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Galway International Arts Festival

13 – 26 July 2015

At a glance Contents 4 10

Luck Just Kissed You Hello

The Match Box

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First Thought Talks deGeneration

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Exhibit B

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Skywhale St. Vincent

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Theatre and Dance

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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

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Venue Information & Map

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Festival Diary

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Funding Agencies & Sponsors

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Government Support

Corporate Support

P r i n cipal F u n de r s

L eade r s h ip P a r t n e r

E d u ca t io n P a r t n e r

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D r i n k s Pa rt n e r

Staff Credits 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 Elaine Divilly, Development and Marketing Manager Aisling O’Sullivan, Fundraising Manager Martha Clancy, Digital Marketing Seanee Gallagher, Marketing Intern Operations John Donnelly, Manager Production Adam Fitzsimons, Manager Rob Usher, Production Co–Ordinator Box Office Andrea Healy, Manager Publicity Gwen O’Sullivan, Manager Orla Higgins, Co–Ordinator Programmes Tracey Ferguson, Editorial Manager Volunteers Programme Hillary Kavanagh, Manager Shiela Quinn, Co–Ordinator Artist Liaison Philip Sweeney, Michael Mulroy, Hugh Lavelle, Liam Parkinson Photography & Filming Colm Hogan & Marina Levitina

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S u ppo r t i n g P a r t n e r s

Programme Consultants Eithne Hand – First Thought Talks Gugai McNamara – Festival Big Top Brendan O’Regan – Traditional Music

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Design Hilda Reid Design Consultants Zero-G

Media Support

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Print Castle Print

M edia P a r t n e r s

Board of Directors Padraic Brennan, Chair John Grealish, Gary Joyce, Maccon Keane Maria Mahon, Martina Moloney, Patrick Dawson We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Arts Council 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 +35391509700 info@giaf.Ie www.giaf.ie

Travel Support T r avel P a r t n e r s

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Theatre | Ireland

Irish Premiere

‘It’s rare to find storytelling as sharply and simply involving as this.’

Galway International Arts Festival presents

The Match Box

T h e Teleg r ap h

‘Frank McGuinness’ new play The Match Box, is a stunner. ‘

By Frank McGuinness

T h e O b s e r ve r

Starring Cathy Belton Directed by Joan Sheehy

Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square 15–26 July, 8pm No Interval Matinees 23 & 25 July, 2pm No show 20 July Tickets €20 – €29 Duration 1 hour 40 mins approx. Backstage at the Festival 21 July Post–show talk with the company giaf.ie/thematchbox

The ties that bind can never be broken and the shocking events that bring Sal to a remote exile on Valentia Island are as unexpected as they are brutal. Frank McGuinness has created an intriguing heroine, a woman to be pitied and feared in equal measure. Her compelling story begs only one question; what would you do if pushed to the very edge? Galway’s Cathy Belton, one of Ireland’s leading actors, makes her long awaited Festival debut in The Match Box. Cathy starred in the 2014 film Philomena directed by Stephen Frears, opposite Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, and most recently appeared in A Little Chaos opposite Kate Winslet, directed by Alan Rickman. She also stars in the new TV3 drama Red Rock. The creative team includes set & lighting design by Paul Keogan, original music by Teho Teardo and sound design by Helen Atkinson. Frank McGuinness’ plays include The Factory Girls, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Carthaginians, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and his Tony Award winning adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.

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P h o t o : C olm Hoga n

‘I think it fair to say all hell broke loose when I finished speaking.’

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Theatre | Installation | South Africa

Irish Premiere

Third World Bunfight

Exhibit B

Exhibit B is a deeply moving work created by South African artist Brett Bailey and lies somewhere between performance and installation. In a powerful critique of racism, 13 live installations examine the colonial policies and history of Europe in Africa. As spectators walk through Exhibit B to the sound of lamentations sung live by a Namibian choir, the audience gaze is unexpectedly returned. Collectively each scene confronts colonial atrocities and the plight of immigrants today. Described by legendary theatre director Peter Brook as ‘an extraordinary achievement’, this haunting work sets out to subvert a disturbing phenomenon, unpacking the histories and turning the notion of exotic spectacle on its head.

Created by Brett Bailey

Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road 14–19 July 14 & 17 July, 4pm–8pm 15, 16, 18 & 19 July, 1pm–8pm Walk through performance lasting approx. 40 minutes See giaf.ie for further details Tickets €20 Tickets available at 20 minute intervals Age 15+, contains nudity Backstage at the Festival 16 July Post–show talk with Brett Bailey and the company giaf.ie/exhibitb

‘Terrible and magnificent... should run for several months so that all government ministers and scholars can attend.’ L e Soi r

E ve n i n g S t a n da r d

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P h o t o : Sofie K n iff

T h e G u a r dia n

2015 programme : 7


Dance | UK

Irish Premiere

‘Shechter is a magnificent, one of a kind choreographer.’ T h e G u a r dia n

Hofesh Shechter Company

deGeneration Cult I Fragments I Disappearing Act ‘One of the sharpest, most daring choreographers/composers working today…’ V og u e

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P h o t o : V ic t o r F r a n k ow s k i

Choreography and Music by Hofesh Shechter

The Hofesh Shechter Company wowed Galway Festival audiences in 2010 with the spellbinding Political Mother. Their return to Galway with their new show deGeneration is a much anticipated and very exciting prospect. deGeneration is an evening of three works where the company’s extraordinarily talented young dancers tackle two creations from Shechter’s canon, Cult (2004) and Fragments (2003), the works that introduced his cinematic, smoky brand of dance to the world with a bang. Completing the evening is Disappearing Act (2015) adapted from an earlier Shechter work Under a Rock, and reworked especially for and inspired by the new dancers of the company.

Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road 21, 22, 24 July, 8pm 23, 25 July, 7pm Tickets €20 – €29 Duration 1 hour 20 mins approx. Backstage at the Festival 22 July Post–show talk with the company giaf.ie/hofesh

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Theatre | Ireland

World Premiere

‘The most ferociously brilliant performer…writes with such passion, conviction, sincerity, humour and attention to detail.’

HotForTheatre and Galway International Arts Festival present

Luck Just Kissed You Hello

T h e Sco t s ma n

By Amy Conroy

Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin Starring Amy Conroy, Mark Fitzgerald and Will O’Connell

9–25 July, 8pm Matinees 18 & 25 July, 3pm Previews 9–12 July No show 14 and 19 July Tickets €18 – €20 Duration 1 hour 30 mins approx. Backstage at the Festival Monday 20 Post–show talk with the company giaf.ie/luckjustkissedyouhello

‘I position myself and focus on my

‘You’ve stopped fighting now and are standing beside me. Here we are. My twin, my friend, my me. All gathered to say goodbye.’ How do you say goodbye to your nemesis, your genesis? Laura returns home for the death of her father, but Laura is now Mark. He, along with Gary and Sullivan, must decide on how he is remembered. They must find a way to forgive, find a way to each other and find a way to recognise themselves again. A beautiful, relentless and fiercely funny new play, exploring the delicate strength it takes to be all that is expected of you.   Supported by a research commission from Project Arts Centre

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shadow… If I stand in the right position I look long and square. No rounds. No circles. No bumps.’

P h o t o : Ro s Kava n ag h

Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane

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Theatre | Performance | Ireland

Theatre | Music | Film | New Zealand

‘For true astonishment, originality and a touch of genius’

‘A Masterpiece.’ D ail y New s

T h e G u a r dia n o n r ive r r u n

TheEmergencyRoom and Galway International Arts Festival in association with Cusack Projects Ltd. present

Jumpboard Productions

Lessness

Live Live Cinema Little Shop of Horrors

By Samuel Beckett Starring Olwen Fouéré Staged in collaboration with Kellie Hughes and Sarah Jane Shiels

Created and composed by Leon Radojkovic Directed by Oliver Driver

‘Grey sky no cloud no sound no stir earth ash grey sand…’ 22–26 July, 6pm Matinees 23 & 25 July, 2pm Tickets €15 – €18 Duration 45 minutes approx. giaf.ie/lessness

We enter a vast desert landscape and glimpse the contours of a small body, standing fixed, amid ruins or refuge. Olwen Fouéré, a beguiling physical presence with a phenomenal vocal technique, invites you to reflect on the many refractions of this profoundly evocative Beckett text. Her most recent creation, riverrun, an adaptation and performance of the voice of the river from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, was a Festival co–production and premiered at the Festival in 2013. Since then it has toured to London, Edinburgh, New York, Princeton, Adelaide and Sydney.

