Sunday 3rd April was my first solo Dublin show of 2016, and it was a cracker!  The mighty Jonathan of Ernesto’s Cafe in Rathmines very kindly gave over his cafe to me last night for the gig.  Tickets sold out last weekend and the night was a huge success!  My friend James Cramer joined me for one of the songs we co-wrote together and the amazing, slightly ragged (his own words), Glen Hansard jumped up and ‘sang for the flag’.   Check out the photos and setlist below! 

Set List
No Way I’d Go Down
Bittersweet and Beautiful
The Lakes of Ponchartrain
Letting Go/Blackbird
My Favourite Things 
Hold Me
The Words of it All (with James Cramer)

** Break**

Firing Pin
Forever and Always
Lost for Words
Winning Streak (Glen Hansard + me)
Star Star (Glen Hansard with Conor Smyth)
Her Mercy (Glen Hansard + me)
I hope that I don’t fall in love with you
Low Tides

The Auld Triangle (with Jonathan Smyth and Glen Hansard)

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Gráinne Hunt is a contemporary folk singer and songwriter, raised in Monaghan and based in Kildare, Ireland. With consistently on-point, captivating vocals and well-honed, insightful songs, Grainne has shared stages with Glen Hansard and U2, has opened for Gladys Knight, Eagle Eye Cherry and the Bay City Rollers, and has been compared to vocal icons Tracy Chapman and Nathalie Merchant.

Her ‘gorgeous new album’ (Mathieu Norry RTE Radio 1), This Secret, was released in September 2019. ‘[A] seamlessly gentle fusion of Irish folk and Nashville backing, together with Gráinne’s gorgeous, slightly throaty vocal delivery’ (, it was recorded with Thomm Jutz (Nanci Griffith, Maura O’Connell) and features the skills of Mark Fain (Ry Cooder) on bass and Lynn Williams (John Hiatt) on drums.  

2019 also saw the release of an Irish folk album, Songs from Ireland, recorded with award winning guitarist Brendan Walsh. Recorded last year in Soundville Studios Luzern, it includes songs Buachaill on Eirne and Raglan Road. 

Despite 2020 cancellations, over the various lockdown periods Gráinne performed for the #IrelandPerforms initiative, joined Axis Ballymun for Cruinniú na nÓg & #SummerSessions, founded, created the first #AdventCalendarofSong (solo recordings of 24 Christmas songs released on social media every day in December) which included a collaboration with German choir Cantus Domus on a beautiful version of The Wexford Carol, and joined U2, Glen Hansard, and others for The Late Late Show Charity Busk.  


Songs From Ireland

Firing Pin

This Secret

Breathe Arvo party Remix