THIS IS ME
Clair Tierney is a singer songwriter from the Southside of Glasgow.
The daughter of musical parents she has been immersed in music from an early age. Together with her interest in traditional music (Tierney is an accomplished fiddler) she has graced the folk, and traditional scene for the last two decades.
After graduating with a Degree in English, Tierney went on to study Music in Glasgow. On the Glasgow Subway, on route to day one of the course, she was invited to join The Scuffers, Alt Country Band on fiddle, tenor banjo and backing vocals. At this time Tierney started to write songs, encouraged by course tutors including Manager of Biffy Clyro, Dee Bahl and David McClusky from The Bluebells.
She formed the Clair Tierney Band, performing in venues and festivals all over the Central Belt and beyond. In 2010 she recorded her critically applauded debut album "Of the Deepest Dye" at Kyoti Studios, Glasgow, with producer Mark Freegard.
In 2015 Tierney took part in Argyll-inspired collaborative album "Into the Wild Country" with Producer Joe MacLinden and Grammy award-winning David MacDonald. Her song 'Blair Witch Bitch' is the first track, and she co-wrote, "Gravity Calling". The album was described thus, "a satisfying, wistful melancholy running through the gentle folk pop and country balladeering of this haunting collection", by Fiona Shepherd writing in The Scotsman.
Tierney has performed backing vocals for Alt Indie band The State Broadcasters, and vocals and fiddle live and on second studio album "Storr" by Alt Country band The People.
She spent five years in the South West of Scotland living and performing around Moniaive. Here she met Dalbeattie poet John Burns who has mentored her in her writing. She has been interviewed for Southlight Magazine as a lyricist, her poetry published in Southlight's Spring Edition 2018 and more recently in Northwords Spring/Summer Edition 2020.
She continues to write, perform, and teach English whilst raising a family.