Artist Profile: The Dyr Sister


In a new addition to our series of Artist Profiles, today we talk to Hull-based multi-instrumentalist Sally, from The Dyr Sister, one of our 2019/20 Emergent commission winners.

Sally Currie is a multi-instrumentalist who has an extensive history writing and performing original music with bands and solo. As a solo artist she has performed her work all over the UK at venues and festivals sharing bills with acts like Lætitia Sadier, This is the Kit, Ruth Theodore, Thomas Truax and The Dead Rat Orchestra.

She mainly manifests The Dyr Sister alongside her viola, her MPC 1000 and her unique and enchanting voice. 

Here Sally shares her thoughts on the challenges she comes up against working and making music and her dream collaboration…

Meet the Musician

Name: The Dyr Sister
Musical Styles: Contemporary folk/ Electronic

Sally looks directly at the camera, her lips pressed together, not smiling. She has a sweeping blond fringe and hexagonal pink tinted glasses.

Where did it all begin for you in making music?

I have always been quite noisy bashing pots and pans in my house from a young age. I got a keyboard aged 6 and started violin lessons aged 7 at primary school.

What has been your biggest challenge so far?

Juggling my day job as an accountant with performing and writing music – it has been a challenge in a world which is not structured in a way to easily facilitate creativity!

And your greatest triumph?

Gaining the confidence to bring other people in to work with me and play my music with me in my band.

What would your dream collaboration be?

That is a very hard question. A very good D’n’B producer is the current dream collaboration du jour.

Where do you find your inspiration?

Its hard to say concisely, sometimes I get inspired listening to and watching other people’s music, but other times inspiration will strike when I’m doing really boring and mundane tasks (or nothing!).

What’s coming up for you next?

More shows with my band, The Dyr Sister, and exciting projects and collaborations with other artists and creators bringing Fairytales for the Modern Gentleman to life.

Cats or dogs?

Cats all the way! I love a little lion <3

What would be the coolest animal to scale up to the size of a horse?

A tortoise that I would use as transport!

Listen to tracks and find out more about The Dyr Sister on their website.