The Grainne Duffy Band
A singer-songwriter-guitarist from County Monaghan, Grainne Duffy is often compared to Bonnie Raitt whom she cites as an influence along with Linda Ronstadt, Keith Richards, Fleetwood Mac and Bob Dylan. After taking a degree in Music at NUI, Maynooth, and doing session work in Europe, her solo career took off immediately with three days on the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival in 2008, alongside the likes of Joan Baez, Sinead O’Connor and Seasick Steve, followed by the Blues on the Bay Festival at Warrenpoint which has been twice headlined by Van Morrison. Since then she has recorded two studio albums, featured at major festivals throughout Ireland and figured largely on radio in Ulster and in the film Pumpgirl.
Grainne appears at O'neills Broas Street at 8pm on Wednesday 10th and The Brasshouse at 12:30pm and The Junction at 8pm on Thursday 11th.