Irish duo Saint Sister stopped by the NPR offices in Washington DC to play beautiful a Tiny Desk Concert.
One major milestone for any rising musical artist is to play a Tiny Desk Concert at the work desk of NPR's All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen and now Saint Sister can check that off their to-do list.
Saint Sister is made up of the Irish musicians and singers Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty. The duo joined forces in 2014 and they haven’t looked back since. Their music encompasses tunes from Celtic harp to folk to electronic pop and their sound is soulful, merging the traditional and the modern.
They released their first EP, Madrid, in 2015, and their first full-length album, Shape of Silence in 2018.
In the text accompanying the video, Boilen talks about his awe watching Gemma Doherty pull her 34-string pedal harp from the band's truck. He describes theirs as "a welcoming sound that works magically in this setting."
For the Tink Desk, Doherty and MacIntyre were joined by Dek Hynes on keys and Shane Gough on drums and vocals.
The setlist was "Causing Trouble", "Shape of Silence," "Is It Too Early? (Kilmainham)," and "The Mater".
For the final song, Hynes and Gough stepped aside as Doherty's harp and her vocal harmonies with McIntyre quietly but powerfully filled the space.
Saint Sister will be touring throughout Ireland and the UK in July, September, and October. Catch them if you can!