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Galway International Arts Festival 14—27 July 2014

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Galway International Arts Festival 14 – 27 July 2014

At a glance

Chapatti PG 6

Ballyturk PG 4

Dragonus PG 16

RedBall Galway PG 21

The National PG 23 Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby PG 8

First Thought PG 50-54


Contents 4

Theatre & Spectacle

22 Music 39

Visual Arts

48

First Thought Talks

53 Comedy

#giaf 14

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Booking Information

59

Venue Information & Map

60

Festival Diary

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Staff Credits

Chief Executive John Crumlish Artistic Director Paul Fahy Financial Controller Gerry Cleary Festival Administrator Elizabeth Duffy Head of Development Jeremy Hatch Aisling O’Sullivan, Friends Liaison Operations John Donnelly, Manager Aisling O’Sullivan Production Adam Fitzsimons, Manager Rob Usher, Production Co-Ordinator Box Office Frances Burke, Manager Andrea Healy, Manager Marketing Elaine Divilly, Manager Aisling McElvaney, Intern Publicity Gwen O’Sullivan, Manager Programmes Tracey Ferguson, Editorial Manager Volunteer Programme Hillary Kavanagh, Manager Amy Lavelle, Co-Ordinator Intern Ciara O’Reilly Artist Liaison Siobhán Forde, Hugh Lavelle Liam Parkinson, Philip Sweeney Photography & Filming Colm Hogan & Marina Levitina Festival TV Justin McCarthy, Director Leon Butler

Programme Consultants Eithne Hand – First Thought Talks Gugai McNamara – Festival Big Top Brendan O’Regan – Traditional Music Design Zero-G Web Design Pixel Design Print Castle Print Board of Directors Bernadette Mullarkey, Chair Padraic Brennan, John Grealish, Gary Joyce, Maccon Keane, Maria Mahon 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. For regular Festival updates and news, check out Galway International Arts Festival’s online TV channel www.giaf.ie Galway International Arts Festival Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road, Galway, Ireland Administration +353 91 509 700 E: info@giaf.ie Box Office +353 91 566 577 (from 16 June) www.giaf.ie

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FUNDING AGENCIES

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Galway independent

2014 PROGRAMME : 3


Theatre | Ireland Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival present

Ballyturk

Written and directed by Enda Walsh Starring Cillian Murphy, Mikel Murfi and Stephen Rea

‘I thought we knew everything there was to know.’ BLACK BOX THEATRE, Dyke Road 10-27 July, 7pm Matinees 19 & 26 July, 2.30pm Previews 10-13 July No show 15 & 21 July Tickets €20 - €29.50 Duration 1 hr 30 mins approx. Backstage at the Festival 16 July Post-show talk with the cast and playwright giaf.ie/ballyturk

The lives of two men unravel quickly over the course of ninety minutes. Where are they? Who are they?  What is this room, and what might be beyond the walls? Gut-wrenchingly funny and achingly sad, and featuring jaw-dropping moments of physical comedy, Ballyturk is an ambitious, profound and tender work from one of Ireland’s leading playwrights Enda Walsh. Cillian Murphy, who last appeared on stage in a sensational solo performance in Enda Walsh’s Misterman, stars alongside Walsh’s long-time collaborator Mikel Murfi, and the internationally-acclaimed actor Stephen Rea. Reuniting the creative team responsible for Misterman, sets and costumes are designed by Jamie Vartan and lighting is designed by Adam Silverman. Sound design is by Helen Atkinson with original music composed by Teho Teardo.

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World Premiere

‘One of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre.’

PHOTO: RICHARD GILLIGAN

THE GUARDIAN

2014 PROGRAMME : 5


Theatre | Ireland/USA

Northlight Theatre and Galway International Arts Festival present

Chapatti

By Christian O’Reilly Directed by BJ Jones Starring John Mahoney and Penny Slusher ‘But it’s just one of those days. One of those days where I feel like I’m wearing myself on the outside. My heart, my soul, all my soft bits.’ 6 : G A LW AY I N T E R N AT I O N A L A R T S F E S T I VA L


PHOTOS: MICHAEL BROSILOW

European Premiere

Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal lovers living in Dublin. When forlorn Dan and his dog Chapatti cross paths with the amiable Betty and her nineteen cats, an unexpected spark begins a warm and gentle story about two people re-discovering the importance of human companionship. A beautifully poignant and extremely funny new play by Galway playwright Christian O’Reilly (The Good Father, Inside I’m Dancing) Chapatti makes its European debut in Galway following a critically acclaimed world-premiere run in Chicago this spring. Festival favourite John Mahoney, from TV’s Frasier, returns to the Galway stage following his superb performance in The Outgoing Tide in 2012. Mahoney stars opposite Penny Slusher who made her Festival debut in Stella & Lou last year.

TOWN HALL THEATRE, Courthouse Square 15-27 July, 8pm Matinees 18, 19, 25 & 26 July, 2pm No show 21 July Tickets €20 - €25 Duration 1 hour 30 mins approx. Backstage at the Festival 17 July Post-show talk with the cast, playwright and director giaf.ie/chapatti

‘A master class in acting.’ CHICAGO SUN TIMES

2014 PROGRAMME : 7


Theatre | UK

‘Walter Asmus’s production is beautiful and moving as well as chilling.’ THE TELEGR APH

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‘Lisa Dwan is sensationally good.’ THE E VENING STANDARD


Irish Premiere Royal Court Theatre and Mighty Mouth present

Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby

IMAGE: LIS A DWAN IN RO CK ABY

by Samuel Beckett Directed by Walter Asmus Starring Lisa Dwan

Directed by Samuel Beckett’s long-time friend and collaborator Walter Asmus, this Beckett Trilogy is performed by Irish actor Lisa Dwan following a critically acclaimed run at both the Royal Court Theatre and the Duchess Theatre in London’s West End. Not I is an intense monologue, set in a pitch-black space lit by a single beam of light. A disembodied female mouth floats eight feet above the stage and delivers a stream of consciousness, spoken, as Beckett directed, at the speed of thought. Footfalls is the moving story of May, a ghostly figure who paces back and forth like a metronome on a strip-bare landing outside her dying mother’s room. Completing the trilogy is Rockaby. Probably the most famous of Beckett’s last works, Rockaby explores loneliness and loss as a woman sits on her rocking chair - that appears to rock of its own accord - recounting moments from her past.

AN TAIBHDHEARC, Middle Street 22-26 July, 9pm Matinee 26 July, 3pm Tickets €20 - €25 Duration 1 hour approx. Backstage at the Festival 23 July Post-show talk with Lisa Dwan giaf.ie/beckett

Produced in association with Cusack Projects Ltd. 2014 PROGRAMME : 9


Theatre | Ireland Druid presents

Be Infants in Evil

MICK LALLY THEATRE, Druid Lane 10-26 July, 8pm Previews 10, 11, 12, 14 July, 8pm Matinees 19, 23 & 26 July, 3pm No show 13, 20 July Tickets €18 - €26 Duration 2 hours approx. Backstage at the Festival Friday 25 July Post-show talk with the cast and director giaf.ie/beinfantsinevil

Fr. Patrick is newly appointed to a parish in Dublin. In his sacristy one morning he decides he has to face the inevitable. But two of his parishioners have other ideas. There is Noleen, a blind widow who knows more than she lets on to know, and Jacinta, an unmarried mother and recent Muslim convert who wants it in writing thats she’s left the church. Then there is Henry, a thirteen year-old boy who decides that this is the time to visit his old friend. At once playfully comic and uncompromisingly savage, Be Infants in Evil is an outstanding debut that complicates the story of modern Ireland, just when we thought we had it all figured out. Be Infants in Evil was staged as a rehearsed reading at Galway Arts Festival 2013 as part of the Druid Debuts Series.

