We are delighted to announce that Glen Hansard has been added to our festival programme! He will perform on Saturday 25 November along with some invited friends. Money raised through tickets sales will go to a number of charities. Tickets have gone on sale this morning and are sure to be snapped up soon so act fast!
Glen is the celebrated principal songwriter and vocalist for the influential Irish group The Frames as well as being one half of the acclaimed duo The Swell Season. In 2007, he and Czech songstress Markéta Irglová took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly” from the Once soundtrack. In 2013, the Broadway adaptation – Once, The Musical – won eight Tony Awards including the top musical prize itself. His debut solo album Rhythm & Repose was released in 2012, and the follow up album – Didn’t He Ramble – released in 2015, was nominated for a Grammy.
Glen is also known for his longstanding commitment to charitable initiatives to end homelessness, including his membership in Home Sweet Home, which organised the occupation of Apollo House in 2016 alongside regular fundraising performances.
Please join us for this very special evening with Glen Hansard, a creative voice for social change through the arts. Tickets, which are €40, benefit charities working in areas of importance for both Jonathan Swift and Glen Hansard. Get tickets here
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