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Tuesday Tune: ‘Falling Slowly’ by Glen Hansard

November 18, 2014

Glen Hansard

Every now and then a song comes along and tugs at your heartstrings with the most basic melody, lyrics and delivery. Irish singer, songwriter and actor Glen Hansard has mastered the art of writing such songs and will perform live in Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts on Monday, Feb. 9, as part of his Winter Tour 2015. Tickets are on sale now.

Hansard and Czech singer-songwriter Markéta Irglováare are the musical masterminds behind ONCE — both the 2006 film and the 2012 Broadway musical versions. One of the most celebrated pieces of the past decade, ONCE won an Academy Award, a Grammy and eight Tony Awards, including best musical.

“Falling Slowly,” a haunting duet between the two lead characters in ONCE, is a highlight of the musical and won Hansard the Oscar for best original song in 2007. Watch the video below to see Hansard perform the song live at Albert Hall earlier this year. He’s joined by special guests Lisa Hannigan and John Sheahan of The Dubliners.

Blumenthal Performing Arts, MaxxMusic and The Visulite Theatre present Glen Hansard (ONCE/The Swell Season) Winter Tour 2015 live at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts on Feb. 9. Great seats are still available. Get tickets now!

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