International Audio Arts Festival

April 4th-7th 2019

Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland



Would you like to be part of the HearSay19 team?


HearSay19  Essentials


HearSay is more than just the incredible line up of events, it's about a coming together of people who are passionate about audio and the possibilities that HearSay offers for collaboration, creativity and conversation.


The whole festival is a labour of love. It's a huge undertaking on a tiny budget and it could not take place without a monumental effort by the HearSay voluntary crew drawn from local Kilfinane people and visiting participants from across Ireland and around the world! Thank you to everyone who offered to Crew at HearSay17.


What is expected of me?  

As we put together our core Crew Teams, we are looking for people who would be willing to commit a substantial amount of their time over the course of the festival. So if you want to get right under the skin of HearSay and are truly passionate about helping make HearSay19 happen we want you!


As a member of the Crew, you'll be assigned a role on a specific team. We've got 7 teams this year: Technical, Production & Venue, Welcome, Documentation, Crew Welfare, Street Ambassadors, and Coordination  


Crew members will need be in Kilfinane from early Thursday April 4th to Sunday 7th April 2019.


(We will also need some crew members to be active earlier in the festival week to help in the final run-in and immediately afterwards so please let us know below if you can also crew outside of the festival dates.)


Crew Members will be expected to be active over the four day duration of the festival with plenty of time off to catch key sessions and build friendships.


What's in it for me?

Joining us as a member of the HearSay17 Crew will be a fun and fulfilling experience. We want to keep the feeling where as one crew member tweeted "Just had the best crew thank you experience ever!! Thank you #HearSay2015"


With your help, #HearSay19 will be audio heaven for four days! Your expertise and passion will make sure this not-for-profit initiative can survive and thrive. You'll get to work and laugh alongside some of the most talented people in this beautiful creative audio world.


Obviously one of the major benefits is that you will have an automatic place and a festival pass for this years festival!


But you will also have a great time at the heart of things. We'll have a dedicated crew base again this year - with lots more fairy lights, of course more tea, more chocolate and a special secret treat just for members of the HearSay family


An of course you will still have time to enjoy what only HearSay has to offer - we'll make sure you get to attend events of interest to you. In fact you will get to experience exclusive crew only events, experiences, and opportunities and of course as much tea as you can drink!


If you have any queries about HearSay19 or the questions below, or you wish to help out in other ways, please don't hesitate get in touch via [email protected]  



Volunteer Crew Member applications for HearSay 19 are NOW OPEN - CLICK HERE.  (Closing Nov 29th)


Other Dates:

Booking to attend HearSay19 is now OPEN and places are filling fast. - BOOK NOW

Contributor pitches for HearSay19 are NOW OPEN for previous attendees CLICK HERE (Closes Nov 27th)