Mairearad Green and Anna Massie at Edinburgh FC / EFC
Having played alongside each other for over ten years, they revel in an intuitive approach to each others musical ideas and interpretations, and an almost telepathic communication on stage (Hi-Arts), effortlessly showcasing the fruits of duo partnership to the highest level, creating music more than the sum of just two parts (The Scotsman).
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 star reviews in The Scotsman and high praise from KT Tunstall, becoming a much-loved live act.
Their three albums 2009s eponymous debut, Doubling (2013) and Best Day (2015) received 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. At the heart of Doubling remains the live duo sets, intricately arranged and executed with symbiotic sympathy, enhancing their must-see reputation. The fourth album Farran (August 2018), Scots for starboard, represents exactly how this virtuosic duo perform live.
Both award-winners, Mairearad currently performs with King Creosote and Mike Vass and Anna with BlazinFiddles and Rant. They have also previously performed with a number of well-known bands and artists; The Poozies, Bella Hardy, Box Club, Kate Rusby, Karine Polwart, Karen Matheson, Capercaillie and together in Scotlands one and only Celtic Big Band, The Unusual Suspects.
the camaraderie and sheer fun of musical collaboration is plainly evident and infectious" (Songlines).
You guys were killing itamazing playing!" (KT Tunstall).
full of energy and verve.first class "(R2 Magazine).
An exuberant, beautifully recorded albumcrisp, clean and crystalline" (fRoots).
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 (***** The Scotsman).
Anna Massie on guitar, fiddle and banjo, Mairearad Green on accordion and smallpipes adds up to a wide palette of permutations, most of which featured in this relaxed, highly enjoyable performance shifting the lead/accompanist balance, swapping and sharing the melody, harmony, chords and rhythms with deceptive fluency (The Scotsman).
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