Jaige and Adam have been playing music together since 2001 for dances, festivals and concerts throughout North America and abroad, predominantly with the band Crowfoot. Matthew has been performing and teaching as a dancer and percussionist at festivals and theatres across North America and Europe since 1996. After a decade of crossing paths on the folk circuit, these three performers have come together in this configuration to explore and cultivate a sound that is uniquely their own.
In concert Maivish delivers a vibrant performance that include step-dancing, songs and original compositions. Their sound is mercurial, enchanting, powerful and uplifting. Their palette encompasses fiddle, cello, guitar, cittern, blackwood flutes, percussion and vocals.
The name Maivish comes from an English colloquial term for the Song Thrush.