Deborah Sheedy

Saint Sister, formed in November 2014, is the creation of Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty. Their music draws from early Celtic harp traditions, 60s folk and electronic pop to create ‘atmosfolk'—a mix of soulful vocal harmonies, dreamy synth and electro-acoustic harp.

Following an early performance on Irish national television, one of their first gigs saw them open the stage for Arcade Fire’s Will Butler. Their debut EP ‘Madrid’, recorded with Alex Ryan (bassist with Hozier), was released on November 13th 2015 on Trout Records. Having toured the EP around Ireland supporting O Emperor and Wyvern Lingo, Saint Sister finished the year with a sold out headline show in Dublin, a TV performance on RTE’s Other Voices, their first London showcase and numerous plays on BBC Radio 1. 

2016 sees the band’s first international appearances, at Festival A Nous Paris Fireworks and SXSW, Texas. They return to the UK for The Great Escape Festival and a headline London show in May. 


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
8 songs we loved this week
— Entertainment Weekly
— The Line Of Best Fit
‘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, Irish Times
Amongst the grunge revivalists, hip-hop, and club bangers at HWCH, there are a couple of women who won’t have to turn up the volume to get noticed
— Una Mullally, Irish Times
Their music is folk, pastoral and dreamy with its pop eyes wide open
— Nialler 9
Saint Sister’s debut single is one that shows a maturity and understanding of their sound way beyond their relatively short existence as a duo. The music is one of patience and imagery that ultimately leaves me wanting to experience the E.P. in full a.s.a.p
— The Last Mixed Tape
The duo of Gemma Doherty and Morgan MacIntyre have been garnering a lot of attention throughout their short career and now, with the release of Saint Sister’s debut EP Madrid around the corner, it’s becoming very clear why
— State Magazine

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TOUR dates


Booking contact Alex Bruford (excl. North America)

Management inquiries contact Conor at

UK press contact Dan McCormick at
Irish Press contact Liza Geddes at

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