Sunday, February 24, 2008

Oscar winners Hansard and Irglova to play Meymandi

Congratulations to Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova who literally just won an Academy Award for their song "Falling Slowly" in the film.

Nothing against the movie "Enchanted," but it's always nice to see actual songwriters and performers win this award. We're still a little bitter that Elliot Smith was beat out in 1998 for that damn Titanic song.

Hansard and Irglova will play Meymandi Concert Hall on May 15 billed as The Swell Season, which is the name of the album they released in 2006 with their award winning song.

Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, Feb. 29, via Ticketmaster and through the Progress Energy Center box office. A limited number of tickets will also be available (without service charges!!) at Schoolkids in Chapel Hill and at the Cat's Cradle box office.

Here's the Oscar performance.


Abby said...

Haha. Very quick on the draw, Triangle Music!

Isorski said...

I am so stoked that they won! Truly deserving. I posted a review of The Swell Season concert in Portland, a Once movie review and also a bit about last night on my blog. You'll just have to scroll down on the right side and click on the "Glen Hansard" label to find all of it.