Soundings at Electric Picnic 2016

Soundings returns to the sold out Electric Picnic festival this September, with previous guest Sharon Horgan joining Dylan Haskins as co-host while Lisa Hannigan is away on tour with her new album.

After a year that saw her debut album winning the Choice Prize and nominated for the Mercury Prize, SOAK makes an exclusive Electric Picnic appearance at Soundings – joining comedian Aisling Bea and world-champion boxer Andy Lee as special guests with Dylan and Sharon in the Leviathan Tent at Mindfield for an hour and a half of story and song..

You can catch Soundings Holy Trinity at 2.10pm on Saturday 3rd September in the Leviathan Tent at Mindfield.

Mindfield at Electric Picnic 2015
photo: Richard Walshe


Soundings Holy Trinity at House of Lords for Dublin New Year Festival

Soundings Holy Trinity returns to New Years Festival Dublin with special guests comedian Maeve Higgins, adventure athlete Mark Pollock and Dublin band We Cut Corners for an hour and a half of story and song to inspire, alarm and humour in the unique setting of the 18th century former House of Lords at Bank of Ireland, College Green.

Expect an entertaining night of story and song with special guests, mulled wine and a blazing fire in an iconic Dublin building.

After a year of sell-out shows and festival appearances in the UK and Ireland including a sold out St. Patrick’s Cathedral last October and a packed tent at Electric Picnic, this is a chance to experience Soundings in an intimate venue . In 2016 Soundings will make its USA debut with three shows throughout the year in New York City.

Soundings is a show for the curious, the serious and the hilarious with guests telling three stories to inspire, alarm and humour, eased along with musical interludes. Previous guests have ranged from war photographers to drag queens to Catholic priests, with well known names like David O’Doherty, Amy Huberman, Panti, Sharon Horgan, Aine Lawlor, Fionn Regan, Andy Irvine, Jape, Hudson Taylor, Gabrielle Aplin, Paul Noonan and brothers Bryce & Aaron Dessner from US band The National.

Limited tickets at €15 (plus booking) go on sale here on Friday 11th December at 9am and include a complimentary glass of mulled wine on arrival.


Doors & mulled wine reception: 7pm
Show: 7.30 – 9pm

With thanks to our supporters Bank of Ireland Innovation & Failte Ireland
Thanks also to NYF Dublin organisers Holohan Events


Soundings Holy Trinity at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

An hour and a half of story and song to inspire, alarm and humour, hosted by Dylan Haskins & Lisa Hannigan with special guests: actress & writer Amy Huberman, poet Theo Dorgan, 14 year old star of Sky One’s ‘Moone Boy’ David Rawle and music guests Heathers.

After a string of sell-out shows and festival appearances in the UK and Ireland, Dylan Haskins and Lisa Hannigan’s live show-come-podcast Soundings Holy Trinity returns to Dublin for their biggest show yet in the historic surrounds of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Expect an entertaining night of story and song with special guests, presented as part of Bram Stoker Festival.

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Soundings From a Safe Harbour, Cork – with guests Aaron, Bryce & Jessica Dessner

After a string of sell-out shows and festival appearances in the UK and Ireland, Soundings Holy Trinity comes to Cork for the very first time as part of the inaugural Sounds From A Safe Harbour festival, curated by Bryce Dessner (The National) and Cork Opera House. We’ve called the show Soundings from a Safe Harbour and we’re very excited to announce that our Holy Trinity of guests for this edition are the three Dessner siblings: Bryce, Aaron and Jessica. The show will take place in a disused old bonded warehouse in the Port of Cork, that has never before been opened to the public.

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Podcast #14 – Soundings: Holy Trinity with Sharon Horgan, Giles Duley, Andrea Oliver, Hudson Taylor & Gabrielle Aplin

Dylan and Lisa are joined by comedian and actress Sharon Horgan, war photographer Giles Duley, TV presenter Andrea Oliver and Hudson Taylor team up with Gabrielle Aplin to provide the sweet tunes.

The first of three shows recorded live at the National Trust’s Sutton House in Hackney, east London. Among our guests’ stories and songs to inspire, alarm and humour we hear how a human turd was an important catalyst in Sharon Horgan’s life and indirectly led to her successful career writing TV series like Channel 4’s ‘Catastrophe’, how to correctly pronounce Neneh Cherry and some of the positives about being blown up in Afghanistan.

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Soundings Holy Trinity at Latitude Festival 2015

After a sell-out debut London series, Soundings Holy Trinity comes to Latitude festival at Henham Park for the very first time. Our guests for this special festival show are Irish comedian David O’ Doherty, BBC Radio 4 broadcaster and comedian Robin Ince and English band Dry the River.

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Podcast – Soundings 13: Holy Trinity – the Lion, the Animator and the Troubadour

In this second episode of our new Soundings Holy Trinity series, Dylan and Lisa are joined by former Ireland and Lions rugby hall-of-famer Willie Duggan, Oscar nominated Cartoon Saloon co-founder Tomm Moore, traditional music pioneer Andy Irvine and two-time winner of the Choice Music Prize Richie Egan aka JAPE.

Recorded live in the Long Gallery of Kilkenny Castle during Kilkenny Tradfest, we hear about the unique timbre of the cistern in O’Donoghue’s pub, what part of his anatomy Andy Irvine was willing to give up to skip a maths test, the more practical considerations of being an Oscar nominee, when not to take Morgan Freeman’s advice and why it’s a bad idea to hold a cigarette for Willie Duggan before an international rugby game.

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