Exciting news today – Colm is releasing his second solo record a mere 7 years after his debut The Hare’s Corner! And Now The Weather (Agus Anois An Aimsir) will be available on 17 April and on that night there’s a launch party at Whelan’s to celebrate. Tickets for the gig are on sale this Thursday 12 February at the Whelan’s website. Read more about the record on Colm’s site & listen to a new track “The Finnish Line” here on soundcloud.
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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!