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Glen Hansard

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Glen Hansard

Part of Storytellers


Powerful. Personal. A great songwriter still looking forwards.

Known for his introspective folk-rock, Glen Hansard has re-emerged with All That Was East Is West of Me Now showcasing his most rock-oriented sound since The Frames’ ‘Burn the Maps’ era.

The title represents a shift in perspective, in favour of exploring uncharted territories instead of dwelling on the past. The recording process, guided by long-term collaborator David Odlum, was an intuitive leap, capturing the essence of live performances in  Dublin’s pubs.

The album’s emphasis on future rather than nostalgia, is seen on tracks like ‘Feast Of St. John’ and ‘There’s No Mountain.’ All That Was East… marks a departure from his earlier work, showcasing Hansard’s evolving musical journey and his enduring passion for storytelling through song.

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Price: £33

Stage Times:

7.30pm Doors to Sage Two
8 – 8.20pm Martin Shaw
8.20 – 8.40pm Interval (20 mins)
8.40 – 10.30pm Glen Hansard
Timings are subject to change

Age: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

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What they say

‘…my golden prize is a life in song. I haven’t gotten lost, I’ve stayed true to my first calling, and I’ve been blessed with life’s deepest riches. So, I might be facing west, or east. But I’m happy in the place I’m in.’

Glen Hansard

About the artist

Glen Hansard is the lead singer and a founding member of Irish rock band The Frames. He is one half of folk duo The Swell Season, along with Czech pianist and vocalist Markéta Irglová. Together, they share an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly,” from the film Once, in which they both starred. He has released five solo albums, including the GRAMMY-nominated Didn’t He Ramble (2015), as well as a number of EPs. A tour of Europe in support of his new album is planned for the Autumn.

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