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Glen Hansard To Be Honoured At Oscar Wilde Awards

The Academy Award winning tunesmith, 46, will also perform at the pre-Oscars ceremony hosted by filmmaker J.J. Abrams to celebrate links between the U.S. and Ireland. The event is traditionally held on...

Once Star Glen Hansard Honoured With First Brendan Bahan Award

The Once star, a former Dublin busker, was presented with the prize, honouring the great writer, on Tuesday (08Nov16), at the Dublin Institute of Technology, where Behan attended in 1937 as an apprentice...

Glen Hansard Performs Tribute Outside David Bowie's Apartment

Fans have been flocking to the iconic musician's penthouse in the Soho neighbourhood of Manhattan following his death on Sunday (10Jan16), placing flowers, photos, notes and more to create a makeshift memorial....

Amy Schumer Crashes Irish Wedding

Amy Schumer crashed a wedding in Ireland on Friday (14.08.15).The 'Trainwreck' actress and director Judd Apatow -- who were in Dublin to promote the new movie -- gave the bride and groom an unexpected surprise...

Kodaline's Jay Gets Engaged At Ed Sheeran Gig

Ed Sheeran had already told fans to expect something special at his concert at Croke Park in Dublin on Saturday (25 July), and he wasn't kidding, as the evening included a surprise marriage proposal.Ed's a...

Glen Hansard Makes Surprise Appearance At Once The Musical

Singer/actor Glen Hansard shocked the audience at Once The Musical in Los Angeles on Friday (08Aug14) by leading the cast in a surprise singalong during the curtain call.Hansard, who wrote the music and lyrics for...

Sinead O'connor & Glen Hansard Join Bono For Christmas Eve Busk

Irish stars Bono, Sinead O'connor and Glen Hansard stunned shoppers in Dublin on Monday (24Dec12) by hitting the busy streets on Christmas Eve as buskers.U2 frontman Bono organises the annual celebrity sing-along on the city's...

Glen Hansard Feared Broadway Producers Would Ruin Once

Singer/actor Glen Hansard harboured serious doubts about turning his cult film Once into a Broadway musical because he feared it would "ruin" the legacy of the independent movie.The stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning 2006 romantic...

Bono Makes Surprise Appearance At Glen Hansard Gig

U2 frontman Bono shocked fans at an intimate gig for Glen Hansard by taking to the stage to perform a duet with the Irish singer.The Once singer/actor was performing at New York's The Living Room...

Tony Award Nominations: Spider-man Left Out In The Cold

The main prizes at the 66th annual Tony Awards will be contested by the new musical 'Once' - a love story set in Ireland - and the play 'Nice Work If You Can Get It',...

Eddie Vedder Declares UKulele 'An Activist Instrument'

Eddie Vedder, the American singer and front-man of rock band Pearl Jam, has described the ukulele as "an activist instrument". Eddie Vedder releases his second solo album 'Ukulele Songs' today (31st May 2011), and the...

Eddie Vedder To Release UKulele Album

Eddie Vedder has revealed plans to release a solo ukulele album.Eddie Vedder, the American grunge legend and Pearl Jam frontman, is set to release a ukulele album titled 'Ukulele Songs', reports the UK's Guardian newspaper.Vedder...

Swell Season Stars To Play For Fans Who Witnessed Suicide

Oscar winners GLEN HANSARD and MARKETA IRGLOVA have offered to perform at counselling sessions for stunned fans who witnessed the suicide of MICHAEL PICKELS at the duo's Saratoga, California show last week (19Aug10).Pickels dived from...

The Swell Season To Split After Tragedy

Oscar winners and former lovers GLEN HANSARD and MARKETA IRGLOVA are to split as THE SWELL SEASON to embark on other endeavours.The news comes just days after a fan committed suicide onstage at a Swell...

Artists Come Together For R.e.m. Tribute Gig

Rockers PATTI SMITH, GLEN HANSARD and BOB MOULD will headline a tribute concert in honour of R.E.M. in New York next week (11Mar09). The singers are among a host of artists who will take to the...

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