Watford folk trio The Staves have been gathering a growing number of fans in Ireland over the past few months with support slots for James Vincent McMorrow, Fionn Regan not to mention their own gig in The Academy last Saturday night.
The harmony-blessed threesome were good enough to answer a few questions before their recent show in Dublin...
So let’s start at the beginning : who exactly are The Staves and how did you come to be?
Well, we are Emily, Jessica and Camilla and we have been singing together all of our lives. About 6 years ago we decided to take it out of the kitchen and into pubs.
I actually first heard about The Staves during the summer via your own twitter account (someone retweeted one of your lovely messages) when you were promoting our very own Fionn Regan’s 100 Acres of Sycamore. The Staves, of course, sing on the album. How did the collaboration arise?
We've been huge fans of Fionn's since The End Of History first came out and so, when we were on the same bill as him at SoundCity in Liverpool, we gave him an EP. Then about 6 months later he called us and asked if we'd sing with him on his new album. Obviously, we jumped at the chance.
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