Glen Hansard is a singer songwriter born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. Over the course of his career he has released records as a member of The Frames, The Swell Season (with co-actrice Marketa Irglova of the film Once) and a solo artist under his own name. He continues to perform in all three of these outlets as time, opportunity and demand arise. He began his career performing at a young age in the pubs and went on to embrace busking on the streets of Dublin and met many of the fellow musicians who would become band members, collaborators and life-long friends.
Glen began working on music with Eddie Vedder in 2020 for what would become the soundtrack to the 2021 film, Flag Day. Directed by and starring Sean Penn, Glen and Eddie co-wrote eight original songs for the film including the lead song “My Father’s Daughter”, sung by Olivia Vedder. Glen and Eddie have toured together over the years and are continuing to work on new music for another untitled project.
Glen is in a constant state of motion whether it be creatively or physically. He currently working on new material for his next album and is looking forward to getting back to the stage where he is most at home.