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November 9, 2022


'Astronaut' released today for The Busk Record


Last week, Dublin Simon Community and creative partner Collective Films launched The Busk Record, an album featuring performances from Irish artists including Bono, Glen Hansard, Lisa O’Neill and many more.  

Today, they release the album’s lead single

‘Astronaut’ by Damien Rice with accompaniment from Glen Hansard & Rónan O’Snodaigh, which is available now across all digital streaming platforms.


The Busk Record is available to preorder now from www.thebuskrecord.com and will be released on Friday 9th December 2022 on vinyl at a cost of €27.95 with proceeds going to Dublin Simon Community to help people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Dublin and the surrounding counties.


The recording of The Busk Record was captured over two nights in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin in December 2021, when a host of artists came together to lend their talents to Dublin Simon Community as Covid restrictions meant the charity’s annual Christmas Eve Busk couldn’t happen in-person. The Busk 2021 was streamed on YouTube on Christmas Eve last year, with individual artists being supported by The Busk Choir; an assembly of artists, crew, Dublin Simon staff & volunteers and service users who were present at the recording.


The Busk Record, which runs at 49 minutes and 8 seconds in total and retails at €27.95 with proceeds going to Dublin Simon Community, is a double-sided 140g vinyl made from zero waste ecomix recycled PVC, with a gloss finish 505 micron PEFC certified board sleeve. All artists have given permission for their music to be used to raise vital funds for Dublin Simon this

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October 24, 2019

Damien Rice and the Cantus Domus choir perform "Trusty & True" at 37d03d Festival 2018 in Berlin.

Filmed by La

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October 23, 2019

Damien Rice & Mariam Wallentin performing "Astronaut" at 37d03d festival in Berlin.
Filmed by La

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May 27, 2019



Sincere apologies to anyone who was either left in a queue or had technical difficulties buying tickets this morning for the ‘Cork Opera House’ concert as part of the ‘Sounds from a Safe Harbour’ festival.

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March 1, 2019

here is the first video from our sailboat jamming in january. a song by mariam. more to come over the coming months...

Mariam Wallentin
Leslie Feist
Damien Rice
Shahzad Ismaily
Josefin Runsteen
Gyða Valtýsdóttir
Andreas Werliin
Vincent Moon

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February 16, 2019

Damien will be performing at Tangalwood, Naxal, Kathmandu on February 22nd.

  Tickets - SOLD
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February 15, 2019

Damien will be performing at Sofar Sounds Delhi on February 19th.


Ticket lottery now closed.


Invites will be sent out at random on Sunday - February

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February 10, 2019

Damien will be performing at Sofar Sounds Bombay on February 12th.


Ticket lottery now

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