Grainne’s star is rising

A SINGER from Co Monaghan who was recently featured on the front of The Sunday Times Culture section is set to perform in The Spirit Store.

A SINGER from Co Monaghan who was recently featured on the front of The Sunday Times Culture section is set to perform in The Spirit Store.

Gráinne Duffy, aged 27, graced the front cover of the Culture section on Sunday, June 5 as she is promoting her brand new single ‘I Know We’re Gonna Be Just Fine’.

The single is taken from Gráinne’s forthcoming album which is currently in the final stages of production. It will be the follow up to her 2008 debut, ‘Out Of The Dark’.

Since then Gráinne has become a regular at Jazz & Blues festivals throughout Europe including three nights at Glastonbury hosting the blues sessions on the Acoustic Stage alongside artists such as Joan Baez, Suzanne Vega, Sinead O’Connor and Seasick Steve.

She was the voice of BBC2’s own promotional video, which was recorded in the famous Air Studios under the guidance of Sir George Martin. She was also a featured artist on RTE’s Other Voices.

Gráinne plays electric blues guitar, and is influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix. She is currently working out of studio on a farm in Bangor, Co Down on the recording of her second album.

John McCullough, her long-time musician friend, is at the controls and local heroes such as Ronnie Greer are also involved.

Meanwhile, the touring continues. Gráinne is performing in The Spirit Store on Friday, July 29.