Markéta Irglová

People sometimes forget that The Swell Season was about more than just Glen Hansard, the Irish actor-­singer who also fronts The Frames. At their best, The Swell Season was a marriage of equal parts, yin and yang, with Czech singer-­pianist Markéta Irglová providing a sweetly soothing and natural contrast to Hansard’s sometimes strained and mannered vocals. Her melodicism also was the perfect balm to his more ponderous lyrics, providing an emotional heart that centered his attempts at blue­-eyed soul. What they had together musically was special, which makes it all the more puzzling that Irglová’s own music has been eclipsed by Hansard’s. Irglová unfurls her tremulous voice on her new album, Muna, with dream­-laden folk songs such as “Fortune Teller” and “The Leading Bird” draped in elegant folds of piano. Also Saturday, Oct. 25.
Fri., Oct. 24, 7 p.m., 2014 (Expired: 10/24/14)


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