Together once again
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Oscar-winning indie-megahit Once, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova reunite for a run of special dates this summer following a short tour in 2022 that saw the duo play together for the first time in a decade. Revisiting songs from Once with their band The Swell Season, expect a thoroughly nostalgic and enchanting experience from the pair as these consummate musicians and performers once again capture lighting in a bottle together.
An understated romantic musical, Once starred Hansard and Irglova as two musicians who find a connection on the streets of Dublin. Written by John Carney (Sing Street), the film, and the central performances became a surprise hit, winning an Academy Award in 2007 for Best Original Song for theme 'Falling Slowly'. In 2012, a stage adaptation by Enda Walsh opened on Broadway, taking home eight Tony Awards. It's a testament to Hansard and Irglova and their score as The Swell Season, that the show and movie have both safely become modern classics.