Anna Colliton’s lively and inventive playing has made her one America’s leading exponents of the bodhrán. Based in New York City, Anna has shared the stage with Cherish the Ladies, Eileen Ivers, Comas, the Paul McKenna Band and many more. Anna lived in Orlando, Florida, from 2013 to 2017 and performed daily as part of a residency at Walt Disney World. After returning to New York, Anna was a sub for the bodhrán chair with the original company of the Broadway hit “Come From Away.”
Anna has performed and taught at festivals across the country, including Catskills Irish Arts Week, The Swannanoa Gathering Celtic Week, The O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, CCE MAD Week, and Augusta Celtic Week, to name a few. As a teacher dedicated to advancing the tradition of bodhrán playing, Anna inspires students of all levels to incorporate both “the old” and “the new” into their playing, emphasizing the importance of both personal style and ear training in traditional music.
Close to home, Anna performs Boston-based traditional music group Ship in the Clouds, as well as The Bad Neighbors Rhythm Project, a rhythm-centric collaboration with percussive dancer Danielle Enblom, and is a longtime member of the Tune Supply roster.