A huge thank you to sweet Cherie & the Frames for surprising us with this autographed 2012 Fall US tour poster to help us raise some funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Each Spring we endeavor to collect donations for JDRF, a cause close to our hearts, via a running race & this will be a great addition to our goal! The full amount of the winning bid will be donated directly to JDRF. Click through to see the listing and bid if ya like! Thanks!
This Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day, watch Glen Hansard & Lisa Hannigan perform for President Higgins on an RTE Special Glaoch – The President’s Call. “Through words and music, Glaoch – The President’s Call, celebrates Irishness, Irish creativity and its reach and impact across the world.”
Glaoch will be broadcast worldwide at 9:30 p.m. GMT on 17th March on RTE.ie, RTÉ News Now and RTÉ YouTube and on 18th March on RTÉ One, RTÉ Two and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra.
The special programme features President Higgins in conversation with Bono, Séamus Heaney, Druid Theatre’s Garry Hynes and playwright Tom Murphy and Christy Moore. There are music performances from Steve Cooney, Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan, Martin Hayes, Imelda May, Christy Moore, Róisín O, Iarla O Lionaird, Peadar O Riada, David Power and The Script.
A few Glen gigs have been announced for this summer, tickets on sale Friday 22nd!
9 June – Metro – Chicago, IL
15 June – NC Museum of Art – Raleigh, NC
16 June – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
Glen gets to perform before Bruce Springsteen at Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park on Saturday July 27 as part of The Boss’ Wrecking Ball Weekender, the last weekend of his and the E Street Band’s European tour! Damien Dempsey’s also on the bill for Saturday night with Imelda May & others performing Sunday night. (photo by Brian Cody at Irish Times)
Update: Tickets went on sale today! Not sure yet whether it’s sold out, but surely it will be soon if not already. Congrats to everyone who got tickets!