After a last minute cancellation for other gigs I decided to make my way to Germany for a few days. I reached out to some friends and managed to put a little tour together.   It truely was a tour of friendships and also showed me that if you just try – you can do it! 

Gig number one was in Cafe Kultur Lichtung – an amazing room where Michael and Alex looked after me so well. A gorgeous group of people came along – old and new faces alike!   I did worry that no one would come to see me – and was relieved to have a room of listening faces to look out on! 

Gig number two brought me back to an amazing room I shared with Mark and Chrissie Poland in January – the most beautiful home and stables I have ever seen!   My friends Shel and Stefan drove me all the way to Haldern in Friday evening traffic to make sure I got there.  It was a beautiful evening – and even a little swallow decided to joing us! 
Saturday saw gig number 4 and 5 take place in Dusseldorf!  I got to play Dusseldorf’s only second hand record store in the afternoon and the most beautiful living room concert in the evening!   Lilo welcomed me into Suse’s home and made sure I was chilled out before the gig! 
Sunday was my last day in Dusseldorf and the very lovely Damo allowed me to come and do an afternoon concert in his gorgeous cafe.  Amazing fresh baked cakes and passionately brewed coffee – along with me and my songs! 

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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