‘A natural performer, Grainne Hunt commands an astounding voice that will melt your heart. No crowd can resist.’
Declan O’Rourke Songwriter, Author
As well as touring throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe, Gráinne Hunt has shared the stage with some of Ireland’s foremost musicians- Glen Hansard, Liam O’Maonlaí, Damien Dempsey, Kíla. Recently she’s supported Glen in Belfast, and Aly and AJ (USA), and she’s opened for legendary Irish singer Mary Black, joined Declan O’Rourke, and she’s also opened for Eagle Eye Cherry, Kane Brown, John Smith, and the Bay City Rollers. Her biggest highlight was opening for Gladys Knight for two nights in Dublin’s Olympia.
Her voice is incredibly powerful - there’s a husky element but also a vulnerability, which is present too in her lyrics. This combination has gained her a reputation as one of Ireland’s most outstanding female vocalists and songwriters. Some have compared her to Tracy Chapman, Natalie Merchant and Dolores O’Riardan.
Gráinne’s two albums Firing Pin (2015) and This Secret (2019 - recorded in Nashville, with Grammy nominated Thomm Jutz) both dig deep into her personal history - she writes from a powerful place with lyrics that tell of pain, hurt, desire, all the hallmarks of scarred relationships making her truth resonate with her listeners. The albums feel like a cathartic expression that have enabled her to move on, move forward.
Gráinne is one half of Gráinne and Brendan - a new folk/classical/trad crossover project in collaboration with award winning guitarist Brendan Walsh. They released ‘Songs From Ireland’ in 2019.
She is also half of new folk duo Hibsen, a project with Jim Murphy, based on James Joyce’s book of short stories, Dubliners. They have written 15 songs, one for each of the stories and the album will be released as part of the Bloomsday programming this year.
Gráinne is the quintessential singer songwriter, and while the pandemic put her 2019 release and touring schedule into chaos, she’s moved on, collaborated, diversified and is getting ready to record her third album.
'Grainne touches her audience with stunning vocal agility, superb guitar accompaniment and a host of songs that resonate and touch the soul of the listener. She owns the stage with her charm, talent and message'
Carl Corcoran Songwriter/Broadcaster/Industry Consultant