Who Will Be There

David Kitt


David Kitt

David Kitt is an Irish musician/producer that crosses multiple genres. He has released six studio albums to date, from his quietly magnetic 2001 debut Small Moments, through the expansive ambient textures and looping pop mantras of The Big Romance, through Square One, covers album The Black & Red Notebook, Not Fade Away & his most recent release, The Nightsaver (2009).

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Katie Kim


Katie Kim

Mood is central to the expansive musical landscape of Katie Kim. Darkened corners, icy atmospheres and hypnotic knife edge soundscapes. Piano chords stretch to infinity, silence is employed as devastating punctuation, while the voice, in it’s salience is all the scattered beauty a glimmer of light can illuminate. Cinematic in scope and tectonic in delivery, It’s as deep as you want or need it to be. A slowcore waltz at the bottom of the ocean, steeped in gloomy ambience. Tension tugs at the heart with this euphoric exploration into the depths of darkness and light.“Holding my hand now the tides incoming/Make us a shield so the light won’t get in.” She has been part of many collaborations, including The Waterboys, Radie Peat, Sean MacErlaine, Crash Ensemble, David Kitt and many more.





Jeremy Hickey (RSAG) is an Irish multi-instrumentalist from Kilkenny. He has three albums: Rarely Seen Above Ground (2007) Organic Sampler (2008) and Be It Right Or Wrong (2010). “Rotate” EP (2013). Following a performance at Electric Picnic in 2008, he appeared on the television series Other Voices. The double album Organic Sampler received a Choice Music Prize nomination for Irish Album of the Year 2008 in 2009. Hickey later appeared on the interactive music television programme The Raw Sessions, reaching the final where he lost to The Infomatics. 

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Donal Dineen


Donal Dineen

Donal Dineen is one of Ireland’s great Music Minds with a wealth of knowledge and keen ear for the next best talent coming through in Irish Music. He is a Irish radio presenter, photographer, film maker and television presenter from County Kerry. He has presented an assortment of loud ‘ noise/ electronica and world music on his Small Hours (formerly Here Comes the Night) late-night radio show on Today FM. He is also known for presenting No Disco TV series on Network 2.

Una Molloy


Una Molloy

Una Molloy is the founder of Turning Pirate, a company formed in 2006. Turning Pirate is well known for it’s collaborative shows, including the Turning Pirate Mix Tape and The Very Round Robin shows, both of which bring artists together to share the stage and share songs and stories over the course of a gig. Turning Pirate is an agency and a management company, working with acts like Lisa Hannigan, Booka Brass, Cathy Davey, Ye Vagabonds, Wallis Bird and many more. Una worked for many years as a tour manager and a production manager, touring the world with acts like Natalie Merchant, James Vincent McMorrow, Bell X1 and lots more.

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Myles O'Reilly


Myles O'Reilly

In 2009 music video and documentary filmmaker Myles O’Reilly borrowed a video camera to document local musicians performances and upload the footage to Youtube. Since then he has filmed, directed and edited over 100 music video promo’s and 20+ music documentaries of Irish musicians at home and abroad, including Glen Hansard, Villagers, Imelda May, The Script, James Vincent McMorrow, Sinead O’Connor, Lisa Hannigan and Mick Flannery, alongside other International artists such as Hollywood sound track virtuoso Ernst Reijseger, Icelandic artists Soléy, Múm and Amiina, Janelle Monea, all available to view from his blog Arbutus Yarns.

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Anna Mullarkey


Anna Mullarkey

Anna Mullarkey is a multi instrumentalist composer, performer and producer. Specialising in piano,  synth and vocals. Her compositions vary in style from folk, jazz to electronica. She has composed  for multiple documentaries, many of which have toured internationally and won awards, including  best short doc at Cork Film Festival and Galway Film Fleadh. She is co-founder of, and co-writer  for the band My Fellow Sponges who have released two albums and an E.P and receive regular  airplay on Irish radio. Anna is currently working on her new solo electronic project weaving her  voice with analogue synthesisers to create atmospheric electronica.

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Eamonn Doyle


Eamonn Doyle

Eamonn Doyle is an Irish photographer, electronic music producer, DJ, and owner/manager of the D1 Recordings record label. He has produced a number of records of his own music. His self-published photo-books include the trilogy i (2014), ON (2015) and End (2016), set in Dublin where he lives. He founded and ran the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival from 2001 to 2009.





