Catherine Mc Grath & Síomha

Sligo Live Festival Village Headline Stage | Saturday 27th October 2018 | Doors open 10:30pm on stage 11:00pm | €16 (+s.c.)
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Catherine McGrath & Síomha headline Sligo Live ‘Festival Village’ Main Stage on Friday 26 October
Catherine McGrath is an Irish singer and songwriter whose music blends fresh-faced pop with influences straight from Nashville. Born in County Down, she learned guitar from her grandmother and parents. McGrath’s style was informed by contemporary pop as well as the updated country sounds of artists such as Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves.  She traveling to Nashville for song-writing and recording sessions. In the summer of 2016, McGrath, then only 19, landed a recording contract with Warner Bros. She spent the following year writing and recording her debut full-length album, Talk of This Town, in both Nashville and London, which arrived in the summer of 2018. Catherine will play the Headline Stage at 12:15 a.m.
Síomha Brock’s father Paul Brock is a well-known traditional Irish musician who plays the accordion, so music is in her blood. She started out singing Sean Nós as a child but in her teenage years she picked up a guitar, discovered jazz and has not looked back. After studying music in Cork and then in France, Síomha packed her bags for the US in 2014, touring the music homelands of Memphis, New Orleans, Atlanta, Austin and Nashville.
Síomha plays the Headline Stage at 11:00 p.m.