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T h e New Z eala n d He r ald

P h o t o : C o n o r Ho r ga n

An Taibhdhearc, Middle Street

‘Exhilarating’ The ultimate live cult film experience! While Roger Corman’s 1960 film Little Shop of Horrors plays on stage, the live performers work at breakneck speed to re–voice multiple characters in perfect lip sync whilst playing a brand new score and creating live sound effects. Our stars leap from piano to guitar, bass to doorbell, to that thing that makes the sound of footsteps, in Live Live Cinema’s most dangerous 4–D movie yet. It’s a wild ride – where you gonna look?

Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway 21 & 22 July, 8pm 23 July, 11pm Tickets €16 – €18 Duration 1 hour 20 minutes approx. giaf.ie/livelivecinema

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Theatre | Installation | Ireland

World Premiere Galway International Arts Festival presents

A Girl’s Bedroom

‘One of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre.’ t h e g u a r dia n

Written and directed by Enda Walsh Featuring the voice of Charlie Murphy

‘My walking turns in on itself – it scratches the edges inside and has me turning back and longing for that room.’

P h o t o : C olm Hoga n

At the age of 6, a girl leaves her bedroom and family home and walks. She never stops. Until now. Enda Walsh presents his absorbing new text A Girl’s Bedroom in installation in a gallery setting. Enda Walsh’s recent plays include The Twits, Room 303 and Ballyturk (Best Production, Irish Theatre Awards 2014). He won a Tony Award for writing the book for the musical Once in 2012. His new opera The Last Hotel, and Lazarus a new musical, open in Edinburgh and New York respectively, later this year.

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Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway Monday 13 – Sunday 26 July 11am, 11.20am and 11.40 and every 20 mins thereafter Last cycle beginning at 5.40pm from Sunday–Wednesday and 7.40pm Thursday–Saturday. Tickets €5 Duration 13 minutes giaf.ie/agirlsbedroom

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Spectacle | Australia

European Premiere

Patricia Piccinini

Skywhale

‘Life came from the sea and morphed into

hooved creatures: some went back to the deep oceans, and adapted, like the whale mammal... What might have evolved had they taken to the air instead…’ P a t r icia P icci n i n i

The world–renowned Australian artist Patricia Piccinini has produced one of the most talked about and sensational outdoor artworks of recent years, the Skywhale. Piccinini creates extraordinary creatures that evoke joy, wonder, tenderness, and concern. The magnificent Skywhale, 100 feet long and 70 feet tall, first took flight over the Australian capital Canberra in 2013 and has delighted audiences ever since.

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P h o t o : I a n M cKe n zie

The Skywhale will be tethered at various locations in the city during the first week of the Festival and will take to the air, weather permitting, for three flights over Galway. Check online and social media for updates and locations. Free 13–19 July giaf.ie/ skywhale #skywhalegalway

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Spectacle | France

Spectacle | Circus | Belgium | U.S.A. | France Collectif Malunés

Turned Upside Down Amazing acts on the teeterboard, flying trapeze and cyr wheel are sure to take your breath away with this spectacular show from the young Flemish performers of Collectif Malunés. These young artists seduce the audience into their crazy upside–down world in this explosively powerful circus show.

Eyre Square 17 July, 1pm, Free 18 July, 1pm & 4pm, Free giaf.ie/collectifmalunes

Transe Express

The Giant Divas & Les Tambours eyre Square to Spanish Arch 17 July, 10pm 18 July, 6pm Free giaf.ie/transeexpress

Transe Express was established in 1982 and has performed all over the globe from Sydney Harbour to the London Olympics and now they are coming to Galway. Three giant dolls will move magically through the city centre delivering haunting operatic melodies as they go. These fantastic ornate divas will transform the streets into a mobile opera house. Joined by the Tin Soldiers’ Band of Drummers, this extraordinary French company will delight audiences with their high–energy interactive street performance.

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George Orange

Tac O Tac

George Orange ran away with the circus in 1989. Obsessed with object manipulation and playing with scale, he performs The Man on the Moon on a large–scale architectural structure in the shape of a crescent moon.

Tac O Tac’s near death–defying acrobatics are quite simply breathtaking. Heart–stopping acrobatic stilt walkers tell the story of the conquest of the skies by three Soviet explorers who try to fly to the moon.

Man on the Moon

The Sky Conquest

Spanish Arch

Eyre Square to Spanish Arch

17 & 18 July, 12noon & 3pm, Free

22 & 23 July, 1pm & 10pm, Free

giaf.ie/georgeorange

giaf.ie/theskyconquest

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Theatre | Ireland

P h o t o : J a n e Talbo t

P h o t o : B r e n da n F o r ema n D e s ig n

Galway Youth Theatre and Galway Community Theatre present

Music | Ireland

World Premiere

An Taibhdhearc presents

The Dead School Maum By Pat McCabe Directed by Andrew Flynn

‘One of Ireland’s foremost contemporary writers.’ T h e G u a r dia n

By Sighle Ní Chonaill Translated by Macdara O Fátharta Directed by Diarmuid de Faoite Starring David Heap

Raphael Bell, is an old–style national school teacher who has devoted his life to upholding his school’s rigorous core curriculum. By the late 1960s, however, parents and students have begun to question Bell’s inflexibility on such issues as corporal punishment and mandatory school prayer. Bell attributes all such criticism to the baleful influence of television, rock music, and American movies. His rage finally finds a focus in Malachy Dudgeon, a first–year teacher who seems to embody all the worst features of the counterculture. The two are soon locked in a power struggle that can only end in disaster. As with The Butcher Boy, McCabe demonstrates his remarkable command of the vernacular and an uncanny ability to pinpoint the exact moment when ordinary minds take flight into madness.

Based on a true story, this compelling new drama dares to uncover little–known facts about a case that is still clothed in secrets and shame. In the Maum Trasna Valley in 1882, a family of men, women and children were murdered. In the aftermath of the brutal massacre, mayhem erupts. Is dráma láidir, tragóideach é seo atá bunaithe ar na dúnmhairithe i Mham Trasna fadó, a ndéanann fiosrú ar an scéal taobh thiar crochadh Mhyles Joyce I 1882.

Nuns’ Island Theatre, Nuns’ Island

An Taibhdhearc, Middle Street 9–18 July, 8pm

13–26 July, 8pm

Matinee 18 July, 2.30pm

Matinees 18 & 25 July, 3pm

Previews 9–11 July, 8pm

Tickets €16 – €18

No show 12 July

Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes approx.

Tickets €12 – €20

giaf.ie/thedeadschool

giaf.ie/maum

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The Coronas Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

‘…bursting with ambition.’ Ho t P r e s s

We welcome back Festival favourites The Coronas to the Big Top to headline an end–of–Festival 2015 party. The rise of The Coronas has been staggering, making them one of Ireland’s biggest selling rock acts. With three previous platinum–selling albums including the exquisite Closer to You, the band has achieved widespread critical acclaim. Following the release of their chart–topping first major label album The Long Way in 2014, The Coronas embarked on a sell–out tour of Ireland, Europe and Australia. The band has developed a well–earned reputation as a great live act and their Festival Big Top show is one not to be missed.

Festival Big Top, Fisheries Field Saturday 25 July Tickets €35 Standing Doors 7pm – Show 8pm giaf.ie/thecoronas

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Music | Film | Italy | U.S.A.

Teho Teardo Return to Reason

Music | Ireland One of the most active Italian composers for cinema, Teardo has created many soundtracks for renowned directors such as Paolo Sorrentino, Daniele Vicari, Andrea Molaioli and Gabriele Salvatores. His album Music, Film. Music includes work from Cannes Jury Prize Winner Il Divo by Paolo Sorrentino, for which he won the David di Donatello Prize, Italy’s most prestigious prize, and the Ennio Morricone Prize. Teho created the music for Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk, and has written the score for Frank McGuinness’ The Match Box which premieres at this year’s Festival. Teardo will be joined during the final part of the show by 40 guest guitarists.

