I’ve had a Patreon account for a while now – I’ve posted over 50 posts with content that is exclusive to Patreon. With thanks to all the lovely folk who’ve been supporting me so far, I’ve been able to use their patronage to help me to continue to create and write songs.
On Patreon I offer exclusive content to my Patrons – new songs, WIP, an insight to my processes; I’ve made hand made cards and sent them to Patrons, I’ve posted exclusive downloads of demos and some of the #AdventCalendarofSong releases. I’ve created a video of me writing a new song, and then the finished product. I also did an exclusive live stream for my Patrons, as I hit my first goal of 20 patrons!
I am currently challenging myself to share more and I’m going to have some ‘free’ content available to give people an idea what I’m up to, without the need to subscribe. If you create a log in, you can follow artists (without subscribing) and get notifications when new posts go online. You can subscribe for one month or longer, and all subscribers get access to all previous content.
If you’d like to see what I’m up to, get an insight into how I do what I do, or just want to support me in doing what I do – you can sign up here.
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’ (FolkRadio.co.uk), 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 songwritercircle.club, 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.