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Listen 'Once' Bitten: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

May 1, 2008 – The Oscar-winning actor-musicians talk about the success of their film, Once.


Listen Oscar-Winning Words of Hard-Won Hope

February 25, 2008 – An unlikely Oscar-winner, "Falling Slowly" is making stars of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.


Read So Your Tiny Black Heart Is Broken

February 12, 2008 – These five songs are for those wishing to wallow in Valentine's Day's soul-wrecking brutality.

Read Songs of the Year: 2007's Best Music

December 24, 2007 – Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson picks his 10 favorite CDs of 2007.

Listen Minnie Driver and The Swell Season in Concert WXPN

July 27, 2007 – WXPN's midday concert series continues with an actress-turned-singer and two singers-turned-actors. WXPN


Listen Live Music from the Film 'Once'

July 26, 2007 – Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova perform selections from the musical film Once, live.


Listen The Kaiser Chiefs, Amiina, Tord Gustavsen Trio

June 28, 2007 – The Kaiser Chiefs, Lily Allen & Mark Ronson; Electronic big band jazz: Mocean Worker; A popsicle...


Listen 'Once' With Feeling: Small Musical Has a Big Heart

May 18, 2007 – John Carney's unpretentious romance has a light-fingered way of mixing music and story.


Read 'Once'

May 17, 2007 – An unassuming romance — sweet and unassumingly authentic. (Recommended)

Listen New-Style Musical: Hansard and Irglova in 'Once'

May 13, 2007 – The singer of the Irish rock band The Frames is attracting attention as a cinematic leading man.


Listen The Frames: Seething Ballads and Upbeat Anthems WXPN

May 9, 2007 – The band's legend continues to grow after more than 15 years' worth of albums and live shows. WXPN


Listen The Frames Give Epic Performance

April 26, 2007 – Hear the Dublin rock group The Frames, recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.


Listen Self-Pity and Bad Behavior, with Strings

February 12, 2007 – The Frames' songs sound sweetly romantic, self-deprecating and emotionally stunted at the same time.

Read Songs of the Year: Top 10 CDs of 2006

December 25, 2006 – Song of the Day's editor picked over thousands of albums in 2006 before settling on 10 favorites.

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