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

Damien Rice

Music for Man Ray

Teho Teardo – baritone guitar, electronics, piano, percussions Elena De Stabile – violin Stefano Azzolina – viola

Plus 40 guitarists playing C# minor

St. Nicholas’ Church, Market Street Thursday 23 July, 9pm Tickets €20 – €25 giaf.ie/tehoteardo

Chuck Prophet shapes his restless career with inimitable subtle flair: a vivid parade of razor–edged one–liners camouflaged in a slack–jawed drawl. Prophet combines the provincial street poetry of Lou Reed with roots–riffs and the jangle of power–pop. With songs about heartbreak and everyman heroism, drenched in twisted lines of rude telecaster, Prophet’s versatility both as a master lyricist and instrumentalist is evident in every song.

Chuck Prophet ‘Jangle–pop perfection and energetic barroom rockers.’ The Wa shington P ost

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Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Tuesday 21 July, 8.30pm – Doors 8pm Tickets €14 – €16 giaf.ie/chuckprophet

T h e G u a r dia n

‘The most influential singer–songwriter of this century...utterly gorgeous.’ T h e D ail y Teleg r ap h

Acclaimed singer–songwriter Damien Rice will make his Festival debut when he takes to the stage at the Festival Big Top. His critically acclaimed number one album My Favourite Faded Fantasy is Rice’s first collection of new material in eight years. His seminal album O which gained Rice legions of fans, sold two million copies worldwide and spent 80 weeks on the UK chart. His London Palladium show, following the release of My Favourite Faded Fantasy, was described by The Guardian in a five–star review as ‘A truly staggering evening.’ The album has received rave reviews internationally with The Sunday Times describing it as ‘An instant classic of extraordinary beauty and vulnerability’, a Time Out 5–Star review, and was named Album of the Month by Rolling Stone.

Festival Big Top, Fisheries Field Thursday 16 July Tickets €39.50 Standing Doors 7.30pm – Show 8.30pm giaf.ie/damienrice

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Music | Ireland

Music | Ireland

‘A singing and song writing force to be reckoned with.’

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

Kodaline

T h e I r i s h Time s

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 most recent album By the Rule was released in 2014.

Mick Flannery ‘…an indomitable traditional heart.’ T h e I r i s h Time s

Support from The Academic

Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Saturday 25 July, 8.30pm (Doors 8pm) Sunday 26 July, 9.30pm (Doors 9pm) Tickets €24 – €26 giaf.ie/mickflannery

‘You can’t dispute Kodaline’s near–mastery of the big and the windswept.’

‘One of Ireland’s most highly– regarded songwriters.’ T h e I r i s h Time s

T h e G u a r dia n

Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Jape

Colm Mac Con Iomaire is a founding member of two of Ireland’s favourite bands, Kila and The Frames. In a crowded field of outstanding Irish fiddle players and interpreters of traditional music, Colm’s sound is unmistakably his own, with impressive technical mastery and exquisitely expressive playing.

Jape, the only act to win the Choice Music Prize twice, has evolved into evolved into one of Ireland’s most exciting and energetic live acts. Using an innovative mix of live instruments, hardware samplers and sequencers, they create a sound that encompasses many different styles and spans all genres. Jape’s latest album The Chemical Sea was released earlier this year.

Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street

Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street

Monday 20 July, 9.30pm – Doors 9pm

Saturday 18 July, 8.30pm – Doors 8pm

Tickets €16 – €18

Tickets €14 – €16

giaf.ie/macconiomaire

giaf.ie/jape

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P h o t o : D ave M a

and special guests

The Dublin quartet of Steve Garrigan, Mark Prendergast, Vinny May and Jason Boland enjoyed massive success in 2012 with their multi–platinum selling debut album In A Perfect World. The album spent nine weeks at No. 1 in Ireland, made the Top 3 in the UK and brought them international attention in Europe and the US. The band’s second album Coming Up For Air released earlier this year earned them legions of new fans in Ireland and abroad. Kodaline’s ability to connect instantly with an audience has made them one of the most popular live acts touring today. Since signing a worldwide publishing deal with Global Publishing, The Academic has earned huge recognition in Ireland and beyond. With a natural ability to write great songs and play great live shows The Academic are a band on the rise.

Festival Big Top, Fisheries Field Friday 17 and Saturday 18 July Tickets €45 Standing Doors 7pm – Show 8pm giaf.ie/kodaline

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Music | Ireland | USA

‘There’s very little that compares to Sinead O’Connor.’

‘A masterpiece.’ Uncut on John Grant’s P ale G r ee n G h o s t s

T h e G u a r dia n

Sinead O'Connor Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

P h o t o : Sofie K n iff

With special guest John Grant

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When Sinead O’Connor burst on the scene thirty years ago nobody could quite believe what they were seeing and hearing. She arrived fully formed and possessed of prodigious song writing skills and a soaring and spectral voice. There followed a career full of critically acclaimed recordings and live performances right up to her 2015 Meteor Choice Music Award nominated album, I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss, another artistic high point in her career. John Grant’s recent live album with the BBC Philharmonic builds on the success of his two previous solo albums Pale Green Ghosts (which The Guardian described in its 5–star review as ‘hard to imagine a more enjoyable and rewarding hour of music’) and his exquisite debut Queen of Denmark simply one of the best debut albums of recent times. O’Connor and Grant have collaborated together previously with Sinead providing her distinctive and chilling voice on backing vocals on Pale Green Ghosts. This Festival Big Top concert promises to be one of the highlights of the summer.

Festival Big Top, Fisheries Field Thursday 23 July Tickets €39.50 Standing Doors 7pm – Show 8pm giaf.ie/oconnor-grant

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Music | Ireland

Music | Ireland | Netherlands | Germany | UK Tensnake – Mainfloor Tensnake is German producer and DJ extraordinaire Marco Niemerski. His own brand of deep, funky house and disco has seen him reach world– conquering heights. He collaborated with Chic’s Nile Rodgers on his recent single Love Sublime.

Charismatic singer–songwriter Declan O’Rourke has achieved critical acclaim for his soulful love ballads, playing to sold–out crowds both nationally and internationally. He has attracted the praise of countless industry giants including Paul Weller.

Daniel Wang – Garden The Disconauts present the irrepressible king of disco Daniel Wang (Balihu Records) who plays Electric’s Garden where he’ll be in glorious full flow with his orchestral, ecstatic, smile inducing disco fuelled sound.

‘Galileo…possibly the greatest song written in the last 30 years.’ T h e I r i s h Time s

Declan O’Rourke

Electric Three–Room Party

Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Friday 17 July, 8.30pm – Doors 8pm Tickets €28 – €30 giaf.ie/declanorourke

Tensnake DJ Daniel Wang DJ DMX Crew Live

DMX Krew – Factory DMX Krew plays a set of his inimitable brand of Acid House and Electro for Bap To the Future. Having made his name with releases on Aphex Twin’s Rephlex Records, Edward Upton was one of the first artists to mine retro sounds to create a playful contemporary take on dance music.

ELECTRIC, Abbeygate Street Sunday 26 July, 10pm Tickets €10 – €12 giaf.ie/tensnake

‘…world music for a new world.’ The Irish Time s

Bap to the Future presents

Epoch at Factory present

John Spillane

Scullion

John Spillane is one of the most accomplished songwriters in Ireland and a spellbinding live performer. A winner of two Meteor Awards, his live performances move easily between melancholy poetry and irreverent Cork humour.

One of the great Irish musical institutions, Scullion grew from a chance meeting of Philip King and Sonny Condell in the late 1970s. Together, they went on to record seven albums and have a back catalogue which includes such anthems as Down in the City, Eyelids into Snow and John the Baptist.

David Kitt’s New Jackson project, as well as displaying the songcraft and musical versatility of the rest of his output, has achieved great success with releases on labels like Hivern Discs and Permanent Vacation. Followed by DJ set with Barry Redsetta.

