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Guitar, piano and love songs in perfect Irish movie

Posted on: August 13, 2018

He is a “busker,” singing songs on a Dublin street for change. She is a Czech immigrant who throws him a coin one night. He wrote the love song he is singing and she likes it.   That, as they say, is the start of a beautiful friendship.

The Murphy Library is showing Once, the perfect Irish movie Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 85 minutes and the film is rated R for language, although the bad language is said with an Irish lilt, which seems to make everything sound better.

Actor and composer Glen Hansard notes in an interview that his three favorite songwriters are Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison. That should prepare viewers for the music. The film won an Oscar for Best Song, Falling Slowly, written by Hansard and his co-star, Czech actress Markéta Irglová.

Both writer/director John Carney and Hansard played together in a band. They understand the magic it can create, especially in the demo session when Irglová accompanies Hansard’s guitar with her soul-searching piano and the rest of the band jumps in.

This is a great movie to see this week because next week, on Tuesday, August 21, our local singers The Pressley Girls, born and raised in Brasstown will be singing in a free concert at the Murphy Library at 6 p.m.

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