Glen Hansard, Bono, Hozier, Imelda May Busk On Dublin Streets To Support Homeless
December 29, 2015 at 9:50 AM (PT)
GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter GLEN HANSARD returned to his roots in the movie "Once" by busking on the streets in DUBLIN with HOZIER, BONO and IMELDA MAY, literally passing the hat to raise money for charity to end homelessness in IRELAND.
Over the past few years, HANSARD has organized the “CHRISTMAS BUSK” on GRAFTON STREET in DUBLIN, as a simple way to gather friends and play music. While the busk has grown over the years, it’s goal has remained the same — to raise awareness and money for the homeless in DUBLIN and in particular the SIMON COMMUNITY. Profits from recent shows in CORK and DUBLIN also went to RIGHT2HOMES and PETER McVERRY TRUST.
The SIMON COMMUNITY was founded in 1969 by a group of TRINITY and UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN students. The organization is focused on providing supportive alternatives to people living in despair, enabling them to rebuild their lives and secure a safe home of their own.
HANSEN's most recent album, "Didn’t He Ramble," was nominated for Best Folk Album at the 2016 GRAMM;Y AWARDS, and was cited in various year-end best of lists, including AMERICAN SONGWRITER, PASTE and THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION.