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The Swell Season


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Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
Years Active: 2005 – present
Genres: Indie Folk, Folk Rock

The Swell Season is a folk rock duo formed by Irish musician Glen Hansard and Czech singer and pianist Markéta Irglová. “The Swell Season” name is derived from Hansard's favorite novel by Josef Škvorecký from 1975 bearing the same title. Their 2006 self-titled debut album came about after Hansard and Irglová were approached by the Czech film director Jan Hřebejk while touring in the Czech Republic, and were asked by him to record songs for his upcoming film “Beauty in Trouble.” It was the first album that Hansard, the singer for The Frames, had released independent of his band. The duo starred in the 2006 Irish musical film, “Once,” written and directed by John Carney. Hans... Continue Bio >>


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