International Audio Arts Festival

April 4th-7th 2019

Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland


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“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!”

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Our mission is a simple one: "To create a home that celebrates and inspires creative audio all around the world. "


In 2019, that home is once again Kilfinane, a mountain village in Ireland which for the four days and nights of the HearSay International Audio Festival will be taken over by the worlds finest audio makers.


We're delighted to announce that the 4th International HearSay International Audio Festival will take place April 4th-7th 2019.


The HearSay International Audio Festival hosts international award-winning contributors from all disciplines of creative audio; radio features, film sound, sound art, theatre sound, music, audio fiction. Hearsay fosters collaboration & imagination, compelling insights, creative challenges, unique experiences with no name badges. HearSay means passion and free-flowing inspiration rooted in a real sense of community.


HearSay17 completely BOOKED OUT and was incredible! From September 29th to the 1st October 2017 that meant 90 stunning events in 19 venues around one village in a joyful gathering of audio adventurers from 30 countries.  See our 2017 Programme of Events  Thank you to our amazing crew, stunning contributors, open-hearted participants and the people of Kilfinane for making Audio Heaven possible.

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Kate Montague (Australia)

Lulu Miller (USA)

Alan Hall (UK)

Mike Williams (Australia)

Marie Dønvang (Denmark)

Lina Misitzis (USA)

Johnny Spence (Canada)

Eric Nuzum (USA)

Kaitlin Prest (Canada)

Eva Moeraert (Belgium)

Michael Raphael (USA)

Andrea Rangecroft (UK)

Judy Meg Ní Chinnéide (Ireland) 

Jesse Baker (USA)

Fionn Davenport (Ireland)

Leo Hornak (UK)

Jungala Radio (Ireland)

Dylan Gauche (Canada)

Collin Campbell (USA)

Radio Atlas (UK)

Eugene Boyle (Ireland)

Diane McCorry (USA)

Caroline Hennessy (Ireland)

Matt Kielty (USA)

Douglas Murray (USA) 

Steven Rajam (UK) 

Diarmuid McIntyre (Ireland) 

Katherina Smets (Belgium) 

The Empathy Museum (UK)

Jonathan Mitchell (USA)

Michael O'Kane (Ireland) 

Eran Sachs (Israel)

Karen Werner (USA)

Laurent Baraton (France)

Salon Du Chat (Ireland) 

Lucy Dearlove (UK)

Phoebe Wang (USA) 

Zoe Comyns (Ireland) 

Mark Vernon (UK) 

Chris Brookes (Canada) 

Alexander Adams (USA)

Jessica Foley (Ireland) 

Rachel Ni Chiunn (Ireland) 

Meira Asher (Israel) 

Emer Horgan (Ireland) 

Peregrine Andrews (UK) 

Ingrid Leonard (Belgium) 

Brendan Rehill (Ireland)

Geoff Marsh (UK) 

Fatos Vladi (Albania) 

Robin Parmar (Canada/Ireland) 

Steve Fanagan (Ireland) 

In the Dark London (UK) 

Annie McEwen (Canada)

Grace Digney (Ireland)

Rob Byers (USA)

Ciaran Kissane (Ireland) 

Inne Eysermans (Belgium)

Julia Barton (USA)

In the Dark Bristol (UK)

Dr Kate McAney (Ireland)

Cathy Fitzgerald (UK)

Cristal Duhaime (Canada)

Phil Smith (UK/Germany)

Slavek Kwi (Czechia)

Brett Ascarelli (Sweden)

Veronica Simmonds (Canada)

Olivia Natt (USA)

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Deadlines HearSay Audio Prize 2019


EARLYBIRD 14th November 2018

FINAL (EXTENDED)  10th January 2019  



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