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The Wainwright Sisters

There was some doubt if this gig would actually happen or not as Lucy Wainwright Roche was stranded in a blizzard on the wrong continent.

Martha made reference to it at the start and joked that she didn’t have enough songs to perform on her own.

Wearing matching “uniforms” that their brother Rufus got them and which they both described as “horrible”, the sisters took us through their selection of lullabies.

Not before Martha’s guitar jumped from her hands and she joked that “even my guitar hates these outfits”.

When they got going their voices interplayed with each other, one would sing verse the other chorus. Sometimes they’d harmonise with each other, sometimes contrast, creating eerie and haunting or gentle and soft melodies.