Artistic Licence

The sound of reinvention

6th March, 2010

You have to hand it to Glen Hansard: the man knows a thing or two about how to keep an audience entertained. At last Wednesday’s Choice Music Prize award ceremony for the best album of 2009 in Vicar Street, when Swell Season - Hansard’s Oscar-winning musical project with Marketa Irglova - took to the stage and began to play, an audible buzz began to sound over the microphones.

Everyone knows that dreadful...

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