A rising star

The singer-songwriter Sive got a surprise at the 2018 James Connolly Festival when Christy Moore took to the stage at the concert Sive was headlining to give an impromptu performance of four songs, including “Viva la Quince Brigada.”

Sive played an amazing acoustic set at “Live at the Local” in Lawlor’s Hotel, Naas, in July that demonstrated how she has grown as an entertainer since her performance at the James Connolly Festival. It’s worth noting that she released her third studio album, We Begin in Darkness, to critical acclaim. It’s a beautiful, crafted album with the most haunting lyrics. The stand-out tracks are “Beira,” “Winter,” and “Inside Out.”

“Though I may not have known it to begin with,” Sive declares, “the process of writing this album was a sort of casting-to-the-light of all the ways in which I resist the cyclical nature of the world I am part of. I hope you enjoy taking this expedition with me and find something that has meaning for you along the way!”

The album We Begin in Darkness has been well received in Ireland and elsewhere.