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Galway International Arts Festival

Galway | Ireland

15—28 JULY 2019 giaf.ie


15—28 JULY 2019

Welcome

Contents Opera, Theatre, Circus, Dance & Street Art

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Music

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Visual Arts

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First Thought Talks

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Festival Club, Garden & Comedy

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Booking & Information

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Festival Diary

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IMAGE: OUT OF CHAOS. PHOTO: JOHN FISHER

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Funding Agencies & Sponsors

Government Support

Leadership Partners

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

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

D R I N K S PA RT N E R

I M AG E : O U T O F C H AO S… P H OTO : C A R N I VA L C I N E M A COVER: KNEEHIGH’S DE AD D O G IN A SUITCA SE [ A N D OT H E R LOV E S O N G S ] . I M AG E ST E V E TA N N E R

Festival Team Chief Executive John Crumlish

Volunteers Carly Zimmerman, Manager

Artistic Director Paul Fahy

Merchandise Vincent Nally, Manager

Financial Controller Gerry Cleary

Selected – NUI Galway Shelley Troupe, Manager

Administration Elizabeth Duffy, Manager Jacinta Dwyer

Artist Liaison Hugh Lavelle, Michael Mulroy Liam Parkinson, Philip Sweeney

Communications & Development Hilary Martyn, Communications & Development Manager Sinead McPhillips, Marketing Aisling O’Sullivan, Fundraising Manager Kirsty Warren, Digital Marketing O’Doherty Communications, Publicity

Programme Consultants Catriona Crowe, First Thought Talks Gugai McNamara, Heineken® Big Top Brendan O’Regan, Traditional Music

Operations John Donnelly, Manager Production Adam Fitzsimons, Manager Rob Usher, Manager

F E S T I VA L PA RT N E R S

S U P P O RT I N G PA RT N E R S

FUNDING AGENCIES

Graphic Design Hilda Reid Website Pixel Design Print iSupply

Box Office Sarah Callaghan, Manager Naoimh Ní Mhaolagain, Assistant Manager

Festival Board Padraic Brennan [Chair], Patrick Dawson, Martin Mackin, Maria Mahon, Fiona Monaghan, Patrick Lonergan, Kevin Rafter, Valerie Rice

Programmes Tracey Ferguson, Editorial Manager

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Media Support M E D I A PA RT N E R S

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15—28 JULY 2019

Opera, Theatre, Circus Dance & Street Art

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I M AG E : K N E E H I G H , D E A D D O G I N A S U I TC A S E [ A N D OT H E R LOV E S O N G S ] . P H OTO : ST E V E TA N N E R

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World Premiere

Opera | Ireland

Irish National Opera in association with Galway International Arts Festival

Least like the Other Searching for Rosemary Kennedy

music by Brian Irvine directed by Netia Jones Irish National Opera Orchestra conducted by Fergus Sheil cast includes Naomi Louisa O’Connell, Stephanie Dufresne and Ronan Leahy

‘building new audiences for opera with its adventurous spirit… INO is achieving something special’ JOURNAL OF MUSIC

An explosive and thought–provoking work of experimental music theatre. It traces events in the life of Rosemary, eldest daughter of Joe and Rose Kennedy, sister of JFK, using heavily redacted materials from the archives, and only recently pieced together by biographers and academics. The events in Rosemary’s difficult life leading up to her disastrous lobotomy at the age of 23 by the ‘kings of lobotomy’, Walter Freeman and James Watts, create an exploration of definitions of intelligence, expectations of gender, medical showmanship, patriarchy, the impact of the media and the demands of this extraordinary family. Rosemary’s life creates a portrait of America in the 1940s and 1950s. It is a picture that is as relevant today as it was then.

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WHEN & WHERE

Black Box Theatre Dyke Road 15–20 July, 7pm No show 17 July Tickets €30 – €40 Duration 1 hour 10 minutes No Interval Backstage at the Festival 16 July Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Aidan Thomson, NUI Galway

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Irish Premiere

Theatre | England

Kneehigh with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

Dead Dog in a Suitcase [and other love songs] by Carl Grose music by Charles Hazlewood directed by Mike Shepherd

‘Mayor Goodman has been assassinated. And so has his dog. Macheath the contract killer is dangerously on the loose. What the HELL is the world coming to?’ Following their triumphant GIAF debut in 2017 with Tristan & Yseult, Kneehigh are back with their theatrical tour–de– force Dead Dog in a Suitcase [and other love songs] based on John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera. Kneehigh’s wild reinvention of this classic musical satire is busting with wit, wonder and weirdness. Using their legendary mix of puppetry, physical theatre and live music, the extraordinary cast of actor–musicians shoot, hoot and shimmy their way through this timeless story of power and lies in this trail–blazing and much celebrated production.

HHHHH THE STAGE

WHEN & WHERE

Bailey Allen Hall NUI Galway 16, 17 & 20 July, 7pm 18 & 19 July, 6pm Matinees 17 & 20 July, 2pm Tickets €22 – €29.50 Duration 2 hour 30 minutes including interval Backstage at the Festival 17 July, following 7pm show Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Charlotte McIvor, NUI Galway

‘Bright, bold and timeless.’ THE GUARDIAN

‘An absolute triumph!’ WHAT S ONSTAGE

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World Premiere

Theatre | Ireland

Druid in association with Galway International Arts Festival

Epiphany

a new play by Brian Watkins directed by Garry Hynes cast includes: Grace Byers, Bill Irwin, Kate Kennedy, Julia McDermott, Aaron Monaghan, Marie Mullen, Rory Nolan and Marty Rea

‘And it all clicked, like my insides were parts of a puzzle… And it got me thinking, well how on earth does a holiday die?’ Snow falls softly on an uncanny evening. In an old city house, adrift in a modern world, a cheery host gathers a group of friends to try and reignite a forgotten tradition. But when the guest of honour, Gabriel, is unusually late, the participants find themselves unmoored and craving answers. And there just might not be enough wine, or goose, or time, to fend off some long–neglected anxieties that haunt their souls. 2019 is Druid’s year of new writing with all work being world premieres by living writers. As part of GIAF 2019, Druid presents Epiphany, and three Druid Debuts.

WHEN & WHERE

Town Hall Theatre Courthouse Square 17–27 July, 8pm Matinees 20 & 27 July, 2.30pm Preview 17 July, 8pm No show 21 July Tickets €22 – €28 Duration 1 hour 40 mins approx. No interval Backstage at the Festival 25 July Post–show talk with Garry Hynes and cast members Moderator, Miriam Haughton, NUI Galway Stage Left an exhibition of Epiphany rehearsal sketches by Brian Bourke will take place at the Town Hall Theatre during the run.

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European Premiere

Circus | Australia

Gravity & Other Myths

Out of Chaos… devised by Gravity & Other Myths music by Ekrem Phoenix directed by Darcy Grant

‘Wow! Just wow! Incredible.’

Out of Chaos… is a spectacular exploration of thrillingly skilful circus featuring jaw–dropping acrobatics with live music. The amazing acrobats and performers from the no–frills, DIY circus company’s previous shows Backbone and A Simple Space both took the world by storm playing Galway, Australia, Europe and America. With rave reviews and standing ovations at every sold–out performance, Gravity & Other Myths has been greeted with rapturous responses across the globe. Out of Chaos... is Gravity & Other Myths boldest and most ambitious work yet with hard–edged, throbbing and explosive acrobatics. By exposing the inner workings of the world–class acrobat, we unveil the magic that is Gravity & Other Myths’ most precious commodity; genuine human connection between each other and the audience. Commissioned by the Adelaide Festival, Ten Days on the Island, Galway International Arts Festival, La Strada Graz Festival and La Brèche, Pôle National Cirque de Normandie/Cherbourg–en–Cotentin.

WHEN & WHERE

Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway 23–27 July, 7pm Matinee 27 July, 2pm Tickets €20 – €29 Duration 1 hour 15 minutes No interval Backstage at the Festival 24 July Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Tony Tracy, NUI Galway

THE CLOTHESLINE

‘Outstanding. Thrilling.’ ARTSHUB AUSTR ALIA

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative and managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc.

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P H O T O : C A R N I VA L C I N E M A

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Theatre | Ireland | UK

Abbey Theatre and Soho Theatre

Citysong by Dylan Coburn Gray directed by Caitríona McLaughlin

A chorus of voices show us three generations of a Dublin family on one day in this exciting world premiere by playwright Dylan Coburn. There are teen discos, late night taxis, launderettes, vigilantes, home nurses, babies, immigrants, and seagulls as it turns out that one day holds their entire past. Births, deaths, transformations, returns and love all add up to a modern–day Dublin’s Under Milk Wood. The Abbey Theatre and Soho Theatre co–produce the world premiere of Dylan Coburn Gray’s Verity Bargate Award–winning play.

