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DkIT's Postgraduate Student Presents Programme on BBC Radio Ulster

14 May 2021

Music PhD student Gráinne Duffy is presenting a new show on BBC Radio Ulster called ‘Gráinne Duffy Rocks’. This new rock show delivers some of the best music from blues rock to soulful rock, hard rock, psychedelic rock, soft rock and all types of rock’n’roll. With some insightful stories and chat from Gráinne, this new rock show promises to electrify the airways.

Gráinne’s radio show premiers on BBC Radio Ulster on 16 May 2021 at 4pm. Gráinne is looking forward to this exciting venture:

‘Presenting ‘Gráinne Duffy Rocks’ on BBC Radio Ulster has offered me an amazing new platform to discuss what I love most, music. I am so excited to use radio as a medium to explore some of my favourite tracks, discussing everything from the bands, the riffs, the history of R’n’R, to some of my own real life musical experiences along the way. This experience has broadened my capabilities as an artist and given me an even deeper appreciation of the power of radio.’

Gráinne Duffy is a touring, original artist from Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. From Glastonbury to Woodford Folk Festival, Australia, she has toured international blues and rock stages as well as featured as a headline artist at home and abroad on many theatre and festival stages! She has also recorded 4 studio and one live albums. Her latest release ‘Voodoo Blues’ has earned her international acclaim featuring in a number of European indie broadcast lists and a top 10 position on iTunes Blues chart in Canada.

Gráinne’s current PhD research in the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music focuses on the contribution of Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Bonnie Raitt in the twentieth century and examines their role within a male-dominate world of blues music and examines the repertoire and performance practices of both artists. Further information on Gráinne and her career is available here –


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