2020 looks like being an eventful year for the duo Saint Sister. Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty are off to tour USA and Canada in the spring of 2020 as special guests with Keane, and that’s not all. The two young women have struck a chord in the hearts of the Irish nation. In 2018, they were crowned Best Irish Act in an Irish Times poll. Saint Sister met up in 2014, presenting their unique sound based on traditional Irish harp music, 60s folk flamboyance and an ambient electronic universe. Morgan and Gemma’s voices, soulful and evocative, entwine in sweet harmony. Morgan’s harp wakes nostalgia, contrasting with the contemporary themes in the words. Saint Sister put out their first EP Madrid in 2015, then the 2018 album Shape of Silence, with its political undertones describing a dysfunctional Ireland. Besides their own material, Saint Sister have done versions of The Bangles’ Eternal Flame and Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark, vindicating their genre-crossing musical style. Their only Danish festival concert in 2020.
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