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Contents

Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture

Woyzeck in Winter

The Second Violinist

Chariot of the Sea

Ana Maria Pacheco

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Street Art & Spectacle

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Music

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Visual Arts

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First Thought Talks

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Comedy

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Booking Information & Festival Club

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Venue Information & Map

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Festival Diary

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We Did It Together! Brian Wilson

Theatre & Dance

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Funding Agencies & Sponsors Government Support

Corporate Support

P R I N C I PA L F U N D E RS

L E A D E RS H I P PA RT N E R

E D U C AT I O N PA R T N E R

Festival Staff Chief Executive John Crumlish Artistic Director Paul Fahy Financial Controller Gerry Cleary Festival Administrator Elizabeth Duffy Ciara O’Reilly, Admin & Production Assistant Marketing and Development Hilary Martyn, Communications & Development Manager Jo Lavelle, Digital Marketing Executive Aisling O’Sullivan, Fundraising Manager Operations John Donnelly, Manager Production Adam Fitzsimons, Manager Rob Usher, Manager Box Office Sarah Callaghan, Manager Naoimh Ni Mhaolagain, Assistant Manager

D R I N KS PA RT N E R

Volunteers Programme & Festival Ambassadors Carly Zimmerman, Manager Merchandise Vincent Nally ®

Artist Liaison Philip Sweeney, Michael Mulroy Hugh Lavelle, Liam Parkinson Photography & Filming Andrew Downes Moose Programme Consultants Eithne Hand – First Thought Talks Gugai McNamara – Absolut Big Top Brendan O’Regan – Traditional Music Graphic Design Hilda Reid

Publicity Gerry Lundberg PR, Sinead McPhillips, Nik Quaife

Web Design Pixel Design

Programmes Tracey Ferguson, Editorial Manager

Board Of Directors Padraic Brennan, Chair Patrick Dawson, Gary Joyce, Maccon Keane, Martin Mackin, Maria Mahon, Martina Moloney

Intern Kady Perry

SU P P O RT I N G PA RT N E RS

Selected Shelley Troupe, Manager

Print iSupply

FUNDING AGENCIES

Media Support M E D I A PA RT N E RS

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Arts Council, Fáilte Ireland and our other key funders, sponsors and friends for their continued and vital support. We would also like to thank you, the audience, and we look forward to seeing you in Galway in July. Galway International Arts Festival Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road, Galway, Ireland Administration +353 91 509700 info@giaf.ie www.giaf.ie 2 G A LWAY I N T E R N AT I O N A L A R T S F E S T I VA L

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Theatre | Music | Ireland

World Premiere

‘One of the most intense and intelligent performers in Irish theatre.’

‘When she sings it’s as though her breath is soaked in paraffin – one spark, and the whole room would ignite.’

T H E I R I S H T I M E S O N PAT R I C K O’ K A N E

DA I LY T E L E G R A P H O N C A M I L L E O ’S U L L I VA N

Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival present

Woyzeck in Winter musical direction by Conor Linehan set designed by Jamie Vartan costumes designed by Joan O’Clery lighting designed by Ben Ormerod choreography by Liz Roche 4 G A LWAY I N T E R N AT I O N A L A R T S F E S T I VA L

PHOTOS: ALEX SAPIENZA

adapted and directed by Conall Morrison lyrics by Stephen Clark

Woyzeck in Winter is an electrifying fusion of two masterpieces: Büchner’s Woyzeck and Schubert’s Winterreise. Woyzeck and Winterreise were written within ten years of each other – the twenty–four songs of Winterreise in 1827, the twenty–four scenes of the play in 1836 – by troubled geniuses, both of whom died young. Thrillingly reimagined by Conall Morrison and a leading creative team, this visually stunning new production, sung in English, promises to be a Festival highlight. Starring Patrick O’Kane as Woyzeck and Camille O’Sullivan as Marie, the music will be played live at each performance by musical director Conor Linehan, and the stellar Irish cast also includes Stephen Brennan, Peter Coonan, Susannah De Wrixon, Rosaleen Linehan, Barry McGovern, Rory Nolan and Shane O’Reilly. Co–commissioned by the Barbican, London.

BLACK BOX THEATRE Dyke Road 13–22 July, 7pm 23 July, 4pm Matinee 22 July, 2pm Previews 13–16 July No Show 18 July Duration 1 hour 45 mins No Interval Tickets €22–€32.50 Backstage at the Festival 20 July Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Prof. Patrick Lonergan, NUI Galway giaf.ie/woyzeckinwinter

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Theatre | UK

Irish Premiere

Kneehigh Theatre presents

Tristan & Yseult adapted and directed by Emma Rice writers Anna Maria Murphy and Carl Grose

‘Spectacular…’

HHHHH THE TIMES

‘I loved it with a passion.’

HHHHH THE GUARDIAN

Sink down upon us. Night of love, make me forget I live.

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TOWN HALL THEATRE Courthouse Square 18–22 July, 8pm Matinees 20 & 22 July, 2.30pm Tickets €22–€29.50 Duration 2 hours 5 mins including interval Backstage at the Festival 19 July, 6pm Pre–show ‘In Conversation’ with Emma Rice See page 51 for details giaf.ie/tristan&yseult P H OTO : ST E V E TA N N E R

Cornish King Mark is at war; he rules with his head not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister, or expected the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Seen through the eyes of the Unloved, Tristan & Yseult, the most successful and beloved of all Kneehigh shows, is brought to life in an irresistible night of theatre that blends comedy, live music and performance to deliver a story of grand passion and tender truths. Award–winning director and artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe, London, Emma Rice and writers Carl Grose and Anna Maria Murphy have reinvented this ancient story – a love triangle between the warrior Tristan, his uncle King Mark of Cornwall and the beautiful Yseult – breathing new life into the legend and bringing it crashing into the here and now. This acclaimed production of Tristan & Yseult catapulted Kneehigh onto the international stage and has been hailed by critics as ‘a triumph’, ‘deliriously joyful’, and ‘breathtaking in every respect’.

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Opera | Ireland

World Premiere

Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera present

The Second Violinist by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh directed by Enda Walsh

What does he do when he goes home?

‘searingly powerful…devastating… heartbreaking…thrilling…mesmerizing’

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P H OTO : H U G H O’C O N O R

THE GUARDIAN ON THE LAST HOTEL

Following the sensational success of their first opera, The Last Hotel, Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh join forces once again on an explosive new production. One of Ireland’s leading actors, Aaron Monaghan, plays The Second Violinist. He is joined by singers Máire Flavin, Sharon Carty and Benedict Nelson, together with a 16–strong chorus, and Crash Ensemble, the group founded by Dennehy and described by the New York Times as ‘the Irish new–music band that plays with the energy and spirit of a rock group’. Joined by the phenomenal creative team from The Last Hotel, Donnacha Dennehy’s music is infused with lingering echoes of the Renaissance works of Carlo Gesualdo, creating a sonorous backdrop for the haunting orchestrations and pulsating rhythms that drive the opera to its inexorable conclusion.

A search for beauty in a dark, dark world.

BLACK BOX THEATRE Dyke Road 26–30 July, 7pm Matinee 29 July, 2pm No Show 28 July Duration 1 hour 15 mins No Interval Tickets €32–€40 Backstage at the Festival 26 July Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Dr. Ian R. Walsh NUI Galway giaf.ie/thesecondviolinist

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Theatre | Ireland

Druid presents

Crestfall by Mark O’Rowe directed by Annabelle Comyn

‘What makes it stand out from the legions of other crime stories is its idiosyncratic language, a propulsive stream of muscular verbs and baroque slang spoken in the first person and present tense.’ N E W YO R K T I M E S

A collision of sex, violence and drugs throws the lives of Olive, Alison and Tilly together, bringing them to the precipice of catastrophe. Their stories converge in one place, on one evening, under an unforgiving sky. Told in Mark O’Rowe’s unique rhythmic style, Crestfall is a play about love in a dog– eat–dog world. From the production team that presented 2016’s sell–out show Helen and I by Meadhbh McHugh, comes a force of modern Irish drama, staged in the intimate Mick Lally Theatre on Druid Lane. Contains strong language and sexual themes. Suitable for over 16s only.

