Glen Hansard

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Four men in a boat: Danny Sheehy, Brendan Begley, Glen Hansard and Liam Holden. “Danny told me, ‘If you can play a gig for three hours then you can row for six’”

Glen Hansard has been away. Has he been for a week on the beach or a few days at a spa? He has not. The craggy, bearded singer has just returned from (...)

Rosalía has increased her scope and vision

What A breaking flamenco R&B artist. Where Catalonia. Why Flamenco music isn’t recognised globally for its contemporary releases, but Rosalí(...)

Strictly Handbag hadn’t been Martin Thomas’s first rodeo – before Strictly Handbag, he had started a club night in Powers Hotel.

In 1994, Ireland found itself in rare auld times indeed. The country wasn’t just at the foothill of the Celtic Tiger, but wider curiosity in our cultu(...)

Rotten rollers: John Lydon and Public Image Ltd celebrate 40 years at Dublin’s Vicar St on Sunday

Dott Whelan’s Upstairs, Dublin Saturday August 25th 8pm €8 whelanslive.com Galway band Dott is but one of many under-the-radar music acts that posse(...)

Irish album picks: Wyvern Lingo, along with Glen Hansard, Delorentos, Rejjie Snow and Kojaque.

Rejjie Snow: Dear Annie (300 Entertainment/Brace Face) It has taken Rejjie Snow well over five years to release his debut album, but such a(...)

The Pale’s Matthew Devereux: 'Any time I’ve ever made money from music, it’s always felt so special.'

“If I was 19 and I wrote a huge hit, I don’t think I’d be happy at this stage. I’d be hunted by that hit, and want to run the other direction,” says M(...)

 Stormont is seen at night, in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin and the DUP had agreed a mechanism that would have prevented disputes between the parties from immediately collapsing the Northern Ireland E(...)

Glen Hansard received numerous standing ovations during his Royal Festival Hall debut on Friday. Photograph: Photo by Rob Ball/WireImage

Making his Royal Festival Hall debut, the Oscar and Grammy-award winner Glen Hansard is strumming an acoustic guitar and singing a cod-reggae ditty ab(...)

Damien Dempsey: “People thought I was a joke act or a gimmick.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Damien Dempsey, the charismatic singer with a repertoire of striking, honest songs, is surprisingly shy. He’s warm and insightful whether discussing t(...)

Poppy, Jemima, Humpty, Little Ted, Big Ted. from the BBC children’s series Play School. We need them now more than ever

Looking ahead at the telly schedules for 2018, I see many, many reboots and sequels. This can be a good thing, Netflix’s remake of Norman Lear’s One D(...)

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