Together since 1990, with eight albums under their belt, Dublin-based the Frames play with relish and aplomb – moving with facility through a range of soulful ballads and pure rock.

Lead singer/guitarist Glen Hansard sings alternately with heartbreaking achiness and lusty verve. Hansard starred in this summer’s Once, a pseudo-musical in which he acts, sings and wrote many of the songs.

With the success of Once, the Frames’ audience has grown. The group tends to a more rock ’n’ roll style than Once’s folk-ish soundtrack but accommodated fans by featuring a track from the film.