With a musical career that burgeoned out of busking in the Dublin streets at 13 and rose to considerable global fame thanks to his role in the film Once (for which he plucked an Oscar for best song), Irishman Glen Hansard visits Bilbao for his BIME Live debut. His innate knack for distilling his woes into heart-wrenching ballads and an undeniable musical dexterity developed over more than two decades of travail in The Frames or duo The Swell Season have made his solo work essential to fans of the genre.