June 12, 2012

Watch Tony Award-winners Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglova's rare performance of Once's "Falling Slowly"

In 2007, singer-songwriters Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová attended the Sundance Film Festival to support the release of Once, in which they starred and for which they wrote the music. As buzz built around the film, the duo, who would later become known as The Swell Season, appeared at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café, where they delivered this stunning performance of “Falling Slowly,” which would later go on to win the Academy Award for Best Song. The soundtrack for Once would earn a Grammy nomination. In 2012, Glen and Markéta's music for Once helped the theatrical version of the film nab eight 2012 Tony Awards, and added to their phenomenal success.