THE MICK LALLY THEATRE Druid Lane 14–29 July, 8pm Matinees 22 & 29 July, 2pm Previews 14 & 15 July No show 16 & 23 July Tickets €18–€26 Duration 1 hour 30 mins approx. No interval Backstage at the Festival Wednesday 25 July Post–show talk with Garry Hynes and Annabelle Comyn Moderator, Thomas Conway, NUI Galway giaf.ie/crestfall

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P H O T O : R O S K AVA N A G H

Director–in–Residence

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Theatre | Ireland Corn Exchange in association with the Abbey Theatre present

Dublin by Lamplight by Michael West in collaboration with the company

directed by Annie Ryan

HHHHH THE IRISH TIMES

HHHHH THE IRISH EXAMINER

HHHHH THE ARTS DESK

‘A delightful romp of revolutionary fantasy…’

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P H O T O : R O S K AVA N A G H

S U N DAY I N D E P E N D E N T

The Corn Exchange’s much loved, alternative version of the founding of a national theatre. Amidst the filth and fury of Dublin 1904, the theatrical event of the century is about to explode! Fading stars, rebels, whores and romantics irreverently expose the strange and lurid world of Dublin by Lamplight. An instant hit when it first premiered over 10 years ago, this major revival for the Abbey Theatre in Spring 2017 features razor–sharp direction by Annie Ryan and Corn Exchange’s head spinning and exquisite Commedia dell’arte style. This hugely entertaining and anarchic production could be a night to change a nation’s destiny! Unless it all goes horribly wrong...

TOWN HALL THEATRE Courthouse Square 25–30 July, 8pm Matinees 27 & 29 July, 2.30pm Tickets €22–€29.50 2 hours including interval Backstage at the Festival 26 July Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Prof. Patrick Lonergan NUI Galway giaf.ie/dublinbylamplight #GIAF17

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Circus | Australia

Irish Premiere Casus Circus presents

‘Magnificent...’

Driftwood

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devised by the company

E D I N B U R G H F E S T I VA L S M AGA Z I N E

‘Dazzling...incredible impressive…’

HHHHH T H E STAG E

‘Breathtakingly beautiful...’

HHHH THE SCOTSMAN

Casus Circus, one of Australia’s most exciting contemporary circus companies, returns to Galway following the runaway success of their hit show Knee Deep at GIAF 2013. Their thrilling new show Driftwood was a big hit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year, earning glowing reviews and standing ovations. Using traditional and contemporary circus techniques, Driftwood is a spectacular display of choreography, acrobatics, trapeze and aerial stunts. Marvel at the breathtaking skill, strength and bravery of these phenomenal performers who test the limits of the human body. Australia’s hottest young circus company takes this art form to a whole new level.

BAILEY ALLEN HALL NUI Galway 22, 25–29 July, 7.30pm 23 July, 4pm No show 24 July Matinee 29 July, 2pm Tickets €18–€25 Family Ticket €70 Duration 1 hour No Interval Backstage at the Festival 25 July Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Thomas Conway, Director–in–Residence NUI Galway

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P H O T O : DY L A N E VA N S

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Theatre | Ireland

Theatre I Installation || Ireland Ireland

World Premiere

Galway International Arts Festival presents

Bathroom

written and directed by Enda Walsh featuring the voice of Tom Vaughan Lawlor

Abbey Theatre presents

Two Pints by Roddy Doyle

directed by Caitriona McLaughlin

The line between my birth and here looks like it’s been drawn by some child. It’s there under my feet and dug into the lino. I can hear it. Teasing me.

‘Ireland’s brilliant novelist.’ 24–29 July Venue details and full schedule announced on 19 June Tickets €20–€25 Duration 2 hours approx. with interval giaf.ie/twopints

Two men meet for a pint in a Dublin pub. They chew the fat and set the world to rights. They talk about their wives, their kids, their kids’ pets, their football teams, life and death and what heaven might look like. Adapted from his blog and novel of the same name Two Pints, which attests to the comic genius of Roddy Doyle, is performed in a number of pubs in Galway City and county. Roddy Doyle is one of Ireland’s most prolific authors writing for both stage and screen in addition to many best–selling novels. He wrote the screenplays for The Snapper, The Van, Family, When Brendan Met Trudy and he co–wrote the screenplay for The Commitments, which he also later adapted for the stage. He won the Booker Prize in 1993, for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.

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P H OTO : PAT R I C K R E D M O N D

T H E DA I LY T E L E G R A P H

A man with a breaking memory tries to stick the pieces together and find some salvation. In a house that isn’t his house – in the bathroom of that house – and staring back from the bathroom’s mirror – is a man he no longer knows. Bathroom is the fourth in a series of theatre installations by Enda Walsh following on from Room 303, A Girl’s Bedroom and Kitchen. Enda Walsh’s recent work includes The Second Violinist, an opera with Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy which premieres at GIAF 2017; Lazarus written with David Bowie; Arlington the play, and three short texts presented as Rooms, which tour to New York in May 2017.

BANK OF IRELAND THEATRE NUI Galway 17–30 July From 11am. Every 20 minutes to 6pm Sunday–Wednesday From 11am. Every 20 minutes to 8pm Thursday–Saturday Tickets €7 Duration 15 minutes approx. giaf.ie/bathroom

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Theatre | Ireland

Theatre | Music | UK

Irish Premiere

Decadent Theatre Company presents

Pumpgirl by Abbie Spallen

directed by Andrew Flynn

There’s one in every town, and they call her the Pumpgirl. She works in the garage, changes the oil and thinks she’s one of the lads. She’s sweet on ‘No–Helmet’ Hammy, but he loves no–one but himself. He’s out all night with his racing boys, whilst wife Sinead’s off on a joyride of her own, with an ache that’s about to be cured. A turbo–charged race through the diesel fumes and country music of the Armagh badlands, Abbie Spallen’s explosively comic play takes us deep into the unspoken thoughts and darkest desires of three lives destined to collide.

NUNS’ ISLAND THEATRE Nuns’ Island 15–30 July, 8pm Matinee 22 & 29 July, 2pm Preview 15 July No Show 16 & 23 July Duration 2 hours approx with interval Tickets €20–€22 giaf.ie/pumpgirl

Old Vic Theatre in association with Fane Productions present

Cover My Tracks by David Greig and Charlie Fink directed by Max Webster In an interconnected, digital world, what does it take to disappear? Former Noah and the Whale frontman and songwriter Charlie Fink, multi–award–winning playwright David Greig and director Max Webster bring us the tale of an idealistic young songwriter who sets out to write a 21st century pop masterpiece and then vanishes without a trace. Might her personal songbook be the key to unlocking the mystery? Theatre and music interweave in this unique show, starring Charlie Fink, bringing together the experience of a live gig and a modern folk tale.

AN TAIBHDHEARC Middle Street 25–30 July, 9pm Early Evening Shows 28, 29 July, 6pm Tickets €20–€25 Duration 1 hour approx. Backstage at the Festival 26 July Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Dr. Miriam Haughton NUI Galway giaf.ie/covermytracks

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Theatre | U.K. | Ireland

Irish Premiere

Theatre | Ireland

Blue Teapot presents Hijinx in association with Blind Summit

Branar Téatar do Pháistí presents

How to Catch a Star

Meet Fred

adapted from the book by Oliver Jeffers directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn composer Colm Mac Con Iomaire

devised by the company directed by Ben Pettitt–Wade

HHHHH THE HERALD

Meet Fred is an ingeniously conceived, hilarious and truly unmissable piece of theatre. When threatened with losing his Puppetry Living Allowance, Fred’s life begins to spiral out of his control. A sell–out show at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016, Meet Fred is ‘Sharp, funny and vastly entertaining’ [The Guardian]. Contains strong language, adult humour and puppet nudity.

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. This adaptation by Galway’s Branar combines puppetry with a magical original score and evocative animation and design. Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to follow our dreams. Non–verbal show.

BLUE TEAPOT THEATRE Munster Avenue 27–29 July, 3pm & 8pm Tickets €15, Age 14+ Duration 80 mins [no interval] giaf.ie/meetfred

O’DONOGHUE THEATRE NUI Galway 18–28 July, 12 noon and 3pm 29 July, 10am and 12 noon No show 22–24 July Tickets €10–€12, Age 4+ Duration 45 mins approx. giaf.ie/howtocatchastar

Galway Youth and Community Theatre present

An Taibhdhearc and Drama and Theatre Studies, NUI Galway present

by David Greig directed by Andrew Flynn

The Fairy Fort is on Fire

Yellow Moon

Dún na mBan Trí Thine by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne directed by Anne McCabe and Marianne Ní Chinnéide

NUN’S ISLAND THEATRE Nun’s Island 15–30 July, 5pm Preview 15 July No Show 16 & 23 July Tickets €16– €18 Duration 1 hour 35 mins approx. No interval giaf.ie/yellowmoon

A modern mother is cracking up while fairies from the Otherworld threaten her. A contemporary play about boundaries, using folklore, music and dance. Dráma comhaimseartha faoi na fadhbanna a bhaineann le tógáil clainne le macallaí ón mbéaloideas, ceol agus damhsa. Performed in Irish with English surtitles. P H OTO : PAT R I Z I O M A N C U S O

Yellow Moon explores what it’s like to live in a celebrity–obsessed world and what it is that defines who you are when you are 17 years old. This stripped back rollercoaster ride provides a brilliant evening of fast–paced performances and high energy storytelling in this modern Bonnie and Clyde tale.

