We love this gorgeous video of Glen Hansard with “You Will Become” shot live on a rainy night at DeBarra’s in West Cork in October.
Hi all! It’s been about 4 months since our last rundown of news & additions to the site, so here we go:
First off, In 2005 (& 2007) The Frames’ stellar merch manager Cherie kept a tour diary for theframes.ie as the band traveled around the US, Canada, Australia, Europe & then back to Canada & the US again! We’ve added to our archive here too with links that go to particular gig pages & other bits, if available. Enjoy!
**Glen and the band played lots of shows over the summer since our last blog update including one with Bruce Springsteen! Watch Glen, naturally, beaming while performing Drive All Night with Bruce & the E Street Band.
**One of these gigs took place at Iveagh Gardens in Dublin. Myles O’Reilly (aka Arbutus Yarns) captured the magic & made a 30 minute film of this special night. If you haven’t yet, definitely make some time to watch here.
**You can catch Glen’s whole set from the Haldern Pop Fest on 10 August here on the German television program Rockpalast.
**Graham, Justin, Michael, Curtis & Ronan and friends have also been busy playing a couple of shows at Whelans as Square Pegs.
**In conjunction with the July Irish gigs, Glen did a few interviews:
Here with Miriam O’Callaghan subbing on The John Murray Show at RTE Radio 1.
Here with Ray D’Arcy on TodayFM – skip to 29:00 – includes lovely acoustic versions of Lay Me Down & Revelate.
**There are 2 more tours to finish off a busy 2013: Glen solo around Ireland with Lisa O’Neill (which is mostly sold out) in October and Glen + the whole band in Russia, Europe & Ireland in November. This includes 2 gigs at Vicar Street 25 & 26 November. The 25th show is to aid the Peter McVerry Trust & Dublin Simon Community.
**On Halloween night, 31 October, Glen himself will join writer John Kelly for an evening of Music & Conversation at The Helix DCU in Dublin. You can still get tickets here for €25 on sale now here!
**Colm has been performing some around Ireland and is currently working on his 2nd solo record. He recently provided the music for a documentary called An Bhean A Shiúil Trasna Mheiriceá (The Woman Who Walked Across America) that aired on TG4 in Ireland. You can watch the film here on their site.
**Watch Glen & Colm perform (with a band) on the Czech late night tv show “Tečka páteční noci” – 3 songs at the start (Love Don’t Leave Me Waiting, High Hope, Talking With the Wolves) then Bird of Sorrow & Fitzcarraldo at 57:55, & Her Mercy at 1:05. Interview throughout the whole show. Neat format!
**The Frames recently provided their song People Get Ready to this video in conjunction with “Honor The Treaty” which asks the Federal Government of America to return Lakota lands to the Lakota Nation (also known as Sioux) as it committed to in the Treaty of 1868 (before gold was discovered in the Black Hills). You can check out their website and sign their petition here.
**In case you missed it before- Listen to this entertaining interview Graham did about the art of drumming with Dave Fanning during an RTE Radio series on the art of music.
**Speaking of Graham, he launched his own website back in the spring and Rob just did an overhaul of his as well. Have a look there at all his great audio engineer work in addition to his performance discography.
**We leave you with this gem – Glen brings “Bananaman” to an online tv show in Chicago called Adventure Sandwich!
Another Glen Hansard + full band show has been added to Vicar Street on November 25. Tickets go on sale 4 October for €30 with all proceeds benefiting the Peter McVerry Trust and the Dublin Simon Community. Mark Geary and his band will support. Click through to read more about PMV Trust & Dublin Simon.
For 30 years, Peter McVerry Trust has tackled homelessness in Ireland. In the mid-1970s Fr Peter McVerry began working with young people in Dublin’s north inner-city witnessing first-hand the problems of homelessness and deprivation. In 1983, as the number of young people experiencing homelessness grew, he established the charity, known as Peter McVerry Trust. Over its 30 year history, Peter McVerry Trust was provided vital housing and support services, which have helped thousands of young people to rebuild their lives. More than 3,500 individuals were supported by the charity last year, with 74% between the ages of 18-35 and the youngest just 13. www.pmvtrust.ie
Dublin Simon Community works to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow. We provide services at all stages of homelessness and enable people to move to a place they can call home. At Simon, we listen to people who turn to us for help and do everything we can to support them to move out of homelessness into independent living. We strive to empower people to access, secure and retain a home of their own by reducing the reliance on short-term emergency accommodation and providing permanent supported housing for people to sustain a home in their local community. Moving people into supported housing produces life-enhancing and life-saving results and is more cost-effective in the long run.
The organisation was founded by a group of Trinity and UCD students in 1969, who began by providing much-needed soup and sandwiches to people who were sleeping rough in Dublin city centre. In addition to theSoup Run, which still goes out 365 nights of the year, Dublin Simon provide many services which aim to help those who are sleeping rough on the streets, people who are in their own accommodation but at risk of homelessness and those who are at any of the stages in between.
Next week there are two gigs at Whelan’s you might want to check out! Glen tourmate, saxophonist Michael Buckley & his band will perform on Monday night the 23rd. Get info & tickets here. Then on Tuesday night, Square Pegs featuring Graham, Michael, Ronan Dooney, Curtis Fawlkes, Justin Carroll & Colm Quearny (we think that’s all right!) will play a free show in the front bar from 7-9pm. By all accounts, they put on a fantastic show!
On Halloween night, 31 October, Glen will join writer John Kelly for an evening of Music & Conversation at The Helix DCU in Dublin. Tickets are €25 on sale now here! Click through to read the press release.
Glen Hansard is delighted to announce a date for The Helix, DCU, Dublin on Thursday October 31st – Glen Hansard and John Kelly – Music & Conversation. A unique and intimate night’s entertainment is in store this Halloween when Glen and John sit down to discuss and explore Glen’s long and successful songwriting career.
Best known for his work with The Frames, The Swell Season and in the feature film Once, for which he won an Academy Award, Glen’s first solo album Rhythm and Repose was released to wide acclaim last year and he has been busy touring in both the US and Europe since.
Glen’s recent run of summer shows received fantastic reactions all round, with long sets, surprise special guests and excellent reviews to boot. After the Iveagh Gardens and Galway Arts Festival, Glen finished on a high when he was invited to join Bruce Springsteen on stage in Kilkenny for a rendition of Drive All Night –
Since the release of his solo album, Rhythm and Repose (Plateau) last year, Glen has been busy touring in both the US and Europe.
John Kelly is a writer and award-winning broadcaster. His novel, From Out Of The City will be published in 2014. At this event, the two will discuss and explore Glen’s life and inspirations and demonstrate the power of a good song through entertaining conversation and a few choice acoustic numbers!
“Glen Hansard is a gifted, emotive frontman who sings as if he must, with a heart on his sleeve that is constantly throbbing.” —The New York Times