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WHEN & WHERE

Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road 23–27 July, 7pm Matinees 25 July 2pm & 28 July, 3pm Tickets €22 – €29.50 Duration 1 hour 30 minutes including interval Backstage at the Festival 25 July, following 7pm show Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Ciara Murphy, NUI Galway

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Theatre | Installation | England | Syria

Irish Premiere

Theatre | USA

European Premiere

‘Exquisitely simple and moving. A really moving show.’ THE GUARDIAN

‘Eye opening and quietly moving’ VA R I E T Y

Caroline Williams and Reem Karssli

Now is the Time to Say Nothing

Dael Orlandersmith

Until the Flood written and performed by Dael Orlandersmith directed by Neel Keller

‘If you are thinking about someone and they don’t know it, do you think it still matters?’ WHEN & WHERE

Bank of Ireland Theatre NUI Galway 22–28 July 11.30am, 1pm, 3pm 5.30pm, 7pm & 8.15pm Tickets €15 Duration 1 hour approx. Limited capacity of 14 per show Age 12+ [depictions of war]

Now is the Time to Say Nothing is an interactive immersive video installation exploring the role of screens in observing global conflict. Using video and immersive sound, it follows the real story of Syrian artist Reem Karssli as she captures her daily experience of the Syrian conflict on camera. We see what emerges when she is contacted by a group of teenagers from the UK who want to see beyond the footage they’ve watched on their TVs. Together they co–author an experience which attempts to connect audiences to the human story behind the news. Created over four years, following Reem into an exile which forces her to leave her camera behind, Now is the Time to Say Nothing is an intimate exploration of what it means to stay connected to each other and of what happens when war and the need for survival get in the way.

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Until the Flood is the latest riveting theatrical event from acclaimed writer and performer Dael Orlandersmith. Based on extensive interviews following the 2014 shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson, this tour–de– force show gives voice to a community haunted by injustice and a country yearning for change. Awarded a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times and hailed as ‘a must see show that will have a profound effect on everyone who views it’ by Broadway World, Until The Flood explores the dark forces of American history, race and politics that exploded in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri and sent shock waves across the nation. Pulitzer Prize nominee Dael Orlandersmith [Yellowman, Forever, The Gimmick] brings the voices and emotions of the people who lived through these raw events to the stage.

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WHEN & WHERE

Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane 22–27 July, 8pm Matinees 25 & 27 July 2pm Tickets €22 – €25 Duration 1 hour 10 minutes approx. No interval

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Theatre | Ireland

Theatre | Ireland

Corcadorca

The Same by Enda Walsh directed by Pat Kiernan cast Catherine Walsh and Eileen Walsh

HHHH ‘Superbly realised production…’ THE GUARDIAN

World Premiere

Moonfish Theatre, Galway International Arts Festival and the Abbey Theatre in association with the Town Hall Theatre

Redemption Falls freely adapted from the novel by Joseph O’Connor devised by the Moonfish Ensemble 1865, the end of the US Civil War. Eliza Duane Mooney, daughter of an Irish emigrant, walks across America in search of her brother Jeddo, a child soldier in the Confederate army. As Eliza and Jeddo’s stories unfold, they shine a light on the realities of war, its invisible rise, and what has left in its wake. Moonfish Theatre follow their acclaimed adaptation of Joseph O’Connor’s novel Star of the Sea with a unique re–imagining of O’Connor’s sequel, Redemption Falls. A theatre–gig, Redemption Falls weaves traditional folk song and music, visceral imagery and evocative storytelling in a breathtaking and intense theatrical experience. WHEN & WHERE

An Taibhdhearc, Middle Street 24–28 July, 8pm Matinees 25 & 27 July 2pm Tickets €22 – €25 Duration 1 hour 45 minutes approx. including interval

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Galway Airport, Carnmore 18–27 July, 9.30pm Extra shows 25 and 27 July, 7pm No show 22 July Tickets €22 – €25 Duration 1 hour approx. Backstage at the Festival 18 July Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Ian Walsh, NUI Galway

When two women, both called Lisa, meet each other, they gradually come to realise they have more in common than just a name. Enda Walsh’s play teases the brain, posing questions about our various different selves and parallel lives. With riveting performances from Catherine Walsh and Eileen Walsh and masterful direction by Pat Kiernan. Corcadorca’s The Same is at once both a cerebral and deeply moving piece of theatre. A multiple award–winner in The Irish Times Theatre Awards 2017 including Best New Play for Enda Walsh and joint Best Actress for sisters Catherine Walsh and Eileen Walsh.

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Backstage at the Festival 25 July, following 8pm show Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Marianne Kennedy, NUI Galway

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Theatre | Installation | Ireland

World Premiere

Theatre | Ireland Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

Breakfast on Pluto a musical work in progress based on the novel by Patrick McCabe writer Bob Kelly composer Duke Special director and co–creator Des Kennedy

Galway International Arts Festival

Waiting Room written and directed by Enda Walsh featuring the voice of Aoife Duffin

‘I wonder whether I can ever say his name again, and how many others have his name, and how in hearing it being said — his name will close in around me until there is no breath or bones or me. I tease myself with the idea of speaking his name out loud. But I can’t. Not now.’ WHEN & WHERE

O’Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway 15–28 July Sunday–Wednesday From 11am. Every 20 minutes to 6pm Thursday–Saturday
From 11am. Every 20 minutes to 8pm Tickets €7 Duration 15 minutes approx.

In the quietest part of the early morning, in a nondescript waiting room, a young mother navigates the aftermath of a life ended. Waiting Room is the sixth in a series of theatre installations by Enda Walsh collectively known as Rooms, which he has made with Paul Fahy, which toured to New York in 2017 and London in 2019.

‘Guaranteed to take up residence in your head.’ THE NEW YORK TIMES ON RO OMS

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The rural Irish border town of Tyreelin at the height of the Troubles is no place for a wonderfully erratic child like Patrick / Pussy Braden, illegitimate offspring of an errant priest and a long–gone local girl. Dismayed by small–town bigotry, religious repression and the IRA’s lack of fashion sense, they set out for the big city of London in search of their long–lost mother, and a fantastic world where their feet don’t touch the ground. Breakfast on Pluto is a journey of self–discovery that all fabulously attired, highly–strung foundling glam–things will love. Created by a stellar creative team and a sensational cast, be one of the first to get a glimpse of this dazzling musical coming–of–age story, with two late–night work–in–progress performances in a cabaret setting, ahead of its full world premiere production at GIAF 2020.

WHEN & WHERE

Black Box Theatre Dyke Road 19 & 20 July, 11pm Tickets €20 Duration 1 hour approx.

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World Premiere

Theatre | Dance | Ireland

Theatre | Ireland

Ériu in association with An Taibhdhearc

Rough Magic and glór in association with Galway International Arts Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival

Salómae

created by | cruthaithe ag Breandán de Gallaí

‘She is like a mad woman … a mad woman who is seeking everywhere for lovers’ WHEN & WHERE

An Taibhdhearc Middle Street 11–20 July, 7.30pm Previews 11–13 July Matinee 20 July, 2pm No show 14 July Tickets €20 – €25 Duration 1 hour 15 minutes No interval Performed in Irish with English surtitles

Ériu’s unique production of Salomé is a dance and Irish language interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s classic. Visually compelling, the show is a commentary on the brutality of evil and on the vulnerability of the human condition. Through the voice, body, and music, which are seamlessly united, each inciting and arousing the other, de Gallaí has created a dance work that is at once beautiful and terrifying. Leagan Gaeilge agus gluaiseachta atá sa léiriú úrnua seo de shárdhráma Oscar Wilde, Salómae. Léiriú éachtach agus físiúil é ina n–úsáidtear téamaí atá go fós ábhartha sa lá atá inniu ann chun brúidiúlacht an olcais a phlé agus an leochaileacht dhaonna a chur i láthair.

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Cleft

written by Fergal McElherron directed by Lynne Parker cast Simone Kirby and Penny Layden

‘Everything meets there. Anord. Everything crashes there; the waves crash into the land, the sky crashes into the sea, the wind crashes against your body.’ Twin sisters Fea and Caireen, living on a harsh, remote island, are raising a boy together. Abandoned by their mother at a young age and left in their teens to fend for themselves by their troubled father, the women have created their own emotional ecosystem. While Caireen embraces motherhood Fea struggles as she watches the boy grow in the likeness of his father whose body lies buried beneath the hawthorn tree. Cleft — a visceral story of one family’s unrelenting will to survive — and ultimately to make choices based on instinct. The Creative Team also includes Zia Bergin–Holly and Carl Kennedy.

WHEN & WHERE

O’Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway 22–27 July, 6pm Matinees 25 & 27 July 2pm Tickets €22 – €25 Duration 1 hour 15 minutes approx. No interval Backstage at the Festival 23 July Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Catherine Morris, NUI Galway # GI AF19 23


Theatre | Ireland

Theatre | Ireland Galway Youth Theatre and Galway Arts Centre

The Star Child

by Mary Elizabeth Burke–Kennedy directed by Andrew Flynn composed by Carl Kennedy This haunting, magical fairytale collection by Oscar Wilde is beautifully woven into a dramatic staging using live music, puppetry and large acting ensemble. Adapted for the stage by Mary Elizabeth Burke–Kennedy, this imaginative staging tells the stories of The Happy Prince, The Selfish Giant and The Star Child.

Decadent Theatre

Eden

by Eugene O’Brien directed by Andrew Flynn

WHEN & WHERE

Nun’s Island Theatre, Nun’s Island 15–28 July, 4.30pm No show Sunday 21 July Tickets €14 Duration 1 hour 30 mins approx. No Interval

Druid Debuts

Made in Earnest

Druid Debuts are a series of staged readings offering the chance to experience brand new plays fresh off the page. Druid Debuts 2019 features Caoimhe, Carl, and the Great Tapir in the Sky by Sionnán Ní Nualláin on 19 July; and Shin–Aid by Eamann Breen and Narcissus by William Dunleavy on 26 July.

A vibrant musical updating of The Importance of Being Earnest by Justin McCarthy, Arthur Riordan and Charlie McBride with a live score that’s as much Bowie as Bernstein. While retaining the sparkling comedy of Wilde’s original play, it adds witty songs and a topical setting where the play’s younger characters could have come from reality show Made in Chelsea and Lady Bracknell is a Brexiteer.