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World Premiere

AN TAIBHDHEARC Middle Street 13–22 July, 8pm Previews 13–15, 8pm. Matinee, 22 July, 3pm No Show 16 July Tickets €12–€20 Duration 1 hour 50 mins with interval giaf.ie/fairyfort #GIAF17

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Street Art | Architecture | France

Irish Premiere

Spectacle | The Netherlands

Irish Premiere

Olivier Grossetête presents

The People Build

Close–Act presents

i-Puppets Construction 22 July, 11am–4pm Demolition 23 July, 4pm Free Workshops 18–21 July Check online for details giaf.ie/thepeoplebuild

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ST. NICHOLAS’ CHURCH TO ABSOLUT BIG TOP 28–29 July, 6pm & 11pm Free giaf.ie/i–puppets PHOTO: VINCENT LUCAS

EYRE SQUARE

Audiences are invited to take part in a spectacular architectural event devised by the French artist Olivier Grossetête. Over four days, thousands of cardboard boxes will be transformed into the building blocks of a democratically assembled building, created solely through human power and collective endeavour. The public watches in amazement and play a formative role as an extraordinary new structure rises from the ground. Once the structure is completed and admired, the audience join forces in a massive celebratory demolition as the cardboard building comes tumbling down. The People Build has captured the imagination the world over from Australia to South America and Asia to Europe.

Roving eyes are watching you; they watch your every move. Close–Act’s illuminated and mysterious skeletal i–Puppets are from another time and place. Exploring the city streets nothing can stand in their way. In search of something…could that something be you? i–Puppets will visit the Absolut Big Top for the final gigs and parties of GIAF 2017 featuring Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on Friday 28 July and The Coronas on Saturday 29 July.

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Spectacle | France

Irish Premiere

Spectacle | France

Transe Express presents

Transe Express presents

SPANISH ARCH 21 July, 10pm Free giaf.ie/chariot

French masters of street spectacle Transe Express has performed all over the globe from Sydney Harbour to the London Olympics. They return to Galway following the spectacular Giant Divas in 2015 with two shows Chariot of the Sea and Mobile Homme. Transe Express will delight audiences with their high– energy interactive street show Chariot of the Sea, transporting the audience to a magical world as they weave through the city streets. Fantastic and dreamlike, Chariot of the Sea is a maelstrom of percussion, atmosphere and colour.

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Mobile Homme

PHOTO: HERVE PETITBON

Chariot of the Sea

EYRE SQUARE TO

Irish Premiere

A large–scale aerial performance. A parade of drummers and percussionists meander through the city streets from the Spanish Arch to Eyre Square beating their infectious rhythms through the heart of medieval Galway. Joined by an acrobatic dancer the performers are lifted over 100 feet into the sky on a giant telescopic crane to create a breathtaking and magical giant human mobile.

ST. NICHOLAS’ CHURCH TO EYRE SQUARE 22 July, 4pm Free giaf.ie/mobilehomme

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Music | USA Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

Brian Wilson Pet Sounds

presents

along with rare cuts and greatest hits performing with special guests Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin

‘The greatest album of all time.’

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PHOTO: JARRAD SENG

NME ON PET SOUNDS

The main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history, The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson presents the 50th anniversary celebration tour and the final performance of Pet Sounds live at the Absolut Big Top. Performing with special guests Al Jardine, Blondie Chaplin and a 15–piece band, the album will be performed in its entirety followed by many of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys’ greatest hits. Recorded in 1966, Pet Sounds is considered to be one of the greatest albums ever made, rivalling only The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with Wilson rewriting the rules of what a record could be. The album entered the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 and tops MOJO magazine’s ‘Greatest Albums of All Time’. Wilson’s innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits, including I Get Around, California Girls, and Surfin’ U.S.A., made The Beach Boys one of America’s preeminent bands of all time. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of the most respected of rock royalty live at the Absolut Big Top this summer.

ABSOLUT BIG TOP Fisheries Field Sunday 23 July Tickets €65 Standing Doors 7pm | Show 8pm giaf.ie/brianwilson

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Music | USA | Ireland

Music | Ireland

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys

Altan ‘The hottest group in the Celtic realm…’ THE BOSTON GLOBE

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys are an extremely versatile group of young musicians who play traditional and modern jazz, blues and original music all heavily influenced by New Orleans–derived styles. Described as early jazz with a modern twist these are passionate musicians who are inspired by the feel of a hot 1910’s New Orleans speakeasy. Their sound is enormously accessible with their frontman, the Louis Armstrong–sounding, soulful and sweet James Williams fronting a very hot band that is resolutely New Orleans jazz.

With their exquisitely produced recordings, ranging dynamically from the most touching old Irish songs to hard hitting jigs and reels, and with their heartwarming, live performances, Altan enjoy a reputation as one of the most important live Irish acts on the world stage. Their latest recording The Widening Gyre sees the band explore the musical relationship between American roots and the traditional music of Ireland.

RÓISÍN DUBH Dominick Street

MONROE’S LIVE Dominick Street

Wednesday 26 July, 8.30pm

Thursday 27 July, 9pm

Tickets €18–€20

Tickets €30

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Dublin Gospel Choir

West Cork Ukulele Orchestra

Beoga

Cois Cladaigh

Probably the only act in the world to collaborate with artists as diverse as Stevie Wonder, John Legend, James Brown, Damien Rice and Outkast to name but a few. The Dublin Gospel Choir continue to amaze audiences all over Europe with a brilliantly adaptable repertoire of songs. They also spread considerable joy!

The West Cork Ukulele Orchestra is a nine–piece juggernaut of musical excess, brought together for one purpose: to rock the planet, ukulele–style! Armed only with their tiny ukuleles and a wall of harmonies, they perform playful versions of classic pop songs, with arrangements that are as inventive as they are irreverent.

The bedrock of Beoga’s sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition, with an added hint of blues and a raunchy New Orleans vibe. Beoga’s popularity continues to flourish as they captivate audiences on a global scale. In 2017 they collaborated on two songs with Ed Sheeran on his album Divide, firmly placing them in the mainstream spotlight.

In June 1982, a small group of singers got together in the then UCG to start a new choir in Galway. Their musical focus was ranged from the Renaissance to contemporary Irish composers. This was the start of Cois Cladaigh. This Festival concert celebrates their 35th year together as one of Ireland’s leading choral groups. The programme will include Renaissance music and contemporary acapella.

RÓISÍN DUBH Dominick Street

RÓISÍN DUBH Dominick Street

RÓISÍN DUBH Dominick Street

ST. NICHOLAS’ CHURCH Lombard Street

Sunday 23 July, 8.30pm

Monday 17 July, 8.30pm

Tuesday 25 July, 8.30pm

Saturday 22 July, 8pm

Tickets €16–€18

Tickets €16–€18

Tickets €20–€22.50

Tickets €18–€22

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giaf.ie/beoga

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Music | USA | UK

Music | UK | Ireland

The Soul Rebels

Badly Drawn Boy

‘The missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong.’

‘One helluva show.’ HOT PRESS

JAZZ AND POP

RÓISÍN DUBH Dominick Street Saturday 22 July, 8.30pm Tickets €18–€20

The Soul Rebels are an eight–piece New Orleans based brass ensemble who incorporate elements of soul, jazz, funk, hip–hop, rock and pop music within a contemporary brass band framework. The Soul Rebels have collaborated live with major artists in various music genres, including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Marilyn Manson, Green Day and Kool & The Gang, while opening shows for Bruno Mars on a recent sold–out world tour. When not touring, The Soul Rebels’ weekly show at New Orleans’ Le Bon Temps Roulé is known to erupt with the kind of contagious, shout–along musical mayhem that The Rebels bring with them wherever they perform.