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PHOTO: COLM HOGAN

By Brian Martin Directed by Oonagh Murphy


World Premiere

‘A world-class company rooted in the cultural fabric of Galway.’ THE IRISH TIMES

‘The only time there can ever be love is when there’s life, and that’s now.’ 2 0 1 4 P R O G R A M M E : 11


Theatre / Installation | Ireland

Galway International Arts Festival presents

Room 303

PHOTOS: COLM HOGAN

Written and directed by Enda Walsh ‘I look down from this bed into the big space beneath me...’

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A man has stopped travelling from town to town and from room to room - sharing the good word with people who give him tea and biscuits. All that’s left is this hotel room, his ageing body and a fat fly. Presented in installation in a gallery setting - Room 303 is an absorbing new text by Enda Walsh and voiced by Niall Buggy.

ABSOLUT FESTIVAL GALLERY, Market Street Monday 14 – Sunday 27 July 11am, 11.20am and 11.40am and every 20 mins thereafter with last cycle beginning at 5.40pm from Sunday-Wednesday and 7.40pm Thursday-Saturday. Tickets €5 Duration 13 minutes giaf.ie/room303

2 0 1 4 P R O G R A M M E : 13


Theatre | Ireland

‘Raymond Scannell’s fascinating new play...’ THE IRISH TIMES

Deep

RADISSON LIVE LOUNGE, Lough Atalia Road 14 July, 7.30pm 15-19 July, 9.30pm Tickets €16 - €18 Duration 1 hr 20 minutes approx. giaf.ie/deep

It’s the summer of 1988 and Cork’s emigration generation are following the beat… in perfect time for a new music movement simmering from Ireland’s first House Club ‘SWEAT@ Sir Henry’s’. Turning the tables on two decades, from the rise of Acid House to the Euro changeover, Deep examines the evolution of the Underground scene as it rises and falls through the eyes of a Vinyl Junkie. Deep features footage of nights at the club and exclusive documentary interviews with the club’s main figures. Raymond’s previous solo performance in Mimic which featured at Festival 2008 has since gone on to tour the world. Most recently he composed the music for THISISPOPBABY’s Alice in Funderland at the Abbey Theatre.

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PHOTO: MARK DUGGAN

Written and performed by Raymond Scanell Directed by Tom Creed


Theatre/Comedy | Ireland THISISPOPBABY continues to ‘redefine theatre for people left cold by traditional drama.’ THE IRISH TIMES

‘Comic genius.’ IRISH INDEPENDENT ( O N PA N T I )

THISISPOPBABY presents

Panti: High Heels in Low Places

P H O T O : RO N A N H E A LY & N I A L L S W E E N E Y

Written and performed by Panti Directed by Phillip McMahon National treasure, performance legend, accidental activist, join Panti in her first ever stand-up show High Heels in Low Places, a warm and wicked evening of outrageously fun tales. Charting brushes with infamy, near misses with fame, and adventures in the seedy underbelly, the ‘High Queen of Ireland’ invites you in to her ultra-padded, hyper-real, stiletto-shaped world, as she swops stories from the gutter and trades secrets of the stars. This is Panti’s fifth theatrical collaboration with THISISPOPBABY, following the recent smash-hit success of All Dolled Up Restitched at the Abbey Theatre.

RADISSON LIVE LOUNGE, Lough Atalia Road 22 & 23 July, 9.30pm Tickets €20 - €25 Duration 1 hr 20 minutes approx. giaf.ie/panti

2 0 1 4 P R O G R A M M E : 15


Spectacle | France

Irish Premiere

Dragonus EYRE SQUARE TO SPANISH ARCH 19 & 20 July, 10pm Free giaf.ie/dragonus

Heart-stopping acrobatic stilt-walkers, an electric rock-opera score with live musicians, pyrotechnics and a monumental moving dragon, this show transports you to the fantastic world of Compagnie Malabar. Spectacle, excitement and audience terror await in equal measure!

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PHOTO: VELISSARIOUS VOUTSAS

Compagnie Malabar presents


Spectacle | France

Irish Premiere

Hallali PHOTO: NIELS BENOIST

Les Philébulistes presents

A grand-scale spectacular performed on a gigantic architectural structure. Based on a new acrobatic, freestyle technique Hallali recalls the circus imagery of fantasy, flight, escape, and suspension of time in a beautifully playful and thrilling circus performance. This latest show from Les Philébulistes, one of France’s most exciting new circus companies, who wowed audiences at Festival 2011 with Arcane, is a truly original spectacle.

EYRE SQUARE 16 & 17 July, 6pm Free giaf.ie/hallali

2 0 1 4 P R O G R A M M E : 17


Theatre | Ireland

Galway Youth Theatre & Galway Community Theatre present

Branar presents

(A Play With Songs)

Devised by Branar, based on the book The Flower by John Light and Lisa Evans Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn

By David Greig & Gordon McIntyre Directed by Andrew Flynn

Bláth

A quirky, charming love story by one of Scotland’s leading playwrights. Midsummer tells the story of Bob and Helena and a glorious lost weekend of bridge burning, car chases, wedding bust-ups, bondage miscalculations, midnight trysts, hungover misery and self-loathing. It’s Midsummer’s weekend in Edinburgh. It’s raining. Two thirty somethings are sitting in a New Town bar waiting for something to turn up. They absolutely should not sleep together. Ever. Ever. Which is why they do.

Bláth is based on the children’s book The Flower by John Light & Lisa Evans. Designed by the artist Maeve Clancy with original music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames), Bláth is a non-verbal show that will enchant audiences as they enter a world made entirely of paper.

NUNS’ ISLAND THEATRE, Nuns’ Island

BANK OF IRELAND THEATRE, NUI Galway

14-26 July, 8pm

18 – 24 July, 12noon & 3pm

Matinees 19 & 26 July, 3pm | No show 20 July

Evening shows 19 & 20 July, 7pm

Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes approx.

Duration 40 minutes approx.

Tickets €16 - €18

Tickets €10 - €12.50

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Family Ticket €35 (4 people)

Produced in association with Roscommon Arts Centre and Limerick City of Culture. For audiences aged 7 years & upwards.

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P H OTO: B R E N DA N FO R E M A N N ( M I D SU M M E R), B OY D C H A L L E N G E R ( B L ÁT H)

Midsummer


Theatre | Ireland

World Premiere

‘A masterful storyteller… a thrilling tale.’ THE TIMES ON O’CONNOR’S STAR OF THE SE A

Blue Teapot Theatre Company presents

Moonfish Theatre and An Taibhdhearc present

Devised by Scott Williams and the Company Directed by Scott Williams Dramaturg: Gavin Kostick

Bunaithe ar an úrscéal le Joseph O’Connor Devised by Moonfish Theatre

PHOTO:(ID) REG GORDON

ID

Star of the Sea

ID: Identity ID: Intellectual Disability ‘Who do you think I am?’ ID experiences the world through the eyes of people with intellectual disability and questions our perceptions of identity along the way. Following their Galway Arts Festival debut with Christian O’Reilly’s heartbreakingly beautiful Sanctuary and a ground-breaking year in 2013, Blue Teapot return to the Festival with this provocative and entertaining new work conceived by the company in collaboration with Scott Williams and Gavin Kostick.