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane 19 & 26 July, 3pm Tickets €7

Town Hall Theatre Studio, Courthouse Square Sunday 21 July, 6pm Tickets €7

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‘This night it’ll all change. This night is the big night’ WHEN & WHERE

Nun’s Island Theatre, Nun’s Island 15–28 July, 8pm Preview 13 July, 8pm Matinees 19 & 26 July 2pm No show Sunday 21 July Tickets €24 – €25 Duration 1 hour 50 mins including interval

Eden is the powerful story of an ordinary relationship on an extraordinary weekend. Billy and Breda are approaching their 10th wedding anniversary. Breda is determined that this will be the weekend that saves their marriage. But Billy is more concerned with Imelda, the beautiful young woman he has his eye on. From the writer of hit RTÉ drama Pure Mule, Eden is a story of stale love and fresh lust in the Irish midlands. Eden was the winner of Best New Play at both the Irish Times Theatre Awards and the Stewart Parker Awards in 2001. # GI AF19 25


Festival Commission

Street Art | Architecture | France Olivier Grossetête

The People Build Olivier Grossetête’s spectacular architectural project The People Build captured the public’s imagination and attracted huge audiences during his Festival residencies in 2017 and 2018. GIAF has invited the artist to return again to Galway this July to embark on another large scale and highly ambitious project involving thousands of participants who will help create gigantic cardboard constructions, which when complete will be enjoyed by tens of thousands of Festival visitors. The public watches in amazement and plays a formative role as an extraordinary structure rises from the ground. Once complete and installed in Eyre Square in the city centre, audiences then join forces in a massive celebratory demolition as the cardboard building comes tumbling down.

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WHEN & WHERE

Eyre Square Construction 19 July, 11am–4pm Demolition 21 July, 4pm Free Workshops 14–18 July Check online for details

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Street Art | Circus | France

Irish Premiere

Street Art | Australia

Les P’Tits Bras

Behind the Scenes directed by Christophe Theillier

Guru Dudu Silent Disco Walking Tours WHEN & WHERE

Eyre Square 19 – 21 July, 2pm Free

No one does circus quite like the French! Heart–stopping acrobatics are performed on an enormous and beautiful art nouveaux structure, to an amazing score, welcoming you to the world of Les P’Tits Bras Behind the Scenes and transporting you to the world of the 1900s circus. Spectacle, excitement and audience terror await in equal measure!

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Australian David Naylor is Guru Dudu. He and his fellow tour gurus become your charismatic guides on a ‘silent disco’ power walk through Galway! With the hilarious commentary of our Australian motivator talking through audiences’ headsets, a fifty–strong crowd will dance and sing their way through the streets from Eyre Square to the Spanish Arch and Galway’s west end. Onlookers can’t help but to stop and stare as you clap, laugh and cheer in time with the beat. Why don’t you weave your way through Festival crowds in the summer sun [and maybe a little rain!] grooving to the Guru’s hand–selected mixtape of 70s, 80s and 90s hits? Warning: your cheeks may hurt from smiling. This is serious fun!

WHEN & WHERE

Meeting Point Festival Garden, Eyre Square 17–28 July No shows 22 & 23 July 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 6.30pm & 8pm Tickets €10

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15—28 JULY 2019

Music

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I M A G E : M A C Y G R AY P H OTO: G U I L I A N O B E KO R

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Music | USA

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh

Burt Bacharach ‘Anyone who had a heart would love Burt Bacharach just as much as I do.’ THE INDEPENDENT

Get ready to tap your toes to classics like Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head and Wishin’ and Hopin’ when three–time Academy Award winner and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Burt Bacharach plays the Heineken® Big Top at Galway International Arts Festival. Lauded by Hollywood, Broadway, and just about every institution in the music industry, Mr Bacharach’s eight Grammy Awards include the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and 1997 Trustees Award with his collaborator Hal David. Burt Bacharach and his band’s Heineken® Big Top concert is a once–in–a–lifetime chance to experience over 50 years of hits from one of the greatest songwriters in modern music. Mr. Bacharach revolutionised pop music in the 1950s and 1960s, and a dazzling discography beloved by generations of fans includes 48 Top 10 hits and nine No. 1 songs. Just a sampling of that number includes favourites such as Alfie, Anyone Who Had a Heart, Arthur’s Theme, Close To You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, I Say A Little Prayer, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, This Guy’s In Love With You, Walk On By, and What The World Needs Now Is Love. His songs have been recorded by legendary artists including Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, and Aretha Franklin. With support from Paddy Hanna.

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WHEN & WHERE

Heineken® Big Top Fisheries Field Monday 22 July Doors 7pm | Show 8pm Tickets €59.50 Seated

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Music | Ireland

Music | Ireland | USA

Joan as Police Woman

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh

Bell X1

‘Outstanding’ THE GUARDIAN ON DAMNED DEVOTION

Already acknowledged as a thrilling live performer and starkly honest lyricist, Joan Wasser aka Joan As Police Woman’s 2018 release Damned Devotion found Wasser at her rawest yet. While her 2014 album The Classic was a soulful celebration of life and her 2011 album The Deep Field a lush moody expansion, this release saw her stripping her compositions back to the core, the bare–all lyricism and timeless melodies harking back to her accolade–winning album To Survive and the universally acclaimed debut album Real Life.

‘A fantastic live band.’ HOTPRESS

WHERE & WHEN St. Nicholas Church, Lombard Street Monday 15 July, 10pm Tickets €25 PHOTO: ALLISON MICHAEL ORENSTEIN

One of Ireland’s best live acts and most popular bands, Bell X1 make a welcome return to Galway following their memorable sold–out gig at the Festival in 2016. Bell X1 have now achieved ‘national treasure’ status with the Irish public. They have been nominated on four occasions for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year while three of their albums debuted at No. 1 on the Irish Album Charts. In what is sure to be one of the best live gigs of the Festival, the crowd can expect to hear hits from across their various critically–acclaimed albums, which include Rocky Took a Lover, The Great Defector, The End is Nigh and Flame amongst others in addition to tracks from their latest studio album, Arms. With support from Saint Sister. 34 GALWAY IN TERN ATIO N AL ARTS F EST IVAL

WHEN & WHERE

Heineken® Big Top Fisheries Field Friday 19 July Doors 7pm | Show 8pm Tickets €35 Standing

PHOTO: MULOGR APHY

No Encore

Thanks Brother

Hosted by Dave Hanratty, Daithí O’Dronaí and Craig Fitzpatrick, this weekly podcast is required listening for any self–respecting music fan. Expect a winning cocktail of irreverent humour, incisive analysis and incendiary opinion. Recent guests include Julian Casablancas, Villagers and Molly Sterling.

John Broe and Róisín O are both successful artists in their own right. Broe was the writer and performer with Miracle Bell and Róisín O carved out her own successful solo career. Thanks Brother released their single We Caught It in January, a slice of anthemic pop, describing magic moments of lost inhibitions. It is the first of four single releases this year culminating in an EP for release in winter.

WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Saturday 27 July, 2pm Tickets €5 Live recording

WHERE & WHEN Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street Thursday 18 July, 8.30pm Tickets €20 Limited unreserved seating. Over 18 #GI AF19 35


Music | Ireland | UK | Netherlands | Portugal | USA | Germany

Music | Northern Ireland

Sunil Sharpe and Violet

Dublin legend Sunil Sharpe is one of Europe’s most renowned and well–loved techno DJs commanding the decks like no other. Violet has gained global recognition as one of the finest purveyors of rave music on the planet, playing in clubs like Berghain in Berlin and Fabric in London to name a few.

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh

Two Door Cinema Club

WHEN & WHERE

Electric Garden & Theatre, Abbeygate Street Friday 19 July, 11pm Tickets €8 – €10

B OYS NOIZE

DJ Overdose, Shiv and Bill Converse

Boys Noize, Orpheu The Wizard, Logos and ELLLL

Two rooms of electronic heavy hitters. Dutch west–coast legend DJ Overdose and 2XM resident Shiv dish out the best of Hip–Hop, Miami Bass, and Electro in the Garden. Meanwhile, Michigan warehouse fiend Bill Converse serves up the finest Acid House and Techno in the smoky confines of Electric’s Factory.

Berlin DJ and producer Boys Noize will be bringing his unforgettable set to Galway. Anointed one of the ‘Top 10 DJ’s Who Rule The World’ by Rolling Stone, he´s headlined festivals and clubs on every continent as well as collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Jarvis Cocker and more. Orpheu The Wizard, who is celebrated for the depth of his taste and the passion with which he plays comes to The Garden. Gash x Bap2thefuture welcome Logos to Factory for a night of ‘weightless’ Bass music, along with Irish artist ELLLL for a live set of her signature experimental techno sound.

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

Electric Garden & Theatre, Abbeygate Street Saturday 20 July, 11pm Tickets €8 – €10

Electric Garden & Theatre, Abbeygate Street Saturday 27 July, 11pm Tickets €15 – €20

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‘…vibrant, punchy and impossible not to enjoy…’ THE INDEPENDENT

Two Door Cinema Club has cemented their position as one of Ireland’s finest indie rock bands, with three critically–acclaimed albums and a series of amazing live shows. Their live shows, described by The Express as a ‘festival must–see’ and The Independent as ‘vibrant, punchy and impossible not to enjoy’, ensure that another great night is in store when they take to the Heineken® Big Top stage. Expect to hear tracks from Tourist History, selected for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year 2011, including such massive tunes as Something Good Can Work, Undercover Martyn and What You Know; 2012’s Beacon, which debuted at No. 1 on the Irish Albums Chart and reached No. 2 on the UK Albums Chart; and 2016’s Gameshow, which was in the Top 10 in both the UK and Ireland and charted across Europe, Australia and the USA. Their new album False Alarm was just released to critical acclaim. Support from All Tvvins.

