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Read Glen Hansard On World Cafe WXPN

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


Glen Hansard's latest album is Rhythm and Repose.

Read Glen Hansard: Musical Comfort In A Troubled Home

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


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

Watch Glen Hansard: Tiny Desk Concert

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


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

Read Glen Hansard: The Best Songs Come 'As A Gift'

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


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

Read First Listen: Glen Hansard, 'Rhythm And Repose'

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

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

Watch One Man, One Room, Many Emotions In Glen Hansard's 'Philander'

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

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

Listen Glen Hansard: New Songs And Old Friends KUT

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


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

Read Of Bards and Balladeers WXPN

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


A local street band busks in Galway.

Read Busking For Fame, And A Few Bucks WXPN

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


Watch Glen Hansard's Dublin WXPN

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

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


Glen Hansard in The Swell Season.

Watch A Couple Breaks Up, But The Band Plays On

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

The National live on Other Voices

Watch First Watch: 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.

Read The 50 Most Important Recordings Of The Decade: S-Z

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

Read Fall Music Preview

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


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