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Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland


International Audio   Arts Festival

November 20th-22nd 2015


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Celebrating & Inspiring Creative Audio

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HearSay is ...


3 days and nights of sound, story and sharing taking over the mountain village of Kilfinane in Co. Limerick, Ireland (population 700)


International award-winning contributors from all disciplines of creative audio radio features, film sound,  sound art, theatre sound, music, audio fiction ...


Home of the HearSay Audio Prize - celebrating excellence in creative audio of all disciplines with 11 different Awards. In 2015 ALL Award winners received flights from anywhere in the world to HearSay2015!

The HearSay Prize 2015 shortlist is here    The 2015 winners are here


A Labour of Love - No charge, not for profit & organised on a voluntary basis  - The result? Passion and free-flowing inspiration with a real sense of community


Audio Everywhere- a hub of audio activity and interactions between creators and listeners. Events take place in ever nook and cranny from village streets to hair salons, sitting rooms to churches!


Collaboration & creativity - crossing disciplines, passionate discussions, compelling insights, creative challenges and the most compelling audio from around the world.

Celebrating & Inspiring Creative Audio


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Our HearSay Family has grown! Hundreds of people came to #HearSay2015 from 25 countries. 84 events took place in 19 venues over 3 magical days in November.  Our huge thanks to our volunteers and the people of Kilfinane who opened their hearts and their homes.  

“A magical, informative, inspiring experience.” :::  “A brilliant and inspiring festival well worth visiting.” ::: “An extraordinary adventure into sound. The perfect festival.” :;: “Completely magical, slightly mad, unexpected, unconventional, surprising and wonderful.” :::  “A new kind of audio festival that presented fresh ideas in intimate ways, grounded in a rich and welcoming community.” ::: “Woodstock for radio!”

HearSay Attendees

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The HearSay Audio Prize opens for entries this summer with an announcement of full details at the end of July 2016...

Dates for the next HearSay International Audio Festival will be announced also at the end of July 2016

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