The Mercury Prize–winning The Hour of the Bewilderbeast, announced the arrival of the badly drawn genius of Damon Gough. A hugely creative and tireless pop songwriter, Gough’s career to date has included three film soundtracks, including the much acclaimed About a Boy, and four subsequent studio albums Have You Fed The Fish, One Plus One Is One, Born In The UK, and It’s What I’m Thinking Part 1: Photographing Snowflakes.

MONROE’S LIVE Dominick Street Saturday 29 July, 9pm Tickets €30

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James Lavelle presents

UNKLE Sounds Everything James Lavelle has created and initiated has been driven by the same irrepressible sense of curiosity and an incorruptible willingness to take risks. The music released today under the banner of UNKLE is very different from early UNKLE records, but the spirit remains the same. He has collaborated with many music leaders, including DJ Shadow, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and ex–Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft. Independent music svengali Lavelle is also the founder of Mo’ Wax records and curated the Meltdown Festival at the Barbican following in the footsteps of Yoko Ono, David Bowie and Morrissey. Support by Slow Place Like Home.

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‘Wallis Bird packs quite the punch.’ GOLDEN PLEC

Wallis Bird Meteor Award winner and Choice Music Prize nominee, Wallis Bird mines personal relationships as well as acute observations on life and love for her rich songs. Home, her fifth studio album released in late 2016, is described by Bird as a ‘thank you letter’ to her muse and partner. With a collection of songs that encompass joy, serenity, mystery and passion, the album never sacrifices the indelible character at its centre. One thing is sure, few can enrapture an audience the way Wallis Bird can, and few can be unmoved by her energy, humour and sheer passion.

RÓISÍN DUBH Dominick Street

RÓISÍN DUBH Dominick Street

Thursday 27 July, 8.30pm

Monday 24 July, 8.30pm

Tickets €24–€26

Tickets €22.50–€25

giaf.ie/jameslavelle

giaf.ie/wallisbird #GIAF17

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Music | Ireland

Music | Ireland | Sierra Leone

Lisa Hannigan ‘Hannigan’s soaring vocals never falter.’

HHHH T H E O B S E RV E R O N AT SW I M

At Swim is Lisa Hannigan’s critically acclaimed third album which was released in 2016. Produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, the album repeated the success of her second album Passenger by scoring her second Irish No. 1. At Swim was shortlisted for the 2017 Irish Choice Music Prize, earning Hannigan her third nomination in a row. Since arriving on the scene with the release of her mercury nominated debut solo album Sea Sew in 2008 Lisa has gone from strength to strength touring the world, delivering live performances routinely described as mesmerising and captivating. RÓISÍN DUBH Dominick Street Tuesday 18 July, 8.30pm Tickets €26–€28 giaf.ie/lisahannigan

Saint Sister

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

The Coronas Festival favourites The Coronas return to the Absolut Big Top to headline an end of Festival 2017 Party. The success of The Coronas has been incredible, making them one of Ireland’s biggest selling rock acts. With several previous platinum–selling albums including the exquisite Closer to You, and The Long Way the band has achieved widespread international critical acclaim while remaining one of the most popular Irish live acts. The Coronas make a welcome return to Galway. A great night in prospect which is guaranteed to delight their legions of devoted fans.

and Jealous Of The Birds

Overhead, The Albatross

Saint Sister’s music draws from early Celtic harp traditions, 60’s folk and electronic pop to create ‘atmosfolk’–a mix of soulful vocal harmonies and electro–acoustic harp. They have supported Arcade Fire’s Will Butler and San Fermin. Jealous of the Birds is the solo project of hotly tipped Irish songwriter and multi– instrumentalist Naomi Hamilton.

Overhead, The Albatross are a six piece instrumental band from Dublin known for their intricate, yet powerful melodies and energetic stage presence. Layered strings, electronics and spacious synths combined with soaring guitars and powerful drums create their unique sound. OTA’s music journeys from delicate intimacy to epic peaks, touching everything in between.

Loah, aka Sallay Matu Garnett, is a classically trained singer songwriter of Sierra Leonean and Irish origin who has been hailed for her unique blend of folk and soul, which she calls ‘Artsoul’. Loah co–wrote the song Someone New with Hozier for which they jointly won a BMI songwriting award. Her West–African–influenced sound is a truly unique vocal mix of soul, jazz, gospel and pop. Support from Irish R&B and Hip–Hop band Shookrah.

RÓISÍN DUBH Dominick Street

RÓISÍN DUBH Dominick Street

RÓISÍN DUBH Dominick Street

Saturday 29 July, 8.30pm

Thursday 20 July, 8.30pm

Wednesday 19 July, 8.30pm

Tickets €20–€22.50

Tickets €18–€20

Tickets €14–€12

giaf.ie/saintsister

giaf.ie/overheadthealbatross

giaf.ie/loah

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ABSOLUT BIG TOP Fisheries Field Saturday July 29 Tickets €35 Standing Doors 7pm | Show 8pm giaf.ie/thecoronas

Loah and Shookrah

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Music | South Korea | Ireland

Music | South Africa

Songhee Pansori Lab An award–winning singer who trained in the traditional Korean pansori vocal style, Songhee finds inspiration in Flamenco, the sounds of the Roma, and Korean shamanic music locally known as Gut. Songhee has broadened her traditional repertoire to include Korean contemporary music and reggae and now in her own unique style belts out soaring melodies, vivid trills, and moving narratives to deliver a very visual show with powerful percussion. She is an extraordinary voice and now a world music star. ST. NICHOLAS’ CHURCH Lombard Street Wednesday 19 July, 10pm Tickets €25 giaf.ie/songhee

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

‘A massive vocal talent. THE IRISH TIMES

Áine Cahill

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The Whileaways & The Saltwater Ensemble

‘Gorgeous.’

2016 was a major break–through year for Áine Cahill. Reaction to her acoustic performance of Black Dahlia at the BBC’s Glastonbury stage was incredible. Her unique sound and song– writing style, as witnessed by her debut EP Paper Crown and recent single Plastic has captivated audiences with The Guardian naming her “One– to–Watch” in 2017.

Three powerful individual forces in Irish roots music, Noelie McDonnell, Nicola Joyce and Noriana Kennedy combine as The Whileaways to create a beguiling tapestry of harmonies and beautifully crafted original songs using American folksong as a starting point. Their current album is the critically acclaimed Saltwater Kisses.

MONROE’S LIVE Dominick Street

MONROE’S LIVE Dominick Street

Friday 28 July, 9pm

Wednesday 26 July, 9pm

Tickets €18

Tickets €25

giaf.ie/ainecahill

giaf.ie/thewhileaways

The joyous and uplifting musical voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, referred to by Nelson Mandela as ‘South Africa’s cultural ambassadors’ marry the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their Zulu traditions to the sounds and sentiments of gospel music. The result is a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience ever since Paul Simon first introduced them to the world on his Graceland album. Awarded the prestigious Grammy Award on four previous occasions, Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers, the band’s 35th album was nominated for Best World Music Album 2016 marking the group’s 17th Grammy nomination.

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DA I LY T E L E G R A P H

ABSOLUT BIG TOP Fisheries Field Wednesday 26 July Tickets €35 Seated Doors 8pm | Show 9pm giaf.ie/ladysmith

#GIAF17

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Music | Ireland

Music | Ireland

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

Conductor David Brophy

Conductor Gavin Murphy

A Night At The Proms with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Viva America! ABSOLUT BIG TOP Fisheries Field Thursday 27 July Doors 7.30pm | Show 8.30pm Tickets €25–€28 Seated giaf.ie/rteco

To celebrate GIAF’s 40th Festival, and under the baton of David Brophy, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra returns to the spectacular setting of the Absolut Big Top for A Night at the Proms, a much–loved music celebration around the world. A Pan American celebration of some of the finest and most colourful orchestral music from the American continent. From Rhapsody in Blue to Lambada via Fanfare for the Common Man and West Side Story. The concert also includes the World Premiere of a piano concerto Concierto en Blanco e Negro by Grammy Award–winning composer Claudia Montero.

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Dance Anthems ABSOLUT BIG TOP Fisheries Field Friday 28 July Doors 7pm | Show 8pm Tickets €49.50 Standing giaf.ie/rtecojennygreene

The collaboration between Jenny Greene and the 48–piece RTÉ Concert Orchestra debuted at Electric Picnic in 2016 to rave reviews. The show featured live performances of 90’s club classics hits that included Silence, Adagio for Strings, Everybody’s Free, Insomnia and Missing. In response to phenomenal demand Dance Anthems, now complete with stunning visuals and special effects and featuring Gemma Sugrue on vocals and conductor Gavin Murphy recently played two sold–out gigs at Dublin’s 3 Arena. This 40th Festival Weekend Party is guaranteed be one of the hottest tickets of the summer. #GIAF17

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Music | UK | Ireland

Music | Iceland | Germany | UK | USA

JFDR

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

‘I got obsessed with her band Samaris a few years ago…it was amazing to see her do her own stuff.’

