International Audio Arts Festival

29th September - 1st October 2017

Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland



HearSay17 Contributions & Invitations


Local participation:   All HearSay17 events are open to local people (those who live within 5 kilometres of Kilfinane), Local people do not need to recieve an invitation!  Please visit the HearSay Welcome desk at the Ballyhoura Office during  the festival to pick up a schedule and ask any questions.   If you'd like to help out with the Festival in any way, please call into to see Eimear O'Doherty in Centra.

HearSay17  Essentials

HearSay17 - The 2017 HearSay International Audio Festival takes place in the mountain village of Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland from 4pm Friday 29th September to 6pm Sunday 1st October 2017.


There will also be a small number of special events for those who come early to Kilfinane in the week running up to the Festival. Attendees to the last Hearsay Festival in 2015 came from 24 countries and made the most of their trip to Ireland.



Become a contributor to HearSay17

Contributor Creative Residencies will run from Monday 25th of September to Monday 2nd October with a limited number of multi-week creative residences operating in the weeks leading up to the Festival.


At HearSay15, there were 84 events hosted by 54 contributors from all over the world in 19 different venues from living rooms to old churches. Contributors come from all audio disciplines from Audio Features to Film Sound, Sound Art to Podcasts.


We’re currently drawing up an incredible programme for HearSay17 and for the first time ever, any person who attended either of the first two HearSay Festivals will be given the opportunity to pitch an idea. Click here to apply: bit.ly/PitchHearSay17 Contributor pitches from previous attendees CLOSED on May 31st. We will be in contact with all those who pitched in the next week.



Volunteer Crew with HearSay17  

Crew Member applications for HearSay 17 CLOSED on May 18th. We received applications from all around the world.  Thank you to everyone who offered to Crew at HearSay17. We have now been in touch with everyone who applied with regard to Crewing at this years Festival.



Attend HearSay17

Places are limited due to the size of the village and those wishing to attend HearSay must receive an invitation.


We are now OPEN for Expressions of interest to receive an invitation to HearSay17 Click here to register your Interest before 22nd June 2017 http://bit.ly/HS17Register.


Invitations to HearSay17 will be issued by 27th June 2017. A minimum of 70% of places will be allocated to persons outside of Ireland.  We ask that those lucky enough to receive an invitation to HearSay17 accept their invitation by July 10th.



Cost to attend:  

There is NO CHARGE to attend to HearSay17 which operates on a not-for-profit basis.


This year we are asking attendees to make a contribution to the festival so as to ensure the festival HearSay thrives and grows. We need help to assist contributors with travel costs and accommodation, for great sound, festival materials and thousands of teabags!


The contribution is voluntary and a range of suggested contributions will allow people to contribute based on their personal situation. If you are completely cash-strapped, please do consider crewing with the festival.

Salonduchatfullflow Register for a HearSay17 Invite!