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The Irish Audio Awards night was an event like no other, immersing attendees in an audio experience. Taking place in Smock Alley’s historic theatre, we invited entrants to join us for a live radio broadcast where we discussed the current state of creative audio, alongside various experts and our esteemed judges. We look forward to celebrating the 2023/24 Irish Audio Awards on the 14th of March 2024. Our 2023 event was completely sold out, so we advise that you email to register your interest.

Here are some of the highlights from the 2022/23 Irish Audio Awards event.

The Art of Writing

<h3><strong>The Art of Writing</strong></h3>

Sean Moncrieff interviewed Paul Howard, the journalist, author, and comedy writer best known as the creator of Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, about the art of writing and storytelling. 

Listen to the interview here.

Audio and the Creative Process

<h3><strong>Audio and the Creative Process</strong></h3>

Sean Moncrieff mediated a panel between Ger Roe of Publicis, Rory Hamilton of Boys and Girls, and Deirdre Waldron of TBWA. The three delved into the role of Audio in the creative process as well as the business of creative audio.

Listen to the panel here.

Sound and Words

<h3><strong>Sound and Words</strong></h3>

Sean Moncreiff moderated a panel between Dean Jones from Scimitar Sound, Alex Ingarfield from Droga5, and Rob Timony from Bauer Media. The three discussed the craft of excellent creative audio. Dean Jones in his capacity as a sound engineer, Alex Ingarfeild as a creative director with her roots in copywriting, and Rob Timony coming from the exciting perspective of digital innovation in audio.

Listen to the panel here.

Setting Standards

<h3><strong>Setting Standards</strong></h3>

Sean Moncreiff discussed the process of judging and awarding the 2022/23 Irish Audio Awards with jury chairperson Pearse McCaughey of McCaughey Creative, and international judge Eduardo Marques of Publicis Groupe Benelux. The three look at the trends, pitfalls, and learnings from the first ever Irish Audio Awards.

Listen to the discussion here.

Live Music

<h3><strong>Live Music</strong></h3>

As well as thought provoking panels, and the presnting of awards, the Irish Audio Awards event also featured musical direction by Sean MacErlaine.

Listen to the live recording here.