A gripping story of revenge and forgiveness. Scéal díoltais agus maithiúnais. In 1847 the famine ship Star of the Sea sets sail for New York. Among the passengers are those with secrets to hide - a silent maidservant, a ruined landlord, and an infamous murderer. Suite i gConamara, i Londain agus ar long an Ghorta Mhóir, pléann Star of the Sea ceisteanna teanga, talún agus cultúir. Blending language, song, movement and imagery, this exciting and inventive production by award-winning Moonfish Theatre brings Joseph O’Connor’s epic novel to the stage. Dráma cumhachtach, fuinniúil agus spreagúil ná caill é! Accessible to non-Irish speakers. Comhléiriú idir An Taibhdhearc agus Moonfish Theatre.

BLUE TEAPOT THEATRE, Munster Avenue

AN TAIBHDHEARC, Middle Street

16-19 & 23-26 July, 8pm

10-19 July, 8pm

Duration 1 hour 20 mins approx.

Previews 10, 11, 12 July, 8pm

Tickets €12 - €15

Matinee 19 July, 2.30pm | No show 13 July

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Spectacle | Slovenia

UK

LJUD presents

Artizani presents

A pink virus is spreading around the world and inviting everybody to join in! An interplanetary expedition of immigrants from outer space has landed on our planet. Their UFO crashed into a building in Galway where they have squatted and turned into an alien asylum. As a reaction to the Earth’s atmosphere they have all gained a new protective colour turning completely pink so we don’t take them too seriously! Exploring the city, nowhere is safe!

Giant lobsters take to the streets. As evolutionists predicted, the new masters of the planet have arisen from the seas to explore the city streets. Join us on this surreal walkabout with these overgrown inflatable crustaceans. A sight to behold, they cruise through the city in their personalised street carts, greeting all who weave their way into their curious claws. The most fun you’ll have with a lobster in this lifetime.

The Invasion Dance of the Lobsters

SHOP STREET & HIGH STREET

EYRE SQUARE TO SPANISH ARCH

25 July, 4pm, 26 July, 2pm & 4pm

15 & 16 July, 1pm / 3pm / 10pm

Free

Free

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giaf.ie/lobsters

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Visual Arts/Spectacle | USA

‘With RedBall’s occupation of urban spaces, what used to be neglected becomes a realm of possibilities.’ SCULPTURE MAGAZINE

Kurt Perschke

RedBall Galway CHECK ONLINE AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES AND LOCATIONS 17—23 July, 10am - 7pm Free giaf.ie/redballgalway

PHOTO: KURT PER S CHKE

US artist Kurt Perschke’s RedBall Project is a sculptural installation travelling around the globe, adopting cities as its canvas. Perschke uses RedBall to explore each city’s unique architectural landscape and history. With vision and wit, he squeezes RedBall between buildings and hoists it above bridges, punctuating overlooked possibilities. The city itself becomes a canvas of potential as the work searches for new opportunities. RedBall represents the immediate creative impulse embedded in all of us—the simple act of seeing afresh. Where would you put it?

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Music | Ireland

USA

Cathy Davey

Sarah Jarosz

Dublin born singer-songwriter Cathy Davey is a Choice Music Prize nominee and Meteor Ireland Music Award Winner known for her unique rock sound infused with hypnotic tones. Her melodies marry sensitivity and angst in equal measure, delivered in a powerful voice. Often compared to artists such as Björk, PJ Harvey and Kate Bush, she became a number one selling artist instantly. Her success continues with her latest album The Nameless which featured a number of successful singles including Reuben, Little Red, and Sing for Your Supper.

Rolling Stone has compared Sarah Jarosz to Gillian Welch; Mojo labelled her a ‘newgrass prodigy’ for her skills on banjo, guitar and mandolin; and the normally reserved New York Times admired her songwriting and instrumental prowess. Still only 23, and with three albums and three Grammy nominations under her belt, it may well be that you are experiencing the future of Americana.

‘There’s no better female songwriter in Irish music right now.’

‘One of acoustic music’s finest talents.’ THE NEW YORK TIMES

THE IRISH TIMES

RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street Sunday 27 July, 8pm

CAMPBELL’S TAVERN, Cloughanover (30 mins from Galway City)

Tickets €16

Saturday 19 July, 8pm

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Tickets €22 giaf.ie/sarahjarosz

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Music | USA

‘Exquisite.’ T H E G U A R D I A N O N   T R O U B L E W I L L F I N D M E 

‘Took the O2 by storm…’ HOT PRESS

Galway Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

The National

with special guests Phosphorescent

Following five-star rave reviews for both their recent live shows and latest release Trouble Will Find Me, which reached the top three in the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, Brooklynbased indie rock band The National are well and truly on a roll. With six critically acclaimed albums and a reputation for great live shows, The National are now one of America’s favourite bands and are sure to deliver one of the most memorable Festival Big Top shows in recent years. Matthew Houck, the sole member of Phosphorescent has been compared to Bob Dylan and Will Oldham. The London Evening Standard declared him ‘the most significant American in his field since Kurt Cobain ‘.

FESTIVAL BIG TOP, Fisheries Field Wednesday 16 July Doors 6.30pm / Show 7.30pm Tickets €39.50 Standing giaf.ie/thenational

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Music | Ireland

Declan O’Rourke

Booka Brass Band

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 performed on the same bill as Bob Dylan, and attracted the praise of countless industry giants including Paul Weller.

Booka Brass Band are Ireland’s first New Orleansstyle brass band. Performing together for just over a year, the band’s unique offering and incredible live energy has already brought them an unusual level of success. Followed by late show with Daithí, one of the most exciting music producers working in Ireland today.

‘Dark chocolate melting into your brain.’

‘Lighting a fire under Irish audiences.’

with String Quartet

support Brian Deady followed by late show with Daithí

THE IRISH TIMES

GOLDENPLEC

RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street

RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street

Thursday July 17th, 8pm

Saturday 19 July, 8pm

Tickets €16

Tickets €10

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giaf.ie/ bookabrassband

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Music | Ireland

Galway Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

The Coronas

with special guests Walking On Cars

The Coronas make a welcome return to the Festival Big Top stage this July having delivered one of the most memorable concerts of Festival 2012. Winners of a prestigious Meteor Best Album Award in 2010, beating fellow nominees U2 and Snow Patrol, The Coronas are the biggest-selling independent group in Ireland with three albums, including their most recent release, the hugely popular Closer to You. With a new album in production and a series of sold-out live shows in Ireland and the UK over the last year, The Coronas rise continues at pace. Special guests for this show are Walking on Cars who have gained a huge fan base and extensive radio play through their infectiously melodic debut single Catch Me If You Can.

FESTIVAL BIG TOP, Fisheries Field Saturday 19 July Tickets €35 Standing Doors 6.30pm / Show 7.30pm giaf.ie/thecoronas

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Music | Ireland

Mark Geary

Luka Bloom

Irish singer-songwriter and long time New York resident Mark Geary returns to Galway for an engaging and thought-provoking live show. Geary has recorded four original albums and has had his songs featured in hit TV series such as One Tree Hill and Bones. He recently teamed up with Glen Hansard to record the top 40 hit Christmas Biscuits and completed a tour of Ireland, the UK, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic and New York.

