Behind the Music – Áine Duffy
Cork-based songwriter Áine Duffy has released her new single, I will wear white. We asked him the BIG questions. . .
Áine has performed in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Dubai, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Belgium and beyond and worked with Roger Greenawalt, who previously produced Bruce Springfield, and Sophie B Hawkins.
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Áine is currently working with famous drummer and producer Wayne Sheehy (Cactus World News, Damien Dempsey, Ronnie Wood, Hinterland). More recently, she converted an old donkey box into a motorhome that doubles as a stage for many improvised and pre-booked shows that can literally take place anywhere there is a patch of land.
Tell us three things about yourself?
I like construction, carpentry and creating projects.
I am really into nature and the trees and plants native to Ireland.
I really like kindness and I would like more to be done for the housing crisis, people can do a lot with little or if given a chance. I am now finishing my own little passive house with a garden roof.
How would you describe your music?
Optimistic, honest, unique, passionate.
What are your musical inspirations?
Erykah Badu, John Martyn, Nusrath Fateah Ali Khan, Jeff Buckley, Patti Smith, Curtis Mayfield, Yma Sumac, Led Zeppelin, Betsy Johnson, Nina Simone, Minnie Riperton, Ac / Dc, Fat Freddie’s Drop, Planxty, Roisin Murphy, Tool, Sinead O Connor, Soundgarden, Chase And Status, Ozomatli, Radiohead.
What do you expect the most from the post-containment?
Live music, dance, share stories and have fun. Go to Spain to see my niece and travel with my guitar.
What’s your favorite song right now?
Kwae – Lost in my boots.
Favorite lyrics of all time?
“You wrap yourself around me like a fern in spring” – by John Martyn. Simple, memorable, descriptive, beautiful.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
It’s really difficult. . . I’m torn between The blacksmith by Planxty ‘because it makes you feel things and Midnight Marauders by Fat Freddie’s Drop, so I could have a boogie and Since I love you by Led Zeppelin.
Where can people find your music / more information?
My website, Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Facebook.