Anaïs Mitchell – The Pleasance, Edinburgh – 27 Feb 2014

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I missed seeing Anaïs the last two times in Edinburgh and was determined to catch this one and was so glad! I’ve been a fan since I first heard my  ‘album of 2012’ folk opera ‘Hadestown’. This time she was on her own and that’s my favourite way of seeing artists who sometimes have bands and sometimes not.

Her tartan skirt was specially for us and she creates a great atmosphere with wonderful storytelling songs. A very special, intimate concert culminating with encore audience singalong of ‘Goodnight Irene’.

The lovely video of this night is the only one I ever saved from ‘Geordie Anaisfan’, Graham. His YouTube channel of Anais videos is so sadly gone now, and that valuable record of all her wonderful performances. I’m gutted. I’ve uploaded a private copy here, but if you are out there Graham it would be great to hear from you …

9/11 Attended by George & Karen

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