With a poet’s heart and a rocker’s soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists. Having produced 20 albums to date, including his latest 2014 release Head and Heart, Bloom continues to push the boundaries making provocative, poetic music that delves deep into the intricacies of the human soul.

‘The quintessential singer-songwriter.’

‘Bloom’s song choices are interesting and at times inspired…’

HOT PRESS

THE IRISH TIMES

MONROE’S LIVE, Dominick Street

MONROE’S LIVE, Dominick Street

Friday 25 July, 8.30pm

Thursday 17 July, 8.30pm

Tickets €15

Tickets €25

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giaf.ie/lukabloom

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Music | USA

Simone The Felice with Sonics Samantha Crain With a musical style leaning toward smooth Americana and effortlessly conjuring images of a wandering troubadour, the soulfully poetic Simone Felice’s warm, soothing tones impart evocative tales of loss, love and death, each as lyrically engaging as they are musically alluring. With her powerful yet achingly beautiful voice, Oklahoma singer-songwriter Samantha Crain creates thoughtful, moving folk music. Crain was chosen as the Rolling Stone ‘Must See Act of SXSW 2013.’

Since the beginning of garage rock, grunge and the northwest sound, The Sonics have been a cornerstone in setting precedent and pace creating the sound that allowed every musician and band that followed the right to take rock to the edge of the universe, to get out of the rut and to scream their guts out. The creators of multiple, major hit songs, their repertoire includes Louie, Louie, Have Love, Will Travel, The Hustler and many, many more. This is The Sonics first ever Irish show.

‘Beautiful...fearless songwriting...’ ‘A gnarly, over-the-top THE IRISH TIMES (ON FELICE)

‘Her voice is gorgeously odd…’ ROLLING STONE (ON CR AIN)

precursor to punk that was never really outdone by punk.’ ROLLING STONE

RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street

RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street

Wednesday 23 July, 8pm

Tuesday July 15th, 8pm

Tickets €20

Tickets €30

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giaf.ie/thesonics

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Music | USA/Ireland

Ireland

Cass Silent McCombs Night with support by Lisa O’Neill

with special guests Kormacs Big Band

Over the last decade Cass McCombs has become one of America’s most remarkably consistent singer-songwriters, comparable to Bill Callahan and Will Oldham. McCombs’ 2013 release Big Wheel and Others is his most encompassing work to date marking a bold new chapter in the myth of this fascinating and singular artist. Support is from Irish sensation and Choice Music Prize nominee Lisa O’Neill whose live performances are beguiling affairs full of banter and old-style folk intimacy.

Kicking off the night are Kormacs Big Band live on stage. The Festival Club moves to the Festival Big Top for one night only bringing the silent (headphone) disco to the masses! Two of Ireland’s best DJs use their catchiest, most infectious dance tunes in a battle to win the crowd for the unmissable party night of the year.

‘Jawdroppingly beautiful…’ THE GUARDIAN (MCCOMBS)

RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street

FESTIVAL BIG TOP, Fisheries Field

Thursday 24 July, 8pm

Saturday 26 July, 9pm

Tickets €16

Tickets €15

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giaf.ie/silentnight

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Music | Canada

USA / Ireland

Kevin Devine with special guests

Owen Pallett

Kevin Devine’s songs weave back and forth through the American landscape with bravado, heart, energy, and austerity…delights at every turn, every strum, every word, taking you in and out of time. In addition to an illustrious solo career, his first strides in the music world came from his performances as Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band. He was also known as one-half of duo Bad Books with Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull.

RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street Tuesday 22 July, 8pm Tickets €12 giaf.ie/kevindevine Child prodigy Owen Pallett was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score alongside Arcade Fire, for their work on Spike Jonze’s Her. While Pallett has served as a versatile collaborator to many he is equally beloved for his low-key, whimsical releases as Final Fantasy.

‘From Arcade Fire to Mika, Owen Pallett is the industry’s go-to guy for a lavish orchestral arrangement.’ THE GUARDIAN

Maria Doyle Kennedy & Kieran Kennedy Maria Doyle Kennedy is an Irish singer, actor and filmmaker. Together with her musician husband Kieran Kennedy she runs the independent record label Mermaid Records and they have released six albums to date, including the most recent release Maria Live.

RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street

MICK LALLY THEATRE, Druid Lane

Monday 21 July, 8pm

Sunday 20 July, 8pm

Tickets €20

Tickets €15 - €20

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Music | Ireland

Galway Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

A Night at the Proms with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra FESTIVAL BIG TOP, Fisheries Field Saturday 26 July, 5pm Seated Tickets €20  - €25 Standing Tickets €15  - €18 giaf.ie/rteco

S P O N S O R E D BY

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra return to the spectacular setting of the Festival Big Top for A Night at the Proms following their Festival debut and one of the most popular performances at Festival 2013. Under the conductor Robert Houlihan the orchestra will perform a programme of popular classics from the Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz to Offenbach’s Baracolle from the Tales of Hoffmann, and from Strauss’ Gypsy Baron Overture to Pachelbel’s Canon. An evening spent enjoying some of the world’s best-loved classical favourites by the banks of the River Corrib is a celebration to savour.

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Conductor Robert Houlihan


Opera | Ireland / England Resurgam and Atalante present

Orfeo

Directed by Alessio Rosati

A Tragicommedia in a prologue and three acts by Luigi Rossi to a libretto by Francesco Buti. (Paris, Palais Royal, 2 March 1647). Orfeo, the classic tale of Orpheus and Euridice, is a musical carousel of delightful arias, melting love duets, lively ensembles, and sumptuous festive choirs. Erin Headley’s award-winning ensemble Atalante and Mark Duley’s Resurgam will join forces in this new production of Orfeo, presented in a Baroque style and based on images from period paintings and sculptures.

ST. NICHOLAS’ CHURCH, Market Street 23 & 24 July, 8pm

Tickets €20  –  €25 giaf.ie/orfeo

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Music | Scotland

‘Haunting, original and magnificent.’ THE GUARDIAN

THE TELEGRAPH

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Galway Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

The Waterboys The Waterboys embody all that is most precious about music: power, passion, magic and transformation. This legendary band return to the Festival Big Top stage for the first time in over a decade. The band members were much-loved residents of Spiddal, Co. Galway in the 1980s where they created the album Fisherman’s Blues (1988). The album is seen as their absolute masterpiece amidst a superb catalogue of recordings that includes A Pagan Place, This Is The Sea, The Whole of the Moon, and most recently An Appointment With Mr Yeats. The Waterboys continue to make genre-busting records and have matured into one of the world’s finest live acts.  They have perfected a skyscraping, imperious strain of rock music full of soul, poetry and an elemental intensity, which has made an obvious impact on many of their peers over the past 20 years. With one of the best festival shows on the road right now, and a back catalogue of classic hits most would envy, this Festival Big Top gig promises to be one of the highlights of the summer.

FESTIVAL BIG TOP, Fisheries Field Sunday 20 July Tickets €40 Standing Doors 6.30pm / Show 7.30pm giaf.ie/waterboys

PHOTO:

PA U L M A C M A N U S

with special guests

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Music | USA New Orleans’ Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band return to Galway, bringing with them an explosion of passion and noise through a symphony of trombones, saxophones, trumpets, tuba, snare and bass drums. Their rousing sets and charismatic performances draw inspiration from artists such as Leroy Jones, Louis Armstrong and Stevie Wonder.

