RTÉ Player has launched a new on-demand Culture collection, featuring an eclectic mix of documentaries and performances from the worlds of Music, Arts, Film & TV and Literature.

Each week, the RTÉ Player team suggest a ‘must-watch’ from the Culture collection.  This week the focus is on The Works Presents: Glen Hansard.

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In The Works Presents, John Kelly meets key figures from the worlds of film and TV, books, music, theatre and the visual arts. Take a look back at when he met with Academy Award winner Glen Hansard in October of 2015 to discuss 25 years of The Frames, his solo album ‘Didn’t He Ramble’ and how it all began with a headmaster who told him to quit school early and pursue his love of music…

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Glen looks back on his teenage years busking on the streets of Dublin, meeting other musicians such as Kíla and Mic Christopher, as well as forming the Frames and the group’s early influences.

‘The Waterboys was the main reason why the Frames became a band.’

Glen opens up about life as a musician and, of course, playing a musician on-screen – first in 1991 in Alan Parker’s film The Commitments, and again in 2006 in John Carney’s musical Once – not to mention his Oscar win for the song Falling Slowly.  Watch now on RTÉ Player.

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