Passenger

B J Ö R K O N H E R I N S P I R AT I O N S T H E G UA R D I A N

JFDR, the latest project from Iceland’s Jófríður Ákadóttir [Samaris, Pascal Pinon, Gangly], is a blend of cyclical guitar parts and soft minimal soundscapes. Drawing from classical, folk, and electronic backgrounds, JFDR amalgamates the sounds of changing seasons, her voice a current that moves through rough seas to smooth waters. But perhaps JFDR shines the most in her capacity as a wordsmith, employing rich imagery to evoke the subtle emotions embedded in each song. Her first full–length album, co–produced by legendary multi–instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily, is set for release next year.

and Hudson Taylor

RÓISÍN DUBH Dominick Street Sunday 30 July, 8.30pm Tickets €12–€14 giaf.ie/jfdr

‘...a lyrical eye for detail and melodist’s ear for a hook...’

Privacy Bill Brewster Tama Sumo Gash Collective

HOT PRESS

Berlin–based artist Privacy brings his Detroit– styled Electro and all forms of electronic body music in this, his Irish debut. Bill Brewster, DJ extraordinaire and human music–encyclopedia consistently demonstrates sheer dance floor dedication. Long–time Panorama Bar resident Tama Sumo, seamlessly blends House, Disco, Afro and Techno with her trademark soulful sound. Gash Collective perform a live set of experimental techno with support from Ellll and Lolz.

Saturday 22 July Tickets €35 Standing Doors 7pm | Show 8.30pm giaf.ie/passenger

ELECTRIC Abbeygate Street Privacy [Factory] & Bill Brewster I M AG E : TA M A S U M O

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ABSOLUT BIG TOP Fisheries Field

PHOTO: JOHAN PERSSON

Let Her Go singer songwriter Mike Rosenberg [aka Passenger] has amassed over a whopping one billion views on YouTube for his international hit single, having topped the charts around the world. Passenger won an Independent Music Award in 2013 and the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Most Performed Work in 2014. For his Absolut Big Top performance, Passenger will be backed by a live band, showcasing songs from his new album, as well as breathing new life into Passenger cult classics including Let Her Go, Beautiful Birds and Holes. Special guests are rising Irish folk–pop duo Hudson Taylor. Brothers Harry and Alfie create captivating pop songs. Their debut album, Singing For Strangers released in 2015 and a major seller in Ireland and the UK, included the hugely popular single Chasing Rubies.

[Electric Garden] Saturday 22 July, 11pm €10 Tama Sumo [Electric] Friday 28 July, 11pm €8 Gash Collective [Electric] Saturday 29 July, 10pm €12 giaf.ie/electric #GIAF17

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Music | Ireland

Music | Ireland

Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine Two giants of the Irish traditional scene, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny are uniting for an evening of great music and traditional songs. Together, they have been hugely significant in the renaissance of Irish traditional music and have careers that have seen them at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, The Bothy Band and Moving Hearts. Their unique style of accompaniment is an ongoing influence on the wider world of Irish music. Catch these two legends on stage together for a very special Festival treat.

MONROE’S LIVE Dominick Street Sunday 23 July, 9pm Tickets €25 giaf.ie/donallunnyandyirvine

Lankum

Traditional Music Showcases Laura Ugur [fiddle, piano] & Saileog Ni Cheanabhain [violin, vocals] Thursday 20 July, 1pm Meabh O’Hare [fiddle] Anne Marie McCormack [fiddle] & Josie Harrington [guitar, vocals] Friday 21 July, 1pm Yvonne Casey [fiddle] & Sinead Egan [guitar, vocals] Saturday 22 July, 1pm Ciara O’Connor [fiddle, cello] & Sinead O’Connor [fiddle, piano] Thursday 27 July, 1pm Bernie McCarthy [fiddle] Jacqui McCarthy [concertina] & Marion McCarthy [uilleann pipes, whistles] Friday 28 July, 1pm Floriane Blancke [harp] & Claire Egan [fiddle, viola] Saturday 29 July, 1pm

Re–defining folk music, this Dublin quartet has been drawing critical acclaim and new audiences since their ground–breaking appearance on BBC’s influential Later with Jools Holland. Fiddle, concertina, uilleann pipes, guitar and stunning vocal harmonies are the hallmark of Lankum [formerly known as Lynched]. The release of their debut album Cold Old Fire was hailed by The Guardian as ‘The most exciting album of traditional Irish song in decades’.

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The Traditional Music Showcases bring together some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians many of whom are joining forces especially for these Festival concerts. All of the concerts in this lunchtime series take place in Monroe’s Live. All leading exponents of their respective instruments, the Festival’s Traditional Music Showcases are a little bit of musical magic to kick off your Festival day.

MONROE’S LIVE Dominick Street Tickets €10 giaf.ie/traditionalshowcases

Stockton’s Wing

ST. NICHOLAS’ CHURCH Lombard Street

MONROE’S LIVE Dominick Street

Thursday 20 July, 10pm

Thursday 20 July, 9pm

Tickets €25

Tickets €30

giaf.ie/lankum

giaf.ie/stocktonswing

The emergence of Stockton’s Wing in the late 1970s marked the arrival of a progressive, creative and original force into the world of Irish music. The success of their early albums Take a Chance and Light in the Western Sky, which featured the hugely popular Beautiful Affair, brought the band to a wider international audience as they toured extensively, creating a storm of enthusiasm at major Folk Festivals across the world. For this Festival gig and to mark their 40th year, Stockton’s Wing perform some of their greatest hits. #GIAF17

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Music | Ireland

Visual Arts | Ireland

Festival Commission

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

Gavin James

‘Tender, emotional…no mean talent.’ ABSOLUT BIG TOP Fisheries Field Thursday 20 July Tickets €35 Standing Doors 7pm | Show 8pm giaf.ie/gavinjames

Gavin James, has amassed an army of fans in Ireland and around the world with his ‘once in a generation’ voice and emotionally charged live performances. James’ first release, the EP Say Hello, was a huge internet hit in 2012, and the title track won the Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year. His debut studio album Bitter Pill which also included hit songs The Book of Love and For You received rave reviews with The Irish Times describing the album as being ‘rammed to the rafters with hooks and melody lines’, while Hot Press announced the arrival of a ‘major new voice’. As a songwriter and live performer of real depth and quality whose rise has been nothing short of meteoric, Gavin James is bound for global stardom. Dubliner Craig Gallagher started his career singing in the pubs of Temple Bar alongside his childhood friend Gavin James. He recently released a four–track EP Home that went to No. 1 on iTunes in Ireland and he has reached over one million streams on Spotify.

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PHOTO: JOSH SHINNER

CLASH

I M A G E : C O U R T E S Y T H E A R T I S T , T H O M A S D A N E G A L L E R Y, L O N D O N A N D S I M O N P R E S T O N G A L L E R Y, N E W Y O R K .

and Craig Gallagher

John Gerrard Flag

GIAF premieres four newly commissioned art works by John Gerrard one of Ireland’s most celebrated international artists. Featuring the rivers Amazon, Danube, Nile and Yangtze, each computer simulation introduces a portrait of a small section of each river, integrating the buildings and flora on the riverbanks as visible reflections. At the centre of the scene is a gasoline spill – accurately refracting the light to create a vivid prismatic field, endlessly changing shape over time. The roll of the river creates a flag–like form, which the artist sees as a precise political representation of contemporary conditions. As is typical with Gerrard’s work, the scenes are non durational, instead they are rendered live to unfold over the course of an annual solar cycle, with each Flag keyed to its particular local time. Co–commissioned by Galway International Arts Festival, Thomas Dane Gallery, London and Simon Preston Gallery, New York.