I–F (Viewlexx) is the pioneering force behind the Dutch West Coast music scene largely responsible for the revival of Italo Disco. An outstanding DJ, chances to hear I–F play intimate spaces like Factory are becoming rarer and rarer. Automatic Tasty’s (Lunar Disko) hardware– heavy live show is a spectacle of all that’s good about house and techno. With ALICE Clubnight Party on the Mainfloor.

Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street

Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street

ELECTRIC, Abbeygate Street

ELECTRIC, Abbeygate Street

13 July, 9.30pm (Doors 9pm)

Thursday 23 July, 8.30pm – Doors 8pm

Thursday 16 July, 10pm

Saturday 18 July, 10pm

Tickets €16 – €18

Tickets €16 – €18

Tickets €8 – €10

Tickets €8 – €10

giaf.ie/johnspillane

giaf.ie/scullion

giaf.ie/newjackson

giaf.ie/i–f/automatic

& Band

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New Jackson Live Barry Redsetta DJ

I-F DJ Automatic Tasty Live

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Music | Ireland

Music | Ireland | UK | Germany | Romania

Elizabeth Cooney violin

and piano

Galway International Arts Festival presents

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ Contempo Quartet

Finghin Collins

Programme Schubert: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, ‘Grand Duo’ Szymanowski: Mythes for Violin and Piano, Op.30 Elgar: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor, Op.82 Szymanowski: Notturno and Tarantella, Op.28

Introduction This remarkable series of five concerts offers audiences an immersive experience in some of the greatest works in classical music by some of the great composers, Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Nielsen, Elgar and Schubert. With a line up including major conducting star John Wilson - ahead of two appearances at this year’s BBC Proms - the mesmerising German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, and the internationally acclaimed Irish pianist Finghin Collins, these concerts will be undoubted highlights of Festival 2015.

Top Irish musicians, violinist Elizabeth Cooney and pianist Finghin Collins, will perform a scintillating programme of music by Schubert, Szymanowski and Elgar for this Festival concert.

‘…sheer technical brilliance…’ THE IRISH EXAMINER

AULA MAXIMA, NUI Galway Monday 20 July, 8pm Tickets €18 – €20

Presented in partnership with Classical Links.

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Schubert: The Quartet and Beyond 1 Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor, D703 Schubert Quartet in D minor, ‘Death and the Maiden’, D810 RTÉ Contempo Quartet Leonard Elschenbroich cello AULA MAXIMA, NUI Galway Friday 17 July, 1pm Tickets €18 – €20

Schubert: The Quartet and Beyond 2 Schubert String Quintet in C, D956

All Tvvins

The Young Folk and The Lost Brothers

One of the most highly rated acts of recent times, synth–pop duo All Tvvins, who have already supported Arcade Fire, Pixies and Jungle, make their Festival debut this year. The duo’s collective experience counts for a lot: when you hail from two of Ireland’s most acclaimed indie bands of recent years, Adebisi Shank and The Cast of Cheers, you can expect to have a head start.

Hailed as one of the most promising bands to come out of Ireland in several years The Young Folk enjoyed huge success with the release of their debut album The Little Battle. With their masterful blend of careful song–writing and tuneful harmonies, The Lost Brothers have the remarkable ability of making a large spacious room feel very intimate indeed. M A V E R I C K M A G A Z I N E (THE YOUNG FOLK)

RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street

RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street

Thursday 16 July, 8.30pm – Doors 8pm

Tuesday 14 July, 8.30pm – Doors 8pm

Tickets €14 – €16

Tickets €14 – €16

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The Quartet and Beyond In the last years of his life Schubert wrote one masterpiece after another, including a number of peerless works for various chamber combinations. The RTÉ Contempo Quartet lead RTÉ’s compelling weekend of exploration of this work that includes the unfinished Quartettsatz and the dark, brooding intensity of his Death and the Maiden quartet. Joining them for the unsurpassed String Quintet is internationally renowned cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, with members of the RTÉ NSO.

RTÉ Contempo Quartet Leonard Elschenbroich cello AULA MAXIMA, NUI Galway Saturday 18 July, 1pm Tickets €18 – €20

Schubert: The Quartet and Beyond 3 Schubert Octet in F, D803 RTÉ Contempo Quartet John Finucane clarinet Bethan Watkeys horn Hilary Sheil bassoon Dominic Dudley double bass AULA MAXIMA, NUI Galway Sunday 19 July, 1pm Tickets €18 – €20

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Music | Ireland | UK | Germany | Romania

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

‘…a musician of great technical prowess… expressive depth.’ T h e New Yo r k Time s o n L eo n a r d E l s c h e n b r oic h

J o h n W il s o n

Orchestral Masterworks

‘‘… transcendent playing.’ T h e I r i s h Time s o n F i n g h i n C olli n s

Conductor John Wilson is a firm favourite with Irish audiences. Over this weekend he leads the National Symphony Orchestra in four orchestral masterpieces featuring two of RTÉ’s ensembles and stellar international artists, including cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Finghin Collins. Rachmaninov’s achingly beautiful Adagio, Second Symphony No. 2, and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4 The Inextinguishable, provide opportunities aplenty for orchestral fireworks. Kevin O’Connell’s homage to Early Music, which receiving its world premiere in Galway, is a colourful tribute to the pristine sounds of the era before Bach, deliciously enhanced by the rich sonorities of a modern orchestra.

Orchestral Masterworks 2

Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Kevin O’Connell Early Music, RTÉ Commission Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat,

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Leonard Elschenbroich cello John Wilson conductor

‘The Emperor’, Op. 73 Nielsen Symphony No. 4, ‘The Inextinguishable’, Op. 29

p h o t o : C olm Hoga n

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Finghin Collins piano John Wilson conductor

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Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway

Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway

Friday 17 July, 6pm

Saturday 18 July, 6pm

Tickets €22 – €26

Tickets €22 – €26

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Music | U.S.A. | Ireland

‘Exhilarating…St. Vincent rock.’

‘Marvellous.’

T h e G u a r dia n

T h e New Yo r k e r

St. Vincent

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

with special guests Little Green Cars St. Vincent’s self–titled fourth album was named Best Album of the Year by The Guardian, won a Grammy Award and received over a dozen Top 10 year–end accolades from The New York Times, TIME, New York Magazine, NME, Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone who said the album ‘feels like a coronation’. St. Vincent’s 2011 album Strange Mercy was hailed as ‘something to behold’ by Pitchfork. During this time she completed work with David Byrne on their collaborative album Love This Giant, another critical smash. Coming off a massive 2014 with performances captivating Festival audiences across the globe and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Rolling Stone praised her ‘fiery guitar solos’, and NPR Music named her the No. 1 Concert of the Year. The 5–piece Dublin band, Little Green Cars, enjoyed great success with their No. 1 album Absolute Zero with their first three singles The John Wayne, Harper Lee, and My Love Took Me Down to the River to Silence Me all receiving critical acclaim. Named Irish Act of the Year 2013 by The Irish Times their first appearance at the Festival Big Top is much anticipated. 34 : G a l w a y I n t e r n a t i o n a l A r t s F e s t i v a l

Festival Big Top, Fisheries Field Tuesday 14, July Tickets €35 Standing Doors 7pm – Show 8pm giaf.ie/stvincent

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Music | Ireland | Jamaica

Music | Ireland

Damien Dempsey

Jerry Fish ‘Master of the festive performance.’

‘A phenomenal voice’

T h e I r i s h Time s

S u n da y Time s

Damien Dempsey’s last studio album, Almighty Love, was a huge critical and popular success. As anyone fortunate enough to have experienced them will testify, Damien’s live gigs are the stuff of legend. It’s no surprise that he has been invited to support everyone from Bob Dylan to Sinead O’Connor and Willie Nelson to Morrissey.

With a career spanning 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.

Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street

Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street

Friday 17 July, 9pm – Doors 8pm

Friday 24 July, 9.30pm – Doors 9pm

Tickets €22.50 – €25

Tickets €18 – €20

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‘The new Four Aces is wherever I play.’ New t o n D u n ba r

Aldoc

Newton Dunbar

Irvine and Lunny

Ex–Gráda frontmen Alan Doherty (flutes & low whistles) and Gerry Paul (guitars) are blazing a new trail for Irish music with this international line–up from Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Holland, Denmark and Germany.

