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Glen Hansard

+ Joe Quartz

Glen Hansard stretching his right arm across a table. He is wearing leather bracelets.

Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard is joined by a ten-piece band to present music from his forthcoming album This Wild Willing as well as songs from his extensive back catalogue.

Glen Hansard is an artist that touches upon many genres, from freewheeling folk performed alone with a guitar, to Stax-indebted soul supported by his full band. It’s all carried by his extraordinary voice (which is often served a capella) – raw, emotive and powerful.

He is a founding member of The Frames, who celebrated 25 years as a band in 2015, and he is also one half of The Swell Season, which also features pianist Marketa Irglova. Together with Irglova, he wrote the music for and starred in the movie Once in 2007. The song ‘Falling Slowly’ from the film was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In his latest record, This Wild Willing, his lyrics display a new vulnerability over brooding and stormy instrumentation.

Supporting is French duo Joe Quartz featuring multi-instrumentalists Jeanne Susin and Olivier Schlegelmilch.

7.30pm Joe Quartz

8pm interval

8.20pm Glen Hansard

Timings are approximate and subject to change

Produced by the Barbican


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