We have a stunning song premiere from Irish folk pop duo Gemma Doherty and Morgan MacIntyre, better known as Saint Sister. Castles, also our Song of the Day, is taken from their debut EP Madrid released via Trout Records on 13th November.
It was the limitations of their individual solo performances that drew Gemma and Morgan together. The result, as you can hear above, is the creation of something which sounds traditionally inspired at times whilst also drawing comparisons to contemporary artists such as Feist and Kathryn Williams who can make the most subtle sounds so powerfully moving. Their use of harp, ethereal harmonies and electronic atmosphere have led them on an upward curve since they formed in 2014, already making TV appearances in their native Ireland.
I have the feeling we are just glimpsing the tip of the iceberg…
One’s to watch for: www.saintsisterband.com
Nov 12, 2015 McHughs, Belfast
Nov 13, 2015 Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
Nov 15, 2015 Theatre Royal, Waterford
Nov 22, 2015 Upstairs in Dolan’s Pub, Limerick
Nov 26, 2015 The Spirit Store, Dundalk
Nov 27, 2015 Kavanaghs Bar & Venue, Portlaoise
Nov 28, 2015 Roisin Dubh, Galway
Nov 30, 2015 The Shacklewell Arms, London (Trout Records Showcase)
Dec 03, 2015 The Pavillion, Cork