Mickey & Michelle
AUSTRALIA | 2022 PARTICIPANT | TEAM 6
Mickey & Michelle are an Australian harp and fiddle duo who seamlessly blend contemporary folk and jazz in a rich, unique style of their own. Their 2019 debut album ‘A Walking Pace’ showcases the duo’s intricate sound and unusual combination of styles.
Michelle is from a family of multi-generational classical musicians and has been performing professionally from the age of 11. Since then she has explored Irish and Scottish folk music and shared the stage with the likes of Shane Howard and Paul Kelly. Michelle’s compositions are deeply rooted in Celtic music, while balancing her attention to detail and nuanced phrasing from her classical studies.
Mickey on the other hand is a multi-instrumentalist who fell in love with rock & roll music in his early years. Now a jazz violinist, his playful improvisations still retain the fire of his electric upbringing.
The dynamic duo has returned from their most challenging adventure yet; a 6-month tour on foot of NZ’s 3000km ‘Te Araroa’ trail. Mickey & Michelle are excited to share their experiences and music with the world.