Anna MacDonald is a singer and songwriter of folk songs which reflect the strong influence that different strands of Scotland’s traditional music have had upon her. A multi-instrumentalist, she is able to play the piano, guitar and clarsach which she beautifully intertwines with Scots, English and Gaelic songs. As well as performing regularly at folk clubs and festivals, in May 2011 Anna began work with Fraser Fifield on her second EP, Paper Flowers. This August 6th, her highly anticipated new record finally sees a release.
Opening with the title track, the EP sets its stall out as a gorgeous collection of haunting, soft, love songs, Anna combining the traditional music she loves with her own flair for dramatic vocals and lyrics. Glasgow Rain is marked as a perfect example of this, MacDonald observing that ‘Trees throw shadows, in the fire of those street lights’ – an ode to her beloved Glasgow.
Having made quite a name for herself on the live circuit, and garnered positive reviews from The Guardian and The Glasgow Herald, Anna can be regularly heard on Radio nan Gaidheal (BBC Radio Alba) as well as appearing on Celtic Music Radio and Radio 4′s “Miller’s Tale”. In 2010, MacDonald released her debut EP “You Held Out Your Hand” to critical acclaim from national and music media alike.