Falling Slowly

Close-up shot of Ovation guitar neck and strings, with bokeh. Image by Su Leslie 2019

“Raise your hopeful voice, you have a choice, you’ll make it now.”Falling Slowly, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, 2007. Image; Su Leslie 2019

Who doesn’t like a good love song? Especially when it belongs to a film as touching and beautifully made as John Carney’s Once.

All of the film’s original music was written and performed by the lead actors Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.

This song, Falling Slowly, won the pair an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2007.

My dear friend Sarah at Art Expedition is hosting 30 Days, 30 Songs for the month of June. You can see her latest post here.

43 thoughts on “Falling Slowly

  1. Oh Su, this is one of my favouritest songs ever! And I adore the movie. We sing this song in my singing group. In fact, we sing a number of Glen Hansard’s songs. He’s a beautiful songwriter.
    One of my favourite memories of this song is having it playing in the car and my Youngest Son sang the melody while I sang the harmony, all the way home from school. ❤

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  2. What a beautiful song. I had never heard it before and now I have to add this film to my To-See list. I love this music challenge so much. I’m discovering so many new artists. That’s wonderful. Thanks Su.

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