Gráinne Holland

 

Born and raised in Belfast, Gráinne’s love of Irish music and song began at an early age. She was brought up with both Gaelic and English and attended the first Irish-medium school in Belfast; Bunscoil Phobail Feirste. It was here that her love of traditional song was fostered.

Gráinne released her debut album of traditional songs with contemporary arrangements; ‘Teanga na nGael’ in 2011 to great critical acclaim. She followed it up with a second studio album ‘Gaelré’ in 2015 which was published under the Gael Linn label. Gráinne has toured and performed at many major festivals both at home and abroad. She is also a successful producer and presenter in Irish language media.

CORCRA is Gráinne’s first album of her own original songs. It was produced by renowned musician Brian Finnegan, recorded by Seán Óg Graham at Bannview Studios and features the best of Irish and Scottish musicians including Aidan O’Rourke, Liam Bradley, Brendan Mullholland, Niamh Dunne, Cormac Mac Carthy, Paul Dunlea, John Joe Kelly, Conor McCreanor and Steve Jones. The songs were inspired by life, love, grief and loss, motherhood and the healing power of nature.