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Grainne Hunt @Folk Alliance

2024-06-09

Grainne Hunt @Folk Alliance
Grainne Hunt - Singer/Songwriter With a voice like complex coffee,Gráinne Hunt enchants audiences with her heart-melting vocals and emotional songs, making her a standout among Ireland’s vocalists and songwriters. Her songs delve into personal experiences, evoking pain and longing and comparisons have been drawn to Tracy Chapman, Natalie Merchant, and Dolores Keane. She’s shared stages with Glen Hansard and U2, has opened for Gladys Knight, Mary Black, and Eagle Eye Cherry. Last year she played Cambridge Folk Festival(UK) and Haldern Pop Festival(DE). This year sees her showcase at Folk Alliance International before her first US tour in mid-2024. Aside from her solo work, Gráinne collaborates with guitarist Brendan Walsh in the duo Gráinne and Brendan, exploring folk, classical, and traditional music – “Songs From Ireland” was released in 2019. Additionally, Gráinne is part of the folk duo Hibsen with Jim Murphy who wrote an album of songs based on James Joyce’s “Dubliners” – ‘The Stern Task of Living’ was released in May 2023. "In the Midst of Plenty" was featured as part of the Great Famine Voices 2023 series produced by the Irish Heritage Trust, and released on the National Famine day of remembrance in May 2023. Watch this full-length feature on the development of the musical, the artistic choices of Enchanted Croi Theatre, and the show's connection to the real history it portrays. Some of the cast are musicians who are now acting, and some are actors who are now singing. It includes acclaimed Irish nu-folk singer Grainne Hunt, who has recently opened for Declan O’Rourke and Glen Hansard.

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