Jamaican–born Newton Dunbar opened his iconic Four Aces club in the UK in 1962. Over 3 decades, Dunbar booked some of the greats including Ben E. King, Jimmy Cliff and Desmond Dekker. As ‘DJ Newton Ace’ he will take to the stage for an old school reggae DJ set, following live sets from The Clandestinos and Natty Wailer & The Reggae Vibes. With special guests Natty Wailer, and The Clandestinos.

Two of Ireland’s most seminal musicians Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny come together for an evening of great music and song. Between them, Irvine and Lunny have been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, The Bothy Band and Mozaik and their unique style remains a driving force in the wider world of Irish music.

Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street

Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street

Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street

Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street

Thursday 23 July, 10.45pm – Doors 10pm

Friday 24 July, 10pm – Doors 9pm

Thursday 16 July, 9pm – Doors 8pm

22 July, 9.30pm – Doors 9pm

Tickets €10 – €15

Tickets €10 – €15

Tickets €20 – €22

Tickets €14 – €16

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O Emperor ‘…plain old fashioned musical brilliance.’ T h e I r i s h Time s

O Emperor weave dreamy melodies into strong elements of nu–folk, indie and post–rock, all glued together with chiming guitars and layered keyboards, underpinned by languorous rhythms and breathtaking harmonies. With Ages & Ages and Dream Wife.

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Music | Ireland

Music | Film | Spoken Word | New Zealand

Tim Finn

Traditional Music Showcases

White Cloud

By Tim Finn and Ken Duncum Film by Sue Healey Performed by Tim Finn

Liz & Yvonne Kane with Mick Conneely

Blackie O’Connell is a highly respected uilleann piper with his own very distinctive style. Blackie will be accompanied by singer Cyril O’Donohue (also on bouzouki and guitar) to showcase work from their new album Friars Green. Thursday 16 July

Liz and Yvonne Kane bring a steady, sisterly, groove to their exquisite fiddle playing with a wide repertoire, including the music of legendary Galway composer Paddy Fahy. They are joined by bouzouki and fiddle player Mick Conneely. Thursday 23 July

Dermot Byrne, Brendan O’Regan & Floriane Blancke

Passage West

Accordion player Dermot Byrne (Altan) is revered in traditional music circles. Harpist Floriane Blancke is the perfect foil for Dermot’s amazing playing, mixing intricate music from all over the world. They will be joined by Brendan O’Regan on bouzouki, mandolin and guitar. Friday 17 July

Passage West features the multi–instrumentalists and songwriters John Faulkner, Paul Mulligan and Tony Trundle. Their varied repertoire includes acapella sea shanties, original songs and instrumental music drawn from our rich maritime heritage. Friday 24 July

Bríd Harper & PJ McDonald

Jack Talty & John Blake

Bríd Harper is a Donegal fiddle player with ease and virtuosity at the heart of her playing. For this concert Bríd will be accompanied by virtuoso whistle player PJ McDonald. Saturday 18 July

Jack Talty is the driving force behind the Gradam Ceoil (Traditional Irish Music Awards) award– winning band, Ensemble Ériu. Jack will be accompanied by John Blake on guitar. Saturday 25 July

The Traditional Music Showcases bring together some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians many of whom are joining forces especially for these Festival concerts. This lunchtime concert series takes place in Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street.

Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street

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Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 July, 1pm Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 July, 1pm Tickets €8 giaf.ie/traditionalshowcases

‘Salvage something that we need to remember From the wreck of history Family images of fading splendour Where they lead I’m following...’

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Blackie O’Connell & Cyril O’Donoghue

Who Are We? Why Does It Matter?

 One of New Zealand’s most celebrated artists Tim Finn examines the cloudy question of identity, and its powerful relationship with place and people. 

 Told through story, song and film, White Cloud draws on family histories, letters, journals and photographs as Tim Finn explores his family origins and what it means to be Pākehā – a Māori term for New Zealanders of European origin. Tim Finn is one of New Zealand’s premier songwriters. He was the driving force for much–loved 1970s group Split Enz and an integral member of Crowded House.

St. Nicholas’ Church Market Street 15 & 16 July, 10pm Tickets €22 – €25 giaf.ie/timfinn

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Visual Art | Australia

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Patricia Piccinini Relativity Patricia Piccinini is one of Australia’s most acclaimed artists who has received worldwide attention for her startling sculptures and digital environments. Piccinini’s work examines the connections between science, nature, art and the environment. She creates an imaginative world peopled with families of charming and slightly unsettling creatures; mutants who are half–human and half–beast, baby trucks and humanised scooters who love one another. Her sculptures are familiar yet fantastical, a possible future species from a strange new world. Piccinini represented Australia at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. She won Australia’s National Arts Prize in 2014 following the creation of her spectacular Skywhale which will also be seen at the Festival.

Festival Gallery, Market Street 13 – 26 July, 11am–6pm Late opening to 8pm Thursday– Saturday Backstage at the Festival 15 July, 2pm Gallery talk with the artist giaf.ie/patriciapiccinini

Supported by The Directors’ Circle.

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Visual Art | Ireland

Varvara Shavrova Borders

Martin Healy Terrain

Varvara Shavrova’s paintings, drawings, photographs and video work are set against the longest border in the world between China and her native Russia. Along the seam of this vast expanse of land, the artist explores the metaphysical terrain of her own global nomadic life – from Russia, England, Namibia, South Africa, and Ireland to China. And it is through this meandering exploration that she investigates the power of borders themselves. Shavrova examines the lasting imprint that borders – physical, political, cultural, and historical – contribute to our notion of freedom and belonging.

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The Shed, Middle Pier, The Docks 13 – 26 July, 11am–6pm giaf.ie/varvarashavrova

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Visual Art | Russia | Ireland

Martin Healy works primarily with film and photography Ruminating on the point where fact and fiction have coalesced, the work considers the multiple conflicts and consequences of the human desire to harness the physical world. His work references the alternate histories and speculative futures described in late 19th and early 20th century science fiction which in many ways have prefigured the current realities of environmental crisis and the depletion of resources. Presented by Galway Arts Centre and Galway International Arts Festival.

Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street 13 – 26 July, 10am–5.30pm Sunday 12noon–5.30pm giaf.ie/martinhealy

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14 – 26 July, 10am–5pm Sunday 12noon – 5pm, Closed Monday giaf.ie/louisebourgeois

Louise Bourgeois’ sculptures, drawings and prints have always maintained strongly autobiographical themes, expressing her own intense range of emotions. One of the most important artists of recent years, Bourgeois’ Autobiographical Series (1994), captures some of her deepest thoughts and memories, whilst 11 Drypoints (1999) takes these personal emotions into more abstract territory. Featuring some of her most distinctive motifs, from the pregnant woman to the cat, the work in these two series are clearly inspired by her obsessions and fascination with the human condition. A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London.

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In collaboration with

Double Blind

Unfinished

Gregory Shephard

C o u r t s e y E lec t r o n ic A r t s I n t e r mi x ( E A I ) NY

Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade

Sophie Calle image : Sop h ie C alle / G r ego r y S h ep h a r d D o u ble – B li n d 1 9 9 2

Autobiographical Series & 11 Drypoints

C h r i s t op h e r B u r k e , © T h e E a s t o n F o u n da t io n / V A G A , New Yo r k / D A C S , L o n do n 2 0 1 5

Louise Bourgeois

Visual Art | France | U.S.A. | Italy

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Visual Art | France | U.S.A.

French conceptual artist Sophie Calle joins with American artist Gregory Shephard to create a voyeuristic tour de force in what was her premiere video project. With America as the backdrop for this road movie, Calle and her partner Shephard head west in his Cadillac convertible to produce a real–life narrative of their journey and their relationship. Double Blind was shown at the Whitney Biennale in 1993, and subsequently at the New York Film Festival.

