Originally from Tuam, Co. Galway I now live in Coalisland, Co. Tyrone.
I have always had a desire to write my own material but I suppose up until now I lacked the confidence to actually commit to it wholeheartedly. Everyday I endeavour to inspire students in their music making and I have realised that I am now ready to share what I have inside me too!
My inspiration is drawn from everything around me; from my family, my home, pretty much everything I encounter on a day to day basis. Debussy through to Tori Amos, swinging by some trad on the way merely scratches the surface of what peeps through in my music.
With your help I hope to record and produce my debut EP over the summer months. I have one track recorded (‘Little Bridge’-check it out) and I have a bucketful of songs ready for the studio. I have tried to create rewards that I would like to buy! This project is an adventure to be shared and I want to include my funders and fans on this journey with me. With everything crossed, and EP in hand, I want to get on the road with my music…in an ideal world, an October/November tour throughout Ireland.
Update posted on Sunday 27th November '16 @ 04:11:56
The day has finally arrived! My album 'Silver Tin House' is finally ready to share with the world and all of the lovely people who funded the album will receive their copy before the official release (2nd Dec 2016).
Debut album Mairéad Duffy
Update posted on Tuesday 28th July '15 @ 09:07:08
Hi everyone, I am delighted to say that I have recorded all of the tracks for my album and am now ready to mix, master and duplicate so that I can get the album out to all of you very kind funders in time for Christmas. I hope to launch the album late Nov/early Dec.
Thank you for your support AND patience!
Update posted on Wednesday 22nd October '14 @ 11:10:09
Hi kind funder!
I apologise for being silent for so long on the update front. The recording process has been slower than I anticipated so I am behind where I would like to be with the EP. As most of my rewards involve the EP with chocolate guinness cake I am afraid that the cake isn't quite in the oven yet! I envisage three more days in the studio to be totally happy with the songs for this EP. Thank you again for making this possible for me. I will keep you posted! M:)
Over the 50% mark!
Update posted on Thursday 26th June '14 @ 10:06:24
Thank you to everyone who has been so generous in supporting me to date. Fingers crossed we can get over the finish line in 14 days. Mairéad x