The #GIAF22 Podcast

18 July 2022

The official podcast of The Galway International Festival 2022.

On the show we have interviews with guests, take a look behind the scenes of this year’s festival and give all the recommendations and information you need to enjoy the best of the arts in Galway. Hosted by Andy Gaffney and Orla Higgins.

Episode one is all about music -

Galway musician and composer Anna Mullarkey joins us to talk about playing in this year’s festival, launching her debut album Falling and taking inspiration while in the Himalayas. Anna also plays her new single Falling Apart.

The Grammy-nominated DJ Jon Hopkins chats to Andy about his much anticipated show at this year’s Big Top. Jon also talks about how he first fell in love with electronic music and cave diving to make his last album. Jon brings his mix of electronic, ambient and classical music to the Big Top on July 16th.

Also in this episode -

We take a look back at some festival memories with Tiernan Henry and a look behind the curtain with music programmer Gugai McNamara.

Episode two is all about theatre -

Founder of Landmark Productions Anne Clarke joins Orla to talk about their new production at this year’s festival The First Child. The First Child is a stunning new opera from Enda Walsh and Donnacha Dennehy which runs from the 18th to the 24th of July.

Orla is also joined by Sonya Kelly who brings her new show The Last Return to the Druid Theatre from the 8th to the 23rd of July. Sonya chats about bringing her own unique style of writing to an audience as well as her own beginnings in stand up comedy.

Also in this episode -

We take a look back at some festival memories with Judy Murphy and Andy joins some GIAF volunteers for a bit of speed interviewing.

Episode three is all about spectacle and some other great events you can look forward to at this year’s festival.

Lifeline by Galway Community Circus on July 16th will be Europe’s largest high wire spectacle over the River Corrib and Claddagh Basin. Andy popped down to the guys to chat all things funambulism.

The Brazilian born sculptor Ana Maria Pacheco brings her new show Remember to the festival gallery from the 11th of July. Ana Maria joined Andy and Orla to talk about how this will be her final large scale project, the themes of power and memory and how the eyes can be the key to telling a story.

Also in this episode

We take a look back at some festival memories with James Harold and a chat with artistic director of The Galway International Arts festival Paul Fahy.

This podcast was produced by Andy Gaffney and Orla Higgins.

Special thanks to Flirt FM at NUI Galway.