Fabio Balducci Upon receiving a series of photographs taken from an ATM security camera, Calle becomes involved in a perplexing fifteen–year investigation. She manages to steal three surveillance tapes, and interacts with strangers, bank employees, and a pawnshop merchant in an attempt to clarify the meaning of money, security, and the anonymous photographs. Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway 13 – 26 July, 11am–6pm Late opening to 8pm Thursday to Saturday giaf.ie/sophiecalle 2 0 1 5 p r o g r a m m e : 45


Visual Art | Ireland | Scotland

Visual Art | Ireland

Sioban Piercy

Cleary Connolly Impressions and Neil Mckenzie Biennale

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Foreign Bodies

An exhibition of artist’s books by Sioban Piercy. These are books in the broadest sense. Instead of pages of words, the artist has cut, folded and bound her drawings and photographs to create three–dimensional forms and fragile, ink–covered paper structures. While pushing the notion of a book to its limits, these works still reference all that books might connote – tools for comprehension, carriers of knowledge, maps to guide or offer explanations. The artist uses this context and the resonance between form, image and word to probe our self– understanding and self–perception.

Meta-Perceptual Helmets

Impressions encourage, promote and exhibit the best of printmaking in Ireland and has become a catalyst for creative innovation and experimentation. Established in 1988, it is Ireland’s longest running open submission print exhibition. Prof. David Ferry is the adjudicator and curator for Impressions 2015. Ferry’s work is held in many international and museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London amongst others.

University Hospital Galway, Newcastle Road

Centre for the Creative Arts & Media, GMIT Cluain Mhuire, Monivea Road

14–19 July, 10am–6pm

11am – 6pm

Artists’ demonstration and experience the helmets 14–19 July, 2.15pm–4.15 pm Limited places. Advance booking essential. guhartstrust@hse.ie

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University Gallery, NUI Galway 11am – 6pm giaf.ie/siobanpiercy

image : Hamme r h ead S h a r k Helme t

If we have two eyes, then why is our vision so limited? Why do we have so little depth perception? Why don’t our two eyes offer us two different views of the world? Why don’t they allow us to look behind and in front at the same time, or sideways in both directions? Artists Cleary Connolly have spent several years developing an extraordinary series of helmets, that help us explore these and other mysteries of visual perception. Now, with Arts Council support they have completed the first five of these extraordinary helmets, on view at University Hospital, Galway for a limited time only.

Primary Resources 126 will collaborate with Glasgow based artist led gallery Transmission to curate an exhibition of emerging international artists. Founded in 1983, Transmission is one of the foremost examples of a sustainable artist–led organisation that continues to support local and international experimental contemporary art practices.

126, Flood Street 13 – 26 July, 11am–6pm giaf.ie/126

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First Thought Talks

First Thought Talks

The Art of the Gown

Architects of Air Skywhale artist Patricia Piccinini and balloonist Kiff Saunders in conversation with artist Fiona Hallinan discuss the challenges of designing and operating Skywhale, the spectacular, inflatable flying sculpture which will take to the skies over Galway during the Festival.

Jo Ellison

In conversation with

Caroline Kennedy ‘You feel very romantic when you’re in a ball gown. Everyone should wear one once in a while.’

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

‘Skywhale, a massive floating feat of aeronautical engineering.’

Saturday 18 July, 4pm

Rob y n A r c h e r , C r ea t ive D i r ec t o r of C e n t e n a r y of C a n be r r a

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Tickets €8

C a r oli n a He r r e r a

Jo Ellison is Fashion Editor of the Financial Times and former Vogue Features Director. Her book Vogue The Gown is a collection of some of the most beautiful images ever featured in the magazine. Sorted and narrated into an encyclopedic reference of not just the dresses themselves but the imperceptible emotions behind the fabric that make them so special. Caroline Kennedy has been MD of consumer PR company Kennedy PR since she went out on her own in 1991. She was a former Radio producer and is a close confidant and advisor to her designer sister Louise Kennedy.

The Things I Love the Most

‘The mobile phone has become the adult’s transitional object, replacing the toddler’s teddy bear for comfort and a sense of belonging.’

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Sunday 26 July, 2pm Tickets €8

p h o t o : Tim W al k e r

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Designs in the Sky Gavin Pretor-Pinney

‘We pledge to fight blue sky thinking wherever we find it. Life would be dull if we had to look up at cloudless monotony day after day.’

M a r ga r e t Heffe r n a n

G avi n P r e t o r – P i n n e y

Dr. Sorcha O’Brien co–author Love Objects: Emotion, Design and Material Culture, in conversation with Eithne Verling (Director of Galway City Museum). This platform will also be developed online encouraging a wider audience to give thought to the qualities of things they use in their everyday lives and celebrate their beauty and design.

The Cloud Appreciation Society’s Gavin Pretor-Pinney takes us on an exploration of the beauty and form of the skies above us. In The Cloudspotter’s Guide and The Cloud Collector’s Handbook, Pretor–Pinney tackles the idlest pursuit of all: cloud–watching. For Pretor–Pinney, clouds illustrate how mundane phenomena reveal the natural wonders around us. Introduced by Evelyn Cusack (Met Eireann).

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Saturday 18 July, 6pm

Saturday 25 July, 5pm

Tickets €8

Tickets €8

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First Thought Talks

First Thought Talks ‘A truly ‘smart city’ should also possess other dimensions – it should be a palimpsest of creative, bottom–up civic engagement.’

‘European Capitals of Culture are proof that culture has a major role to play at the heart of our policies of sustainable development, because they are part of the long term development of European cities and their regions, as well as a source of stimulus for dynamism, creativity, but also social inclusion.’

P r of . C a r lo Ra t t i M I T

By 2050 half of the world’s population will live in cities so how do we make them fit for purpose in a world of dwindling resources. Panel: Dr. Rick Robinson (The Urban Technologist – IT Director, Smart Data and Technology); Dr Siobhán Clarke (TCD) and Kevin Leyden NUI Galway. Chair: Eamon Ryan.

J o s é M a n u el B a r r o s o

A discussion on how culture will be a driver in all our futures. Panelists includes Claire McColgan (Liverpool ECOC) and Jordi Pascual (CEO Agenda 21, Barcelona). Chair: Madeline Boughton (Arts Consultant).

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Smart Cities

Saturday 25 July, 2pm Tickets €8 giaf.ie/firstthought

C is for Culture

European Cities of Culture ‘Walking is man’s best medicine.’ Hippoc r a t e s

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Saturday 25 July, 3.30pm Free giaf.ie/firstthought

‘Whatever we do together will make us different.’ P h ilip G la s s

Big Data Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine. P e t e r So n de r gaa r d

A discussion on why and where big data will matter. Panel: Dr. Alessandra Mileo – Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway; Dr. Martin Serrano – Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway; Conor Hayes – School of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway.

Stuff Matters

Walking Wisdom Woodquay

This is essentially why gold is still valuable in the twenty–first century. If gathered together, all the gold ever mined would fit inside a large town house.

‘Increasing attention is being given to local level and bottom-up approaches that focus on culture, territory, local diversity, and optimizing local resources.’

Mark Miodownik Interview with Sean Duke

M a r k M iodow n i k

B r e n n n a n , K u ma r a n

Mark is Professor of Materials and Society at UCL and author of Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man–Made World. He is a broadcaster and writer on science and engineering issues. Sean Duke has presented popular science programmes on both Radio and TV.

A Conversation on Creative Cities with choreographer Bernadette Divilly, Woodquay resident Sheila Gallagher, Education Facilitator Eleanor Hough, and City Architect Rosemarie Webb. Chair: Dr. Nessa Croinin.

John Wilson In conversation with

Wayne Jordan

John Wilson is Principal Conductor with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and conducts both Symphony Orchestra’s performances at GIAF 2015. ‘As a teenager I could watch a Gene Kelly musical on a Monday and I’d get the full score of [Elgar’s]Caractacus from the library on a Tuesday. As long as it caught my attention and my imagination, it was music.’ John Wilson. Wayne Jordan is a freelance theatre director.