WHEN & WHERE

Heineken® Big Top Fisheries Field Friday 26 July Doors 7pm | Show 8pm Tickets €49.50 Standing

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Music | Ireland | USA

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Villagers and John Grant HHHHH ‘No pretence. Just perfection.’

THE IRISH TIME S ON VILL AGER S THE ART OF PRE TENDING TO SWIM

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‘Arch brilliance…’ NME ON JOHN GRANT

Choice Music Prize winners Villagers and critically–acclaimed singer– songwriter John Grant provide for an unmissable double bill. The two Festival favourites will return to the GIAF stage for what’s sure to be a night of unforgettable performances. Adored by critics and fans alike since their 2010 Mercury Prize nominated debut Becoming A Jackal, Villagers will play the Festival following a series of arena shows with Mumford & Sons. In addition to new songs from their 2018 release, The Art of Pretending to Swim, Villagers’ extensive catalogue includes such well–known songs as Nothing Arrived, Courage and A Trick of the Light. From his solo debut with Queen of Denmark, named by Mojo as its album of the year, John Grant has been on a dramatic upward trajectory delivering four albums of highly–acclaimed songs. Known for his fantastic live performances, Heineken® Big Top audiences can look forward to firm favourites like GMF, Pale Green Ghost, and Disappointing. Don’t miss your opportunity to see two superb live acts.

WHEN & WHERE

Heineken® Big Top Fisheries Field Thursday 18 July Doors 7pm | Show 8pm Tickets €39.50 Standing

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Music | Ireland

Music | USA

The Frank and Walters It’s been an eventful few years for The Frank and Walters with the release of their latest album Songs for the Walking Wounded and a European tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their second album Grand Parade in 2017. 2018 marked twenty five years since their UK Top 20 seminal hit After All. The track found a whole new audience following a classic television moment on the RTÉ/BBC production The Young Offenders.

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Macy Gray

WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Wednesday 17 July, 8pm Tickets: €16 – €18 Standing. Over 18

Lisa O’Neill and Junior Brother WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Wednesday 24 July, 8.30pm Tickets €16 – €18 Standing. Over 18

Lisa O’Neill is an Irish songwriter like no other. Her roots may be sourced in folk and traditional music but her work opens up a landscape beyond any settled sense of genre. Her work is filled with tension and emotion, contextualizing themes of love, loss, heartache and sorrow today through referencing tales from the past with beauty, honesty and defiance. Junior Brother is an Irish alt folk singer playing sometimes humorous and sometimes heady tunes. Strange stories, poetic and arcane, unfold with reckless abandon upon an idiosyncratic guitar and foot tambourine accompaniment.

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Macy Gray occupies a rare space in the canon of modern music. That unmistakable rasp, unshakeable grasp on soul, and funky spirit ensured her status as a 21st century icon since her arrival with the triple–platinum How Life Is in 1999. Selling over 25 million albums globally, winning a Grammy Award and two BRIT Awards, collaborating with everyone from Ariana Grande to Galactic, and enchanting fans all over the world, her voice has consistently resounded throughout pop culture. Eternally enamored and enthralled with her voice and presence, a devout fan base that transcends genres, generations, and creeds celebrates her work. She released her tenth album, Ruby last year, a bold mix of genres and collaborations. With special guests Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

I M A G E : M A C Y G R AY. P H O T O : G U I L I A N O B E K O R

WHEN & WHERE

Heineken® Big Top Fisheries Field Sunday 21 July Doors 7pm | Show 8pm Tickets €35 Standing

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Music | Ireland

Music | Russia | England

Huun-Huur-Tu

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh

The Academic ‘The Academic don’t write songs – they write anthems’ CLASH MUSIC

Huun–Huur–Tu are a music group from Tuva, a republic of Russia located on the Mongolia–Russia border. The group perform indigenous Tuvan folk music mixed with traditional throat singing, in which the singers sing both the note and an overtone, thus producing two or three notes simultaneously. Native Tuvan instruments such as the igil khomus [Tuvan jaw harp], doshpuluur, and dünggür [shaman drum] compliment their sound. They have collaborated with many musicians including Frank Zappa, The Chieftains, The Kronos Quartet and the Kodo Drummers.

Indie rock sensation The Academic headline at Galway International Arts Festival in 2019 following an unforgettable year that has seen them play a series of Irish sell–out shows and complete a massive tour of the US, Europe and the UK after their debut album went to No. 1 in the Irish charts. The Academic wowed audiences at GIAF 2018 when they played support to The Stunning at their unforgettable gig. Galway audiences can expect to hear such massive hits as Different, Mixtape 2003, Bear Claws, Permanent Vacation, Why Can’t We Be Friends? and Fake ID, which have garnered the band a massive following, critical acclaim and appearances at some of Europe’s highest profile festivals as well as opening slots for acts like The Rolling Stones, Twenty One Pilots, The Strokes and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Support from Wild Youth.

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WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Monday 15 July & Tuesday 16 July, 8pm Tickets €24 – €26 Limited unreserved seating Over 18

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Heineken® Big Top Fisheries Field Saturday 20 July Doors 7.30pm | Show 8.30pm Tickets €35 Standing

London Astrobeat Orchestra perform Talking Heads

‘will totally, utterly & completely blow your wig off!’ WORLD HE AD QUARTER S

Incredible live performance of songs from the iconic Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense movie. Performed expertly by a funky, rhythmic, hypnotic, anthemic, uplifting, groovy, percussive, smack on point, earth– shatteringly tight, live band. Featuring tracks from the cult classic albums Remain In The Light and Speaking in Tongues this is Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense delivered with a degree of raw, cosmic, human energy. This collective of musicians, from West Africa, Europe and beyond offer this completely unique, razor sharp, liquid funk and jaw–droppingly tight take, on the finest of Mr David Byrne and Co’s timeless compositions.

WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Sunday 28 July, 8pm Tickets €23 – €25 Standing. Over 18

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Music | Ireland | France

Music | Ireland

Lisa Lambe ‘Superb’ THE GUARDIAN

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh

The Coronas

Described by The Irish Times as the ‘finest singer and actor of her generation’, Lisa Lambe is delighted to perform with a stellar band of Troubadours: No Crows and Martin Tourish for an evening of folk, folk–symphony and song with very special guest singer/songwriter Mark Geary.

WHERE & WHEN Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street Thursday 25 July, 8.30pm Tickets €20 Limited unreserved seating

Marieke Huysmans Pianocean

Pillow Queens

Pianocean is an artistic and maritime project led by the piano and voice of Marieke Huysmans. Sailor, pianist and songwriter Marieke sails from port to port around the world giving free concerts everywhere she goes. In Galway she will perform twice daily during the second week of the Festival at Galway’s Docks.

Pillow Queens songs have quickly found their way into the hearts of new fans in the local underground DIY scene and onto BBC 6music and RadioX playlists. Their second EP, State of the State, released last year was supported by a very successful UK and Irish tour. Support from The Claque.

WHERE & WHEN The Docks, Dock Road 20–27 July 3pm & 5pm Free

WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Friday 19 July, 8.30pm Tickets €10 – €12.50 Standing. Over 18

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‘An Irish phenomenon’ THE IRISH INDEPENDENT

The Coronas, one of Ireland’s biggest live acts, will headline this high–energy end of Festival party on the final night of GIAF 2019. This hugely–popular band are bringing their ‘The Long Way Home Festival’ to select venues this summer. Heineken® Big Top audiences can get ready to sing along to hits like Someone Else’s Hands, Closer to You, San Diego Song and Give Me a Minute. The Coronas will be joined by four breakthrough Irish live acts, Le Boom, Ryan McMullan, True Tides and The Clockworks for what’s sure to be a show–stopping Festival experience.

WHEN & WHERE

Heineken® Big Top Fisheries Field Sunday 28 July Doors 4pm | Show 5pm Tickets €44.50 Standing

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Music | USA | Ireland

Music | England | USA

Ezra Furman Crossing between love, gender, sexuality and religion, and singing in solidarity with the innocent, persecuted, oppressed and threatened, Ezra Furman provides a soundtrack for the current fear and loathing in America like no other. His second album for Bella Union, Transangelic Exodus, is a new landmark for the American singer–songwriter: ‘not a concept record, but almost a novel, or a cluster of stories on a theme, a combination of fiction and a half–true memoir,’ according to its author. ‘A personal companion for a paranoid road trip. A queer outlaw saga.’ Perfect for an artist always on the move, always evolving.

Saving Grace A co–operative including Suzi Dian, Oli Jefferson, Tony Kelsey, Robert Plant and Matt Worley

WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Thursday 25 July, 8.30pm Tickets €22 – €24 Standing. Over 18

‘Superb’ THE GUARDIAN

Jack L and Pat McCabe WHERE & WHEN Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street Wednesday 24 July, 8.30pm Tickets €25 Limited unreserved seating Over 18

Writer Patrick McCabe is known for his mostly dark and violent novels. He was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto. This collaboration with Jack Lukeman might best be described as old–style village hall vaudeville for the future. Lukeman and McCabe are friends and long–time collaborators, having toured the UK, the USA and Ireland in the 1990s. Now they are back with a wailing harmonica.

