Irish musician, singer and poet Glen Hansard is the founder of The Frames and The Swell Season, and a renowned solo-artist to boot. Armed with just a guitar and his engaging voice he creates both fragile and powerful songs. He finds inspiration in the music of legends like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Van Morrison.
Glen Hansard left school at the age of 13 and started wandering the streets of his hometown of Dublin to work on a music career. After ten albums with The Frames and The Swell Season, Hansard managed to charm both the public and the press with his solo debut “Rhythm and Repose”. The album was produced by Thomas Bartlett (known from his work with The National and Antony and the Johnsons). In 2007 he won an Oscar with Markéta Irglova for the song ‘Falling Slowly’ that was featured in the film ‘Once’, and later on in the 2012 film ‘The Hunger Games’. In 2013 he recorded a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Drive All Night’ with Eddie Vedder. During the pandemic, Hansard became the driving force behind an organization for the benefit of the homeless population in Ireland.
This show takes place in De Vereeniging and is not seated.