Iarla Ó Lionáird In Conversation with Glen Hansard

Glen is in conversation with fellow singer Iarla Ó Lionáird about his life and work in song in this documentary for RTÉ lyric fm as part of this multi award winning series. The full documentary was broadcast on October 29th 2017.


Glen Hansard’s vocal journey began as a young teenager busking on the streets of Dublin but it has taken him to some of the biggest arenas in the world and an academy award for best song in the film ‘Once’. That film was inspired by Glen’s own busking life and he also got to play the lead role.

His film work began in ‘The Commitments’ while he was fronting his band ‘The Frames’ and since then he has worked with his idols Bob Dylan, and the late Leonard Cohen, as well as sharing a stage with international performers like Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. Glen talks with Iarla of a life dedicated to music and shares a song ‘Didn’t He Ramble’ written after the death of his father.

The full programme is now available to stream:


Vocal Chords : Iarla Ó Lionáird in Conversation with Glen Hansard -Glen Hansard Performing ‘Didn’t He Ramble’



Vocal Chords – Iarla Ó Lionáird and Glen Hansard In Conversation on Glen’s early influences



Glen Hansard in Conversation with Iarla Ó Lionáird is an Athena Media production for RTÉ made with the support of the BAI.

http://www.iarla.com/ for more about Iarla

http://glenhansardmusic.com/ for more about Glen


Music Featured in this episode:


Glen Hansard Stay the Road
Leonard Cohen Bird on a Wire
Bob Dylan Song to Woody
Bob Dylan You ain’t goin’ nowhere
Bob Dylan A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall
Glen Hansard and Mic Christopher You ain’t goin’ nowhere
Swell Season You ain’t goin’ nowhere
The Frames Pavement Tune
The Frames The Dancer
The Frames 15 Seafort Parade
Bob Dylan Tangled up in Blue
Leonard Cohen Famous Blue Raincoat
Glen Hansard Famous Blue Raincoat
Van Morrison Astral Weeks
Glen Hansard Astral Weeks
Glen Hansard Grace Beneath the Pines
The Commitments In the Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett In the Midnight Hour
The Frames Right Road Wrong Road
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova Falling Slowly
Damien Rice Volcano
Swell Season Drown Out
Glen Hansard Maybe Not Tonight
Glen Hansard Bird of Sorrow
Bruce Springsteen Drive all Night
Glen Hansard Drive all Night
Glen Hansard, Imelda May, Hozier At the Dark End of the Street
Glen Hansard Stay the Road