Galway International Arts Festival

Vinyl Hours 2021

Vinyl Hours is a series of talks with music aficionados. Guests reveal their most treasured songs in conversation with music maestro Tiernan Henry.

Join us for an intimate conversation with special guests, who play and speak about their go to playlists, a selection of eight songs, a soundtrack to their lives and what it stirs within them; fun, heartbreak and revolution.

From teenage kicks to first loves and musical idolatry to that life–changing first listen, spend an hour on an aural journey of treasured musical memories. Playlists will be available on Spotify and a podcast of these conversations will be broadcast on the new Festival First Thought Podcast.

Guests include the award–winning and critically acclaimed musician and composer Philip King; diversity advocate, podcaster, and fashion influencer Sinead Burke; former Republic of Ireland football manager Brian Kerr, and Galway singer-songwriter Niamh Regan.

The seating of these events is arranged in socially distant pods of two persons known to each other. Unfortunately due to extremely limited capacity we are unable to accommodate single bookings at this time.

Philip King
Saturday 4 September, 2pm

Sinead Burke
Saturday 11 September, 5pm

Brian Kerr
Saturday 11 September, 8pm

Niamh Regan
Saturday 18 September, 6pm

Listen to these conversations on the First Thought podcast. Available from October. Playlists will be available on GIAF’s Spotify.

Planning Your Visit & Your Safety

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