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Marketa Irglova

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  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://marketairglovamusic.com
  • Recent Activity: 03.19.15 RT @lpoolacoustic: @festivalsforall Academy Award-winner @MarketaIrglova headlines @LivAcousticFest at @unitytheatre this weekend http://t.…
  • Marketa Irglova


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

A vocalist and talented multi-instrumentalist, Markéta Irglová's musical career began with a chance meeting and a garden party. Born in 1988, the Czech musician began playing piano and guitar at a young age, and was only 13 when her parents met Glen Hansard, vocalist and guitarist for the Irish rock band the Frames. At a party hosted by Irglová's parents, Hansard heard the young girl sing the Frames song "Star Star"; the next day, Irglová was performing the song with the band on-stage. After recording a version of the track for inclusion on the Frames' live album The Breadcrumb Trail, Irglová began writing and recording her own songs while also performing with Hansard throughout the Czech Republic. In addition to performing together in the United States and Ireland, Irglová and Hansard recorded an eponymous album together under the name the Swell Season, which was released in 2006. The pair later garnered world-wide attention when they starred and performed in Once, an award-winning and critically acclaimed film directed by John Carney, a former Frames bassist. After the success of the film, Irglová and Hansard continued to write, perform, and record under the Swell Season moniker, recording another album, 2009’s Strict Joy. Irglová released her solo debut, Anar, in 2011, followed by Muna in 2014.


  • 03.19.15 RT @lpoolacoustic: @festivalsforall Academy Award-winner @MarketaIrglova headlines @LivAcousticFest at @unitytheatre this weekend http://t.…
  • 03.12.15 Tour announce - Marketa will join @DamienRice on westcoast in April. PDX, SEA, OAK, LA. A few PDX tix remain. http://t.co/TromjjwmUd
  • 03.12.15 RT @lpoolacoustic: PREVIEW Liverpool Acoustic Festival 20th & 21st March 2015 @unitytheatre @BidoLito @LiverpoolLiveTV @MarketaIrglova http…
  • 03.09.15 London and Liverpool - Marketa & @SvavarKnutur will be performing in your cities next week. Show info: http://t.co/agfJjYrsBb
  • 10.08.14 .@nprmusic: Watch: @MarketaIrglova ponders her future in a video for "Fortune Teller." http://t.co/gzNLbZFUUs http://t.co/p0AOrRimzi
  • 10.07.14 .@riffyou: Q&A: @MarketaIrglova + enter for a chance to win tickets to Toronto concert . http://t.co/rBHmDF4X32 http://t.co/xQtntStcbU”
  • 10.07.14 .@annarborark: Tomorrow: @MarketaIrglova, from The Swell Season, who's coming with a new album, "Muna." https://t.co/vn4WAm4OsA
  • 10.07.14 .@OnceMusical: ICYMI: @MarketaIrglova returned to #OnceMusical for a special post-show performance! Watch it now: http://t.co/Js4pSFk9XQ
  • 10.01.14 Follow @wonderingsound for a chance to win tickets to Marketa’s NYC show. Contest details and rules: http://t.co/wswa6XUtwf
  • 09.30.14 Marketa and band are gearing up for their tour in support of MUNA. Find out when they will be in your city: http://t.co/Zjlj26TKdP
  • 09.25.14 MUNA - the new album from Marketa can be found on iTunes: http://t.co/L5OqZYUsb9 and LP/CD: http://t.co/LdVlIXhFHH
  • 09.23.14 “Happy release day everyone. Thank you for your support!” Love, Marketa