Posts Tagged ‘Elsie Rigby’

Multi-award-winning Melbourne contemporary folk outfit, The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) is the brainchild of sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby. Touring in Australia and overseas, audiences are moved by their striking song writing, intricate instrumental arrangements, and stunning vocal harmonies. Find all that and more on their gorgeous new self-titled album.

Our new lockdown single, Glad That It’s Over is a lockdown special, it was written and recorded in COVID 19 lockdowns and it is about lockdown as a time for reflection both with the nostalgia associated with times when we could travel, hug friends and see live music but also having the time and space to process events from our pasts with the wisdom of hindsight. In particular, a six-month, family camping adventure in which a family band was formed, a post-school backpacking trip in Europe and a past relationship.

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Released October 2nd, 2020
Written by Maggie Rigby

One of the most delightful discoveries of my year so far, this Australian duo made a very good record full of dusty tunes and tremendously lovely harmonies. RIYL coffee and quiet mornings and, sure, quiet snowy May mornings

The Mae’s Trio is a Melbourne-based band of three young musicians fast making a name for themselves in the Australian music scene. Maggie Rigby, Elsie Rigby and Anita Hillman started playing music together late 2011. All three members of the trio write their own songs and these are tastefully arranged to suit the group’s diverse instrumental talents and love of three part vocal harmony.

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Released May 3rd, 2019

The Maes Trio is a Melbourne-based band of three young musicians fast making a name for themselves in the Australian music scene. Maggie Rigby, Elsie Rigby and Anita Hillman started playing music together late 2011. All three members of the trio write their own songs and these are tastefully arranged to suit the group’s diverse instrumental talents and love of three part vocal harmony.

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Sisters and songwriters Maggie and Elsie Rigby grew up steeped in music and have been steadily winning hearts across the globe. Their previous Nashville-recorded album Take Care Take Cover (2017) won them international critical acclaim including a 5 star review from The Australian. The Maes present their startlingly fresh take on Australian contemporary folk music incorporating intricate instrumental arrangements on banjo, fiddle, mandolin and guitar, powerful original songs and breathtaking harmonies.

released May 3rd, 2019