Maija Sofia announces headline show at Whelan’s

Singular Artists proudly presents Maija Sofia at Whelan’s for their headline show on Thursday, 28th September 2023.

Maija Sofia Makela is a songwriter and artist from the rural west of Ireland who works between the overlapping worlds of music, performance and text. Often exploring themes of haunting, alternate histories, intimacy and affect, her album Bath Time is available here. 

Released in 2019, Maija Sofia’s debut album Bath Time announced her as an accomplished songwriter, gaining widespread critical acclaim and an Album of the Year nomination at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize.

A recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland’s prestigious Next Generation Award 2020 and music bursary awards from Dublin City arts office and the Arts Council, Maija has since been commissioned to write new compositions by several revered cultural institutions, including the National Concert Hall, Sirius Arts Centre, Dublin Digital Radio, Solas Nua and Cork Midsummer Festival.

Her work has been arranged and performed by the RTE Concert Orchestra and she has performed several times on national television and radio. Alternating between solo performances and a full band, and with a preference for analogue and experimental instrumentation, Maija’s sound continuously evolves and expands its breadth.

Alongside her music, she has written various texts for performance and installation and her poetry has been published in The Stinging Fly, Banshee and elsewhere. She is the host of a monthly experimental radio show called Invocations on Dublin Digital Radio.

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