Irglová and Hansard kick off European tour in Prague


Musicians Markéta Irglová and Glen Hansard kicked off a new European tour at Prague’s Lucerna Hall on Monday night. The Czech-Irish duo, who won an Academy Award for the song Falling Slowly in 2008, were promoting their new album Strict Joy; it was produced as part of a band project called the Swell Season that also features members of Hansard’s group The Frames. They are set to play in Brno on Tuesday night, before a series of dates around the continent. Markéta Irglová, who is 21, is the only Czech woman ever to have won an Oscar.