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.
The paper says the singer has been spotted wearing a new wedding ring earlier this week.
Reports from the Dublin Daily News yesterday (August 26, 2017), suggest the singer best known for his role in The Commitments has secretly got hitched to his long-term relationship. (read more)Intimate Ceremony with Family and Friends There had already been speculation that the loved-up pair were set to announce their engagement but it sounds like they might have just jumped straight to wedded bliss!
He is also known for his acting, having appeared in the BAFTA winning film The Commitments, as well as starring in the film Once.
His song, "Falling Slowly", from Once, co-written with his co-star Markéta Irglová, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2007, and earned him ten other major awards or nominations between 2007-08.
The film had its American premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 and received the Festival's World Cinema Audience Award.
During the promotional tour, he and Irglová began dating.There's a logic and satisfaction to fixing things you could never get from songwriting." Hardly a sentiment one might anticipate from a singer-songwriter whose new solo album, Didn't He Ramble, might just be his most personal, and loveliest, yet; but Hansard is nothing if not a plain speaker. "Songs are these weird, ethereal things – like birds that land in the garden you try to coax into the room.It's all very abstract compared with nuts and bolts.But was he referring to the supposed wedding, some fans wondered. Glen Hansard “secretly married” rumors have caused quite a stir among fans. That remains a mystery for now, as the singer’s rep hasn’t commented, nor the couple released an official statement yet. Is it a little weird to watch an actor who's essentially playing you playing yourself?