The Swell Season

Glen Hansard - Words and Music - 2012

by Claudia Marshall
Conor Masterson

Glen Hansard is almost too many things to fit into one package: singer-songwriter and guitarist in The Frames and The Swell Season, actor in The Commitments and Once, and Oscar-winning composer for the tune "Falling Slowly"—to name a few. But Hansard has just put out his first-ever solo album, Rhythm and Repose, and it's a beauty. He's also been spending more time in New York City, and ahead of his big Beacon Theatre show, Glen made a return trip to FUV to talk about his latest adventures and songs.

The Swell Season - Words and Music - 2007

by Claudia Marshall
Claudia Marshall with Swell Season
The Frames' Glen Hansard and Czech singer and pianist Marketa Irglova formed the musical duo The Swell Season as a side project, and after contributing songs for the film 'Once,' ended up in the lead roles. Hear how that happened, along with a few songs from the unique movie musical as The Swell Season joins Claudia Marshall in Studio-A.

The Swell Season- Words and Music- 2010

by Claudia Marshall
For Glen Hansard of the Frames, and Czech Pianist Marketa Irglova, The Swell Season started off as a diversion from their main projects. With the success of the movie, 'Once,' and the Oscar for their song 'Falling Slowly,' the duo decided this was more than a one-time thing, and released a follow-up album, 'Strict Joy.' They played some new tunes for FUV's Claudia Marshall, and Glen talked about Bono, Leonard Cohen, and the appropriateness of break-up songs on the new album. (1/21/10)