International Audio Arts Festival

29th September - 1st October 2017

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. "


This autumn that home is Kilfinane, a mountain village in Ireland that for the three days and nights of the HearSay Audio Festival is taken over by the worlds finest audio makers. Come September 29th 2017 that means 90 incredible events in 19 venues around one village in a joyful gathering of audio adventurers from 28 countries.  See our 2017 Programme of Events


HearSay 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.


Except for Festival Passes for local people, HearSay17 is completely BOOKED OUT  Some events (see programme) are open those without Festival Passes.

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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)

CJ Fanning (Ireland)

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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