Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Former Niall Toner Band member wins Oscar

At the 80th annual Academy Awards ceremony on 24 February, the Music (Song) Award went to 'Falling slowly' from Once. The music and lyrics are by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, who also played the leading roles as a Dublin busker and a Czech immigrant. Their acceptance speeches can be seen here.

Glen Hansard was formerly a long-time member of the Niall Toner Band and of Niall's country-rock band, Hank Halfhead and the Rambling Turkeys. The Niall Toner Band are scheduled to play at the forthcoming EWOB Festival on 1 May 2008.