31 Jan - 3 Feb 2025 | Kilkenny City

Cruel Sister

Cruel Sister is Faith Nico and hails from Dublin Ireland.

Cruel Sister writes from the heart exposing the angst and uncertainty of being young in all aspects of life but predominantly the trials and tests of love. Faith writes produces and mixes all of her own music which she owes to her musical upbringing. She has been playing guitar and writing songs since she was 11 years old and started producing herself when she was 19 – “I decided to produce everything myself because I knew I was the only one who could make the sound I wanted”

Her artist name Cruel Sister is aptly inspired by the traditional murder ballard ‘The Twa Sisters’ (The Twin Sisters) which dates back to the mid 17th century. The song recounts the tale of a girl drowned by her jealous sister over a love triste. When the body of the younger fair haired sister washes up to the shore someone turns her body into a harp using bone for the frame and her golden hair as the strings. The elder dark haired sister is then publicly shamed as the murderess.