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Glen Hansard first broke on to the Dublin scene as a busker – with lifelong friend, the late Mic Christopher (of the Mary Janes). His first band The Frames became one of Ireland’s first and most succesful independent bands, forging their own way after being dropped by the ZTT label. Hansard, at the start of his career, also played a starring role in Alan Parker’s huge adaptation of Roddy Doyle’s classic book The Committments. Hansard played a lead role in the smash hit alternative musical Once, written and directed by ex- Frames member John Carney. Hansard formed the band Swell Season with co-star Markéta Irglová. The duo recorded two albums, before both went on to release solo albums. At the time of writing, Hansard and the Frames are celebrating twenty five years together, with sell out shows, and a collection of songs spanning their career ‘Longitude‘.

Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey & Hozier occupy building in Dublin

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey, Hozier, Christy Moore, director Jim Sheridan and a range of activists and celebrities occupied a large, empty building in Dublin on thursday night (15th), to support the homeless people of Dublin. Under the banner ‘Home Sweet Home’ a group of up to 100 people, including musicians, trade unionists, political activists, and […]

The Frames release collection and new song

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Ireland’s biggest and best cult band The Frames celebrate their 25th anniversary with a string of live shows, an album of collected songs, and – most importantly for long time fans – a new song ‘none but i The Frames have always had a hesitant and wary approach to ‘hit songs’, despite having penned quite […]

Iron and Wine, Glen Hansard, Kathleen Edwards and Calexico cover Fairytale of new york

Iron and Wine, Glen Hansard, Kathleen Edwards and Calexico cover Fairytale of New York

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Iron and Wine, Calexico, Kathleen Edwards, and the indefatigable Glen Hansard perform a truly beautiful festive cover version of The Pogues classic The Fairytale of New York, live on the Jimmy Fallon show. Don’t let the fact that they beeped out ‘Faggot’ from the tune, or Edwards ‘my aawse’ delivery put you off. It’s a […]

Bell X 1 Flock Interview

Bell X1

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

There's a knock at the door. A young girl enters, weighed down with plastic forks, Styrofoam boxes of food and a plastic bag full of soft drinks. Paul Noonan coolly surveys the new guest.“I don't think we're eating in this room”, he says. “I think there's a bigger room which we're going to use”.“Oh I'm […]

The Frames – Set List

Friday, July 1st, 2005

The Frames are one of Ireland’s most loved, and succesful bands on a national level. This live album was recorded partly because of a demand from their Irish fans, and partly as a handy introduction for a worldwide audience.

Wild Cat Strutting Thing – Interference in interview

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004

Cause baby I’m a wild cat strutting thing Pride of lions feeding thing A history of hearts loving thing Wild cat strutting [Wild Cat Strutting Thing] – Interference In many ways it seems as if time has finally caught up with one of Ireland’s most influential bands Interference. Caught up in the sense that they […]

Mundy Interview

Raining Down Arrows – Mundy in interview.

Thursday, July 1st, 2004

Irish singer/songwriter Mundy recently embarked on an extensive nationwide tour to promote the release of latest album 'Raining Down Arrows'. This is the Offaly troubadour's third album and the second on his own label, Camcor Recordings. Its entry into the Irish charts at number one and the ease with which he can fill venue after […]

The Frames put their sights on Europe

Thursday, April 1st, 2004

Dublin Band The Frames – fronted by Glen Hansard, in interview Over a number of years, and with a number of Albums to their credit, The Frames have developed into one of Ireland’s best loved rock bands. Formed around the nucleus of singer/songwriter Glen Hansard (who, though he may wish to forget it, played the […]