Markéta Irglová (Czech pronunciation: ˈmarkɛːta ˈɪrɡlovaː) (born 28 February 1988, in Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic) is a Czech songwriter, musician, actress, and singer. Early life Irglová began playing music at age 7, and began playing piano at the age of 8 when her friend Faith bought her a piano and sent her to lessons.

When she was 9, her father bought her a guitar and she immediately began playing and learning songs by ear.

He has often stated that he regretted taking the role, because he felt it distracted him from his music career.

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Hansard can be found singing "Come Away to the Water" on the deluxe edition of his first solo album Rhythm and Repose.

Hansard guest-starred in an episode of the TV series, Parenthood, playing himself.

Two such songs include "Into the Mystic", and "And the Healing Has Begun" which were included on the collector's edition of the soundtrack for the film Once.

Hansard is what is called a devotee of Krishna and he performed for the 80th birthday of Swami Prabhupada in London, staying at a manor donated to the Hare Krishna movement by The Beatles' George Harrison, who was a Hare Krishna devotee.

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.

is an Irish songwriter, actor, vocalist and guitarist for Irish group The Frames, and one half of folk rock duo The Swell Season.

He is also known for his acting, having appeared in the BAFTA-winning film The Commitments, as well as starring in the film Once, which earned him a number of major awards, including an Academy Award for Best Song and dozens of nominations between 2007–08.

Hansard and Irglová wrote all but one of the songs featured in the film.