O’DONOGHUE CENTRE NUI Galway 17–30 July, 11am–6pm Free Backstage at the Festival 17 July, 2pm Gallery talk with the artist giaf.ie/johngerrard

#GIAF17

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Visual Arts | Brazil

Ana Maria Pacheco

17–30 July, 11am–6pm Late opening to 8pm Thursday–Saturday Free Backstage at the Festival 18 July, 2pm Gallery talk with the artist giaf.ie/anamariapacheco

Ana Maria Pacheco looks fearlessly into the dark heart of humanity and seeks out the light. This powerful solo exhibition by the Brazilian–born artist features major works that have rightly brought her international critical and popular acclaim. Ana Maria Pacheco is a painter, sculptor and printmaker who was born in Brazil in 1943 and has lived in England since 1973. The first non–European associate artist of the National Gallery, London, Pacheco’s nineteen figure installation Dark Night of the Soul [pictured here] was inspired by her time in residence there. Pacheco encourages the viewer to get close to her figures and exploits the respective scale of each to challenge the audience’s physical and moral equilibrium. Her work deals with issues of control and the exercise of power, drawing upon the tensions between the old world of Europe and the new world of her Brazilian birth and looks unflinchingly upon the perilous world we encounter.

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IMAGE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL

FESTIVAL GALLERY Market Street

P H O T O © T H E N A T I O N A L G A L L E R Y, L O N D O N

Dark Night of the Soul

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Visual Arts | Ireland | UK

Galway Arts Centre and Galway International Arts Festival present

‘A billion years from now, when everything on Earth we’ve ever made has crumbled into dust, the Voyager record will still speak for us.’ C A R L S AGA N A N D A N N D R U YA N

GALWAY ARTS CENTRE 47 Dominick Street Lower 17–30 July, 10am–6pm Sundays 12 noon–5.30pm Free giaf.ie/goldenrecord

The Voyager Golden Records, created to go on board Voyagers 1 & 2, contained recordings varying from two people kissing to mathematical equations. This group exhibition looks at our need to record, document and create objects in order to make sense of the world and our place within it. Featured artists include Dorothy Cross, Laura de Búrca, Ed Devane, Jane Locke, Susan MacWilliam, Lucy McKenna, Suzanne Mooney, Lorraine Neeson, Paul Nugent, Niamh O’Malley, Richard Proffitt and Jennifer Walshe. Curated by Maeve Mulrennan.

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I M AG E : S É A N C E [ H Ô S P I TA L SA L P Ê T R I È R E ] 2 0 1 1 BY PAU L N U G E N T – P H OTO : PAU L N U G E N T

Golden Record

IMAGE: HAND – PHOTO: NICOLA GUNWHY

IMAGE: THE SEARCH IS ON BY SUE CUNLIFFE – PHOTO: SUE CUNLIFFE

Visual Arts | Ireland

Impressions Open Biennale Impressions 2017 represents all that is happening in the print world right now providing a unique platform for emerging and established artists including some of the biggest names in Irish contemporary art. Presented in collaboration with the Centre for Creative Arts and Media and Galway Print Studio. Curated by artist Jason Hicklin.

CENTRE FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS & MEDIA Cluain Mhuire, GMIT, Monivea Road 17—30 July, 11am–6pm Free giaf.ie/impressions

Nicola Gunwhy was born in Liverpool. Alongside her own development as an artist, she trained as a Clinical Psychologist, completing her Doctorate on children’s experiences of illness. In this exhibition of photography and installation, she draws upon her personal and professional experience of chronic health conditions, to examine the intersection between arts and health.

Nicola Gunwhy Can We Ever Really See Each Other?

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL GALWAY Newcastle Road 17–30 July, 10am–6pm Free giaf.ie/nicolagunwhy #GIAF17

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Visual Arts | UK

Backstage at the Festival 19 July, 2pm Gallery talk with the artist giaf.ie/ailbhenibhriain Séan Cotter, Gary Robinson and Thomas Brezing examine the use of language, literature and text in the visual realm with all three artists paying homage to words and language in their work. For Brezing, words come before the works begin, they are the starting point in the incubating process; Robinson uses overheard conversations which he moulds and moves from word to visual, while Cotter works with the written word directly applied to paper and canvas, addressing memories and thoughts that form as his work evolves.

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126 ST. BRIDGET’S PLACE Woodquay 17–30 July, 11am–6pm Free giaf.ie/memoryhasapulse

John Beard

After The Raft of Medusa THE SHED The Docks 17–30 July, 11am–6pm Free IMAGE: AFTER THE RAFT OF MEDUSA

Ailbhe Ní Bhriain Inscriptions

FESTIVAL GALLERY Market Street 17–30 July, 11am–6pm Late opening to 8pm Thursday–Saturday, Free

IMAGE: DRAWING 3 BY SÉAN COTTER – PHOTO: SÉAN COTTER

Ailbhe Ní Bhriain is a Cork–based artist who works with film and photography. The photographic series Inscriptions combines imagery from a number of different sources, referencing museum artefacts, expansive landscapes and studio debris. The work takes its starting point from a text by Samuel Quiccheberg entitled Inscriptions of the Immense Theatre. This is the earliest published text on museology and outlines the methods for the collection and categorisation of objects, images and artefacts from across the world.

IMAGE: INSCRIPTIONS [#1] 2017 – PHOTO: AILBHE NÍ BHRIAIN

Visual Arts | Ireland

Backstage at the Festival 17 July, 2pm Gallery talk with the artist giaf.ie/johnbeard

John Beard’s version of The Raft of the Medusa allows one to comprehend the Romantic grandeur and powerful beauty of the great masterpiece by Theodore Géricault which hangs in the Louvre, Paris. Géricault’s painting depicts the horrifying fate of sailors dying on a raft after the shipwreck of the French frigate Medusa off the West African coast 200 years ago, in July 1816. For GIAF 2017 the artist is creating a second much darker, life–size mirrored version of the work which will hang, at a distance of 30 meters, opposite his painting After The Raft of the Medusa. The installation of both of Beard’s enormous works evokes questions of the viewer about aspects of reality, illusion, imagination and memory. #GIAF17

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First Thought Talks | Syria

First Thought Talks | Ireland | UK

The Power Ballad

a Sing Along Social special ‘We traded the value of our old Islamic architecture for the profligate consumer model and in the process we lost ourselves.’ M A RWA A L– SA B O U N I

The Sing Along Social is a zero–commitment choir. It’s a space to sing alongside friends and strangers to your favourite power ballads, hosted by Aoife McElwain. You may be experiencing A Total Eclipse of The Heart, you may be All out of Love or indeed you may Want to Know What Love is at the start of this session but you will soon experience something that is More than a Feeling, as there will, undeniably, be something In the Air Tonight.

FESTIVAL CLUB Galway Rowing Club Wednesday 19 July, 9pm Tickets €10 giaf.ie/firstthought

Emma Rice The Power of Home

Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Globe, London, Emma Rice is one of the world’s most visionary theatre directors. The former joint artistic director of Kneehigh Theatre for 10 years, her many credits for Kneehigh include the legendary productions of The Red Shoes, The Wild Bride, Brief Encounter and Tristan & Yseult which is playing at the Town Hall Theatre as part of this year’s Festival. Emma Rice is joined for this event by long–time Kneehigh admirer Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director, Macnas and Prof. Patrick Lonergan, NUI Galway to discuss her life and work, the making of Tristan & Yseult, and the impact and power of theatre.

Architecture, Geography and Conflict

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BAILEY ALLEN HALL NUI Galway Saturday 22 July, 11.30am Tickets €10 giaf.ie/firstthought PHOTO: NIK STRANGELOVE

35 year–old Syrian architect and mother of two, Marwa Al–Sabouni was born in Homs, and has a PhD in Islamic Architecture. Despite the destruction of large parts of her city, she has remained in Homs with her husband and children throughout the war. In her recent book The Battle for Home, she explores the role architecture and the built environment play in whether a community crumbles or comes together, and she offers insights on how her country [and a much– needed sense of identity] should be rebuilt so that it will not happen again. Chair: Dr. Mary Gilmartin, NUI Maynooth.

TOWN HALL THEATRE Courthouse Square Wednesday 19 July, 6pm Free giaf.ie/firstthought

#GIAF17

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First Thought Talks | UK | USA | Ireland

First Thought Talks | Ireland

The Power of Less

How a New Economy Can Change How We Think About Sustainability

Putting the Me in Media ‘Self–love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self–neglecting.’

‘The chief obstacle is not technology or economics but slow adoption.’

Designer and Professor Rebecca Earley is at the forefront of sustainable design and the power of the new circular economy. She is a design researcher at University of the Arts London and an industry consultant. She is also a judge for the Global Change Award, [H&M Foundation]. Chair: Úna Mulally, Journalist, The Irish Times.