‘Rowdy, exuberant, all-horns-blazing…’ THE IRISH TIMES

Hot 8 Brass Band

RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street Monday 14 July, 10pm Tickets €26 giaf.ie/hot8brassband

Music | Ireland

Music | USA

West Cork Ukulele Orchestra

Uproot Hootenanny

The West Cork Ukulele Orchestra are a high-energy, knee-slapping, foot-stomping ukulele strum-fest. Featuring instantly likeable and recognisable covers of feel-good classics, their live show brings together genre, time and musical taste with ease. A guaranteed fun musical experience with deathdefying ukulele playing.

Uproot Hootenanny promise the most entertaining and unique brand of folk, classic rock, modern rock, pop, roots, celtic, bluegrass, and country music and they live up to their promise. This five-piece string band have a vast repertoire filled with energy and musical surprises.

RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street

RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street

Saturday 26 July, 8pm

Wednesday 16 July, 8pm

Tickets €14

Tickets €10

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Music | Ireland

‘Her performance is flawless.’ CL ASH MAGAZINE

Galway Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

Imelda May with special guests

Imelda May’s sell-out show last July proved a huge hit with Festival audiences and she will undoubtedly be a Festival Big Top highlight again this summer. With her trademark rockabilly sound, the continued rise of the Liberties girl has been unstoppable ever since the release of Mayhem in 2010. Her singles Johnny Got a Boom Boom and Kentish Town have already earned modern day classics status. Imelda has just released her third chart-topping hit album Tribal. Described as her punchiest yet, this now means she is the only female Irish artist ever to record three successive Number 1 albums.

FESTIVAL BIG TOP, Fisheries Field Friday 18 July Tickets €35 Standing Doors 6.30pm / Show 7.30pm giaf.ie/imeldamay

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Music | Ireland This award-winning quartet from Galway combine Irish music with old-time American and Bluegrass influences, to reveal the banjo’s rich legacy and roots. When this band-of-brothers take flight in a wave of virtuosity, verve and joie-de-vivre, feet tap and pulses race.

‘Bordering on magical.’ THE WALL STREE T JOURNAL

We Banjo 3

MONROE’S LIVE, Dominick Street Wednesday 23 July, 8.30pm Tickets €20 giaf.ie/webanjo3

Music | Ireland / USA

Mary McPartlan & Bertha Hope Unquestionably rooted in the traditional, acclaimed Galway singer Mary McPartlan’s distinctive evocative voice combined with her strong musical personality, allows her to move easily between styles, ranging from the traditional to the blues. Introducing the legendary Jazz pianist from New York Ms. Bertha Hope, and a new wonderful collaboration is born.

Cois Cladaigh Songs of Swans, Saints, Suns, Stars, Stamps, Sadness, Sounds and the Saviour A concert of acapella choral music from the 9th to 21st centuries with the World Premiere of I Told You So by John Speight. Cois Cladaigh was founded in 1982 and specialise in contemporary choral and Renaissance music, and have commissioned many Irish and international composers. Cois Cladaigh has recorded four albums Lux Aeterna, An Equal Music, Beatus Vir and Puer natus est nobis.

MONROE’S LIVE, Dominick Street

ST. NICHOLAS’ CHURCH, Market Street

Wednesday 16 July, 8.30pm

Saturday 19 July, 8pm

Tickets €20

Tickets €10 - €15

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Music | Ireland

Traditional Music Showcases

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.

Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello with Noel O’Grady Grace Bay is the recent debut and long overdue recording from Boston-based couple Tommy McCarthy (fiddle and mandolin) and Louise Costello (banjo and accordion). They make a welcome return to Ireland where there are joined for this gig by Noel O’Grady on bouzouki. 17 July

Tony Trundle with Jimmy Higgins and friends Tony Trundle is a well-known singer/fiddle player renowned for his smooth fiddle style and his songwriting. Tony will be joined by percussion maestro Jimmy Higgins and special guests. 18 July

Leonard Barry with Conor Byrne & Andy Morrow Uilleann piper Leonard Barry etches out a tune with enviable precision. He is joined by the featured guests of his acclaimed 2013 album New Road, by Conor Byrne on flute and Andy Morrow. 24 July

Four Winds Four Winds are a new ensemble of established musicians deeply rooted in traditional music who came together in 2013 with Daoiri Farrell on vocals and bouzouki; Caroline Keane on concertina; Robbie Walsh on bodhran, percussions and backing vocals, and Tom Delany on uilleann pipes and whistles. 25 July

Greenshine Something happens when families sing and play together. It’s tight, natural, and instinctive. Noel Shine and Mary Greene have long been a vital element of Ireland’s folk fraternity and as Greenshine have been recently joined by their daughter Ellie. 26 July

Laoise Kelly & Cormac Breathnach Laoise Kelly is a virtuoso harpist in the traditional vein and one of the most respected musicians of her generation. Laoise is joined by whistle player Cormac Breathnach, a revered composer and musician, best known for his work with the groundbreaking group Deiseal. 19 July

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Music | Ireland

A Dawn Chorus

Dublin Gospel Choir

Start the weekend off in spectacular fashion at Salthill’s famous Ladies’ Beach as a Festival Chorus greets the morning sun as it rises over Galway Bay. The wonderful backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean will act as a magnificent setting for this large-scale community choral project.

The Dublin Gospel Choir are probably the only act in the world to collaborate with artists as diverse as Stevie Wonder, Nitin Sawhney, John Legend, Riverdance, James Brown, Damien Rice, Rod Stewart, The Chieftains and most recently Kodaline. They continue to charm audiences with their brilliant repertoire of songs.

‘Gladdens the heart and brings a smile to the face.’ HOT PRESS

LADIES’ BEACH, Salthill Promenade

RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street

Friday 18 July, 6am

Sunday 20 July, 7.30pm

Free

Tickets €16

Duration 45 minutes

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Visual Art / Installation | Canada

Janet Cardiff

Regarded as the artist’s masterwork, The Forty Part Motet (2001) is a sound installation by leading Canadian artist Janet Cardiff. The installation features a reworking of the forty-part motet Spem in alium numquam habui by English composer Thomas Tallis. Translated as In No Other Is My Hope the work is perhaps Tallis’ most famous composition. Consisting of forty high-fidelity speakers positioned on stands in a large oval configuration the work will play continuously. Visitors are encouraged to walk among the loudspeakers and hear the individual unaccompanied voices as well as the polyphonic choral effect of the combined singers in an immersive experience. In this setting The Forty Part Motet will be nothing short of glorious.

AULA MAXIMA, NUI Galway, University Road 14 – 27 July, 11am-6pm giaf.ie/janetcardiff

PHOTO:

MARKUS TRET TER

The Forty Part Motet

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IMAGE: JOHN KINDNESS ODYSSEUS HE AD

Visual Art | Ireland


IMAGE: JOHN KINDNE SS S AILOR TOR S O HOME WARD

Painter, sculptor and multi-media artist John Kindness’ work demonstrates an insatiable curiosity for understanding society, politics, literature, history and culture and this most recent body of work Odysseus relates to Homer’s Odyssey. ‘It was not Homer who introduced me to Odysseus but James Joyce, and I think it was because Joyce was more interested in the man than in his deeds that Ulysses started to speak to me in my Stephen Dedalus years. It was also Joyce who taught me about layers of meaning in art; how the quotidian can play a role in the epic and how superficial events can have earth-shaking consequences. When I eventually came to read Homer I found something that could be an adventure story to a schoolboy, a set of case studies for a risk analyst, or a handbook for a man going through a mid-life crisis.’ John Kindness.

