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"Immediately, I was welcomed, they just put their arms around me and put a cup of tea in front of me."She fell in love with the city then, and still lives just outside Dublin.These days, she speaks perfect English with a pronounced Irish accent.Its simple story, charting a developing relationship between two musicians, struck a chord with the public, who responded to the natural chemistry between Hansard and Irglova and the original music they performed in the film.A couple of pinch-me moments ensued, when the pair won the Oscar for Best Song at the Academy Awards last year and – arguably more prestigiously – were immortalised in an episode of The Simpsons.However, he says: "I don't remember having any real connection with the creative process during The Commitments other than showing up on set at the right time and speaking my lines. It's just you and your mates and if anyone's in bad form it's not going to work, so it was a case of throwing yourself into it completely."Irglova adds: "(Once] never felt like a big film shoot, it always felt like three friends making something together.I have a feeling that was a very special and rare thing that happened."The stars must have been aligned, because Once went on to surpass all expectations at the box office.After three years, Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard is back in the spotlight.You may know him for his role in the celebrated film The Commitments, as the lead singer of The Frames, or as the driving force behind the award-winning musical Once.
"You pick up your diary or your guitar when you are feeling miserable or reflective or when you're in that half-mood which I guess has a melancholic atmosphere."The Swell Season will spend the rest of the year touring the US, landing in Scotland in time for Celtic Connections in January.We were friends for so long before we became a couple that I don't think it's a connection that will ever be broken." The pair first met when Irglova's father was promoting a Frames tour of the Czech Republic.Irglova had been classically trained on piano from an early age but also brought up on her father's Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell records."Somewhere along the line it became okay for us to become something more than friends and I guess there's a very good possibility it would have never happened had it not been for the film.We're not lovers anymore," she continues, "but we're still very close.