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Saving Grace performed publicly for the first time ever in Spring 2019 and since then, the band has performed for small audiences at theatres and festivals around the UK. In keeping with Saving Grace’s commitment to small, intimate performances, their GIAF19 concert will be an unforgettable chance to see Robert Plant’s acoustic band in Galway’s beautiful, ambient and historic 13th century St Nicholas’ Church. The co–operative includes Suzi Dian [vocals], Oli Jefferson [percussion], Tony Kelsey [mandolin, baritone and acoustic guitars], Robert Plant [vocals] and Matt Worley [banjo, acoustic and baritone guitars, and cuatro]. With a sound that’s been described as bluesy and folk–inspired, Saving Grace packs a punch ranging ‘from a whisper to a scream’. Best known as the lead singer and lyricist of one of the most enduring bands in rock history, Plant is regarded as one of the greatest vocalists of all time. With support from The 4 of Us.

WHEN & WHERE

St Nicholas’ Church Thursday 18 July Doors 7.30pm | Show 8pm Tickets €34.50 Seated

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Music | England

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh

ORBITAL

With nine studio albums and three decades of electronic dance music performances to their name, the multi award–winning ORBITAL are renowned for their legendary live shows. Brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll have been making waves on the global techno scene for many years. The Guardian credited ORBITAL with ‘converting’ the 1994 Glastonbury Festival crowds to dance music with a performance Q Magazine has called one of the Top 50 Gigs of all time. Q magazine have had them on their list of ‘50 bands to see before you die’ while their studio work has seen them successfully remix Madonna and Kraftwerk hits and collaborate with soundtrack composer Angelo Badalamenti and Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammet. Known for live performances incorporating techno improv, they were joined on stage in Glastonbury in 2009 by actor Matt Smith for a remix of the Doctor Who theme. Expect to hear classic singles like Chime, Style, The Box, and Satan as well as songs from their latest studio album released last year, Monsters Exist. See for yourself why ORBITAL won NME Awards for Best Dance Act and Best Live Event. Support from Daithí.

WHEN & WHERE

Heineken® Big Top Fisheries Field Saturday 27 July Doors 7pm | Show 8pm Tickets €49.50 Standing

‘...you have to see Orbital.’ THE GUARDIAN

‘Some of the greatest electronic albums of their time…’ GOLDENPLEC

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Music | Ireland

Music | Mali

Mick Flannery ‘Outrageous sonic adventures.’ THE IRISH TIMES

Mick Flannery is a refreshingly unassuming artist, whose stage presence exudes no superficial gimmicks, just a man sharing his songs in an understated but powerful manner. This attribute combined with the heartfelt honesty in his lyrics has won him worthy comparisons to such great songwriters as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits. Flannery’s distinctive voice and immense talent have marked him out as one of Ireland’s finest performers. His Evening Train debut album has been adapted as a stage musical and will premiere in Cork this summer. WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Saturday 20 July, 8pm Tickets: €24 – €26 Standing. Over 18

Jerry Fish

Kojaque

With a career spanning over two decades Jerry Fish is one of Ireland’s most enigmatic songwriters and performers. Former frontman of An Emotional Fish his swaggering vocals have been described as Tom Waits in a good mood, or Leonard Cohen doing Dean Martin. Jerry Fish’s high–energy shows are legendary.

Dublin rapper Kojaque is an artist steadily gaining ground on the Irish and international music scenes, due to his unique style, stunning visuals, and biting lyrics. Co–founder of Soft Boy Records, Kojaque mixes sampling and jazz beats with dynamic, poetic lyrics. His multi–media performances are unlike anything else, simultaneously brutal, honest, and beautiful. Influences range from MF DOOM to Stevie Wonder. Support from Wastefellow.

WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Saturday 27 July, 8pm Tickets: €18 – €20 Standing. Over 18

WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Thursday 18 July, 8pm Tickets €18 – €20 Standing. Over 18

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Tinariwen ‘great soul and prowess’ THE GUARDIAN

For Grammy–winning Saharan blues band Tinariwen, the desert is their home, and their hypnotic and electrifying guitar rock reflects complex realities of their base in northwest Africa. Founded in the 1980s in Tureg camps in Libya and exposed to western music these poet–guitarists and soul rebels deliver songs imbued with aching beauty and lonesome poetry. Their music expresses the aspirations of their people, the Kel Tamashek or ‘Touareg’ of the southern Sahara desert. Their music was bootlegged and traded around the region, earning them a devout following and after travelling for ten years you can now join these world soldiers as they make a welcome return to the Festival for a night of achingly beautiful desert rock.

PHOTO: MARIE PL ANEILLE

WHEN & WHERE

Heineken® Big Top Fisheries Field Tuesday 16 July Doors 7pm | Show 8pm Tickets €30 Standing

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Music | Ireland

Music | Ireland

Booka Brass Band ‘extraordinary!’ 2FM

Sharon Shannon, Mary Coughlan and Frances Black In late 2012 the Bookas were drawn together by their classical background and desire to experiment musically. Since then their trajectory has been constantly on the rise, from the success of their critically acclaimed debut EP BBB, a sold–out nationwide tour alongside collaborations and live performances with Irish music heavyweights including The Frames, Lisa Hannigan, Jape and James Vincent McMorrow, and a triumphant debut album, Chilled Milk.

WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Friday 26 July, 8pm Tickets €18 – €20 Standing. Over 18

Sharon Shannon, Mary Coughlan and Frances Black join forces for a unique show featuring their collective talents. They previously shared a stage together for the popular A Woman’s Heart albums and tours. These three powerhouses will each perform their own set of greatest hits, building to an unmissable finale together.

WHERE & WHEN Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street Monday 22 July, 8.30pm Tickets €33 Limited unreserved seating. Over 18

Galway Street Club

Kíla

Borderline

Ciaran Tourish and Kevin Doherty

This Galway based global street band has become renowned for their high–octane, bare– chested busking riot with a fusion of Ska, Irish Folk, Trad, Americana, Blues and Rock and Roll, cultivated by the various cultural and musical influences of the band members.

Kíla bring their funky brand of hip–shaking, smile–making groovy trad to Monroe’s Live. 2018 marked 30 years together for the band and over that timespan their unique sound has constantly evolved yet still managed to keep a fresh style unique to Kíla alone.

The Sing Along Social is a zero–commitment choir designed for people who can’t sing! Created by singing enthusiast Aoife McElwain who has been stretching our vocal chords since 2015. One of the most popular events at the Festival Club over the last two years, why don’t you come along this evening for a night of uninhibited singing and guaranteed fun?

Ciaran Tourish and Kevin Doherty have recently released their debut duo record Hotel Fiesta. The record showcases the great songwriting and singing of Kevin accompanied by Ciaran on fiddle and whistles. Ciaran and Kevin have spent the last few decades touring the world with their respective bands, Four Men and a Dog and Altan. With special guests Dermot Byrne and James Delaney.

WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Sunday 21 July, 8.30pm Tickets €10 Standing. Over 18

WHERE & WHEN Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street Friday 26 July, 10pm Tickets €25 Limited unreserved seating. Over 18.

WHERE & WHEN Festival Club Galway Rowing Club, Waterside Thursday 18 July, 10pm Tickets €10

WHERE & WHEN Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street Friday 19 July, 8.30pm Tickets €20 Limited unreserved seating. Over 18.

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A Sing Along Social Special

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Music | Ireland | Australia

Music | Ireland

Iarla Ó Lionáird and Steve Cooney

Renowned two–time Grammy nominee Iarla Ó Lionáird is best known for his unmistakable voice and distinctive sean nós style as part of the stunningly successful supergroup The Gloaming. For this very special concert he is accompanied by acoustic guitar virtuoso Steve Cooney who has played on over 60 albums with Irish artists, including Altan, The Chieftains, Clannad and Andy Irvine. He also composes his own material and is one of the most sought–after producer/arrangers working in traditional music.

WHERE & WHEN St Nicholas’ Church, Lombard Street Wednesday 17 July, 10pm Tickets €22 – €25 Seated

‘with lazily strummed electric guitar and full–bodied organ chords shining through the lo–fi production like a milky sun, she waltzes through the shoegazing ballad with wonderment’

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National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland A Tribute to John Williams conductor David Brophy Join the full forces of RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, under conductor David Brophy, in an exhilarating tribute to one of the greatest film composers alive, John Williams, and those who influenced him. Korngold, Steiner & Waxman, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Jaws, Kings Row and Prince Valiant all combine to make an unforgettable afternoon of movie masterpieces.

THE GUARDIAN

Maria Somerville plus Guests

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Irish singer–songwriter and producer Maria Somerville draws on folk forms alongside post–punk, traditional Irish motifs, starry eyed pop and hypnotic drones to create wholly original music that is borne of her roots in Connemara.

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WHERE & WHEN Electric Garden & Theatre, Abbeygate Street Friday 26th July, 8pm Tickets €5 – €8

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Heineken® Big Top Fisheries Field Saturday 20 July, 2.30pm Tickets €25 – €28 Seated

Korngold Waxman Williams Rozsa Williams Williams Newman Williams Williams

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Music | USA | Ireland

Music | Ireland | USA

Peggy Seeger

Multi–instrumentalist, feminist and political songwriter Peggy Seeger needs little introduction. As Ewan MacColl’s partner and muse, she was the inspiration for the classic The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face [the title of her recent memoir]. Now in her 80s, her light burns brightly as ever, with legendary live performances which can include ballads, anecdotes from her remarkable life, or songs about drugs, war, politicians and women.

