24 December 2017 // Dublin, IE // Christmas Eve Busk

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For the ninth year Glen busks in Grafton Street to raise money for homeless charities Peter McVerry Trust and Simon Community. To prevent crowd control issues, this year it is moved to around the corner in front of the Gaiety Theatre and the musicians are on a small stage with microphones and speakers. He is joined at various times throughout the evening by David O’Connor, Romy, Danny O’ReillyHudson TaylorHozier, Paul Noonan, Eoin GlackinRoisin O + John Broe, Aoife Scott, Liam O’Maonlai, The Pale, Joseph O’ConnorDavid Keenan, Kevin McManamon, Stephen James Smith, and many more. Photos by Ben Davidson.

Setlist (incomplete): Get Up, Stand Up (Bob Marley), Stand By Me (Ben E. King), Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen), Hey Ho (The Lumineers), Say It to Me Now, Falling Slowly, Heyday (Mic Christopher), Walking in a Winter Wonderland (Bernard/Smith), Feel It Again (Hudson Taylor), Fiacre’s Fly Little Bats Safety Announcement, To Be Alone (Hozier), The Great Defector (Bell X1), Fisherman’s Blues (The Waterboys), Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson), Grace (Sean + Frank O’Meara), two trad songs by Liam, Butterfly (The Pale), Dogs with No Tails (The Pale), I Am a Song (poem by Joseph O’Connor), A Beggar to a Beggar Cried (David Keenan), Dublin in the Rare Old Times (Pete St. John), Dublin You Are (poem by Stephen James Smith), Happy Christmas (War is Over) (John Lennon), The Auld Triangle (Brendan Behan) (with a verse by Sergeant Neil Crowley of the Garda)

Reviews: buzz.ie, Daily Edge, extra.ie, Independent.ie

Photos: Pacific Press

Video: on periscope

Falling Slowly (by martin J murphy)

The Auld Triangle (by martin J murphy)

Multiple clips and snippets (by Danni Fro)

Clips and snippets (by Fro Films)