Maija Sofia Makela is a musician, songwriter and artist who works between the overlapping worlds of sound, performance and text. Across various forms, her work and research explores language, shadowed histories, hauntings, diasporic identity, healing practices, ancestral grief, water, feminism, mysticism, traditional song archives and folklore.


She is from rural Galway and is of mixed Irish, Finnish and Turkish-Cypriot heritage. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and is a recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Award bursary (2020.) Her debut album, Bath Time, was shortlisted for the Choice Award album of year.


photo by Jilly McGrath




artist / musician / writer / maijasofiamusic@gmail.com