“I was just blown away - such crafted songs, melodies with great feeling - our favourite singer songwriter.
— Dave Pegg Fairport Convention
annA rydeR is a multi-instrumentalist playing piano, guitars, accordion, banjo, trumpet and others as well as a performer who according to the audience ‘paints great songs’ and who say ‘puts the soul of the people into her music’.
Attracting various invitations to perform with and for many different artists, annA is a musician’s musician. Amongst others she has worked with Fairport Convention, Eddi Reader and Julianne Regan
(All about Eve). Her songs ‘Bring Me Back My Feathers’, ‘Sailing Boat’ and ‘The Crowd’ have been sung and covered by Fairport.
annA has made several albums, including Paper Girl, Pockets On Fire and The Art Of Making Faces, of original ‘songs that demonstrate a rare originality’ (MOJO) which often feature such musicians as Dave Pegg, Gerry Conway, Rabbit Bundrick (The Who keyboards), Simon Nicol, Clive Bunker and others.
Incidently - the cartoons on the cover of Fairport’s album ‘What we did on our Saturday’ were drawn