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GLEN HANSARD with The Frames

Celebrating his debut solo release – the acclaimed ‘Rhythm and Repose’ – it is his first album of new material since 2009 releaseStrict Joy with The Swell Season.Glen Hansard , the captivating Oscar-winning Frames front man and more recently one half of the Swell Season duo, is returning to Bluesfest in March 2013. Long time fans will also be thrilled to know Glen’s main band, The Frames will be Hansard’s backing group on stage for this tour.

Glen Hansard is revered as an intense and electric live performer – famous for digging deep and giving everything in concert to rapturous receptions. He is well known for his work for more than two decades with his incendiary band The Frames – but is perhaps now most recognised for The Swell Season – the duo he created with Czech songstress Markéta Irglová. In 2007, The Swell Season took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly” from the Once film-sensation soundtrack.

Artists with the emotional conviction of Glen Hansard are rare.

“The audience is eating out of his hand: it sings along, it screams in ecstasy and gives the singer a standing encore, which, by the closing track ‘Astral Weeks’ alone (Van Morrison cover) is downright deserved.” Lust for life – Live Review 07/12

Glen Hansard with The Frames are playing Bluesfest on Friday 29th of March