Psychologist and national treasure Maureen Gaffney has been examining the rise of self– reflection in the Irish psyche for many years. James Kavanagh is in his mid twenties and already feels that his days as an “influencer” are over. Listen to a fascinating conversation about how much has changed and where our self image now lies. Chair: Evelyn Mc Clafferty, RTÉ.

O’DONOGHUE THEATRE NUI Galway Saturday 22 July, 10am Tickets €10 giaf.ie/firstthought

O’DONOGHUE THEATRE NUI Galway Saturday 22 July, 2.30pm Tickets €10 giaf.ie/firstthought

Cartoon Power

The Power of Superheroes

‘In cartoons and in improv, anything can happen. You can be any character you want. The rules of real life don’t always apply.’

‘You only have your thoughts and dreams ahead of you. You are someone. You mean something.’

AMORY LOVINS

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H E N R Y V, S H A K E S P E A R E

J AC K M C B R AY E R

BAT M A N

Tom Tomorrow, the pen name of US cartoonist Dan Perkins, will be in conversation with Deirdre O’Kane about all aspects of the political cartoon. His weekly political cartoon, This Modern World appears in almost 80 newspapers across the US and on sites such as Daily Kos, Truthout and Credo. His work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Esquire, The Economist and many others. Chair: Deirdre O’Kane, Actress, Comedian and TV Presenter.

Join a panel of Superheroes – Barry W Fitzgerald, Author of Secrets of Superhero Science and Comic Artists, Declan Shalvey [regular contributor to Marvel comics] and Maura McHugh [creator of comic magazine Róisín Dubh] as they discuss the world of the superhero. Chair: Jen Coppinger, Theatre Producer.

O’DONOGHUE THEATRE NUI Galway Saturday 22 July, 1pm Tickets €10 giaf.ie/firstthought

O’DONOGHUE THEATRE NUI Galway Saturday 22 July, 4pm Tickets €10 giaf.ie/firstthought #GIAF17

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First Thought Talks | Ireland

Future Power

Finding New Sources

‘The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy.’ A R N O L D S C H WA R Z E N EG G E R

Doctor, Who’s in Charge of the Robots?

First Thought Talks | USA | UK | Ireland

How will we power our future? Author and journalist Sean Duke maps out Ireland’s current relationship with fossil fuels, solar, wind and wave energy and Quentin Gargan shares his experiences of living off the grid. Chair: Sarah Carey, Newstalk.

The Power Company

When a Company becomes more powerful than a State

O’DONOGHUE THEATRE NUI Galway Saturday 22 July, 5.30pm Tickets €10 giaf.ie/firstthought

O’DONOGHUE THEATRE NUI Galway Sunday 23 July, 11.30am Tickets €10 giaf.ie/firstthought

‘…success in creating AI could be the biggest event in the history of our civilisation.’

The Power of Borders

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Noel Sharkey is Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Sheffield. His current research is focused on the ethics of robot applications. He is the principal spokesperson on the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. Chair: Sarah McInerney, Newstalk.

REBECCA MACKINNON

Rebecca MacKinnon author, TED Talker and broadcaster is director of the Ranking Digital Rights project which sets global standards for how technology companies should respect freedom of expression and privacy. Bennett Freeman works to promote corporate responsibility and human rights around the world. He served as a U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State 1999–2001. Chair: Carole Cadwalladr, Author and Journalist.

‘Something there is that doesn’t love a wall. That wants it down.’ ROBERT FROST

STEPHEN HAWKING

O’DONOGHUE THEATRE NUI Galway Sunday 23 July, 10am Tickets €10 giaf.ie/firstthought

‘We need to reset ourselves to a much more cynical place and proceed on that basis.’

2016 has seen the biggest worldwide displacement of people since WW11. Join a conversation about borders both at home and abroad as the panel of Maria Hennessy [Irish Refugee Council], Garrett Carr [Author], and Kathy O’Hare [Radio Producer] explores how we seem to reveal our true nature whenever we draw a line. Chair: Fintan Drury, CEO Platinum One.

O’DONOGHUE THEATRE NUI Galway Sunday 23 July, 1pm Tickets €10 giaf.ie/firstthought

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First Thought Talks | Ireland

First Thought Talks | Play Readings | UK | Ireland

A Powerful Effect

Powering Ahead

‘Society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.’

‘Let’s not kid ourselves here, robots already run most of our world. We’ll be their butlers soon enough.’ E R I C S T O LT Z

What does Power do to people? Author Colm Tóibín and Washington Correspondent for RTÉ Caitríona Perry have had a good close up look at power in the past year in the United States and will discuss the effect that power can have not just on the individual but on all those close by.

What does it mean to be human in the world of accelerating machine intelligence, when machines can learn from their mistakes much faster than humans can? Journalist, filmmaker and author of Thinking Machines Luke Dormehl talks us through the history of AI and projects ahead to the day when we will upload our brains to ‘the cloud’. Chair: Marie Boran, Journalist.

O’DONOGHUE THEATRE NUI Galway Sunday 23 July, 2.30pm Tickets €10 giaf.ie/firstthought

The Power of Silence

Vinyl Hours

PHOTO: STEVE PYKE

JOHN ADAMS

O’DONOGHUE THEATRE NUI Galway Sunday 23 July, 4pm Tickets €10 giaf.ie/firstthought

Druid Debuts It’s not theatre until someone’s watching.

Power of Words Eclipsed

In Between Silence – Where We Really Exist is a collection of intimate personal stories by diverse participants, including many leading Irish writers including Anne Enright, Joe O’Connor and Roddy Doyle and presented in a unique film format devised by groundbreaking Irish artist Stano. Introduced by: Stano.

Spend an hour with Festival artists as they reveal their most treasured vinyl memories at the Festival Club. Join us for an intimate conversation with special guests including actor and singer Camille O’Sullivan and former Noah and the Whale frontman Charlie Fink as they discuss their favourite albums and what they stir within them; fun, heartbreak and revolution. Full programme announced 19 June.

Druid Debuts staged readings offer the chance to experience work fresh off the page and to share an open discussion with writer and cast. They are a chance to see and shape something new and daring. Many readings have gone on to full productions including last year’s Helen and I by Meadhbh McHugh [Druid Debut 2014]. You never know what you’ll see. Druid Debut titles will be announced online in June.

A rehearsed reading and talk with the original Punchbag Theatre cast of the 1992 Edinburgh award–winning production of Eclipsed. The world premiere of Patricia Burke–Brogan’s groundbreaking play took place 25 years ago. The story of five penitent women in a Magdalene laundry shone a spotlight on a dark corner of a Catholic Ireland. Following the recent Tuam Mother and Baby Home revelations Eclipsed remains as powerful and relevant today.

O’DONOGHUE THEATRE NUI Galway Sunday 23 July, 5.30pm Tickets €10 giaf.ie/firstthought

FESTIVAL CLUB Galway Rowing Club, Woodquay Check online for details Free giaf.ie/vinylhours

THE MICK LALLY THEATRE Druid Lane 21 & 28 July, 2pm Tickets €7 giaf.ie/druiddebuts

O’DONOGHUE THEATRE NUI Galway 29 July, 2.30pm & 6pm Tickets €7 giaf.ie/eclipsed

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Comedy | Ireland

Add a fresh twist to YOUR SUMMER

Laughter Deirdre Loft O’Kane

Jarlath Regan

with MC Gerry Mallon

with Páraic Breathnach and host Steve Bennett

with Tom Rhodes, Emma Doran and host Steve Bennett

‘A true Festival Gem.’

‘O’Kane dazzles from start to finish.’

‘A very funny man at the peak of his powers!’

THE IRISH TIMES

THE LIST

IRISH POST

Join Gerry Mallon as he introduces a daily line–up of the hottest names in Irish comedy. This essential festival lunchtime show features appearances by a range of comedians over 14 days including Al Porter, Foil Arms and Hog, Eleanor Tiernan, Neil Delamere, Allison Spittle, Jarlath Regan, Karl Spain, plus many more. Check online for daily schedule.

Star of SKY TV’s Moone Boy, cult classic Intermission & the 2014 award–winning biopic: Noble, Deirdre O’Kane makes her long–awaited return to her stand up roots. Warmth and charm meet killer wit in this highly entertaining, self–deprecating show by one of Ireland’s top comedic treasures.

Jarlath Regan’s many TV appearances include Russell Howard’s Good News and Live At The Palladium. He recently supported Jack Whitehall on his UK arena tour and created the award–winning Irishman Abroad podcast wrestling fascinating insights from personalities including Aidan Gillen and Chris O’Dowd. Hailed as ‘stunning’ by The Irish Times it reaches one million listeners weekly.

