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Glen Hansard

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Concerts

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July 27, 2007 WXPN's midday concert series continues with an actress-turned-singer and two singers-turned-actors.

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July 26, 2007 Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova perform selections from the musical film Once, live.

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April 26, 2007 Hear the Dublin rock group The Frames, recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.

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Studio Sessions

Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová.

September 30, 2013 The folk duo performs songs from the critically acclaimed Once soundtrack in this throwback session.

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Glen Hansard.

August 1, 2012 The Oscar-winning singer-songwriter performs songs from his new solo album, Rhythm and Repose.

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Glen Hansard performs as part of KUT's "Live at the Four Seasons" sessions in Austin during SXSW.

March 29, 2012 The Swell Season and Frames singer offers a glimpse of his forthcoming album during this session.

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May 9, 2007 The band's legend continues to grow after more than 15 years' worth of albums and live shows.

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Interviews & Profiles

Glen Hansard's latest album is Rhythm and Repose.

July 12, 2012 The singer-songwriter recalls how a Pat Boone song helped his mother through a troubled marriage.

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Glen Hansard's new album, his first proper solo release, is titled Rhythm and Repose.

June 16, 2012 The singer says his favorite tunes to play are those that arrive in sudden flashes of inspiration.

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May 1, 2008 The Oscar-winning actor-musicians talk about the success of their film, Once.

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May 13, 2007 The singer of the Irish rock band The Frames is attracting attention as a cinematic leading man.

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Discover Songs

The White Stripes SQ 2

November 16, 2009 The list of the decade's 50 most important recordings continues: Britney Spears to Amy Winehouse.

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September 21, 2009 Now on All Songs Considered: previews of some of the fall's most anticipated releases.

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February 25, 2008 An unlikely Oscar-winner, "Falling Slowly" is making stars of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.

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February 12, 2008 These five songs are for those wishing to wallow in Valentine's Day's soul-wrecking brutality.

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December 24, 2007 Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson picks his 10 favorite CDs of 2007.

June 28, 2007 The Kaiser Chiefs, Lily Allen & Mark Ronson; Electronic big band jazz: Mocean Worker; A popsicle...

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February 12, 2007 The Frames' songs sound sweetly romantic, self-deprecating and emotionally stunted at the same time.

December 25, 2006 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen chats with Stephen Thompson, editor for NPR's Song of the D...

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December 4, 2006 The Frames' frontman and a Czech singer team up to record 10 soft, lovely, quietly brilliant songs.

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September 6, 2006 A master of sublime sad-bastard music, Glen Hansard finds words of comfort on "Falling Slowly."

News

Glen Hansard in The Swell Season.

November 10, 2011 The documentary The Swell Season captures the end of a relationship between two musicians.

Reviews

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February 25, 2008 An unlikely Oscar-winner, "Falling Slowly" is making stars of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.

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February 12, 2007 The Frames' songs sound sweetly romantic, self-deprecating and emotionally stunted at the same time.

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September 6, 2006 A master of sublime sad-bastard music, Glen Hansard finds words of comfort on "Falling Slowly."

More Stories

Glen Hansard's new album, Rhythm and Repose, comes out June 19.

June 10, 2012 A gentle, breezy bummer, Rhythm and Repose is the Frames and Swell Season singer's quietest record.

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May 18, 2007 John Carney's unpretentious romance has a light-fingered way of mixing music and story.

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May 17, 2007 An unassuming romance — sweet and unassumingly authentic. (Recommended)

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December 25, 2006 Song of the Day's editor picked over thousands of albums in 2006 before settling on 10 favorites.

Glen Hansard performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices..

June 17, 2012 Hansard flexes his neck muscles a bit as he performs new songs and deep cuts at the NPR offices.

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The new video for Hansard's Philander" takes place entirely in this small flat.

April 5, 2012 The new video for Hansard's "Philander" uses simple ideas to portray the end of a relationship.

Glen Hansard sits in with a group of traditional Irish musicians at the Dublin pub O'Donoghues.

December 1, 2011 Ireland has a rich history of spawning literary singer-songwriters and traditional music.

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A local street band busks in Galway.

November 30, 2011 Many Irish musicians get their start busking on the street. Hear who among them has broken big.

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Glen Hansard, of The Frames and The Swell Season, and World Cafe host David Dye take a tour of Dublin.

November 29, 2011 Watch as Hansard takes World Cafe host David Dye on a walking tour of central Dublin.

Glen Hansard performs as part of the Irish band, The Frames.

November 28, 2011 Hear The Frames' Glen Hansard discuss the Irish history that has shaped Dublin's music scene.

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The National live on Other Voices

October 27, 2011 Thanks to this performance, members of The National will perform at a special event in New York.

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