Grainne Hunt
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Grainne Hunt

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Gráinne Hunt: Firing Pin - Album Review"

There are so many songwriters battling for your ears these days (and months) you would think they’d give up after a few years of fighting.
Some do, of course, but the resilient ones are those who are either brave or foolhardy, and while it could be argued that Irish singer-songwriter Gráinne Hunt is a bit of both, there’s no doubting her debut mini-album release is hewn out of a subtle, special talent.
The style is straightforward and traditional – the six tunes here are in themselves familiar, but what sets them apart is Hunt’s way with melody lines that don’t always take the usual routes; not left-of-centre, but veering that way.
Songs as strong as the title track (and new single), Lilacs, Low Tides and The Words of it All are delivered in forthright fashion, and are as lyrically aware as you can hope for. Result!

Tony Clayton Lea - Irish Times


Still working on that hot first release.



Just back from performing on the ‘Songs from Ireland: Old and New’ tour in Switzerland, which followed opening for Glen Hansard with Mark Geary in Europe, Gráinne Hunt released her new mini album 'Firing Pin' on October 23rd.  The title track is the second single released off the album. The first single 'Lilacs ' was released in August, reaching no.4 on the iTunes chart and gaining significant airplay on national radio.

Gráinne is well known for lending her beautiful vocals to Mark Geary, Nicole Maguire and Glen Hansard and regularly compared to Natalie Merchant, Dolores O'Riordan and Mary Black, amongst others.

With songs co-written with James Cramer of Tupelo and produced by Joe Chester, in the Living Room @ The Cauldron, this album is a long awaited release from the singer.  Gráinne is joined on the album by James and Joe, along with Graham Hopkins, Lorcán O’Dwyer and Vyvienne Long.  The beautiful artwork for the single and album was provided by Gary Reddin Ink.

The mini album 'Firing Pin' is a 9 track release featuring six studio tracks and three live performance tracks.

Praise for Firing Pin

'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

'The Words of it all'....breathtakingly beautiful' Dan Hegarty, 2FM

‘Not only does she possess a rich, warm inviting voice, but she knows what to do with it…….Grainne Hunt is someone who glows like an ancient candle belying her years and her warmth is infectious’ GAIA magazine

Grainne’s voice is enchanting and pure, with an honest charm’ Ceol Caint

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