- 16 Aug 17
Time and time again, Glen Hansard has proved himself to be a folk troubadour who can win over crowds and give them a hell of a lot more than they bargained for. In a 3-hour set that went from glorious, crescendoing folk rock to concertina-led intimate Irish ballads, Hansard’s symphonic, many-faceted exploration of his career was a wonder to behold.
The opening act of the night is packed with more recent songs from Glen’s two solo LPs, Rhythm and Repose and Didn’t He Ramble. The passion is evident on his face, and it exudes from the band too, made up of Una O’Kane, Katie O’Connor and Paula Hughes on strings, Joseph Doyle on bass and Ruth O’Mahony-Brady on keys.