SAINT SISTER have just been announced as Special Guests to Rodrigo Y Gabriela this Friday night at Knocknarea Arena for Sligo Live.
Saint Sister, formed in November 2014, is the creation of Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty. Their music draws from early Celtic harp traditions, 60s folk and electronic pop to create ‘atmosfolk’—a mix of soulful vocal harmonies, dreamy synth and electro-acoustic harp.
Following an early performance on Irish national television, one of their first gigs saw them open the stage for Arcade Fire’s Will Butler. Their debut EP ‘Madrid’, recorded with Alex Ryan (bassist with Hozier), was released in November 2015. Having received incredible support on Irish radio, the lead single was championed by Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart, and went on to be playlisted on BBC Radio 1 and on German national radio, 1Live. Since the release, the band have toured extensively throughout Ireland, the UK and Germany. They made their US debut in March with multiple showcases at SXSW, and have had notable performances in Paris and Warsaw.
Numerous festival appearances include BBC Introducing at Glastonbury, Latitude, Electric Picnic, Longitude, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn Festival, and an impressive live TV performance on RTE’s Other Voices.
A full guide to the Sligo Live Festival can be found in this week’s Sligo Weekender- out now.