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Olivia Vedder, Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard – My Father’s Daughter

Off the soundtrack to Sean Penn’s new movie Flag Day

Via Stereogum:

Glen Hansard (top left) and Eddie Vedder (top right) wrote “My Father’s Daughter,” the lead single from the soundtrack, and it’s sung entirely by Olivia Vedder (top centre). It’s a soft, downbeat ballad, and Olivia’s got a nice voice. Penn says, “After this flood of gorgeous songs from Cat Power, Glen Hansard, and Eddie Vedder, we were just about to do a final mix on the film when Ed sent me Olivia singing ‘My Father’s Daughter.’ It became just the perfect cherry on top of the sundae.”

Sean Penn’s Flag Day Soundtrack Features Four New Cat Power Tracks, Eddie Vedder Covering R.E.M., & More (Stereogum)

SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Honoree Glen Hansard (L) and poet Stephen James Smith attend the 12th Annual US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at Bad Robot on February 23, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-Ireland Alliance ) *** Local Caption *** Glen Hansard;Stephen James Smithunnamed-5 unnamed-3

Last night.

At the annual US-Ireland Alliance’s Oscar Wilde Awards at Bad Robot in Santa Monica, California, hosted by JJ Abrams.

Singer/songwriter Glen Hansard and poet Stephen James Smith.

Buzz O’Neill writes:

There were MANY stars tonight and MANY great speeches, but poet Stephen James Smith brought the room to a standstill with his live rendition of his now viral smash hit poem My Ireland. He was brought onstage during Glen Hansard’s performance.

If you haven’t seen it already, watch My Ireland here

Previously: Poem For A Mother

Word Up Dublin

Pics: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images



This afternoon.

Apollo House, Tara Street, Dublin 2

Glen Hansard sings the Auld Triangle at the occupied Nama-controlled property as a ‘thank you’ to supporters.

Pic via Daryl Hogg



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This afternoon.

Supporters of the Home Sweet Home occupation of Apollo House – including Social Democrats TDs Catherine Murphy and Roisin Shortall (fourth pic) – gather outside the building on Tara Street, Dublin 2.

Glen Hansard is playing a free gig to say ‘thank you’ to supporters of the occupation of the building which is now being used to offer accommodation for homeless people.

Earlier: Free At 1pm?

Pics: Karin Carthy, Mark McDonnell,  Social Democrats, Aaron McAllorum


Glen sings This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie.





From top: Apollo House, Tara Street, Dublin 2; Glen Hansard and members of the High Hopes choir, Kathleen Twomey and Emma Richardson in November

Further to the news that Dublin City Council has granted permission for the demolition of Apollo House – which is currently being occupied to help provide accommodation for homeless people in Dublin…

Home Sweet Home writes:

To say thank you to the people who have supported Appollo House the opening of NAMA building Appollo House for homeless people, Glen Hansard will play a free gig outside the building this afternoon at 1pm.

The Irish Housing Network have said that they have had an overwhelming amount of donations and over 1,000 people in touch to volunteer various skills – including doctors, social care workers, chefs and medics.

‘It’s very clear that this is a people’s movement, so many people have given their time and energy to this freely, and that’s why we’re organising this gig at lunch time today – to say thank you to people in Ireland for their incredible generosity of spirit,’ said one member of the group

The Irish Housing Network and the Home Sweet Home group opened the building last Thursday and so far have 30 residents and are currently at capacity.

They also asked that donations be offered to other homeless hostels in the area as they have what they need for now, but will put out specific call outs when they need specific things.

We would love if people could come to see the gig today, and we thank everyone for their generosity from the bottom of our hearts,‘ said one representative.


On the Home Sweet Home Facebook page…


Home Sweet Home (Facebook)

Permission granted for demolition of Apollo House (Irish Times)



This afternoon.

Focus Ireland, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Glen Hansard and members of the High Hopes choir, including top, from left: Kathleena Twomey and Emma Richardson helping to “put human faces to the homeless crisis:’ with a special visit to the Focus Ireland coffee shop.

Focus Ireland (Facebook)

Sasko Lazarov/Rollingnews


And about 15 drummers.

The Frames.


Emmet O’Brien writes:

I’m a local filmakmaker. Last year you were gracious enough to post my film A Novel Approach to Dating. Myself and a collaborator named Ross Carey, just made this tribute video to the Frames ahead of their 25th anniversary…

Anniversary dates (TheFrames)