Sunday July 5, 2020

Galway Arts Festival director Paul Fahy on this year's highlights

Galway-born Fahy speaks with Sara Keating about the joys and challenges of running one of the biggest cultural events in the country

30th June, 2019
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Paul Fahy: ‘An Irish festival is a cultural billboard for Irish art’ Pic: Fergal Phillips.

Paul Fahy is in fantastic form. The long-standing director of the Galway Arts Festival has just arrived in Dublin for the day to check in on rehearsals for Breakfast on Pluto, a new musical by Duke Special and Bob Kelly, which will have a late-night first viewing at the festival this year. “This is the start of my favourite time for the festival,” Fahy says, in anticipation of the busy weeks before it opens. “More...

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