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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 Literature, Tierney went on to study Music in Glasgow. On the subway on route to the course she was invited to join a band. With The Scuffers, Alt Country Band, she played fiddle, tenor banjo and backing vocals whilst completing her HNC in Music. 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 then formed the Clair Tierney Band, performing at festivals,clubs and pubs 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 project "Into the Wild Country" with Producer Joe MacLinden and Grammy award-winning David MacDonald, resulting in Tierney's song Blair Witch Bitch being the first track of the album and the stand-out co-write, "Gravity Calling". The album was described thus, "a satisfying, wistful melancholy running through the gentle folk pop and country balladeering of this haunting collection", Fiona Shepherd, 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.

 

More recently Tierney 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. In 2015 she was interviewed for the Southlight Magazine as a lyricist and in 2018 her first poetry was published in Southlight's Spring Edition.

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