Saint Sister

ABOUT: Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty are atmosfolk duo Saint Sister. They, along with Hozier and Alex Ryan, are Trinity Orchestra alumni. Alex co-produced their 2015 Madrid EP along with their double A-side single, Tin Man / Corpses.

News Archive

(From 2016 and 2017.)

July 4: Fondation Fernet Branca, St. Louis, France. July 3: Babeuf, Freiburg, Germany. July 2: Werkraum Schöpflin, Brombach, Germany. July 1: Café Verkehrt, Murg-Oberhof, Germany. June 30: Guggenheim, Liestal, Switzerland. June 29: Start of the Stimmen Festival Tour: Rathausplatz, Binzen, Germany. June 26: Saint Sister announced June & July shows in Germany, Switzerland, and France as part of the Stimmen Festival Tour. June 15:Across the Line at 30‘ on BBC Radio Ulster anniversary special included Saint Sister. Jun 7: Saint Sister played an impressive headline show at National Concert Hall, Dublin. Lisa Hannigan joined them to cover Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne. The duo also had a brass section and 6 backing vocalists on some songs, which included Alex Ryan, Karen Cowley, and Siobra Quinlan, all friends from their time at Trinity College. The show was filmed by Bob Gallagher, who also shot their video for Tin ManSetlist, outstanding Golden Plec review, Journal of Music review, and photos. 

Jun 3: The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow with deep fried Mars Bar afterward.  Jun 2: Causing Trouble is released on Spotify and iTunes. Jun 1:  Saint Pancras Old Church, London with support from Ella. May 30: Saint Sister did a live session of Causing Trouble at TodayFM and then started their headline tour of the UK in Bristol with Rosie Carney supporting. May 29: Saint Sister released a lyric video for Causing Trouble and were at the Galway Arts Festival.  May 27: Mountshannon Arts Festival, Mountshannon, Co. Clare. May 26: Support, I Have A Tribe, is announced for the National Concert Hall gig on June 7th. May 25: New single, Causing Trouble is released, premiering on Best Fit Music. The single was recorded and mixed by Alex Ryan, who also co-produced it with Gemma Doherty and Morgan MacIntyre. Saint Sister also appeared on BBC2 NI The Arts Show playing the new track. May 16: Gemma Doherty announced a new track called, Causing Trouble will be coming soon. May 12: Saint Sister played St. Patrick’s Gateway in Waterford with TalosMay 5: Announced Saint Pancras Old Church in London on June 1 with support from Ella. May 4: Announced Mountshannon Arts Festival, May 27. May 3: Announced Other Voices Live at Electric Picnic in September. May 2: Announced Galway Arts Festival on May 29 with support from Jealous of the Birds. Apr 29: Saint Sister and Lisa Hannigan played the last night of their European tour in Vienna. Apr 27: The tour took Saint Sister to Berlin. Apr 24: The support tour with Lisa Hannigan visits Munich while their song Madrid hits 1 million streams on Spotify. Apr 22: Milan with Lisa Hannigan and band. Apr 19: Saint Sister finally made it to Madrid, the city their song is named for, with Lisa Hannigan.  Apr 18: With Lisa Hannigan in Barcelona. Apr 14: Announced for Latitude Festival in Suffolk in July. Apr 12: Announced gig in Glasgow on June 3. Apr 9: A trio of voices in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Apr 7: Gemma and Morgan joined Lisa Hannigan on stage in Cologne, Germany. Apr 6: The Lisa Hannigan tour took Saint Sister to Brussels. Apr 4: Saint Sister supported Lisa Hannigan in Hamburg, Germany.   Mar 31: Saint Sister were on tour supporting Lisa Hannigan in Ljubljana. Mar 30: Saint Sister announced they will be playing the Lattitude Festival this summer. Mar 18: Saint Sister were back in Dingle playing live from St. James’ Church for The South Wind Blows. Listen back. Mar 16: Announced spring headlining tour of the UK. Mar 15: Saint Sister announce that they will be supporting Lisa Hannigan from Mar 28 to Apr 29 on her 11 country tour of Europe. Mar 8: Saint Sister played an International Women’s Day event at the National Concert Hall Mar 4: The Southwind Blows will feature Saint Sister’s live Other Voices set on March 18.  Mar 1: Saint Sister were back in studio with Gemma playing a fabulous Wurlitzer   Feb 21: Saint Sister was interviewed by Toazted at Eurosonic in January. Feb 17: Announced gig with Talos in St. Patrick’s Gateway in Waterford. Feb 15: My Ireland is a poem by Stephen James Smith that was put to video with a musical collaboration that includes harp from Gemma and vocals from both her and Morgan (and Loah). Feb 11: The video performance of Tin Man from Other Voices in Dingle was released. Feb 10: RTÉ Ray D’Arcy show live performance of Versions of Hate was released. Feb 6: Announced that Saint Sister will be on Other Voices Feb 9 at 23:30. Feb 3: Tickets on sale for NCH, complete with fancy promo video. Feb 1: Saint Sister’s song, Tin Man, has been shortlisted for RTÉ Choic Prize Song of the Year. Voting is open to residents of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland until Mar 5. Jan 31: Announced that Saint Sister will be playing their biggest show to date at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on June 17. The duo were also in London today shooting a performance near Tower Bridge.  Jan 28: Opened for Lisa Hannigan at the Roundhouse in LondonDirector. Director Bob Gallagher spoke about making the video for Tin Man. Jan 24: Announced that Saint Sister is supporting Lisa Hannigan at the Roundhouse in London on Jan 28. Jan 19: Saint Sister filmed Corpses in an old paint factory at Eurosonic. Jan 17: Listen back to Saint Sister’s interview with the BBC’s Huw Stephens. Jan 12: Played at Platosonic and Luthers Kerk.  Jan 11: Saint Sister played 2 gigs at Eurosonic: 2 Meter Sessions and Grand Theatre Up. Jan 7: Niall Byrne called the duo “The creators of the most beautiful music in Ireland right now.” Jan 5: Vinyl orders of the single Tin Man / Corpses have started arriving. Dec 28: Saint Sister performed in studio for BBC Radio Foyle. Dec 27: Saint Sister appeared with Lisa Hannigan and her band on the Christmas Day RTÉ Radio 1 broadcast of In Session, available here for playback. Dec 24: We were treated to a Chrismas serenade and an interviewDec 23: Saint Sister shared their top 10 tracks of 2016 with Performer Magazine. Dec 19: Tin Man came in at #6 on Nailler 9’s top 50 Irish songs of 2016 list. Dec 19: Saint Sister’s photo shoot for the Hot Press Annual 2017 is released. Dec 18: Saint Sister has added some merch to their Bandcamp page. Dec 16: Won the Irish Times Ticket Award for Favourite Irish Act of 2016. Released 7″ vinyl single of Tin Man/Corpses on Communion MusicDec 14: Saint Sister released a video for their new single Tin Man directed by Bob Gallagher. Dec 5: After a weekend of rave reviews at Other Voices in Dingle where they helped to close out the event at St. James’ Church on Sunday night, Saint Sister have been nominated for two Irish Times Ticket Awards. Voting is open now until Dec 11 for Best Band and Best Irish ActNov 16: Saint Sister released a video for Corpses, produced by Christian Tierney. They have been touring to rave reviews in Ireland, UK and Europe. Saint Sister will play Eurosonic in January.