Galway International Arts Festival launches a new season of the Vinyl Hours podcast series where guests explore the soundtrack of their lives
Vinyl Hours – the podcast launches as part of First Thought podcast Wednesday 26 May
In the run-up to GIAF 2021, explore Galway International Arts Festival’s new season of the Vinyl Hours series on the First Thought podcast platform, taking a new musical journey each month. In the company of host Tiernan Henry, these intimate conversations take audiences on a musical meander through the guest’s life.
Vinyl Hours traditionally takes place as a popular live event during the July festival, and though GIAF this year is moving to the autumn, there is a special treat in store for audiences this summer.
Once again hosted by Tiernan Henry, the podcast series will kick off on 26th May with the first guest - Steve Wall. The renowned singer-songwriter delighted audiences in The Stunning and
wrote songs that defined, and are part of the DNA of, a whole generation of Irish people. Now discover songs that have defined his own life on this special audio journey.
Each month over the summer, on the last Wednesday of the month, pop your headphones on and spend time in the company of a different guest.
Steve Wall of The Stunning
Newly appointed Artistic Director of the Abbey Caitríona McLaughlin
Stephen Murtagh of The Academic
Director of The Arts Council Maureen Kennelly
SEPTEMBER - A series of live Vinyl Hours events will be presented during Galway International Arts Festival 2021 (28 August - 18 September) with guest lineup to be announced.
How to listen to the Vinyl Hours Series on the First Thought Podcast
All episodes of the Vinyl Hours podcast will be available to download here and available on the First Thought podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and on Galway International Arts Festival’s YouTube channel.
Galway International Arts Festival 2021 will take place 28 August-18 September. The Festival programme will be announced in the coming weeks, featuring a hybrid programme of live and online events.
Galway International Arts Festival 2021 will take place 28 August-18 September. The Festival programme will be announced in the coming weeks, featuring a hybrid programme of live and online events.Galway International Arts Festival acknowledges the support of its principal funding agencies, The Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland, Galway City Council, its Education Partner NUI Galway, its Energy Partner Flogas, and Drinks Partner Heineken® .