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During the promotional tour, he and Irglová began dating.
Said Hansard about his relationship with Irglova: “I had been falling in love with her for a long time, but I kept telling myself she’s just a kid”.
He formed The Frames in 1990, and they’ve been staples of the Irish music scene ever since.
Their first album, Another Love Song, was released on Island Records in 1991, and their most recent, The Cost, was released in 2006.
In January 2010, Glen and fellow musician Mark Geary auctioned off a house concert on e Bay in aid of Haitian relief after the catastrophic earthquake left the country in dire need of assistance.
The pair would travel anywhere within a two hour drive of Dublin and play a private gig in the highest bidder’s house.
On September 3 or 4, 2011, he played at Pearl Jam’s 20th Anniversary Festival PJ20 at the Alpine Valley Theatre outside of East Troy, Wisconsin.
Hansard plays several guitars, amongst which a very recognizable battered Takamine NP15 acoustic guitar (even sporting a large hole), which he calls “The Horse”.
The film had its American premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 and received the Festival’s World Cinema Audience Award.
In a recent interview in The Huffington Post with Irglova, it was revealed that Hansard was preparing a solo album and that there was a very possible third release from The Swell Season.
This solo album was later revealed to be titled Rhythm and Repose.
In 2003, he presented the television programme Other Voices: Songs from a Room, which showcased Irish music talent on RTÉ.
On 22 April 2006, he released his first album without The Frames, The Swell Season, on Overcoat Recordings in collaboration with Czech singer and multi-instrumentalist Markéta Irglová, Marja Tuhkanen from Finland on violin and viola, and Bertrand Galen from France on cello.
Another song he wrote, “Come Away to the Water”, is also featured on the soundtrack, but is covered by Maroon 5 and Rozzi Crane.