Her father insisted a year later that she also learn to play guitar saying that the piano would be, in his words “too impractical to haul around”, unlike a guitar which can be carried on one’s back and passed around a campfire.
In 2004, Marketa met Glen Hansard of the band, The Frames through her father who was promoting their shows in the country.
Hansard came to international attention as guitar player Outspan Foster in the 1991 Alan Parker film The Commitments.
He has often stated that he regretted taking the role, because he felt it distracted him from his music career.
Here, the Irish musician reveals how a rock'n'roll friendship got him back on an even keel - and what he did when family members came looking for cash...Is it a little weird to watch an actor who's essentially playing you playing yourself?It's a little odd, but not much more odd than hearing any guy sing your song.For his part, Hansard responded to news of Irglova’s nuptials with characteristic grace, enthusiastically wishing the newlyweds a happy marriage.When he left school to busk at 13, all Glen Hansard wanted was to make a living.