Under the Radar: Anna Leyden

Having supported The Killers and Bastille as part of the band Go Wolf, Anna Leyden now has a promising solo career ahead of her, write Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon

Anna Leyden

As the daughter of Ulster folk musicians Jane Cassidy and Maurice Leyden, Anna Leyden was already used to performing from an early age before going on to support The Killers and Bastille with the band Go Wolf.

When she moved from Belfast to Aberdeen to study medicine, she continued to keep her hand in by playing open mic nights and local festivals, before moving to Glasgow in 2018 to immerse herself in the city’s music scene.

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Now working with a band which includes cello, trombone, double bass and drums, Leyden was awarded a Creative Scotland recording grant in 2020 and is set to release her EP All Part Of It in April. The first track, I Don’t Like You (http://bit.ly/AnnaLeyden) is out on 12 March and she is set to stream a live performance with award-winning fiddler Charlie Stewart to coincide. For more info check out www.instagram.com/annaleydenmusic

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the music industry seminar and social night, Born to be Wide, visit www.borntobewide.co.uk

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