ABSOLUT FESTIVAL GALLERY, Market Street 14 – 27 July, 11am-6pm Late opening to 8pm ThursdaySaturday Backstage at the Festival 15 July, 2pm Gallery talk with the artist giaf.ie/johnkindness

This is his first Irish show since 2006.

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Visual Art | Scotland

Eduardo Paolozzi

14 – 27 July, 11am-6pm Late opening Thursday-Saturday, 8pm giaf.ie/eduardopaolozzi

Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) was one of the pioneers of the pop art movement in the UK. Paolozzi was a compulsive collector and a jumbler of icons, equally revered as a sculptor and for his kaleidoscopic print projects. Self described as ‘a wizard in Toytown’, the artist’s friend and sometime collaborator, J.G. Ballard, described General Dynamic F.U.N. as a ‘unique guidebook to the electric garden of our minds’. A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London.

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A FA K E WA R F O R P U B L I C R E L AT I O N S ? C O P Y R I G H T T H E A RT I ST A N D DAC S

ABSOLUT FESTIVAL GALLERY, Market Street

P H O T O : E D U A R D O PA O L O Z Z I , A N E M P I R E O F S I L LY S TAT I S T I C S …

General Dynamic F.U.N.


I M A G E ( R I G H T ) : E D U A R D O PA O L O Z Z I E VA D N E I N G R E E N D I M E N S I O N , B U N K

Visual Art | UK

Pre-Pop to PostHuman: Collage in the Digital Age

CO URT SE Y THE ARTIST 2014 © PHOTO: MARK BLOWER

I M AG E ( L E F T): GA B R I E L E B E V E R I D G E, U N T I T L E D, 2013.

featuring a selection of Eduardo Paolozzi’s BUNK portfolio Pre-Pop to Post-Human brings together 15 young artists who have created newly-commissioned prints in response to the ideas behind Eduardo Paolozzi’s famous BUNK portfolio. The works made by the artists will be shown alongside a selection of Paolozzi’s celebrated BUNK prints. The selected artists include Pio Abad, Gabriele Beveridge, Nicholas Hatfull, Peles Empire and Samara Scott.

ABSOLUT FESTIVAL GALLERY, Market Street 14 – 27 July, 11am-6pm Late opening Thursday-Saturday 8pm giaf.ie/prepoptoposthuman

A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London, curated by Isobel Harbison.

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Visual Art | Ireland

Galway Arts Festival and Galway Arts Centre present

Liam O’Callaghan

GALWAY ARTS CENTRE, 47 Dominick Street 14 – 27 July, 10am-5.30pm Sunday 12noon – 5.30pm giaf.ie/liamocallaghan

Smart and irreverent, Liam O’Callaghan’s works transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary and expresses a willingness to engage with the absurdity of life, encouraging us to look anew at ourselves and the world in which we live. He sees the value in the everyday and explores this through sculpture, photography, video and sound, and his work often exposes the methods or mechanics of their own construction. With this multi-media exhibition O’Callaghan invites you to engage and ask questions, look beyond and behind the artifice of art making. O’Callaghan is one of Ireland’s most interesting younger artists working today.

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I M AG E : L I A M O ’ C A L L AG H A N T H E R I S E A N D FA L L O F A M A N K I N DA

If and then…(again)


Visual Art | Ireland

Leonie King Inextricably Linked

I M A G E : K A R E N C O N WAY

AN+AISTHĒSIS

I M A G E : L E O N I E K I N G F I R S T B I RT H D AY

‘My great, great grandfather Prof. William King was buried in Bohermore Cemetery, Galway in 1886. He had a son who had a son. My grandfather William King was killed during World War 1 in 1917. My father William King was born 1910 and died recently aged 102. And then came me and mine…’ Leonie King Salvaging the past in vibrant, reconstructed illumination, this exhibition is a visual, family tree of the William Kings and those linked to them.

ABSOLUT FESTIVAL GALLERY, Market Street 14 – 27 July, 10am-8pm Late opening to 8pm Thursday-Saturday giaf.ie/leonieking

Karen Conway An+Aisthēsis

Annual 126 Members’ Show

This exhibition originated from Conway’s visit to the UCH Anaesthetic Department’s Archive, which provided the artist access to research vintage anaesthetic equipment. This research provided a rich creative source for investigation and development of the work on show.

An exhibition curated by Paul McAree featuring the work of the members of 126, Galway’s artist-led gallery. In addition to his curatorial work in Ireland where he was founder of Flood in Dublin, McAree has worked at Tate Modern in London and Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL GALWAY, Newcastle Road

126, Flood Street

14 – 27 July, 10am-8pm

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14 – 27 July, 11am-6pm

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Visual Art | Ireland

Patrick O’Reilly

THE SHED, Middle Pier, The Docks 14 – 27 July, 11am-6pm Backstage at the Festival 16 July, 2pm Gallery talk with the artist giaf.ie/patrickoreilly

Patrick O’Reilly is one of Ireland’s most prolific artists. A hugely imaginative sculptor O’Reilly had his first professional show at Galway Arts Festival in 1996. He is best known in Ireland for his large-scale outdoor ‘bear sculptures’ most notably by the O2 in Dublin and at Greystones Promenade in Co. Wicklow. This exhibition features recent sculpture and installation including an enormous new work Thorn, created specifically for this show.

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I M A G E : PA T R I C K O ’ R E I L LY, U N T I T L E D P H O T O : C O L M H O G A N

Prelude


Visual Art | Ireland / England

Brian Bourke & Jay Murphy Commonage

I M A G E : E VA N S O F E T O N , S A I L I N G B O A T S N E A R T H E S PA N I S H A R C H , G A L W AY, 1 8 3 8 , C O U RT E S Y O F T H E N AT I O N A L G A L L E RY O F I R E L A N D

I M A G E : J AY M U R P H Y, B O G C O T T O N

Brian Bourke and Jay Murphy’s home and studios sit directly across an expanse of commonage, which is a constant source of pleasure and inspiration to them both. For this exhibition Bourke and Murphy capture the seasonal change as they respond to this environment.

NORMAN VILLA GALLERY, Lower Salthill 14 – 27 July, 11am-6pm giaf.ie/bourkemurphy

Evans of Eton: Galway to Leenane

Maurice Quillinan Music on the Water

William Evans of Eton (1798-1877) was the drawing master of Eton College in England and was an accomplished artist who exhibited widely in London, Dublin, and Paris. Evans made a number of visits to the west of Ireland in 1835 and 1838 where he produced many studies and finished watercolours. This exhibition gives a rare picture of this isolated though wellpopulated area before the devastation of the Famine. The work is part of a portfolio from the National Gallery of Ireland and a unique insight into Galway nearly 200 years ago.

This project began seven years ago as a collaboration between Nicholas Ross (pianist), Kent Holliday (composer) and Maurice Quillinan (artist). It is an exploration of the ‘Golden Section’, a mathematical subdivision of a surface area or musical score, suggesting where the most important elements should be positioned.