Traditional Music Showcases Steph Geremia Band Steph Geremia [flute, vocals] Aaron Jones [bouzouki, guitar] & Ben Gunnery [fiddle] Thursday 18 July, 1 pm Alan Kelly [accordion] & Brian McGrath [piano, banjo] Friday 19 July, 1pm John Hoban [mandocello, fiddle, banjo] Saturday 20 July, 1pm John Weir [fiddle] & Eithne Ní Dhonaile [harp] Thursday 25 July, 1pm

WHERE & WHEN Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street Sunday 21 July, 8.30pm Tickets €27 Limited unreserved seating. Over 18

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, Dominick Street. 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. WHERE & WHEN Traditional Music Showcases Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street Tickets €10

Meabh O’Hare [fiddle] & Karol Lynch [bouzouki, banjo] Friday 26 July, 1pm Brendan O Regan [bouzouki, mandolin] Garry O’Briain [mandocello, guitar] Saturday 27 July, 1pm

Greenshine The Henry Girls

Garadice

The Henry Girls need little introduction having enchanted audiences for many years with their folk harmonies. They’ve crafted a tribute show to The Boswell Sisters, who were the first sister jazz trio and a major influence on many including Ella Fitzgerald. This show will see them joined on stage by a seven–piece band for an unmissable Festival appearance.

Eleanor Shanley, Dave Sheridan, Padraig McGovern and John McCartin are Garadice. Their combined creative prowess saw the quartet release their debut self–titled album this year. Expect an evening of top notch musicianship and the incredible voice of Eleanor Shanley.

WHERE & WHEN Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street Wednesday 17 July, 8.30pm Tickets €25 Limited unreserved seating. Over 18

WHERE & WHEN Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street Tuesday 23 July, 8.30pm Tickets €22 Limited unreserved seating. Over 18

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Greenshine is a Cork based family trio comprising Noel Shine, Mary Greene and their daughter Ellie Shine. Their material straddles the boundaries of contemporary, folk and roots and includes many self–penned songs. The band is known for striking harmonies and excellent musicianship with legendary Irish musician and singer Christy Moore commenting, ‘The sound of a family immersed in music, tight in harmony, in love with song. Shine on Greenshine.’ WHERE & WHEN The Black Gate, Francis Street Thursday 18 July, 9pm Tickets €12 – €15 STEPH GEREMIA

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15—28 JULY 2019

Visual Arts

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IMAGE: SAM JINKS IRIS–THE MESSENGER

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Visual Arts | Australia

Sam Jinks In the Flesh ‘Triumphant…something of a secular masterpiece.’ THE GUARDIAN

WHEN & WHERE

Festival Gallery, William Street 15–28 July, 11am–6pm Late opening to 8pm Thursday–Saturday Free

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In The Flesh is an enthralling exhibition by one of Australia’s most exciting and important contemporary sculptors, Sam Jinks. The exhibition, which includes new and existing work, explores the themes of intimacy, empathy, alienation, mortality and acceptance. The work of Sam Jinks draws on our shared fascination with the human figure, a fascination that has persisted through the history of Western sculpture. His hyper–realistic representations of the body, constructed from clay casts, poured silicone, fibreglass, resin and human hair, reflect the impermanence of life and the body’s fragility, while simultaneously capturing the intimacy, strength, empathy and vulnerability which defines us. The viewer becomes suspended in an intense moment of intimacy with the work, a moment that cannot ordinarily be achieved amongst strangers. As we stare at the figures frozen in states of vulnerability, be it babyhood, old age or quiet contemplation, we glimpse our own vulnerabilities reflected back.

I M AG E : C O U RT E S Y O F T H E A RT I ST A N D S U L L I VA N + ST RU M P F S Y D N E Y | S I N G A P O R E

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Visual Arts | England

Sarah Hickson

Placing Home: Hidden Stories

WHEN & WHERE

O’Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway 15–28 July, 11am–6pm Late opening to 8pm Thursday–Saturday. Free

Sarah Hickson is a photographer whose practice explores the relationship between people and place, often focusing on the role of the arts from a wider social or humanitarian perspective. Much of her recent work explores themes of migration, displacement and transition. Her GIAF 2018 show Sounds Unseen captured life in the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais. The Festival has commissioned Hickson to work with people who have lived or are living in direct provision in Galway. This project commences this summer with Hickson’s work in progress exhibited here. The results of the project will be fully realised with an exhibition premiering during GIAF 2020.

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Visual Arts | Ireland Chloe Brenan | Jane Cassidy | Louise Manifold | Treasa O’Brien

Making Space

Following a collaborative residency with researchers from the Centre of Astronomy, NUI Galway, Brenan, Cassidy, Manifold and O’Brien present new work which interrogates contemporary approaches to astronomical research in collaboration with four scientists in NUI Galway. This exhibition is part of the Royal Astronomical Society’s 2020 bicentennial celebrations [RAS 200]. This is the only project in Ireland to join four others from the UK that have received RAS 200 Awards to support astronomy and geophysics projects. July 2019 also marks the 50th anniversary of the first person to walk on the moon. Curated by Maeve Mulrennan and Prof. Andrew Shearer.

I M AG E : LO U I S E M A N I F O L D, I N T H E C O N ST E L L AT I O N O F H Y D R A

WHEN & WHERE

Galway Arts Centre 47 Dominick Street Lower 15–28 July, 10am–5.30pm Free Backstage at the Festival 15 July, 6pm Gallery talk with the artist

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Visual Arts | Ireland

Visual Arts | Ireland

Diana Copperwhite and Ciara Barker

Alice Maher and Aideen Barry

Reforming WHEN & WHERE

126 Gallery, St. Bridget’s Place, Woodquay 15–28 July, 11am–6pm. Free

Reforming is a duo exhibition of painting and installation by acclaimed Irish artist Diana Copperwhite and emerging Irish artist Ciara Barker respectively. Reforming presents an exhibition infused with colour which explores notions of reality, abstraction and our sense of space, while placing two artists at different stages of career together. Copperwhite’s work focuses on how the human psyche processes information, and looks at the mechanisms of how we formulate what is real, while Barker presents her work as a frame in which to observe and question how we interact with each other and our physical surroundings.

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6SKIN

6SKIN is a sound and image fantasia, using vibrant dance, immersive soundscape and vivid animation, constructed as a series of veils, skins and fields of imagery. Created by artists and directors Alice Maher & Aideen Barry 6SKIN features performances and choreography from Jessica Kennedy & Megan Kennedy of Junk Ensemble, and a specially commissioned score by sound artist David Stalling. Edited by Connie Farrell, with DOP Colm Hogan. The film is produced by Edwina Forkin of Zanzibar Films.

WHEN & WHERE

O’Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway 15–28 July, 11am–6pm Late opening to 8pm Thursday–Saturday Free

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Visual Arts | Ireland | England

Visual Arts | Taiwan imPRESSions is the first and longest running National Open Printmaking Exhibition in Ireland. For more than twenty– five years it has maintained its excellent record for producing high quality exhibitions of original prints. The Adjudicator for 2019 is Ian Ritchie, architect, author, artist and printmaker, who founded Ian Ritchie Architects in 1981. He is best known in Ireland for The Monument of Light, also known as The Spire in Dublin’s O’Connell Street. WHEN & WHERE

imPRESSions Open Printmaking Biennial

Joe Hogan Gathered from the Earth

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Centre For The Creative Arts & Media Cluain Mhuire, GMIT, Monivea Road 15–28 July, 11am–6pm Free

Harvesting his own willow, Joe Hogan makes both functional and sculptural baskets. His work incorporates birch twigs, bog myrtle, catkins, lichens and other wild materials and is prompted by a desire to develop a deeper connection with the natural world. Hogan is regarded as one of Ireland’s master craftsmen and has gained a worldwide reputation for his work. His home and the landscape near Loch na Fooey, Co. Galway have had a profound influence on the style and diversity of his work. WHEN & WHERE

Kenny Gallery Líosbán Retail Park, Tuam Road 15–27 July, 9am–5pm Closed Sunday 21 July Free

Annlin Chao

The Paralleled Mind Annlin Chao is an award–winning artist who specializes in multi–media animation and film. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2014, she established Annlin Chao Studio, working to extend the boundaries between art, animation, and moving images. Physically and mentally, human beings exist in a two– paralleled world. Because we are so concentrated on disguising reality rather than being aware of our authentic selves, this true world exists undercover. In her exhibition The Parallel Mind, Annlin Chao explores three different mindsets, disclosing secret stories behind the surface. Which one is real, which one is surreal? Without dialogues, there are no solid answers, only silent thoughts drifting in the space. Supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.

WHEN & WHERE

O’Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway 15–28 July, 11am–6pm Late opening to 8pm Thursday–Saturday Free

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15—28 JULY 2019

First Thought Talks Borders

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First Thought Talks | Ireland

First Thought Talks | Ireland | Honduras Marion McKeone, Ireland’s foremost reporter on the United States [The Sunday Business Post], will talk about the US southern border and Donald Trump’s controversial wall. She will be interviewed by Larry Donnelly, NUI Galway legal scholar and broadcaster.

WHEN & WHERE

Trump’s Wall:

A Symptom of a Greater US Sickness?

What Can We Do About Climate Change? with Mary Robinson WHEN & WHERE

Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway Saturday 20 July, 10am Tickets €10

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and now head of the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, will talk about possibly the single most important issue facing humanity. She will be introduced by Professor John Sweeney, one of Ireland’s best–known experts on climate change.

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Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Saturday 20 July, 12noon Tickets €10

The Irish Border:

How Did We Get Here?

What Does Being Transgender Mean?

Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD, will discuss the history of the Irish border over the last 100 years, telling us how we got to where we are today, as outlined in his best–selling book The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo–Irish Politics. He will be interviewed by Professor Gearoid O’Tuathaigh, Professor Emeritus of History, NUI Galway.

