Hey folks – A few bits for you…..
This past month, Glen joined lots of other Irish artists at the Royal Albert Hall for Ceiliúradh (Celebration) during Irish President Michael D. Higgins’ state visit to London. Myles O’Reilly (Arbutus Yarns) made a 20 minute film about the behind the scenes of this performance.
In a few days Glen’s heading to Brazil to open 5 shows for Eddie Vedder. All of the shows are sold out at this point. After that, look ahead to a handful of gigs with the band in the USA including Chicago, Minneapolis, Oakland & Los Angeles.
Colm has provided the music to this wonderful looking play full of paper puppets (no dialogue, just music)! It’s called Bláth – The Flower & will be running for a few days May 14-16 in Limerick. You can get more information & tickets here. Just this past Monday, Colm and his family visited Irish Guide Dogs HQ to have a chat with Today FM’s Ray D’Arcy about their son Darach’s assistance dog Cassie. You can listen back to the chat here, at around 40 minutes.
Graham, along with fellow GH bandmates Michael Buckley & Justin Carroll, as well as Colm Quearney & Keith Duffy (and others as they’re available) are getting more serious with their outfit Square Pegs and plan on releasing a record sometime soon! If you’re a fan of Chicago & New Orleans Blues & 50s R&B, check them out. Facebook & Twitter. Here are some recent gig photos by Dave Keegan.
Rob has a little new news about spending time in his studio, posted up at his website here.
Oh yes, The Frames did all play a show together at Whelan’s just last week, in celebration of Glen (& Claire’s!) birthdays. Many hours of songs including Fitzcarraldo, Heyday, Revelate, Stars are Underground, Your Face, Headlong, Finally…. 😀