Saint Sister, formed in November 2014, is the creation of Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty. Drawing from early Celtic harp traditions, 60s folk and electronic pop, their music is a mix of soulful vocal harmonies, dreamy synth and electro-acoustic harp. Their debut EP Madrid was released in November 2015, receiving favourable support from Irish and international radio, leading to playlisting on RTE1 and BBC Radio 1. 2016’s “Tin Man” was nominated for song of the year by the Choice Music Prize and the band named “Best Irish Band” in 2016 by the readers of the Irish Times. The band’s latest single “Causing Trouble” is the first track from their forthcoming record.
“The song is about transitioning, from Belfast to Dublin, from an old love to a new, and the gaps that can be found between you and another person or place when people transition at different paces and in different directions,” – Morgan MacIntyre
2017 saw the band headline several tours of Europe, including a show at The National Concert Hall, Dublin. In September the band opened for The National in the Cork Opera house. Their intimate “atmosfolk” live show is set to enchant and delight at Body&Soul this June.
Body&Soul 2018 lineup
Fever Ray / Chronixx / Jon Hopkins (Live) / Baxter Dury / James Holden & The Animal Spirits / Shamir / Son Lux / Susanne Sundfør / Tank and The Bangas / Shame / Reykjavíkurdætur / Saint Sister / Lankum / Daithí / Gus Dapperton / Smerz / David Keenan / ROE / Bearcubs / Gundelach / Paddy Hanna / Slow Place Like Home / Kendy Gable / & More to Come