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The Commitments Trailer


The Commitments was released 25 years ago and to celebrate the cult release, a special edition DVD and Blu-ray is now being released.

Jimmy Rabbitte is a Dubliner who's always had a dream to start a band and make it big. Deciding to act on his dreams, Jimmy puts out an ad for musicians in the area looking to share in his idea. After many unsuccessful auditions, Jimmy is tired out for watching terrible wannabe musicians and decides that he's going to start a band with his friends, whilst he acts as their manager.

He recruits a number of people, Deco Cuffe who has the perfect voice to front a soul band; Outspan Foster to play guitar; Steven Clifford to play the piano; Dean Fay to play the saxophone; bassist Derek Scully, drummer Billy Mooney, and three backup singers who are all girls: Bernie McGloughlin, Natalie Murphy and Imelda Quirke. The lineup is finally complete when they meet Joey 'The Lips' Fagan who might be much older than the other guys in the band but he plays the trumpet and has a years of experience playing with some of the people Jimmy most looks up to.

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Kodaline's Jay Gets Engaged At Ed Sheeran Gig


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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.

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After calling the Frames frontman Glen Hansard and Kodaline on stage to perform Irish classics including 'The Auld Triangle', he handed the spotlight to Kodaline bassist Jason Boland, saying, "Jay from Kodaline would love to say a few words."

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Glen Hansard - Glen Hansard performs live at Vicar Street in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 16th December 2014

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Glen Hansard - Glen Hansard performs live at The Iveagh Gardens - Dublin, Ireland - Sunday 21st July 2013

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Bonnaroo And Ustream Announce 2013 Webcast Line-up Featuring Paul Mccartney, Mumford And Sons And Many More

Posted on 13 June 2013

Bonnaroo And Ustream Announce 2013 Webcast Line-up Featuring Paul Mccartney, Mumford And Sons And Many More

Glen Hansard - Glen Hansard spotted walking on St Stephens Green - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 20th May 2013

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Hilary Caldwell, Glen Hansard, Heidi Rose and Ezra Caldwell - Guests arrive at the European Premiere of 'Once' the musical at The Gaiety Theatre - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 26th February 2013

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Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Announcement

Posted on 20 February 2013

Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Announcement

Glen Hansard Thursday 30th August 2012 at Today FM studios

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Glen Hansard - Love Don't Leave Me Waiting


Lead vocalist of Ireland's The Frames and part of folk rock duo The Swell Season, Glen Hansard has released his debut solo album 'Rhythm and Repose' on Anti-Records accompanied by single 'Love Don't Leave Me Waiting'.

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Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, Falling Slowly Single Review


Read a review for Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova's single Falling Slowly

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Once Review


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For such a modest movie, John Carney's Once sure does have big ideas. Dangling precariously between rom-com and musical, Carney has called his film a "visual album," chronicling a slightly tragic love story with songwriter accompaniment. Winner of the Audience Award at the last Sundance Film Festival, the film already has a built-in audience with lead actor Glen Hansard, the lead singer of Dublin-based rockers the Frames, who got his start, musically and cinematically, in Alan Parker's The Commitments.

Unlike Tommy or The Wall, the cinematic repercussions of Hansard's songs were never foretold in any of the Frames albums; all the songs involved were written during Carney's screenwriting process. Carney believes that three-minute pop songs can equally weigh with ten pages of dialogue and uses many of Hansard and his co-star Marketa Irglova's songs to relate emotional weight, an easy way out for exposition. Yet, the exposition is still there, and the songs played are melodramatic enough to make a VH-1 countdown show. Yes, yes, but Carney's idea is still sound.

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Glen Hansard

Date of birth

21st April, 1970

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.83






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The Commitments Trailer

The Commitments Trailer

The Commitments was released 25 years ago and to celebrate the cult release, a special...

Once, Trailer Stream Trailer

Once, Trailer Stream Trailer

Once Trailer Stream Once, will be shown in select theaters from May 18th, 2007. A...

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Once Movie Review

Once Movie Review

For such a modest movie, John Carney's Once sure does have big ideas. Dangling precariously...

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