We’re a little giddy about the fact that we have the opportunity to wish Happy St. Patrick’s Day to a bunch of Irish people all at once, so Happy St. Paddy’s Day to our Irish friends! And of course to everyone else since we all have Ireland in our hearts if we’re hanging out here, right? We hope it’s been a fine one so far.
This week’s big thanks goes out to Sara and Laura, you gals rule! Ok, so we’re super excited this week to share with you one of the most amazing gigs we’ve seen (not in person that is)- the lads’ performance at the InterCeltic Festival in August of 2002. Highly recommended for your next spare hour (but we’ve divided it by song to make for easier viewing).
We’re also honored to now have the documentary It’s Just A Band as an important part of our Frames archive here. It’s Just A Band is a documentary about The Frames that was made by Dutch filmmakers Helmut Boeijen, Tim Klok and Menno van den Berg in 2005. The film is also available to watch at www.theframes.ie.
In addition to the great adds above, we’ve also got:
2010(ish)? – The Greatest Band You Don’t Know at shakenstir.co.uk – thoughts on the band over 20 years with video/photos
19 October 2005 – Lessons in Niceness and the Joys of In-Stores at Boise Weekly by Ryan Peck
March 2005 – Metro gig preview and Interview with Time Out Chicago by Matthew Lurie
March 2005 – Interview with Colm by jofixi at fasterlouder.com.au about Australian Tour
18 November 2005 – Article/Interview with Colm about Burn The Maps and such at Irish World
December 2007 (we think) – Q&A with Rob in Chicago’s Goodman Theatre newsletter!
– 2 more videos on the Whelan’s 7 & 8 March gig page: Glen- Backbroke & Glen/Liam- Nina Simone’s See-Line Woman
– a little 2011 write up about For The Birds at the FTB page (2 more weeks!)
– 3 videos from The Royal Theatre and links to photos and a review of The Commitments’ gig in Castlebar, IE on the 14th
– 2 videos of The Commitments’ performance in Killarney on 15 March
– 2 videos of The Commitments performing at Liberty Hall in Dublin on 9 March for Today FM
We hope that’s enough to keep you occupied until next Thursday! Sláinte!