This trio truly are good women

Beguiling English folk trio The Staves are set to finish off their Irish tour with a welcome Cork appearance.

The three sisters from Watford are touring Ireland in support of their new album ‘Good Woman’, out now on Atlantic Records.

Reviews have been pretty ecstatic and it’s easy to see why. The trio’s folk-tinged pop-rock songs are ethereal and engaging complete with beautiful harmonies. The sisters’ three-part harmonies are pretty incredible on a number of songs including ‘Satisfied’ and ‘Failure’.

Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor provided backing vocals to the likes of Tom Jones and Fionn Regan at the start of their career. After supporting Bon Iver on his 2012 North American tour, the band released their debut album, ‘Dead & Born & Grown' in November 2012.

Their second full-length album, ‘If I Was’, came out in March 2015 and was was produced by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, with whom they have toured a lot.

In November 2017, The Staves released ‘The Way is Read’ − a full-length album created in conjunction with NYC-based chamber music ensemble yMusic.

Speaking about the tour, The Staves said: “We’re so excited and thankful to be announcing an Ireland tour. It’s been a long old year and we can't wait to play music in front of people again! We hope to see all your lovely faces there.”

‘Good Woman’ was written and recorded in a time of severe turmoil for the band, seeing the ending of relationships, the death of their beloved mother and the birth of Emily’s first child.

Produced by John Congleton, the band say the album stands as a testament to their strength and that of other women, to sisters, mothers and daughters, as well as as to love, loss and change.

Cork is the final appearance in short tour that starts in Limerick and takes in Dublin, Belfast, Galway as well as Cork. The Staves play Cyprus Avenue on Monday 28 March with doors at 7pm. Tickets are €26.