- 18 Sep 18
Glen Hansard will play two nights at Vicar Street this December.
In case you've been under a rock and haven't heard of him, Glen Hansard is a founding member of The Frames and one half of The Swell Season, which also features pianist Marketa Irglova.
Together in 2007, Irglova and Hansard wrote the music for, and starred in, the movie Once. The song “Falling Slowly” from the film was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In 2013 the film was adapted for Broadway as Once, The Musical, winning eight Tony Awards including the top musical prize itself and an Olivier Award in London for Outstanding Achievement in Music.
Hansard released his third solo album Between Two Shores, back in January. The album’s title coming from Hansard’s ongoing love of the sea. When one is equal distance between their starting point and their destination they are, in essence, “between two shores.” A less than ideal time to wonder whether you should turn back or continue on, but a thought that inevitably rears its head.
Glen is currently putting the final touches to his 4th solo album due out early 2019.