Interview: The Once [Support to Passenger, 3Arena, Nov 22nd]

Ceol Collective Q&A – The Once

1. Who are you? 

We are The Once - Geraldine Hollett, Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale. 

2. Where are you based?

We are based out of St. John's, NL, Canada. 

3. What achievements do you want me to know about? 

Outside of landing a world tour with Passenger? We won some awards. Music NL, ECMA, CFMA's and were nominated for a Juno. It's Canada's version of a Grammy or Brit Award. 

4. What are you up to now?
We are on a world tour opening for Passenger. We just released our 4th studio album and we are preparing videos for release and preparing our very own headlining tour.

5. Name something unique about you or/and your product? 

We are an acoustic, vocal driven band. We don't have drums or bass on stage. We make up for it by using stomp boxes, tambourines and the Bodhrán.

6. What is the best song ever written? 

This is hard. Anything Leonard Cohen. Have you heard Anthem, Coming Back to You, Chelsea Hotel? Amazing writing.

7. What's the best album ever made? 

Joshua Tree U2 for how it inspired. Darkness on the Edge of Town, Springsteen. Sorry, couldn't pick one.

8. What are your future plans? 

Tour the places we have been on this world tour as a headline act. 

9. Where can I spend money on you or your product? 

iTunes, Amazon. You can find all that information at


Thanks to The Once for all the above info. Get to the 3Arena early before Passenger to see this fine band live. In the meantime why not have a Christmas song?