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Villagers' Conor O'Brien.

Read Villagers On World Cafe WXPN

June 6, 2013 – Hear an interview with Villagers' Conor O'Brien and an acoustic set of songs from {Awayland}. WXPN

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Villagers' new album, {Awayland}, comes out April 9.

Read First Listen: Villagers, '{Awayland}'

March 31, 2013 – Villagers' Conor O'Brien has a great gift for songs that almost always turn something on its head.

Clockwise from upper left: Lisa Germano, Ra Ra Riot, Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Blaudzun.

Read New Music From Tom Waits & Keith Richards, Ra Ra Riot, Villagers, More

January 8, 2013 – Tom Waits and Keith Richards do a traditional sea chantey. Hear that and more on this week's show.

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Watch First Watch: The Return Of Mercury Prize Finalist Villagers

December 11, 2012 – A new album, {Awayland}, will be out in the U.S. in April. Watch a video for "Nothing Arrived" now.

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

Read Discover Dublin's Music Scene WXPN

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

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Villagers' Conor O'Brien.

Read Villagers On World Cafe WXPN

September 13, 2011 – Listen to the Irish singer-songwriter perform at Gravity Bar at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. WXPN

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Beach House

Read Download The Best World Cafe Sessions Of 2010 WXPN

December 3, 2010 – Download host David Dye's five favorite songs fromĀ World Cafe's many 2010 performances. WXPN

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Listen Villagers On World Cafe WXPN

November 29, 2010 – Hear talented Irish songwriter Conor O'Brien perform four tunes from his debut album. WXPN

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Listen Villagers: Surviving From One Moment To The Next

September 10, 2010 – He may seem tentative in "Pieces," but Villagers' Conor O'Brien knows exactly what he's doing.

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Listen Villagers: Eerie Folk By Way Of Ireland

August 8, 2010 – Conor O'Brien's Becoming a Jackal was recently nominated for Britain's Mercury Prize.

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Villagers' Conor O'Brien performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Villagers: Tiny Desk Concert

July 19, 2010 – Villagers' Conor O'Brien performs a beautiful and memorable solo set in the NPR Music offices.

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Listen Villagers On 'World Cafe: Next' WXPN

June 14, 2010 – Hear tracks from the Irish one-man folk band Villagers' Becoming a Jackal. WXPN

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Read First Listen: Villagers, 'Becoming A Jackal'

May 30, 2010 – Hear the one-man Irish folk-rock band's debut album in its entirety until its June 8 release.

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