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

The Festival Club, Woodquay

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Saturday 25 July, 10am

Saturday 25 July, 12noon

Saturday 18 July, 3pm

Saturday 18 July, 11am

Tickets €8

Tickets €8

Tickets €8

Tickets €8

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First Thought Talks

First Thought Talks

Play Readings

Long Night of the Short Story The Laureate for Irish Fiction presents the Long Night of the Short Story. Five writers, five short stories, with musical responses from Camille O’Sullivan and Feargal Murray. Prepare to be entranced by a Long Night of the Short Story, where writers take it all the way to the sweet or bitter end. Curated by Anne Enright, the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction, the evening includes writers Colin Barrett, Kevin Barry, Claire– Louise Bennett, Mary Costello and Anne Enright. Speech to text facilities available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing – Book by Wednesday 22 July.

St Nicholas’ Church, Galway

Death at Intervals

Stage Irish

All That Is

By Kellie Hughes

By John McCarthy Druid Debut

By Natalie McKinnon Druid Debut

Adapted by Kellie Hughes from José Saramago’s novel As Intermitências da Morte in collaboration with Olwen Fouéré, Alma Kelliher and Raymond Scannell. ‘If we don’t start dying again, we have no future.’ Inspired by José Saramago’s darkly humorous inquiry into our complex relationship with the grim reaper, three members of the creative team behind internationally acclaimed riverrun have been joined by Raymond Scannell to develop a new performance. Join us for a behind the scenes first look at Death at Intervals, where only by meeting death can you truly learn to live.

Rather than face life without Pádraig – a prince among bus drivers – Hammer makes–believe that nothing has changed. How wondrous, then, the transformation Hammer makes before our eyes. Despite the meddling of others, from a smoldering ruin he builds a ‘cottage’ that as greets us from the staging of many an Irish play. With Stage Irish John McCarthy creates a whip–smart knockabout comedy for our place and times.

Abi leads Jay to a derelict caravan in the woods. They are 16 years old. It is somewhere different to go from their usual drinking haunts and if they can’t be alone, they’ll at least meet the ‘Angel People’. But Jay is sure he is catching glimpses of a man with a dog’s face between the trees, and the more Abi explains it away, the greater is Jay’s fascination with what’s outside. Natalie McKinnon’s new play, All That Is, is a sinister, atmospheric thriller set in the wasteland of Scotland’s former industrial towns.

An Taibhdhearc, Middle Street

Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane

Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane

Sunday 19 July, 8pm

Tuesday 21 July, 2pm

Friday 24 July, 2pm

Free

Tickets €7

Tickets €7

Duration 45 minutes approx.

Duration 1 hour 20 minutes approx.

Duration 1 hour 20 minutes approx.

giaf.ie/deathatintervals

giaf.ie/stageirish

giaf.ie/allthatis

Sunday 26 July, 7 pm, Duration 3 hours approx. Free. Tickets must be booked in advance. giaf.ie/longnight

Remaking the Shape of the World

‘People feel climate change is very far away and it doesn’t affect them. Miami is probably the most disastrous…As far as they know now and as far as it’s been researched…Miami is unsaveable.’ Kadi r V a n L o h u ize n

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Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Saturday 18 July, 2pm Tickets €8 giaf.ie/firstthought

Funded by an Arts Council Project Award. Production support from Rough Magic. P h o t o : Kadi r V a n L o h u ize n

In 2012 at the request of an NGO, Dutch photo journalist Kadir Van Lohuizen visited 8 countries – Bangladesh, Greenland, Kiribati, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Panama, the U.S. and the U.K. to witness Climate Change at first hand. Kadir Van Lohuizen, John Andrews, Trinity Cartographer, Prof. Mike Williams, Earth & Ocean Sciences, NUIG. Chair: Evelyn O’Rourke (Journalist).

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Comedy | Ireland

‘…bold gags and bolder suits…’ Irish I n depe n de n t

Al Porter Is Yours

Al Porter’s Is Yours promises a night of uproarious entertainment with stand up, sketch and song! Candid, playful and irreverent, Al Porter is a genuine showman with his modern take on old school light entertainment of yesteryear. Al is a television regular on RTÉ’s Republic of Telly and joins Colm Hayes on his daily radio show on RTÉ 2FM. Support from Totally Wired.

Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street 19 July, 9pm – Doors 8.30pm Tickets €15 – €18 giaf.ie/alporter

The Rubberbandits The Laughter Loft Continental Fistfight

With MC Gerry Mallon

Irish musical comedy duo Blindboy Boatclub and Mr. Chrome bring their original musical Continental Fistfight to the Festival. Sharp, satirical and provocative, the Bandits (and one familiar celebrity puppet) will make this a night to remember.

Ramble down Shop Street at 12.30pm every day during the Festival to find Gerry Mallon promoting the Festival’s hottest comedy daily session. Catch the biggest names on the circuit in the smallest venue they will play all year, doing what they do best.

‘A knockout punch…’

‘…an unmissable treat.’

Seapoint Ballroom, Salthill 25 July, 8pm – Doors 7pm

The Ruby Room, The King’s Head, High Street

Duration 1 hour and 10 minutes

13–26 July, 1pm – Doors 12.30pm

Tickets €20 – €23

Tickets €10 Available at the door only

giaf.ie/rubberbandits

giaf.ie/laughterloft

Time s

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CULTUREFOX.IE

NEVER MISS OUT

G alwa y A dve r t i s e r

The Arts Council’s new, upgraded CULTUREFOX events guide is now live. Free, faster, easy to use – and personalised for you. Never miss out again.

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Theatre | Ireland

Supporting Arts and Culture For the last ten years Ulster Bank has been celebrating, partnering with and supporting the Arts across Ireland. Find out more visit Ulster Bank Arts on Facebook

New part–time and full–time Postgraduate opportunities in

Drama and Theatre Film Writing Arts Policy and Practice Applications welcome up to 1st Aug.

Inspiring

a New Generation of Artists www.nuigalway.ie/culturalconnections Ulster Bank Ireland Limited. A private company limited by shares, trading as Ulster Bank, Ulster Bank Group and Banc Uladh. Registered in Republic of Ireland. Registered No 25766. Registered Office: Ulster Bank Group Centre, George’s Quay, Dublin 2. A member of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc. Ulster Bank Ireland Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Calls may be recorded.

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Friends & Patrons

PERFECTION MEETS MANGO

Festival Patrons

Platinum Friends

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TODAYFM.COM

On Eyre for the festival

EXPECT SOMETHING DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY

Newstalk - Official Media Partner of the Galway International Arts Festival.

MOVE THE DIAL

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Booking & General Information How To Book Online: www.giaf.ie Phone: +353 91 566577 from 15 June In person: from 15 June Galway Arts Festival Box Office Galway Tourist Office, Forster Street, Galway, Ireland Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday (15 June to 4 July) 10am to 5pm Monday – Saturday (6 July to 25 July) 10am to 5.30pm Sunday 19 July 1pm to 5pm GIAF Ticket and Information Point, The Kiosk, Eyre Square Opening Hours: Monday 13 July to Saturday 25 July 10am to 9pm each day.

Group Discounts We offer discounts for most shows to groups of 10 or more. Email: groups@giaf.ie or contact the Box Office for details.

Friends’ of the Festival Friends’ priority booking from 29 May. To become a Friend of the Festival phone Aisling O’Sullivan at +35391 509700 or Email: friends@giaf.ie

Gift Vouchers Gift Vouchers are available online at www.giaf.ie or from our Box Office or by phoning +35391 509700.

Administration Charges Online, telephone and postal bookings are subject to administration charges. Bookings in person at the Festival Box Office are not subject to administration charges. See website for full details.

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Festival Venues

Special Assistance We ask where possible that any special needs or seating requirements are made known to us at the time of booking.

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

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

Festival Merchandise Available from Festival Hub, Market Street; Festival Box Office, Forster Street; Kiosk, Eyre Square or online at www.giaf.ie

Festival Hub and Festival Ambassadors

1

Festival Big Top Fisheries Field

13 Monroe’s Live Dominick Street

2

Festival Box Office Forster Street

14 The King‘s Head High Street

Our downtown Festival Hub is the one–stop information point for Festival audiences. Have a question about the programme? Pop in. Need to know where a venue is? Pop in. Want to know if there are tickets available? Pop in.

