Grainne Hunt is a contemporary folk singer and songwriter from Monaghan. With consistently on-point, captivating vocals and well-honed, insightful songs, Grainne has shared stages with Glen Hansard and Mark Geary and has been compared to vocal icons Tracy Chapman and Nathalie Merchant.
2017 was an extremely busy year for Grainne, which included solo gigs on the West Coast of the US, Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, London, a headline slot at Schottenfest Vienna, a special guest slot with choir Cantus Domus at Kaltern Fest Italy, a sold out show at Rathfarnham Castle and the awarding of an Arts Council Travel and Training Grant. Alongside this she has toured extensively with Mark Geary in Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the US in support of his new album,.
Already this year she has played at Celtic Connections and Jameson St Patrick's Day Festival in Prague, Berlin, Vienna, Luzern, Dusseldorf and Koln. Back to Ireland now, she is continuing to work on new material for her second release, due in late 2018. Early 2019 will see the release of an Irish folk album recorded with award winning guitarist Brendan Walsh in Soundville Studios Luzern.
'The Words of it all'....breathtakingly beautiful' Dan Hegarty, 2FM
'Love mini album 'Firing Pin'... Mark it down as one to nab' ‘her debut release is hewn out of a subtle special talent’ Tony Clayton Lea, Irish Times
'how I feel when I listen to Joni Mitchell or Mic Christopher's Skylarkin'' Remy's Music and Film