Glen Hansard’s ‘Pluck of the Irish’.

The Glen Hansard documentary entitled ‘Pluck of the Irish’ aired on CBS on Saint Patrick’s Day and was very warmly received.

‘Pluck of the Irish’ is an intimate, moving look at Glen’s life and career and a must-see for Frames fans and anyone with an interest in Irish music. We’re delighted to share the documentary above and we say well done to the crew at CBS for putting together such a lovely account of Glen and his work to date. Enjoy.

Glen Hansard will play this year’s Festival Big Top on July 25th. To secure your tickets, click here.

She’s the One: Lisa Hannigan Plays the Big Top

Lisa Hannigan plays the festival Big Top on Thursday, July 26th with James Vincent McMorrow and Elaine Mai.

Lisa Hannigan has come a long way from the shy, beguiling girl who lent her stunning vocals to the Damien Rice’s juggernaut album, O. Lisa took her time before stepping into the spotlight solo, quietly honing her craft away from the media glare. A few years later, her caution paid off in spectacular fashion. Her debut album Sea Sew was a critical and commercial success, turning Lisa into one of the biggest artists in Irish contemporary music. Similar success followed with her second album Passenger, which spawned the feel good hits What’ll I Do? and Knots.

Lisa has been nominated for the Choice and Mercury music awards and has played to rapturous reviews everywhere from the UK to the US. We are very proud of her. Lisa recently supported the Frames in LA and will be touring with former Pulp member Richard Hawley, who she memorably sang with during RTÉ’s Other Voices series, covering Hushabye Mountain to spine-tingling effect. Lisa is known for playing intimate gigs but as her fan base has grown, so has her confidence as a performer so seeing her take to Big Top stage after her incredible successes to date will be something very, very special indeed.

Lisa will play the Big Top on July 26th, along with James Vincent McMorrow, another Irish musician creating major waves plus up-and-coming Galway girl Elaine Mai, who is hotly tipped for great things. This is a powerhouse of a line-up and tickets, unsurprising, are selling fast. To get yours and for more info on all things GAF related, check out http://www.galwayartsfestival.com/ right now.

We’ll leave you with a few of Lisa’s best bits, of which there are so many it made choosing three almost impossible…

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