The Evertides are Ruth McGill, Alma Kelliher and Ruth Smith, an Irish musical trio influenced by close vocal harmony and folk song. We’ve been together since 2014, with multiple sell-out shows at Whelans, Abner Browns, Chancery Lane and The Abbey’s Peacock Theatre, with appearances at festivals such as Whelans Ones To Watch, Doolin Folk Festival, The Shorelines Festival and supporting Wallis Bird and The Lost Brothers as part of their European tours.
We performed our version of W.B. Yeats’ The Song of Wandering Aengus at the Yeats150 event Bodies That Can Never Tire. We wrote and performed a song in just one day for The 24 Hour Plays at the Abbey Theatre. We sang in a Martello Tower to mark Bloomsday at a curated event with Young Hearts Run Free and had a deliciously intimate night of music and food in Cornucopia with Sober Sessions.
But the highlight of the year was getting to record our debut EP in Westland Studios, which was released on February 1st 2016. See details on our shop page. We’re thrilled to say we’ve had a lot of national and international airplay since its release and are excited to see what 2016 will bring.
We’re always interested in exciting collaborations and musical projects. Aside from our own gigs, we’ve been involved in music for film, television, theatre, installations and special curated performances.
As well as bringing our own original music to life, we love to reinvent classics and unearth hidden musical gems. We are each professional music makers working every day with the technical, classical and theatrical aspects of music.
The Evertides is where we meet.
And the result is something special.
Above image by Eve North