The Gribbin Girls
The ‘Gribbin Girls’ are an acoustic sister singing duo, with a folk type vibe. Both Edel and Clodagh started singing at an early age but it was only about four years ago that they decided upon focusing on it as their sole career! Having started out singing at wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions, the Gribbin Girls after building up a whole repertoire of a wide genre of music progressed on to performing gigs in bars. Both girls have studied Music - Edel at National Diploma level in Belfast’s BMC and Clodagh, a Music degree at the University of Ulster Magee Campus, Derry. Vocals within the duo are the girl’s main instrument and Clodagh, a self-taught guitarist provides the music, whilst Edel is introducing the Ukulele. Behind the scenes the two girls are learning the bodhrán to add another dimension to their duo. Collectively they hold three ‘Scór Sinsear’ finalist medals for Co. Derry and this year they were part of the backing vocals for one of the final five participants competing for a place to represent Ireland in the Eurovision. Only recently the girls have also released an EP showcasing some of the songs they cover both at weddings and their gigs. They are now working towards an album of their own original material for the future.