The Swell Season live at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, New York — September 17, 2008


Glen Hansard (of The Frames and The Com­mit­ments — read The Dork Report review) and Marké­ta Irglová record­ed an album togeth­er called The Swell Sea­son, and now tour under the name. They fell in love while film­ing the excel­lent Once (read The Dork Report review), and are now a cou­ple.

Inter­est­ing­ly, they got their Oscar-win­ning song “Falling Slow­ly” out of the way right away, per­haps to avoid hav­ing the audi­ence call it out as a request over and over through­out the evening. Per­son­al­ly, I felt Hansard goofed off a bit too much, even dur­ing seri­ous songs like a new one I believe was called “Broke Down.”

swell_season.jpgGlen Hansard live in Cen­tral Park

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Buy Glen Hansard & Marké­ta Irglová’s album The Swell Sea­son from Ama­zon and kick back a few pen­nies to The Dork Report.