An Evening With Chrissie Hynde | How To Academy

Tue, 9 February 2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT

An Evening With Chrissie Hynde

In Conversation With Fiachna Ó Braonáin

The American rock’n’roll legend joins Hothouse Flower and fellow Dylan disciple, Fiachna Ó Braonáin to explore her deep love and respect for a man whose music has touched so many.

During the early months of the pandemic Chrissie Hynde and her Pretenders bandmate James Walbourne decided to use the time paying homage to Dylan – because time is what was needed. The resulting Bob Dylan Lockdown Series was listened to by hundreds of thousands.

Chrissie Hynde joins broadcaster, Hothouse Flower, and fellow Dylan disciple, Fiachna Ó Braonáin to chat about her love for the Nobel laureate and icon. She will reveal the terrifying business of reinterpreting the work of a legend and how it might influence her own music-making when the lockdown allows her to hit the road again.

This event is presented in partnership with the Festival of Writing and Ideas.

Chrissie Hynde

Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist

Chrissie Hynde is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the leader of the Pretenders. Hynde released nine studio albums as the Pretenders, beginning with 1980’s Pretenders, which Rolling Stone ranked in the top 15 best debut albums of all time. Most recently, she released the album Stockholm, under her own name, in 2014. She lives in London.

Fiachna Ó Braonáin

Hothouse Flower and RTÉ Radio 1 broadcaster

Hothouse Flower and RTÉ Radio 1 broadcaster Fiachna Ó Braonáin was born in Dublin, Ireland. Raised on a childhood diet of traditional Irish music, language, and songs. His teenage years brought him to the wild waters of blues guitar and rock ‘n roll.