots Trad Music Awards. At Celtic Connections 2005, Anna’s first commission was performed – her New Voices piece was very well received by critics and audience ...

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