Tony Fenton from Today FM said she “kicks ass” and NME's James Hendicot observed she's “fantastically refreshing”.
Don't divert your eyes, as the Evening Echo reports, this Cork-based song-writer is no stranger to international performances. Taking her Irish beacon around the world, Áine Duffy has played in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Dubai, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Belgium, and beyond. When she sang in front of the Swiss, they picked their jaws off the floor, handed her two beautiful guitars by Patrick Eggle, then took her to where they were made and asked her to play again. Of course, Áine Duffy being who she is, couldn't refuse them.
After being invited to record with Roger Greenawalt, the very same who worked with Bruce Springfield and Sophie B Hawkins, Áine Duffy built a large following. This was thanks to the fact she stayed true to her heritage and didn't change who she was.
Not only this, it's never been all about her, either. Áine Duffy understands and loves that music culture relies on itself to stay afloat. She's made a name for herself and has been given a platform, so in her natural way, this is also made to benefit all musicians. An involved part of Airplay as a music advocate, the voice of the under-represented has been heard. Supporting up-and-coming and hard-working musicians in her local area and around the world, plenty of people are in the upper leagues thanks to Áine Duffy.
Known for her homely Irish accent that spans across an impressive range, the voice, talent, and persona of Áine Duffy is in hot demand. With her trusted guitar, festivals such as The Electric Picnic and The Body and Soul Festival have all enjoyed her crowd grabbing appearances. She's also been on stage at world-class venues such as the Cork Opera House, The Theatre Royal in Waterford, Whelans, Riverbank Arts Theatre, The Middleton Arts Festival, The Irish Animation Awards, and Madam Claude's Berlin. A true professional with a resume stoked with laurels, the road is long, wide and open for this piece of history in the making.
As well as her prolific home performance diary, she's performed at BB Kings in LA, The Cat Club, Club Europa New York, and Fat Baby. Now Áine Duffy is working with Wayne Sheehy. He's the creator of the hit TV show “The Last Pub In Ireland”. Taking time from his busy schedule producing television, working with Bono, Van Morrison, and Ronnie Wood, the pair are collaborating on a new run of songs that will establish their sound in further fields than before.
Most recently, Áine Duffy has converted an old donkey box into a camper which doubles up as a stage. This upcycled contraption, known fondly as the Duffbox, will be the source of many impromptu and pre-booked live shows that can literally take place wherever there's a patch of land. So with a run of top-prize nominations to tease the talent, a list of television appearances and music use, the release of I'll Wear White is a true grand-staircase moment. With plenty of people willing to take her hand as she descends into the party, this song is a soundtrack to so many things.
Written as a way of communicate awareness of old-fashioned rules that lead to unkindness and cruelty, they are still here and we have to put them right. Red being the traditional colour of martyrdom, white is symbolic of purity. A different take on the resolution of old problems that don't want to go away, seeing oneself as separate and untainted will help society to grow out of its old clothes.