Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty of duo Saint Sister round up their cultural picks ahead of their appearance on Shine Your Light – Solstice on radio and television this Sunday

A live version of Saint Sister with Lisa Hannigan performing their single The Place That I Work will feature in Shine Your Light – Solstice on RTÉ Radio 1, Sunday 8.30pm.

Other artists joining Ruth Smith for this hour-long special include Jafaris, Stephen James Smith, DJ Kormac, Dana Masters, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and more. 


M: After seeing Bong Joon-ho's Parasite I went on a deep dive through his older films and fell in love with Mother - it's such an intricate exploration of the most complex and delicate relationship. 


Waxahatchee's Saint Cloud was a big album for us both this year. It brought a lot of comfort during the first lockdown.


G: Morgan gifted me Tennis Lessons by fellow Derry girl Susanna Dickey a few months ago and I couldn’t put it down.


M: Everything Malaprop Theatre do is gorgeous, but Everything Not Saved was so beautiful and odd - it left me with an achy heart. 


M: I May Destroy You. You might be tempted to binge this one - It's just so good and so wonderfully paced - but I'd advise you to watch it in separate sittings to save your wee heads. It's a stressful watch but utterly brilliant.


G: Lankum’s livestream from The Abbey Theatre has stuck with me throughout the year. It was an ambitious and creative show and really set the bar in terms of what can be explored in this gig-streaming world. 


We've had a few long drives home recently after some live streamed-performances and have been listening to Tony Cantwell together - such a welcome relief after a long day singing, plus his theme tune is sick. 


G: Spitfire Audio’s BBC Symphony Orchestra plugins have been bringing me a lot of joy recently.


Rachael Lavelle!