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Folk Unplugged:
Daudi Matsiko & Anna Mieke

28th February 2024 · 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Doors open: 6:30pm

In person

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Folk Unplugged: Daudi Matsiko & Anna Mieke

Conway Hall is delighted to present Daudi Matsiko & Anna Mieke in a double headliner Folk Unplugged.

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Ugandan singer-songwriter and guitarist Daudi Matsiko carefully crafts modern albeit reverent folk. Deft, melancholic picking reminiscent of Nick Drake is tempered by contemporary percussion and instrumentation, and Matsiko’s vocals derive their strength from their seeming fragility, a warble in notes that may or may not be intentional. With every song, his confessional lyrics cut to the marrow.

After releasing two independent EPs, A Brief Introduction to Failure and The Lingering Effects of Disconnection, Daudi’s debut album, The King of Misery, will be released in January 2024. Tempering poignant emotions with candid storytelling, The King of Misery results in a raw, masterful exploration of the complexities of Matsiko’s personal experiences – namely struggles with his own depression, bipolar affective disorder and racial trauma. He describes the process of its completion as ‘moving from guilt to gratitude’.

beautifully raw lyrics presented with a humble honesty that makes Daudi instantly feel like one of your best friends” – With Drums And Colour

Originally from Wicklow, Ireland, Anna Mieke is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist whose lyricism and enveloping compositions toe the line between folk forms and vivid dreamscapes, drawing on traditional and contemporary motifs. Her music is the surreal soundtrack of a vast personal plain steeped in nostalgia, family, memory, death and dreaming—where gritty reality and romanticism meet.

This duality is the thematic core of her second album Theatre, which focuses on the conflict between permanence and temporality, the immaterial and material, and how memories of places and people fade, warp, and reinvent themselves over time. Anna will perform with a small band at this event.

Anna Mieke mines a rich seam of nostalgia and loss – and her extensive travels – on a dreamlike second album” – The Guardian

Age Recommendation

All ages


Standard £12 • Living Support £8 Students £8 

Access Information

Due to the age and Grade Il listing of the building, there is no lift access to rooms above the ground floor.

All the ground-floor rooms are fully accessible by wheelchair. Main Hall (street access, step-free), Brockway Room (street access, step-free), Bertrand Russell Room (street access, shallow ramp), Hive Cafe (street access, step-free), There is also an accessible toilet on the ground floor opposite the Brockway Room.

If you have any questions regarding your access needs, please get in touch with our team and we will accommodate as best as we can. Get in touch:

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Further Info

Our pop-up bar, provided by Too Many Bars, will be open throughout the evening, serving a selection of ethically and sustainably produced drinks.

If you have any accessibility enquiries, please contact us at / 020 7405 1818.

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