For his part, Hansard responded to news of Irglova’s nuptials with characteristic grace, enthusiastically wishing the newlyweds a happy marriage.
Marketa’s parents always kept their door open to travelers and all found a warm welcome in their home.Three years later the family welcomed another daughter, Suzie.At seven years Marketa began learning the piano as this had been her mother Jana’s own unfulfilled childhood dream.It's all very abstract compared with nuts and bolts.I've always loved nuts and bolts." Hansard is one of Ireland's most successful musicians, an Oscar-winning songwriter, and far more the folk troubadour of tradition than he is modern-day celebrity. We've done all right." Raised in the Ballymun area of Dublin as the second of four children, Hansard quit school at 13, intent on becoming a busker. They were young – they had me when they were 19 – and still figuring things out.