Una Mullally, journalist, activist and columnist with The Irish Times, will discuss with a panel the complicated issues surrounding transgender identities and rights. Her panel will include Lu Saborío Velasquez, a trans nonbinary Honduran artist based in Dublin; Lydia Foy, the person who won the legal right to have her birth certificate reflect her chosen gender; and Eilis Barry of FLAC, who took that case.

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Saturday 20 July, 2pm Tickets €10

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First Thought Talks | Ireland | USA

First Thought Talks | Ireland | USA

Shakespeare and a Divided America

Dearbhail McDonald, journalist and presenter of Fertility Shock, the RTÉ documentary, which explored our falling birth–rate and its implications and on her own fertility journey, will give us the results of her research and analysis on a very important issue. She will be interviewed by Marian Richardson, eminent journalist and broadcaster.

Professor James Shapiro, widely acknowledged as one of world’s leading and most entertaining Shakespeare scholars [author of 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare], will discuss the uses and misuses of Shakespeare to divide America, the subject of his next book. He will be interviewed by Professor Patrick Lonergan, Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies, NUI Galway.

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Saturday 20 July, 5pm Tickets €10

Are We Having Enough Children?

The Irish Border and the GAA:

Where is Brexit Now?

Mental Illness:

Treatment Over The Years?

Is Change Coming?

Joe Brolly, well–known sports commentator; Paul Rouse, sports historian; and Jarlath Burns, Armagh delegate on the Ulster Council of the GAA, will discuss the implications for the GAA of a potential vote on the Irish border. They will be interviewed by Mark Duncan, Director of Century Ireland and co–author of The GAA: A People’s History.

Fintan O’Toole, author of Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain, which brilliantly analysed the psychological and intellectual malaise which brought us Brexit, brings us up to date with what is happening now. He will be interviewed by Catriona Crowe, curator of First Thought Talks.

Mary Cregan, author of The Scar, an account of her own experience of depression and an expert exploration of how this growing illness has been treated from the early 20th century to now, will talk to Catriona Crowe, curator of First Thought Talks, about what happened to her and her research into mental illness treatment.

Laurence Wright, author of The Looming Tower [now a major TV series] and God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, will talk about the interesting political evolution of Texas to a potentially hopeful future and its divisions. He will be interviewed by journalist Marion McKeone.

What Now?

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Sunday 21 July, 11.30am Tickets €10

Texas:

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Saturday 20 July, 7.30pm Tickets €10

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Sunday 21 July, 10am Tickets €15

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Sunday 21 July, 1.30pm Tickets €10

Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway Sunday 21 July, 3pm Tickets €15

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First Thought Talks | Ireland | USA

First Thought Talks | Ireland

How to Forget:

How is #MeToo Doing Now?

When her father is diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer and her mother with atypical Alzheimer’s, actress Kate Mulgrew, star of Orange Is the New Black and Star Trek, returns to her hometown in Iowa to spend time with and care for her parents. Her profoundly honest memoir How to Forget takes us on an unexpected journey of loss, betrayal, and the transcendent nature of a daughter’s love for her parents. She is joined in conversation by Eithne Verling, Director, Galway City Museum.

Una Mullally, journalist and activist, will discuss one of the most important women’s movements of recent times with a panel to include Grace Dyas, theatre maker and activist; and Kathy Sheridan, journalist.

A Daughter’s Memoir

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway Sunday 21 July, 6pm Tickets €15

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Saturday 27 July, 11.30am Tickets €10

Does Sport Both Divide The Next Generation and Unify Ireland? and Climate Change?

Obstacles to Decent Housing in Ireland

One Year on from Repeal the 8th

Professor Gearoid O’Tuathaigh, eminent social historian, Mark Duncan, co–author of The GAA: A People’s History, and Sinead O’Carroll, sports journalist with thejournal. ie will explore sport as a complicated and beloved activity in Ireland, and how it impacts on class, gender and politics. They will be interviewed by Cian Ferriter, barrister and sports fan.

John Moran, Head of the new Land Development Agency, probably Ireland’s most powerful housing organisation, and Orla Hegarty, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Planning at UCD, will discuss one of the most important unresolved issues for Irish people today. Professor Niamh Hourigan, well–known sociologist, will moderate.

Senator Ivana Bacik; lecturer and abortion rights activist Sinead Kennedy; and Gaye and Gerry Edwards, whose personal stories of how the 8th affected them played a large part in the Yes campaign, will reflect on the campaign and discuss how matters stand now. Journalist and broadcaster Marion Richardson will moderate.

Eamonn Ryan TD, leader of the Green Party, will talk to some of the Galway students who recently demonstrated for action on climate change, exploring their demands and hopes for the future.

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Sunday 21 July, 4.30pm Tickets €10

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Saturday 27 July, 10am Free

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Saturday 27 July, 2pm Tickets €10

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Saturday 27 July, 3.30pm Tickets €10

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Lights in the Distance:

First Thought Talks | Middle East | Africa | Europe Daniel Trilling, author of Lights in the Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe, talks about the people trying to get into the promised land of Europe, and finding that they may not be wanted. He will be interviewed by artist Sarah Hickson.

Reem Karssli and Caroline Williams, creators of the award–winning theatre installation Now is the Time to Say Nothing, will talk about how the human stories behind the Syrian conflict inspired them to create a stunning piece of art. They will be interviewed by artist Sarah Hickson.

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Saturday 27 July, 5.30pm Tickets €10

Hope or Despair?

Inside the Syrian Conflict

A Flimsy Raft in the Mediterranean?

Theatre and the Personal

Direct Provision, Experience and Remedies

Members of the crew of the LÉ Samuel Beckett, one of the Irish naval vessels which undertakes rescue missions for migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, and the subject of the riveting RTÉ documentary, The Crossing, will talk about their experiences saving lives in the ocean. Moderator: Judy Murphy, Connacht Tribune.

Pulitizer Prize nominee Dael Olandersmith, writer, performer and theatre maker, will discuss the experiences and ideas which inform much–praised works like Forever, Beauty’s Daughter and Yellowman. She will be interviewed by Professor Patrick Lonergan, Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies, NUI Galway.

Donna Vuma, Bulelani Mfaco and Evgeny Shtorn will talk about their experiences of Direct Provision and what is wrong with the system. Anne Mulhall, activist in the Movement for Asylum Seekers in Ireland, will moderate.

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Sunday 28 July, 11.30am Tickets €10

An Balla – The Wall

A Divided Community

In a compelling TV series for TG4, presenter Síle Nic Chonaonaigh explored four of the world’s most iconic walls and borders; the USA–Mexico border, the now demolished Berlin Wall, the Korean DMZ and the Israel– Palestine Separation Barrier. Síle and the team uncovered the human stories behind these walls. Síle is joined in conversation by international participants of the documentary who lives are affected by these borders.

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Saturday 27 July, 7pm Tickets €10

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Sunday 28 July, 10am Tickets €10

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Sunday 28 July, 2.30pm Tickets €10

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Sunday 28 July, 4pm Tickets €10

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15—28 JULY 2019

Festival Club, Garden, Comedy & Booking

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Festival Club WHEN & WHERE

16–28 July, 10.30pm Festival Club Galway Rowing Club Waterside, Woodquay Free. Subject to house rules and capacity.

Enjoy a cocktail on the deck of the waterside Festival Club with spectacular views of the Heineken® Big Top. 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? So put on your best frock or frills, come early, stay late and dance the night away. Laid back, bustling and vibrant, all under one roof and the midnight sky.

Festival Garden Last year we introduced the Festival Garden, the new home of the Festival in the heart of Galway. Enjoyed by tens of thousands of people in 2018 the Garden returns this summer with great food, dazzling cocktails and drinks, occasional DJs and live sets from guest artists. With a Festival Information Centre and Box Office, the Festival Garden is a great new space for artists and audiences alike to come together to enjoy the chilled out atmosphere and join in the celebration. Supported by Skeff Late Bar & Kitchen.

WHEN & WHERE

Eyre Square 17–28 July 11am–10pm Free

Vinyl Hours

Festival artists reveal their most treasured vinyl memories at the Festival Garden. Join Tiernan Henry in conversation with special guests who play and speak about their favourite albums and what stirs within them, fun, heartbreak and revolution. From teenage kicks to first loves and musical idolatry to rock and roll, spend an hour on an aural journey of classical vinyl records. Full details online from 17 June. 80 GALWAY IN TE RN ATIO N AL ARTS F EST IVAL

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Comedy | Ireland

Laughter Loft

with MC Gerry Mallon ‘Wow! Just wow! Breathtaking. Incredible.’ THE IRISH TIMES

Intimate Festival comedy at its best. Enjoy the comedy styling of top acts including: Foil Arms and Hog, Deirdre O’Kane, Barry Murphy, Fred Cooke, Danny O’Brien, Joe Rooney, Karl Spain, Tony Cantwell and Neil Delamere and many more all under the tutelage of MC Gerry Mallon. Check online for daily schedule.

