Graham Sweeney

Graham Sweeney is an innovative young singer-songwriter from Achill Island, Co. Mayo. He utilises a combination of techniques, blending traditional guitar playing with his own unique style of finger-tapping. The result is a truly distinctive sound that captivates audiences and leaves them wanting more. During his dynamic live sets, he shifts seamlessly between percussive guitar riffs and delicate vocal melodies. Over the past year and a half Graham has spent time touring with Declan O'Rourke and playing in some well-established venues throughout the country. He also recorded and released his first album, Closing Time, and played at several festivals, including Ballinamore Free Fringe, The Secret Village Festival, Battle for the Lake and, most recently, Vantastival. He’s looking forward to a busy summer jam-packed with gigs all over Ireland and culminating in his biggest festival performance so far: Electric Picnic 2015. Performing on stage is Graham’s true passion in life, and he is absolutely delighted to have been nominated for Best Male Solo Act in the Pure M Awards 2015.

"A very talented, original young songwriter with all the trademarks of a great career ahead." 
Declan O'Rourke.

"Best new guitar player i've heard for years" 
Luka Bloom