I was very excited to be asked by my college friend Brendan Walsh to join him for the opening concert performance at the Shannonside Winter Music Festival.  Brendan and I spent a few weeks working on a repertoire, over whatsapp and emails, as he lives in Switzerland!  We performed a range of songs, some Irish folk, a couple of mine and some other curveballs just for the craic!  Check out some of the songs below!! 

After the opening concert we played a few songs at Brendan’s Picker’s Sessions and at a local restaurant over the weekend,and I got to share the stage with the great Luka Bloom!  It was a brilliant festival with an endless supply of amazing music, that even took over Bunratty Castle!  Check it out and go next year – you will not be disappointed!

I booked a gorgeous little airbnb for myself after the festival to do some writing and work on some new music.  A converted barn, in Fanore, with a pot belly stove and a fresh homemade loaf waiting for me on my arrival!  Limited wifi and blustery winds and mist kept me indoors and ensured I got some work done! More of that to come at upcoming gigs!  Brendan also came to visit and we went for a wander,  and we made a couple of videos – below!

Brendan and I have loads of plans for this year – so stay tuned for some more music from us!  


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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’ (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.  


Songs From Ireland

Firing Pin

This Secret

Breathe Arvo party Remix