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First Thought invites you to discover new perspectives, people, and more. Tune into conversations on creativity and the issues of the day. 

Based on Galway International Arts Festival's popular First Thought Talks series (https://www.giaf.ie/)

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First Thought invites you to discover new perspectives, people, and more. Tune into conversations on creativity and the issues of the day. 

Based on Galway International Arts Festival's popular First Thought Talks series (https://www.giaf.ie/)

    Vinyl Hours with Brian Kerr

    Vinyl Hours with Brian Kerr

    On this episode, former Republic of Ireland football manager Brian Kerr sits down with Tiernan Henry for a Vinyl Hours session. Listen to Brian's playlist on Galway International Arts Festival's Spotify page.

    • 56 min
    Vinyl Hours with Sinéad Burke

    Vinyl Hours with Sinéad Burke

    Diversity advocate, writer, and fashion influencer Sinéad Burke joins host Tiernan Henry to share the soundtrack of her life, from Spice Girls to Pet Shop Boys, George Michael, Diana Ross, The Cranberries, Denise Chaila and more. Listen to Sinéad's playlist on Galway International Arts Festival's Spotify page.

    • 52 min
    Vinyl Hours with Caitríona McLaughlin

    Vinyl Hours with Caitríona McLaughlin

    Vinyl Hours host Tiernan Henry is joined by our August guest, Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre Caitríona McLaughlin. In the episode, Caitríona shares the "soundtrack of his life" (available to enjoy on Galway International Arts Festival's Spotify page).


    Vinyl Hours is Galway International Arts Festival's music discussion series which takes place live at the festival and here on the First Thought podcast. 

    • 53 min
    Vinyl Hours with Stephen Murtagh

    Vinyl Hours with Stephen Murtagh

    Musician Stephen Murtagh shares the soundtrack of his life with Vinyl Hours host Tiernan Henry. Podcast by Galway International Arts Festival

    • 58 min
    Vinyl Hours with Maureen Kennelly

    Vinyl Hours with Maureen Kennelly

    Our summer Vinyl Hours podcast series continues with an interview with Maureen Kennelly, director of the Arts Council Ireland. Maureen joins host Tiernan Henry to talk about the music that shaped her, the concerts she'll never forget, and the new generation of Irish artists inspiring her today. Maureen Kennelly's full Vinyl Hours playlist is available to enjoy on Galway International Arts Festival's Spotify page.

    Join us Wednesday 28 July for the next edition of Vinyl Hours. 

    • 53 min
    Vinyl Hours with Steve Wall

    Vinyl Hours with Steve Wall

    Our summer series of Vinyl Hours music interviews kicks off with an interview with Steve Wall, the renowned actor and singer-songwriter who delighted audiences in The Stunning and wrote songs that defined, and are part of the DNA of, a whole generation of Irish people. Join us Wednesday 30 June for the next edition of Vinyl Hours. 


    Vinyl Hours is hosted by Tiernan Henry. Galway International Arts Festival 2021 will take place 28 August-18 September. The Stunning play the Heineken Big Top Sunday 17 July 2022 (tickets on giaf.ie)

    • 48 min

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