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. Listeners are invited to tune in to fascinating conversations with Irish and international artists and thinkers including President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, Kate Mulgrew, Enda Walsh, Ambassador Samantha Power, and many more.

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

Vinyl Hours with Steve Wall, actor and singer-songwriter

Vinyl Hours with CaitrĂ­ona McLaughlin, newly appointed Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre

Vinyl Hours with Stephen Murtagh, musician

Vinyl Hours with Maureen Kennelly, director of The Arts Council

The first episode will be available to enjoy on this page from Wednesday 26 May. First Thought is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and anywhere you stream podcasts. Subscribe today!

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