A Podcast by Galway International Arts Festival

First Thought

Welcome to First Thought, a society and culture podcast from Galway International Arts Festival.

First Thought is a slice of the Festival you can listen to anytime, anywhere. Tune in for fascinating First Thought Talks, Vinyl Hours conversations with artists about the music that moves them, and more.

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This Summer on the First Thought Podcast

In the run up to GIAF 2021 (28 August - 18 September), we invite you to explore their new Vinyl Hours series, streaming on the First Thought podcast from May until August. Always a hugely popular live element of the Festival, Vinyl Hours is a series of intimate conversations in which artists discuss the soundtracks of their lives with host Tiernan Henry.

Upcoming Episodes

May: Vinyl Hours with Steve Wall, actor and singer-songwriter The Stunning
June:
Vinyl Hours with Maureen Kennelly, director of The Arts Council
July:
Vinyl Hours with Stephen Murtagh, musician The Academic
August:
Vinyl Hours with CaitrĂ­ona McLaughlin, newly appointed Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre

New Vinyl Hours episodes are available to enjoy on this page on the last Wednesday of every month. First Thought is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and anywhere you stream podcasts. Subscribe today!

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