GALWAY CITY MUSEUM, Spanish Parade

GALWAY CITY MUSEUM, Spanish Parade

15 – 27 July, 10am-5pm

15– 27 July, 10am-5pm

Sunday 12noon - 5pm, Closed Monday

Sunday 12noon - 5pm, Closed Monday

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First Thought Talks

Dr. Michael J. Dowling Spirit of Enquiry Interview Gabriel Weston in ‘I love challenge. I love getting up in conversation with the morning and not being exactly Maccon Keane certain about how to accomplish something… I like canoeing the rapids, not a flat lake… we’re in the middle of the rapids right now in healthcare.’

From a Co. Limerick village to CEO of America’s third-largest non-profit secular health care system, and New York state’s largest integrated health care network - find out how Dr. Michael J. Dowling stays creative about his life and his job. Dr. Michael J. Dowling (President and CEO of North Shore/ LIJ Health Care System, USA) in conversation with RTÉ broadcaster and documentary maker Áine Lawlor.

‘The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.’ JONATHAN SWIF T

How many cancer surgeons could it take to change your world? Join Gabriel Weston surgeon, author and presenter of BBC series, Trust Me I’m a Doctor as she strikes up a conversation with Dr. Maccon Keane - one of Ireland’s leading oncologists, board member of Galway International Arts Festival and avid follower of the visual arts. Expect a lively discussion on the intersection of Medicine and the Arts as two experts share their worlds.

AULA MAXIMA, NUI Galway

AULA MAXIMA, NUI Galway

Saturday 19 July, 12 noon

Saturday 19 July, 4pm

Tickets €7

Tickets €7

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First Thought Talks

Taking the National Temperature ‘The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.’ DISR AELI 1877

Dr Stephanie O’Keeffe, National Director for Health & Wellbeing in the Health Service Executive in conversation with author and film director Gerard Stembridge whose latest book Unspoken was published in 2013.

In Sight ‘Real site-specific work is about a forensic examination of space.’ L O U I S E L O W E Site specific, site responsive or environmental art. Our panel talks the outside in…. Panellists include: Louise Lowe (Anu Productions); Kurt Perschke (Red Ball Galway); Denis Conway (Ouroborus Theatre Company); Chair: Manchán Magan (playwright, documentary maker and broadcaster).

AULA MAXIMA, NUI Galway

AULA MAXIMA, NUI Galway

Saturday 19 July, 2pm

Sunday 20 July, 6pm

Tickets €7

Tickets €7

From Out Of The City: Cities and Happiness: Places, Spaces, Art & the City John Kelly “Now as ever city space can serve an important function as an interface between art and people.” J A N G E H L   Participants include: Tina Saaby (City Architect, Copenhagen); Kevin Leyden (NUI Galway); Ciaran Cuffe (Green Party/DIT); Tom de Paor (Architect); Kaethe Burt O’Dea (Desireland);  Gerry Scullion (The Chocolate Factory). Chair: Nathalie Weadick (Irish Architecture Foundation).

Broadcaster and writer John Kelly has published several works of fiction including, Grace Notes & Bad Thoughts and The Little Hammer. Here, John reads from his new novel From Out of the City and talks to arts journalist and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson about the fine art of juggling.

AULA MAXIMA, NUI Galway

RÓISÍN DUBH,Dominic Street

Saturday 19 July July, 6pm

Saturday 19 July, 4pm

Tickets €7

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First Thought Talks

Architecture and the Playability of Theatre: Mikel Murfi In a demonstration lecture Mikel Murfi talks about his process when working with actors, directors and scenographers. Before the sets, lights, actors et al., what has space got to offer us ... and silence?! Murfi offers a unique perspective on making theatre - its architecture - its playability. Mikel Murfi is currently appearing at the Festival in Ballyturk by Enda Walsh.

AULA MAXIMA, NUI Galway Sunday 20 July, 2pm Tickets €7

Billington Meets Asmus

Billington Meets Hytner

‘Words were my only love and not many.’

“We have never felt it to be impossible to be challenging and entertaining at the same time.”

SAMUEL BECKETT

Walter D. Asmus, colleague and renowned director of Beckett’s work, and director of the Royal Court Theatre’s Beckett Trilogy with Lisa Dwan which plays at the Festival this year, in conversation with author and Guardian newspaper Drama Critic Michael Billington.

NICHOL A S HY TNER ON WHY THE NATIONAL THE ATRE IN LOND ON IS SPECIAL

Nicholas Hytner leaves the National Theatre in London in rude good health after 11 years at the helm. Join him and Guardian Drama Critic Michael Billington as they discuss his years at the South Bank.

HOTEL MEYRICK, Eyre Square

TOWNHALL THEATRE, Courthouse Square

Sunday 20 July, 4pm

Saturday 19 July, 5pm

Tickets €7

Tickets €7

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First Thought Talks ‘We made bloodied ripped up telegrams, pastry boxes, books of poetry, maps, character passports, patterns for carpets, all the signage you see in the film, banknotes, flags, a police report with Jeff Goldblum’s fingerprints on it… so many different things, and from three different time periods, too.’ Welsh-born, Dublin-based designer Annie Atkins specialising in graphics for filmmaking (including Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel) in conversation with actor and director Hugh O’Conor. Props from the film will be on display.

Watch Closely Now: Creative Graphic Design

The Enduring Appeal of the MixTape ‘The most widely practiced American art form.’ GEOFFREY O’BRIEN

Actor Cillian Murphy and blogging brothers Mark and Craig Carry (Fractured Air) mix it up with journalist Tony Clayton-Lea. Ticket includes entry to Festival Club on Sunday 20 July.

AULA MAXIMA, NUI Galway Sunday 20 July, 4pm Tickets €7

How to Write a Book… Have you ever wanted to write a novel? How do you get it out and on the page? How do you handle structure, dialogue and plot? And once it’s written, what is the best way to get it published? These and more questions are currently being discussed in a series of features in The Irish Times called How to Write a Book. Join arts journalist Sinéad Gleeson and guests in discussion.

MICK LALLY THEATRE, Druid Lane

AULA MAXIMA, NUI Galway

Sunday 20 July, 4pm

Sunday 20 July, 11am

Tickets €7

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First Thought Talks

Play Readings

A Boy Helen Called Nedd and I

Hail! The Musical

By Emily Gillmor Murphy Druid Debut

By Meadhbh McHugh Druid Debut

By Ciarán Bermingham and Raymond Scannell

A Boy Called Nedd tells the story of a sixteen year-old boy trying to stay on course after his brother’s suicide. Nedd’s is a fast moving world. Here a relationship goes from awkward silcences to making out, to throwing insults at the speed of light. The lures of the adult world, guns included, are only a text or a mouse-click away. But how fast is he going that he should confuse grief for the need for revenge?

In Helen and I, sisters Helen (49, a single mother to Evvy) and Lynn (47, childless, married to Tony) return home to attend to their dying father. Tony arrives uninvited to ‘take care’ of Lynn – then contrives to bring Evvy into the circle (who has ideas and questions of her own). In the hothouse conditions of a summer’s weekend, the future emerges from hardwon – and hard-fought-over – rearrangements of the past.

Ciarán Bermingham is a real-life taxi driver, jobbing actor and musical theatre fanatic. Ciarán has been known to pick up a fare from people who have just seen him naked in a production of The Full Monty. Taking its cue from Ciarán’s real-life situation Hail! The Musical brings the audience on a musical taxi-journey through the city. Collaborating with sound designer & playwright Raymond Scannell (who also performs in Deep during the Festival), Hail! embraces the challenges of making a Musical for a Taxi.