Stand Up in My Sitting Room Get up close and personal for intimate chats with your favourite comedians in this new podcast by co–host of popular Irish podcast Docs That Rock. Find out what drives them to bare their souls to strangers on stage nightly. Discuss inspiration, influences, hecklers and more. Podcast recording with guest Deirdre O’Kane. WHERE & WHEN Ruby Room, The King’s Head Monday 15 July, 5pm Tickets €10

WHERE & WHEN Ruby Room, The King’s Head 15–28 July, 1pm [Doors 12.30pm] Tickets €12.50 Available on the door only

Andrew Maxwell

Festival Volunteers

‘Fiercely funny’ THE TIMES

One of Ireland’s best known comics, Andrew Maxwell continues to dominate the live and festival comedy circuits with sold–out shows around the world including the Edinburgh Festival and Montreal’s Just for Laughs. WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Monday 22 July, 8.30pm Tickets €15 – €18 Over 18 Limited unreserved seating 82 GALWAY IN TERN ATIO N AL ARTS F EST IVAL

Why not make 2019 your year to Experience Extraordinary? Become a Festival Volunteer today! Various volunteer roles are available throughout the Festival. Drop by the Volunteers Hub, Unit 14–15, The Cornstore, St. Augustine Street, Galway. f o r f u rt h e r i n f o r m at i o n

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John Gerrard Mirror Pavilions Galway | Connemara 2020

Galway International Arts Festival and Jen Coppinger

Incantata by Paul Muldoon

starring Stanley Townsend directed by Sam Yates

‘Visually stunning.’ THE GUARDIAN

‘The electrifying Stanley Townsend.’ S U N DAY I N D E P E N D E N T

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Festival Venues

Booking & Information How To Book Online: giaf.ie Phone: +353 91 566577 from 17 June In person: from 17 June at
 Galway International Arts Festival Box Office, Units 14–15, The Cornstore, St. Augustine Street, Galway

Opening hours: 17 June–6 July;
Monday–Saturday 10am–5pm,
 8 July–28 July; Monday–Saturday 10am– 7pm, Sundays 12am–5pm 


Festival Kiosk, Eyre Square, 15–28 July, 11am–9pm Group Discounts Discounts available for most shows to groups of 10+. Email: groups@giaf.ie or contact the Box Office for details. Friends of the Festival Friends Priority Booking from 16 May. To become a Friend of the Festival phone Aisling O’Sullivan at +353 91 509700 or email: friends@giaf.ie Gift Vouchers Available at giaf.ie or +353 91 509700 or from GIAF Box Office. Administration Charges Online bookings are subject to administration charges. Bookings in person at the Festival Box Office are not subject to administration charges. See giaf.ie for full details. Special Assistance & Venue Accessibility Please let us know of any special needs or 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; Ruby Room, The King’s Head; Galway Arts Centre; and Electric.

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Concessions Concessions are available in person for senior citizens, unwaged, and full–time students with appropriate ID. Children’s tickets where available are for those aged 15 and under. Refunds Galway International Arts Festival has a no refund or exchange policy on all tickets purchased. Please Arrive on Time Please arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the show time. Allow time for traffic and parking. Latecomers may only be admitted at the discretion of management. Programme Changes 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. Festival Merchandise Available at Festival Gallery & Festival Box Office, or online at giaf.ie Festival Hub and Volunteers Drop by the Festival Hub, Units 14–15, The Cornstore, St. Augustine Street, Galway. Catch our Festival Ambassadors in the city centre who are happy to help with any queries.

1 Heineken® Big Top Fisheries Field

15 Galway Airport Carnmore [Allow 30 minutes]

2

Festival Box Office & Hub St. Augustine St

16 Festival Gallery William Street

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Town Hall Theatre Courthouse Square

17 Eyre Square

4

Black Box Theatre Dyke Road

18 Galway Arts Centre 47 Dominick Street

5

Mick Lally Theatre Druid Lane

19 Electric Abbeygate Street

6

Festival Club Waterside

20 The Docks Dock Road

7

Nun’s Island Theatre Nun’s Island

21 Festival Kiosk Eyre Square

8

The Black Gate Francis Street

22 126 Gallery St Bridget’s Place, Woodquay

9

St Nicholas’ Church Lombard Street

23 Aula Maxima NUI Galway

10 An Taibhdhearc 19 Middle Street, Galway

24 Bank of Ireland Theatre NUI Galway

11 Cluain Mhuire GMIT, Monivea Road

25 O’Donoghue Centre and Theatre NUI Galway

12 Róisín Dubh Dominick Street

26 Bailey Allen Hall NUI Galway

13 Monroe’s Live Dominick Street

27 Festival Garden Eyre Square

14 The King’s Head High Street

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VENUE Black Box Theatre

MON 15

TUE 16

7pm

7pm

WED 17

THURS 18

FRI 19

SAT 20

7pm

7pm

7pm

2pm & 7pm

6pm

6pm

2pm & 7pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

2.30pm & 8pm

SUN 21

MUSIC 

V I S UA L A RT S  

F I R S T T H O U G H T TA L K S  

C L U B , G A R D E N & C O M E DY

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TUES 23

WED 24

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FRI 26

SAT 27

SUN 28

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8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

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Dead Dog in a Suitcase

8–9

Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway

Epiphany

10–11

Town Hall Theatre

Out of Chaos…

12–13

Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

2pm & 7pm

Citysong

14–15

Black Box Theatre

7pm

7pm

2pm & 7pm

7pm

7pm

Now is the Time to Say Nothing

16

Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway

Until the Flood

17

Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane

The Same

18

Galway Airport

Redemption Falls

19

An Taibhdhearc

Waiting Room

20

O’Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway

Breakfast on Pluto

21

Black Box Theatre

Salómae

22

An Taibhdhearc

Cleft

23

O’Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway

The Star Child

24

Nun’s Island Theatre

Druid Debuts

24

Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane

Made in Earnest

24

Town Hall Theatre Studio

Eden

25

Nun’s Island Theatre

The People Build

26–27

Eyre Square

Behind the Scenes

28

Eyre Square

Silent Disco Tours

29

Eyre Square to Spanish Arch

Burt Bacharach | Paddy Hanna

32–33

Heineken® Big Top

Bell X1 | Saint Sister

34

Heineken Big Top

Joan as Policewoman

35

St. Nicholas’ Church

No Encore

35

Róisín Dubh

Thanks Brother

35

Monroe’s Live

Sunil Sharpe | Violet

36

Electric Garden & Theatre

Overdose | Shiv | Converse

36

Electric Garden & Theatre

Noize | Wizard | Logos | ELLLL

36

Electric Garden & Theatre

Two Door Cinema Club | All Tvvins

37

Heineken® Big Top

Villagers | John Grant

38–39

Heineken Big Top

The Frank and Walters

40

Róisín Dubh

Lisa O’Neill | Junior Brother

40

Róisín Dubh

Macy Gray | Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

41

Heineken® Big Top

The Academic | Wild Youth

42

Heineken Big Top

Huun–Huur–Tu

43

Róisín Dubh

London Astrobeat Orchestra

43

Róisín Dubh

Lisa Lambe

44

Monroe’s Live

Pianocean

44

Galway Docks

Pillow Queens

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Róisín Dubh

7pm

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8pm

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The Coronas and Guests

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Heineken® Big Top

Ezra Furman

46

Róisín Dubh

Jack L and Pat McCabe

46

Monroe’s Live

Saving Grace

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MON 15

TUE 16

WED 17

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Mick Flannery

50

Róisín Dubh

Jerry Fish

50

Róisín Dubh

Kojaque

50

Róisín Dubh

Tinariwen

51

Heineken® Big Top

Booka Brass Band

52

Róisín Dubh

Galway Street Club

52

Róisín Dubh

FRI 19

SAT 20

SUN 21

MON 22

V I S UA L A RT S  

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WED 24

F I R S T T H O U G H T TA L K S  

THURS 25

FRI 26

C L U B , G A R D E N & C O M E DY

SAT 27

SUN 28 5pm

8.30pm 8.30pm

St. Nicholas’ Church

Orbital | Daithí

THURS 18

MUSIC 

8pm

Heineken® Big Top

8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 8.30pm

Kíla

52

Monroe’s Live

Shannon | Coughlan | Black

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Monroe’s Live

Borderline

53

Festival Club

Ciaran Tourish and Kevin Doherty

53

Monroe’s Live

Iarla Ó Lionáird and Steve Cooney

54

St. Nicholas’ Church

Maria Somerville

54

Electric Garden & Theatre

National Symphony Orchestra

55

Heineken® Big Top

Peggy Seeger

56

Monroe’s Live

The Henry Girls

56

Monroe’s Live

Garadice

56

Monroe’s Live

Traditional Music Showcases

57

Monroe’s Live

1pm

Greenshine

57

The Black Gate

9pm

Sam Jinks

60–61

10pm 8.30pm 10pm 8.30pm 10pm 8pm 2.30pm 8.30pm 8.30pm 8.30pm 1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

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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

Sarah Hickson

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O’Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway

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

Making Space

63

Galway Arts Centre

Copperwhite | Barker

64

126 Gallery

11am–6pm

11am–6pm

11am–6pm

Alice Maher and Aideen Barry

65

O’Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway

11am–6pm

11am–6pm

11am–6pm

11am–8pm

Impressions

66

Cluain Mhuire

11am–6pm

11am–6pm

11am–6pm

11am–6pm

Joe Hogan

66

Kenny Gallery

9am–5pm

9am–5pm

9am–5pm

9am–5pm

9am–5pm

9am–5pm

Annlin Chao

67

O’Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway

11am–6pm

11am–6pm

11am–6pm

11am–8pm

11am–8pm

11am–8pm

11am–6pm

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First Thought Talks

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Various Venues

Festival Club

80

Festival Club, Galway Rowing Club

Festival Garden

81

Eyre Square

Vinyl Hours

81

Festival Garden, Eyre Square

Laughter Loft

82

Ruby Room, The King’s Head

1pm

Stand Up in My Sitting Room

82

Ruby Room, The King’s Head

5pm

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