Ann Mayo Muir has had a long and lustrous career as a touring musician, most often appearing in concert with Gordon Bok and Ed Trickett. In those years from mid-seventies to 2000, Ann distinguished herself as a singer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist.
When we stopped performing in 2000, she had just taken up the fiddle, to which she has since added the Hardanger fiddle and the nyckelharpa, studying under some of the finest fiddlers in the Celtic tradition, Martin Hayes and Alasdair Fraser to name a couple.
She's been composing stunning instrumental music. Some pieces feel American, many have a European twist, and a couple have run off with the Gypsies. It is quite different than the music heard in our trio work together. Her new CD is titled "Notes From Across The Sea With Love, Ann Mayo Muir."
Ensemble Galilei, a highly respected instrumental group, arranged the pieces, and it is a sinuous, snappy, energetic delight of interpretation, with many shifts and surprises happily suited to Annie's unique vision. With so many tastes and textures, this CD is a feast for the musical gourmet. ~ Gordon Bok