3 Town Hall Theatre Courthouse Square

15 Spanish Arch Spanish Parade

4

Black Box Theatre Dyke Road

16

Festival Gallery Market Street

5 Mick Lally Theatre Druid Lane

17

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade

6

18

Galway Arts Centre 47 Dominick Street

7 Nuns’ Island Theatre Nuns’ Island

19 Electric Abbeygate Street

Look out for our Festival Ambassadors in the city centre who are ready to answer any Festival–related questions you might have.

8 Aula Maxima, University Art Gallery, Bailey Allen Hall and Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway University Road

20

9 St Nicholas’ Church Market Street

22

We look forward to meeting you!

10 An Taibhdhearc Middle Street

23 The Shed The Docks

11

24 Seapoint Salthill

Festival Club Waterside

GMIT Cluain Mhuire

University Hospital Galway  Newcastle Road

21 Eyre Square 126 Gallery Flood Street

12 Róisín Dubh Dominick Street

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Festival Diary Event

TH E A TR E & da n ce

Page

Venue

The Match Box

4-5

Town Hall Theatre

Exhibit B

6-7

Black Box Theatre

DeGeneration Hofesh Shechter

8-9

Black Box Theatre

Luck Just Kissed You Hello

10-11

Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane

Lessness

12

An Taibhdhearc

Live Live Cinema Little Shop of Horrors

13

Bailey Allen Hall

Mon 13

Tue 14

4pm-8pm

8pm

Wed 15

Thurs 16

Fri 17

Sat 18

Sun 19

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

1pm-8pm

1pm-8pm

4pm-8pm

1pm-8pm

1pm-8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

3pm & 8pm

14-15

BOI Theatre, NUI Galway

Skywhale

16-17

Various Locations See Pg 16

The Giant Divas & Les Tambours

18

Eyre Square to Spanish Arch

10pm

6pm

Turned Upside Down

19

Eyre Square

1pm

1pm & 4pm

Man on the Moon

19

Spanish Arch

12noon & 3pm

12noon & 3pm

The Sky Conquest

19

Eyre Square to Spanish Arch

The Dead School

20

Nun's Island Theatre

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

3pm & 8pm

Maum

20

An Taibhdhearc

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

2.30pm & 8pm

The Coronas

21

Festival Big Top

Teho Teardo

22

St. Nicholas’ Church

Chuck Prophet

22

Róisín Dubh

Damien Rice

23

Festival Big Top

Mick Flannery

24

Róisín Dubh

Colm Mac Con Iomaire

24

Róisín Dubh

Jape & special guests

24

Róisín Dubh

Kodaline and The Academic

25

Festival Big Top

26-27

Festival Big Top

Declan O'Rourke

28

Róisín Dubh

John Spillane & Band

28

Róisín Dubh

Scullion

28

Róisín Dubh

New Jackson & Barry Redsetta

29

Electric

I-F and Automatic Tasty

29

Electric

Tensnake, Daniel Wang and DMX Krew

29

Electric

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8pm

Daily throughout the Festival

M US I C  

V I SU A L A RTS 

Tal k s  

COMEDY

Tues 21

Wed 22

Thurs 23

Fri 24

Sat 25

Sun 26

8pm

8pm

2pm & 8pm

8pm

2pm & 8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

7pm

8pm

7pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

3pm & 8pm

6pm

2pm & 6pm

6pm

2pm & 6pm

8pm

11pm

8pm

A Girl's Bedroom

Sinead O'Connor & John Grant

Mon 20

S P EC TAC L E 

6pm

11am, 11.20am, 11.40am etc and every 20 mins after every day, with last cycle at 5.40pm Sun-Wed and at 7.40pm Thurs-Sat Check online and social media for times and location details. 13 - 19 July

1pm & 10pm 1pm & 10pm 8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

3pm & 8pm

8pm

8pm 9pm 8.30pm 8.30pm 8.30pm

9.30pm

9.30pm 8.30pm 8.30pm

8pm 8pm

8.30pm 9.30pm 8.30pm 10pm 10pm 10pm

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Festival Diary Event

TH E A TR E & da n ce

Page

Venue

Mon 13

Tue 14

Wed 15

Thurs 16

Fri 17

Sat 18

F Collins & E Cooney

30

Aula Maxima

All Tvvins

30

Róisín Dubh

The Young Folk & The Lost Brothers

30

Róisín Dubh

RTÉ Contempo Quartet

31

Aula Maxima

1pm

1pm

6pm

6pm

RTÉ Symphony Orchestra

32-33

Bailey Allen Hall

St. Vincent & Little Green Cars

34-35

Festival Big Top

Damien Dempsey

36

Monroe's Live

Dunbar, Wailer & Clandestinos

36

Monroe's Live

Aldoc

36

Monroe's Live

Jerry Fish

37

Róisín Dubh

Irvine Lunny

37

Monroe's Live

O Emperor, Ages & Ages, Dream Wife

37

Róisín Dubh

Traditional Music Showcase

38

Monroe's Live

Tim Finn White Cloud

39

St. Nichiolas' Church TBC

Patricia Piccinini

40-41

Varvara Shavrova

Sun 19

Mon 20

Tues 21

S P EC TAC L E 

Wed 22

M US I C  

Thurs 23

V I SU A L A RTS 

Fri 24

Tal k s  

Sat 25

COMEDY

Sun 26

8pm 8.30pm 8.30pm 1pm

8pm 9pm 10pm 10.45pm 9.30pm 9pm 9.30pm 1pm 10pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

10pm

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

42

The Shed

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

Martin Healy

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Galway Arts Centre

10am5.30pm

10am5.30pm

10am5.30pm

12noon5.30pm

10am5.30pm

10am5.30pm

10am5.30pm

10am5.30pm

10am5.30pm

10am5.30pm

12noon5.30pm

Louise Bourgeois

44

Galway City Museum

Sophie Callé

45

BOI Theatre, NUI Galway

Cleary Connolly

46

University Hospital

Impressions Biennale

46

Cluain Mhuire

11am-6pm 11am-6pm 11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

Sioban Piercy

47

The Gallery NUI Galway

11am-6pm 11am-6pm 11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

Primary Resources

47

126 Gallery

11am-6pm 11am-6pm 11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

First Thought Talks

48-52

10am5.30pm

10am5.30pm

10am5.30pm

10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 11am-6pm 11am-6pm 11am-6pm

11am-8pm

10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm

10am-5pm 10am-5pm 12noon-5pm 11am-8pm

11am-8pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-8pm

11am-8pm

11am-8pm

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

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

See pages 48-52

See pages 48-52

10am-6pm 10am-6pm 10am-6pm

See pages 48-52

Various Venues

Play Readings

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An Taibhdhearc and Mick Lally Theatre

8pm

Al Porter

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Róisín Dubh

9pm

The Rubberbandits

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Seapoint

Laughter Loft

54

The King's Head

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2pm

2pm

8pm 1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

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Become a Friend

Galway International Arts Festival On Tour

Become a Friend of the Galway International Arts Festival and be at the heart of the Festival all year round. Our Friends are Festival lovers, who not only enjoy a world-class event, but also generously support the effort to deliver great programmes that create unforgettable experiences year after year. Enjoy a host of benefits including complimentary tickets, priority booking and invitations to openings and exclusive friends events.

Galway International Arts Festival HotForTheatre and Galway International Arts Festival

Luck Just Kissed You Hello

The Match Box By Frank McGuinness

By Amy Conroy

Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival The EmergencyRoom and Galway International Arts Festival in association with Cusack Projects ltd.

Ballyturk By Enda Walsh

riverrun

TheEmergencyRoom and Galway International Arts Festival in association with Cusack Projects Ltd.

Lessness By Samuel Beckett

By Olwen Fouéré

Galway International Arts Festival

Room 303 By Enda Walsh

#giaf/touring 2015 – 2016

Galway International Arts Festival

First Thought

For further information on Friends, Corporate Sponsorship or Directors’ Circle Programmes contact Aisling O’Sullivan at friends@giaf.ie or call 091 509700

Galway International Arts Festival Programme 2015  

Galway International Arts Festival is a creative collision of performance, music, visual art and discussion. It is one of Ireland's most vib...

Galway International Arts Festival Programme 2015  

Galway International Arts Festival is a creative collision of performance, music, visual art and discussion. It is one of Ireland's most vib...