Leo Pearson is a composer/producer from Dublin. After being signed to Howie B’s Pussyfoot Records in the mid 90’s he then went on to produce,remix and collaborate with acts such as U2, David Holmes, Shit Robot, RSAG and Elvis Costelloe among others. He also composes for T.V. and Film.  For the Electric picnic and Redbull Soundome in 2017 he  collaborated with Peter Lawlor an electronic musician and DJ from Kilkenny who releases his own music under the moniker Replete. Peters music has been featured on BBC radio 1, 2fm ,ID Magazine and Nialler 9. They continued the collaboration into 2018 calling themselves Solkatt and have played live through the summer with a slot at Another Love Story Festival being a highlight. There debut album is set for a spring 2019 release.

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Rónán Ó Snodaigh


Rónán Ó Snodaigh

Rónán Ó Snodaigh is a musician, poet and vocalist from Dublin, Ireland. He is the lead vocalist in the musical group Kíla. He has released four albums to date, Playdays, Tonnta Ró, Tip Toe and The Last Mile Home. He also worked with Mic Christopher on his album Skylarking and with Breton-based singer songwriter Dom Duff on the album Straed an Amann (Butter’ Street).Rónán has composed music for nature documentaries Wild Journeys and The Eagles Return.

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The Mud Bubble


The Mud Bubble

The Mud Bubble are a  3 piece with a new script. Rolling, infectious vocal rhythms, drum skills at high octane and killer low frequency bass lines combine to form The Mud Bubble sound. Fresh and raw dance music from the west coast of Ireland. The Mud Bubble members are Debbie Higgins vocals/words, Joe Keane bass/effects and Eamonn Mctigue drums. The band currently (2018) have a track “The High Priestess” featured in award winning Irish movie, The Drummer and the Keeper, directed by Nick Kelly.

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Sharon Phelan


Sharon Phelan

Sharon Phelan’s work in sound, installation art, moving image and performance spans writing, composing and curating. She has performed in galleries, theatres and concert halls often in site-responsive or collaborative projects, and is currently finishing a PhD at Trinity College Dublin exploring practice-based research through creative and critical thinking about sound. Her research and writing has been presented in print, radio and at various conferences, most recently at Crafting a Sonic Urbanism (MSH Paris Nord, 2018), Loud Objects Moving Air (CRiSAP, University of the Arts London, 2018) and The Sound of Memory (Goldsmiths, University of London, 2017).

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Simon O’Reilly


Simon O’Reilly

 Simon O’Reilly is a guitarist, composer, producer and co founder of Music Minds Festival based in Lahinch on the west of Ireland where he has his studio. He has worked with many musicians including The Contempo Quartette, Davey Spillane, Twin Headed Wolf, Kila, Luka Bloom, and The Monks Of Glenstal amongst others. He has written music for award winning films and many documentaries including Sundance award winner The Summit. His 2016 solo album Evolve was Nailer9s Irish Times album of the week and was in 2FMs Dan Hegarty’s top 10 albums of 2016.

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Emmet Condon


Emmet Condon

Emmet runs heartfelt music promotion and production outfit Homebeat, as well as being one of the head honcho’s and booker/producer of the much loved festival Another Love Story. He also gets to play songs he likes to people every now and then, and has deejayed from Dingle to Berlin in various curious and even some well respected institutions along the way.

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Alec Brown


Alec Brown

Alec Brown is a contemporary cellist living in Limerick, Ireland. Currently a PhD student at the University of Limerick specialising in Irish traditional music on the cello, he is also deeply rooted in many other genres including; classical, folk, bluegrass, jazz, blues, and many more. After studying with cellists such as Dr. Stephen Feldman, Natalie Haas, Rushad Eggleston, Neil Martin and others, Alec has developed a unique contemporary style that spans multiple genres of music.

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Mark Hearne


Mark Hearne

Founding member of the visual collective LeTissier Mark has project managed bespoke stage design for various music festivals such as Body & Soul and Another Love Story and cultural events in Hong Kong and various musical artists both Irish and International. Taking projects from the concept stage through to fabrication and final installation with the live performance. Mark will give a workshop on how live visuals all comes together and he will be showing his wears at the party later on!

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Peter O'Brien


Peter O'Brien

Peter is a seasoned events organizer and social entrepreneur and is founder of Happenings and co-founder of Music Minds and Another Love Story. Happenings create a wide range of events nationwide from music festivals and shows, open air cinema and yoga classes to social debates and causes. People and the environment are what comes first at all of these events.


