Marketa Irglova plays St Nicholas’

MARKETA IRGLOVA, who rose to prominence with her collaborations with Glen Hansard in The Swell Season and in the Oscar winning film Once, is coming to Galway.

Marketa will play a solo concert in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church on Saturday November 5 at 8pm where she will perform songs from her debut solo album Anar.

The 23-year-old Czech native is a classically trained pianist and vocalist and her musical influences include Otis Redding, Nick Cave, and Jesus Christ Super Star. The 10-track Anar was written in New York and recorded in Chicago.

The album title comes from the Iranian word for pomegranate and was inspired by a painting entitled The Last Fall by Iranian artist Nahid Hagigat, which featured a crimson pomegranate placed on a shining golden background.

Irglova purchased the painting and for her, the pomegranate, a fruit often used to symbolise fertility and abundance, stood as an emblem for the “fertile land of creativity” she began to explore after moving to New York.

Tickets are €18/15 and are on-sale from Ticketmaster and


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