Saint Sister

Folk
Dublin, County Dublin
5330

Saint Sister, formed 2014, is the creation of Morgan MacIntyre & Gemma Doherty. Mixing celtic harp, 60s folk and electronic pop they create ‘atmosfolk'. Within 6 months of forming they opened for Arcade Fire’s Will Butler and recorded their ‘Madrid’ EP with Alex Ryan (bassist with Hozier) which has reached 2 million streams on Spotify and was playlisted across Irish and UK radio (BBC Radio 1, RTE1).

2016’s ‘Tin Man’ came out as part of Communion’s Singles Club. It received strong support at BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens) and was nominated for song of the year by the Choice Music Prize. The Irish times named them "Best Irish Band" in 2016. They made their US debut at SXSW, as well as BBC Introducing at Glastonbury, Latitude, Electric Picnic, Longitude, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn Festival.

In 2017 the band performed at Eurosonic, and supported Lisa Hannigan on her 20 date European tour. June saw the band’s 3rd release, ‘Causing Trouble’ the first track off the band’s forthcoming record ‘The Shape of Silence’. It was playlisted across Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands as well as continued support from Ireland and UK. In September the band opened for The National in Cork.

2018 see’s the band performing at The National Concert Hall and Barbican in March as well as embarking on their debut tour of the USA. Their debut album is due for release in September.

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“The thick, eerie electro-folk of Ireland’s Saint Sister, not so much haunted as delicately possessed” – The Guardian

It’s easy to get lost in the minimal, chasmic, but beautifully arranged soundscapes” – Stereogum

‘Bewitching, that's Saint Sister [...] It's a striking, at times quite intense piece of work; it unfolds patiently, with a rare sense of grace’ - Clash

‘Otherworldly’ - The Line Of Best Fit

‘8 songs we loved this week’ - Entertainment Weekly

'Theirs is a strong, resonant, magnetic sound, with a clear folk influence in the wash, but one where the spooky, full-bodied songs they’re digging out also come with a lot of melodic gumption' - Jim Carroll, The Irish Times

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Live Highlights

2018

● SXSW, Austin, March
● National Sawdust, Brooklyn, Headline show, March
● The Barbican, London, March
● Where’s the music? Festival, Sweden, February
● Bar Brooklyn, Stockholm, Headline show, February
● The National Concert Hall, Dublin, January.

2017

● 7 Layers Festival, Amsterdam.
● Supported The National in Cork Opera House.
● Sounds From a Safe Harbour Festival.
● Headlined Other Voices stage at Electric Picnic.
● Latitude, July
● Headline show in The National Concert Hall.
● 5 date UK headline tour.
● London headline, St Pancras church.
● 6 date German tour with Stimmen Festival.
● Supported Lisa Hannigan on 20 date European tour (inluding Barcelona (Sala Apolo), Madrid (Teatra Lara) and Bilbao (Kafe Antsokia)..
● Supported Lisa Hannigan in The Roundhouse, London.
● Eurosonic Festival.

2016

● St James Church, Other Voices.
● 7 date UK tour (Opening for Mutual Benefit).
● Dublin headline show, Christ Church Cathedral.
● 8 date German tour (opening for Ben Caplan).
● Reeperbahn Festival.
● London headline, The Slaughtered Lamb.
● Electric Picnic, September
● Latitude/Longitude.
● Glastonbury, BBC Introducing stage.
● Dublin headline, Unitarian Church.
● The Great Escape, 3 shows, May
● UK tour, 4 shows, May
● SXSW, 4 shows, March
● Fireworks festival, Paris (with Oh Wonder & Frances).

2015

● Other Voices, The Other Room.
● Dublin headline, Whelan’s upstairs.
● Opened for Will Butler, Whelan’s.

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TV Appearances

2017

BBC - Live Performance of Causing Trouble for BBC Arts show:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p053ytz3

2016:

BBC - Live performance of Cold Feet at Glastonbury

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMKrx9-3890

BBC - Live performance of Songs of Love at Ulster Hall

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0470tw4

RTE -Live performance of Castles on Ray D’Arcy show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P41-RPzyBk

2015

RTE (Other Voices) - Live performance of Cold Feet for The Other Room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYF1xgnMfqQ

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Awards:

● Voted “Best Irish Act” by readers of the Irish Times in 2016

● Tin Man nominated for Choice Music prize “Song of the Year”

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