THE RUBY ROOM The King’s Head 17–30 July, 1pm [Doors 12.30pm] €12.50 Available at the door only giaf.ie/laughterloft

RÓISÍN DUBH Dominick Street Friday 21 July, 8.30pm €18–€20 giaf.ie/deirdreokane

RÓISÍN DUBH Dominick Street Friday 28 July, 8.30pm €13–€15 giaf.ie/jarlathregan

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Festival Club Enjoy a cocktail on the deck of the waterside Festival Club with spectacular views of the Absolut Big Top under the midnight sky. As artists rub shoulders with audiences, and DJs spin your favourite sounds late into the night, what more could one want to bring a perfect Festival day to a close.

COLLEGE ROAD

Please arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before show time. Allow time for traffic and parking. Latecomers may only be admitted at the discretion of venue management.

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ABSOLUT BIG TOP

Concessions are available in person for senior citizens, unwaged, and full–time students with appropriate ID.

Management reserves the right to make essential changes to the programme or theatre casts without prior notice. Free outdoor programme may change due to weather conditions. Please check our website or social media for updates.

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seating requirements at the time of booking. GIAF endeavours to ensure that all Festival venues are fully accessible where possible, however a number of partner venues have restricted access including Monroe’s Live; University Art Gallery NUI Galway; Ruby Room, The King’s Head; Galway Arts Centre; and Electric.

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Online: www.giaf.ie Phone: +353 91 566577 from 19 June In person: from 19 June at Galway International Arts Festival Box Office Galway Tourist Office, Forster Street, Galway, Ireland Opening Hours: 19 June–1 July: Monday – Saturday 10am–5pm. 3–29 July: Monday – Saturday 10am–5.45pm. Sunday 23 July: 1pm to 5pm Festival Kiosk, Eyre Square, 17–29 July, 11am–9pm

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Absolut Big Top Fisheries Field

14 The King‘s Head High Street

2

Festival Box Office Forster Street

15 Spanish Arch Spanish Parade

3

Town Hall Theatre Courthouse Square

16 Festival Gallery & Hub Market Street

FESTIVAL CLUB

4

Black Box Theatre Dyke Road

17 Eyre Square

Galway Rowing Club

5

Mick Lally Theatre Druid Lane

18 Galway Arts Centre 47 Dominick Street

Woodquay

6

Festival Club Waterside

19 Electric Abbeygate Street

17–30 July

7

Nun’s Island Theatre Nun’s Island

20 University Hospital Galway Newcastle Road

10.30pm

8

Blue Teapot Munster Avenue

21 Festival Kiosk Eyre Square

Entry with same day Festival ticket

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St Nicholas’ Church Lombard Street

22 126 Gallery St Bridget’s Place, Woodquay

or Club membership.

10 An Taibhdhearc Middle Street

23 The Shed The Docks, Middle Pier

Subject to house rules and capacity.

11 Cluain Mhuire GMIT, Monivea Road

24 Bank of Ireland Theatre NUI Galway

12 Róisín Dubh Dominick Street

25 O’Donoghue Centre and Theatre NUI Galway

13 Monroe’s Live Dominick Street

26 Bailey Allen Hall NUI Galway #GIAF17

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Woyzeck in Winter

4-5

Black Box Theatre

Tristan & Yseult

6-7

Town Hall Theatre

The Second Violinist

8-9

Black Box Theatre

Crestfall

10-11

Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane

Dublin by Lamplight

12-13

Town Hall Theatre

Driftwood

14-15

Bailey Allen Hall

Two Pints

16

Various Venues

Bathroom

17

Bank of Ireland Theatre

Pumpgirl

18

Nun's Island Theatre

Cover My Tracks

19

An Taibhdhearc

Meet Fred

20

Blue Teapot Theatre

Yellow Moon

20

Nun's Island Theatre

How to Catch a Star

21

O'Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway

Dún naBan Trí Thine

21

An Taibhdhearc

The People Build

22

Eyre Square

i-Puppets

23

St. Nicholas’ to Absolut Big Top

Chariot of the Sea

24

Eyre Square to Spanish Arch

Mobile Homme

25

St. Nicholas’ Church to Eyre Sq.

Brian Wilson - Pet Sounds

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PREVIEWS

MON 17

13-16 July 7pm

7pm

TUE 18

8pm

14 & 15 July 8pm

8pm

8pm

WED 19

THURS 20

FRI 21

SAT 22

SUN 23

7pm

7pm

7pm

2pm & 7pm

4pm

8pm

2.30pm & 8pm

8pm

2.30pm & 8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

2pm & 8pm

7.30pm

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Róisín Dubh

Dublin Gospel Choir

28

Róisín Dubh

West Cork Ukulele Orchestra

28

Róisín Dubh

Altan

29

Monroe's Live

Beoga

29

Róisín Dubh

Cois Cladaigh

29

St. Nicholas’ Church

The Soul Rebels

30

Róisín Dubh

James Lavelle UNKLE Sounds

30

Róisín Dubh

Badly Drawn Boy

31

Monroe's Live

Wallis Bird

31

Róisín Dubh

Lisa Hannigan

32

Róisín Dubh

Saint Sister

32

Róisín Dubh

Overhead, The Albatross

32

Róisín Dubh

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TUES 25

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THURS 27

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7pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

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8pm

8pm

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8pm

2.30pm & 8pm

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7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

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15 July 5pm

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Absolut Big Top

New Orleans Swamp Donkey

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The Coronas

33

Absolut Big Top

Loah and Shookrah

33

Róisín Dubh

Songhee Pansori Lab

34

St. Nicholas' Church

Áine Cahill

34

Monroe's Live

The Whileaways

34

Monroe's Live

9pm

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

35

Absolut Big Top

9pm

RTÉ CO A Night at the Proms

36

Absolut Big Top

Jenny Greene with RTÉ CO

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Absolut Big Top

Passenger and Hudson Taylor

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Absolut Big Top

JFDR

39

Róisín Dubh

Privacy & Brewster | Sumo | Gash

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Electric

Donal Lunny & Andy Irvine

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Monroe's Live

Lankum

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St. Nicholas’ Church

10pm

Traditional Music Showcases

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Monroe's Live

1pm

Stockton's Wing

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Monroe's Live

9pm

Gavin James

42

Absolut Big Top

8pm

John Gerrard

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O’Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

Festival Gallery

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

10am-5.30pm

Ana Maria Pacheco

44-45

MUSIC 

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VISUAL ARTS 

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TA L KS 

SAT 29

C O M E DY

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Sumo 11pm

Gash 10pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

9pm

1pm

1pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-8pm

11am-8pm

11am-8pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-8pm

11am-8pm

11am-8pm

11am-6pm

10am-5.30pm

10am-5.30pm

10am-5.30pm

Golden Record

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Galway Arts Centre

Impressions

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Cluain Mhuire

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

Nicola Gunwhy

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University Hospital

10am-6pm

10am-6pm

10am-6pm

10am-6pm

10am-6pm

10am-6pm

10am-6pm

10am-6pm

10am-6pm

10am-6pm

10am-6pm

10am-6pm

10am-6pm

10am-6pm

Ailbhe Ní Bhriain

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Festival Gallery

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-8pm

11am-8pm

11am-8pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-8pm

11am-8pm

11am-8pm

11am-6pm

Cotter, Robinson & Brezing

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126 Gallery

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

John Beard

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The Shed, The Docks

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

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1pm

1pm

1pm

10.30pm

10.30pm

First Thought Talks

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Various Venues

Vinyl Hours

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Festival Club, Galway Rowing Club

Play Readings

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Various Venues

Laughter Loft

58

The King's Head

Deirdre O’Kane

58

Róisín Dubh

Jarlath Regan

58

Róisín Dubh

Festival Club

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Festival Club, Galway Rowing Club

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On Tour 2017

Ballyturk

By Enda Walsh Abbey Theatre, Dublin, March 2017

Galway International Arts Festival

Rooms

By Enda Walsh Irish Arts Centre, New York, May 2017

Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

By Enda Walsh Abbey Theatre, Dublin, February 2017 St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York, May 2017

By Conall Morrison Barbican, London, September 2017

Arlington

giaf.ie/tours

Woyzeck in Winter PHOTO: COLM HOGAN

Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival In association with the Abbey Theatre

Galway International Arts Festival Programme 2017  

Ireland's leading international festival of extraordinary experiences. Join us from 17 - 30 July 2017. #GIAF17

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