SAINT SISTER, the brilliant Irish "atmosfolk" duo of Belfast's Morgan MacIntyre and Dublin's Gemma Doherty, make a welcome return to the Róisín Dubh this month.
Saint Sister play the Dominick Street venue on Saturday September 21 at 8pm. They have won much acclaim for their stunning vocal harmonies and fusion of traditional Irish folk with minimalist electronica. Last year they released their debut album Shape Of Silence, which was recorded with co-producer Alex Ryan of Hozier.
The Irish Times called the album, "a subtle but observant insight into broken Ireland. Although not outwardly political, through their own personal experiences of new and burnt out relationships, fragments of emigration, unemployment, and the feeling of being left behind weave through the songs...their music indirectly captures what it’s like to live through these times".
“That’s something that we really want our music to have - honesty,” Morgan said. “I view our songs as very personal songs that are just lived experiences and, I guess, the personal is political and that’s maybe why that’s coming across."