Maggie Rigby (banjo, ukuleles, guitar, marimba and vocals), Elsie Rigby (violin, ukulele and vocals) and Anita Hillman (cello, bass and vocals) are The Mae Trio. If you were lucky enough to catch them at our Putney Folk Debates festival in May, you'll remember their stellar three-part harmonies, complex arrangements and lyrical sophistication. They're now back for n intimate and completely unplugged performance, in our cosy upstairs cinema room.
Emerging from the thriving Australian folk scene, they started playing together in 2011 and swiped a bunch of awards for their debut album Housewarming. They quickly made a colourful splash on the international scene, with performances at Celtic Connections, Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, MIDEM Festival in Cannes and Americana Festival in Nashville.
Please note that this is a ticketed event and that advance booking is highly recommended as availability is limited.
“A delightful Australian girl group whom it is hard to fault… theirs is an innocent, clear-skinned sound that’s long on banjo, fiddle and ukulele”
“The Mae Trio has made a meteoric mark on the national acoustic music scene”
“They belied their apparent youth with some fine songs and dry wit”
“The Mae Trio were easily the break-out act at Folk Alliance”
The Bluegrass Situation
“A favourite on the Aussie folk scene… definitely a trio to keep an eye and an ear (or two) out for”