Directed by Nik Partridge Funded by an Arts Council Project Award 2014.

MICK LALLY THEATRE, Druid Lane

MICK LALLY THEATRE, Druid Lane

MICK LALLY THEATRE, Druid Lane

Tuesday 22 July, 2pm

Friday 25 July, 2pm

Wednesday 16 July, 2pm

Tickets €7

Tickets €7

Free

Duration 1 hour 20 mins approx.

Duration 1 hour 20 mins approx.

Duration 45 mins approx.

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Comedy | UK

Ireland

Milton Jones Laughter Loft with Colm O’Regan and Karl Spain

with MC Gerry Mallon

Famed for his incisive one-liners and his madcap hairstyles, Milton Jones is a TV favourite and regular on Mock the Week (BBC2), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1), Live at the Apollo (BBC1) plus appearances on Dave’s One Night Stand (DAVE). He played to over 100,000 people on each of his last two tours. Awards include a silver Sony Award for his BBC radio show and Chortle Headliner of the Year for his stand up. He was also nominated for a Writers Guild Award in 2012, is a Perrier Best Newcomer Nominee, Sony Award winner and British Comedy Award nominee.

Join MC Gerry Mallon for what in essence is a Festival within a Festival, as each day he introduces some of the biggest names on the Irish comedy circuit. The freshest new talent mixes it up with established stars, in this intimate mid-town venue. Amongst those set to perform are Foil Arms & Hog, Kevin Gildea, Chris Kent, Karl Spain, Eleanor Tiernan plus many, many more.

‘The wild-haired Jones has raised wordplay to the level of fine art...’

‘The perfect way to start your daily Festival trek…’ G A LWAY C I T Y T R I B U N E

RADIO TIMES

RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street Friday 25 July, 8.30pm

THE RUBY ROOM, The King’s Head, High Street

Tickets €23

14-27 July, 1pm (Doors 12.30pm)

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Tickets €10 Available at the door only giaf.ie/laughterloft

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Booking & General Information How To Book

Concessions

Online: www.giaf.ie Phone: +353 (0)91 566 577 from 16 June In person - from 16 June

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

Galway Arts Festival Box Office Galway Tourist Office, Forster Street, Galway, Ireland Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 10am5.30pm, Sunday 20 July, 1pm-5pm

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 30 May. To become a Friend of the Festival phone Aisling O’Sullivan at 091 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 091 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.

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

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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, Festival Box Office or online at www.giaf.ie

Festival Hub and Festival Ambassadors 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 left? Pop in. Look out for our Festival Ambassadors in the city centre who are ready to answer any Festival-related questions you might have. We look forward to meeting you!   Check online and social media for Festival Hub location, to be announced in June.


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The King‘s Head High Street

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Town Hall Theatre Courthouse Square

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Blue Teapot Theatre Munster Avenue

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Black Box Theatre Dyke Road

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Absolut Festival Gallery Market Street

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Mick Lally Theatre Druid Lane

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Galway City Museum Spanish Parade

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Festival Club Waterside

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Galway Arts Centre 47 Dominick Street

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Nuns’ Island Theatre Nuns’ Island

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Norman Villa Gallery Lower Salthill

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Aula Maxima and Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway University Road

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University Hospital Galway  Newcastle Road

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St Nicholas’ Church Market Street

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Ladies’ Beach Salthill

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An Taibhdhearc Middle Street

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126 Gallery Flood Street

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Radisson Blu Hotel Lough Atalia Road

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Campbell’s Tavern Cloughanover, Headford

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Róisín Dubh Dominick Street

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Hotel Meyrick Eyre Square

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VENUE

Ballyturk

4-5

Black Box Theatre

Chapatti

6-7

Town Hall Theatre

Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby

8-9

An Taibhdhearc

Be Infants in Evil

10-11

Mick Lally Theatre, Druid

Room 303

12-13

Absolut Festival Gallery

Deep

14

Radisson Live Lounge

Panti High Heels in Low Places

15

Radisson Live Lounge

Dragonus

16

Eyre Square to Spanish Arch

Hallali

17

Eyre Square

Midsummer

18

Nuns’ Island Theatre

Bláth

18

Bank of Ireland Theatre

ID

19

Blue Teapot Theatre

Star of the Sea

19

An Taibhdhearc

The Invasion

20

Shop St. & High St.

Dance of the Lobsters

20

Eyre Square to Spanish Arch

RedBall Galway

21

Various Locations

Cathy Davey

22

Róisín Dubh

Sarah Jarosz

22

Campbell’s Tavern

The National

23

Festival Big Top

Declan O’Rourke

24

Róisín Dubh

Booka Brass Brand

24

Róisín Dubh

The Coronas

25

Festival Big Top

Mark Geary

26

Monroe’s Live

Luka Bloom

26

Monroe’s Live

Felice and Crain

27

Róisín Dubh

The Sonics

27

Róisín Dubh

Cass McCombs

28

Róisín Dubh

Silent Night

28

Festival Big Top

Owen Pallet

29

Róisín Dubh

Kevin Devine

29

Róisín Dubh

Maria Doyle Kennedy

29

Mick Lally Theatre, Druid

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TUE 15

WED 16

THURS 17

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WED 23

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SAT 26

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A Night at the Proms

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Festival Big Top

Orfeo

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St. Nicholas’ Church

The Waterboys

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Hot 8 Brass Band

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Róisín Dubh

Uproot Hootenanny

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Róisín Dubh

Ukulele Orchestra

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Róisín Dubh

Imelda May

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Festival Big Top

Cois Cladaigh

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St. Nicholas’ Church

McPartlan and Hope

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Monroe’s Live

We Banjo 3

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Monroe’s Live

Traditional Music Showcase

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Monroe’s Live

Dawn Chorus

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Ladies’ Beach, Salthill

Dublin Gospel Choir

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Róisín Dubh

Janet Cardiff

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Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

John Kindness

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Absolut Festival Gallery

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Eduardo Paolozzi

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Absolut Festival Gallery

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Pre-Pop to Post-Human

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Liam O’Callaghan

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Galway Arts Centre

Leonie King

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Absolut Festival Gallery

Karen Conway

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University Hospital

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Patrick O’Reilly

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The Shed

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Bourke & Murphy

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Norman Villa Gallery

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Evans of Eton

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Galway City Museum

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Maurice Quillinan

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Laughter Loft

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Galway International Arts Festival On Tour 2014

LANDMARK PRODUCTIONS AND GALWAY INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENT

THE EMERGENCYROOM AND GALWAY INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH CUSACK LIVE PROJECT PRESENT

Ballyturk By Enda Walsh

7-23 August OLYMPIA THEATRE, DUBLIN 26-30 August CORK OPERA HOUSE, CORK 11 September – 11 October NATIONAL THEATRE, LONDON

riverrun By Olwen Fouéré

11-22 March NATIONAL THEATRE, LONDON 29 July – 24 August TR AVERSE THEATRE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 17-20 September NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL BAM, NEW YORK

NORTHLIGHT THEATRE AND GALWAY INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENT

Chapatti By Christian O’Reilly 7 March – 19 April CHICAGO

24-25 September Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, PRINCETON


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