In 1988 Hothouse Flowers took to the streets of Dublin to promote the release of their new album titled ‘People’.
Hothouse Flowers were synonymous with busking and street performance during their early careers and returned to the streets playing on Henry Street, O’Connell Street and Grafton Street in support of their new album. The impromptu event attracted hundreds of people at lunchtime on 19 April 1988.
RTÉ News followed the group as they busk their way from Henry Street to Grafton Street, with a stopover at Dublin Millennium Radio Studio with Jimmy Greeley.
Liam Ó Maonlaí and Fiachna Ó Braonáin speak to Teresa Mannion about their success and the joys of playing on the streets of Dublin.
Click here to see an RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 April 1988.
Liam, Fiachna and Peter join Ray D’Arcy to mark the 30 year anniversary of ‘Don’t Go’. Released in 1988, the album ‘People’ was one of the most successful debut albums in Ireland. The band join Ray in studio for a special performance and a look back through their song book.
The interview can be seen in full on RTÉ Player
This year marks thirty years since the Hothouse Flowers’ debut album, People, was released – it was the most successful debut album in Ireland ever! Liam, Fiachna and Peter join Ray D’Arcy on his radio show on RTÉ Radio One for a chat and a few songs…
Forthcoming gigs by the Hothouse Flowers include Vicar St on February 22nd, and the Alley Theatre in Strabane on February 24th. Listen back to the show on Ray D’Arcy RTÉ Radio One Friday 26 January2018
Bulmers Live at Leopardstown kicks off in 2 weeks! Last time we played there was in 2013 (check out the pics)!
Looking forward to returning on Thursday July 13 and hope you can join us!
For more info/tickets on Bulmers Live At Leopardstown – www.leopardstown.com & Hothouse Flowers | Live At Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Cruinniú na Cásca, a Creative Ireland initiative presented by RTÉ is a free public event which will take place in towns and cities across Ireland, on Easter Monday 17th April with a special large-scale event in Dublin.
As part of Cruinniú na Cásca, RTÉ Arena will be broadcast live from the St Stephen’s Green stage. From 11am to 1pm. The Hothouse Flowers will join Seán Rocks and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with conductor Gearóid Grant. The concert will also include Lisa Lambe, Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Martin Brunsden, Seán Keane, Chris Meehan and his Redneck Friends, and lots more.
Thanks to everyone for your support on our New Album Let’s Do This Thing and making I Can See Clearly Now the number 1 on the iTunes charts.
I Can See Clearly is from our 1990 album Home, which is available online via iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon and other online music services. It also features in our live album Goodnight Sun recorded live at the Kansas City Irish Festival in 2009.
See the official video for the 1990 release.
Liam discusses Let’s Do This Thing and The Grand Tour on Folk Club with Lynette Fay.
You can listen to the show here http://bbc.in/2gsO3DI
Fiachna discusses with RTÉ Radio One’s Ray D’arcy how it came about that Hothouse Flowers soundtracked the opening scene for Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond’s new show, the Grand Tour and the coincidental release of the new album Let’s Do This Thing.