Anna Massie (Folk Music, 2011)Anna Massie

Anna Massie

Shortlisted in 2011 for Folk Music

A talented multi-instrumentalist, Anna Massie’s expertise lies in playing the fiddle, mandolin, tenor banjo and guitar. Her nomination in 2005 for Best Instrumentalist at the Trad Music Awards brought recognition to her unique rhythmic style and dexterity at flatpicking tunes. Coming from a musical family Anna was surrounded by folk music from an early age and joined her first ceilidh band at 13. In 2003 she recorded her first solo album and formed the Anna Massie band a trio featuring the impressive guitar and vocal talents of Jenn Butterworth and the outstanding accordion and border pipe playing of Mairearad Green. They won the Best Band at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2006 and toured internationally seeing their careers go from strength to strength. An outstanding instrumentalist, Anna has toured with many artists including Kate Rusby and is a regular member of the Karen