The 2017 Festival Committee is in place under the expert leadership of the indomitable Aidan Stanley. Aidan is a stalwart contributor to past festivals, looking after the Green Room, the Archive and more recently the Workshops. A founder member of the Triskel Arts Centre, Aidan presented and produced several radio and television documentaries broadcast on RTÉ and was the award-winning producer/director of RTÉ Radio’s Book on One series for many years.

The Committee also welcome Frankie Ross who will be vital, indeed has been, for the smooth running of the festival in May. Frankie has been involved with the festival for a number of years, she brings her great organizational skills and practicality in seeing solutions to those thousands of little problems that inevitably arise.

The rest of the Committee you all know; Hilary is Vice-chair and will be handling the PR, Helen will handle all the submissions, Pauline will look after logistics, Maurice will bring his considerable knowledge of the music industry to the table, Maria is looking after foreign film liaisons, Julia is our designer and Bridie looks after the books!

We are excited by what is shaping up to be another great festival in May.