Daytime Events
13:00-14:00 Audio visual workshop Mark Hearne The Piper’s Chair
13:00-14:00 Pedal Board Workshop Alec Brown Aileen Suite
15:00-16:00 Marrying the primitive with the current Rónán Ó Snodaigh Aileen Suite
14:30-15:30 Music documentary making Myles O’Reilly The Piper’s Chair
16:15-17:30 Music Minds Panel Discussion Aileen Suite
18:00-19:00 Music Creation Workshop David Kitt Aileen Suite
19:00-22:00 Photographic audiovisual exhibit Eamonn Doyle Aileen Suite
22:00-02:00 Arbutus Yarns films Aileen Suite
Evening Shows in The Barn
19:30-20:15 Anna Mullarkey
20:30-21:20 Katie Kim
21:35-22:20 Solkatt
22:35-23:25 David Kitt
23:40-00:00 The Mud Bubble
00:10-01:00 RSAG
01:00-01:30 Donal Dineen DJ
01:30-02:00 Emmet Condon DJ
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Workshops with IMRO

david kitt workshop

Music Creation Workshop


Music Creation Workshop

David Kitt has released 6 solo albums to date, always progressive and always using technology David is a post grad of Trinity where he studied Music technology.  David will run a workshop at Music Minds, booking essential.
  • Topics included
  • His career and life as touring contemporary artist
  • Technology aiding the songwriter process
  • Gear gear and more gear
  • His DJ moniker New Jackson 
percussion workshop

Electronic Percussion


Marrying the Primitive with Current

Ronan will be playing through his extensive repertoire with the aid of all the latest gadgets to prove the that the primitive passion is not lost in the technological world.

Topics covers

  • Contemporary rhythms
  • Live looping
  • Polyrhythms
  • Sweet abandon
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Music Documentary Making


Music Documentary Making

At Music Minds Festival, Myles will be showing a selection of his current music videos and documentary work. Myles will also run a workshop discussing his career as a music documentary maker.
Topics covered
  • His inspirations and techniques
  • Whom he chooses to film and why
  • Methods involved in beginning each project
  • How to bring a project to completion
  • A run down of his equipment
pedal board workshop

Pedal Board Workshop


Pedal Board Workshop

American Cellist and stomp box junkie Alec Brown will run a workshop in all things pedal board.
Topics covered
  • Pedal chains
  • Acoustic instruments and pedals
  • Midi sync and signal flow
  • Power supplies
  • Live looping

Live Visuals


Live Visuals

Founding member of the visual collective LeTissier Mark has project managed bespoke stage design for various music festivals such as Body & Soul and Another Love Story and cultural events in Hong Kong and various musical artists both Irish and International.
Topics covered
  • Taking projects from the concept stage through to fabrication and final installation
  • Live performance
  • Inspirations and techniques
  • A rig run down of his equipment


Arbutus Yarns

arbutus films

A selection of films by Arbutus Yarns will be screened

Music Minds Panel Discussion


The Music Minds Panel will discuss current issues and challenges to Irish artists. The discussion will be chaired by Sharon Phelan.

  • Donal Dineen
  • Una Molloy
  • Eamonn Doyle
  • Emmet Condon
  • More TBA

What Is Music Minds?


Music Minds 2019 is a one day multi-genre festival of workshops, live shows, guest speakers, debates and films for those interested in advancing music, its lineage and its rapidly changing vista through technology. This will take place at Hotel Doolin on the 19th of January 2019 from 1pm through till late with workshops, panel discussions and demonstrations, followed by evening live performances, DJs and screenings. The festival organisers are producer and musician Simon O’Reilly and Happenings founder Peter O’Brien. Happenings, together with Homebeat, are behind the IMRO award winning Another Love Story (Best Small Festival 2017).

For information or to get involved mail hello@musicmindsfestival.ie

Accommodation & Travel

Accomodation in Doolin

Hotel Doolin

(065) 707 4111

Doolin Village Lodges


Dolls Cottage B&B   

086 609 5233

Moloney House

087 125 0303

Ceol Na DTonnta  

085 838 6827

Glasha Meadows

(065) 707 4443

Doolin Inn   

(065) 707 4421

Gerry Quinn
(Doolin Village Lodges) 

086 888 8883

Sheedy’s Doolin

(065) 707 5050
086 0706263

Cahermaclancy B&B

087 253 7153

Doolin View B&B

(065) 7075875

O’Connor’s B&B

(065) 707 4498

Killilagh House B&B

(065) 707 4392

Churchfield B&B

(065) 707 4209

The Guest Room

085 114 4715

Twin Peaks B&B

086 812 7049


(065) 707 4896


(065) 707 5683

Killilagh House B&B

(065) 707 4392
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