Shakey Graves Takes Stage at Other Voices Festival in Dingle

As part of our Creative Minds series, the Embassy sponsored the 2015 Other Voices festival to highlight the announcement of a new partnership between Other Voices and the Austin City Limits (ACL) public television music program, and to feature popular young U.S. musician Shakey Graves. Other Voices is one of Ireland’s most unique music events. The ...
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Danny Meyer Talks Golden Rules of Hospitality

Restaurateur Danny Meyer, the CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group in New York participated in the Embassy’s Creative Mind Series when he spoke in conversation with renowned food critic Ross Golden-Bannon on Nov 13th, 2015. Danny’s first business book, Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006), a New York Times bestseller, examines the power of hospitality ...
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President of Pixar Animation Studios Gives Insight to Creative Minds Audience

Jim Morris, President of Pixar Animation Studios participated in a Creative Minds event at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in partnership with The Walt Disney Company Ireland. This discussion was moderated by renowned broadcaster Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh. Morris oversees the production of the studio’s features, shorts, DVD content and theme park activities. He additionally manages Pixar’s ...
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U.S. Banjo Duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn Entertain Irish Audiences

On Friday, November 20, the U.S. Embassy and Ambassador Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds event with U S. banjo duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, which included a discussion and performance, moderated by Newstalk’s Tom Dunne. There are some who say Bela Fleck is the premiere banjo player in the world. The recipient of ...
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American Singer Ryan Bingham Collaborates with Irish Artist Mundy

Listen to a podcast of the event on Arena With Seán Rocks, RTE Radio 1 On Tuesday, October 27, the U.S. Embassy and Ambassador Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds Event with Oscar and Grammy winning singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham, which featured a collaboration with Irish musician Mundy. The performance and discussion was broadcast live on the RTE ‘Arena’ program hosted by Sean Rocks. Grammy and Oscar- winning singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham ...
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Rufus Wainwright brings ‘Creative Minds’ to Sligo

Podcast of Rufus Wainright in Conversation with RTE Radio 1 presenter Vincent Woods in the Model Arts Centre, Sligo, as part of Sligo Live 2015 The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with Sligo Live, hosted a Creative Minds event with U.S. singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, which featured a discussion moderated by RTE Presenter Vincent Woods. Rufus Wainwright has been affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by the New York Times for his “genuine ...
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Creative Minds Social Entrepreneurship Hackathon

Over 120 participants from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United States took part a social entrepreneurship hackathon this weekend at DCU’s Ryan Academy organised in partnership with the U.S. Embassy, and sponsored by Intel, IBM, Kerry Group and Pepsico. The inaugural event formed part of the Embassy’s Creative Minds series which aims to  spark new ...
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Ambassador’s Creative Minds Series with Pixar’s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

On Monday, July 14th, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds Event with Pixar’s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera in partnership with The Walt Disney Company at this residence in the Phoenix Park. Pete Docter is the Oscar-winning director of ‘Monsters, Inc.’ and ‘Up’ and vice president, creative, at Pixar Animation Studios, ...
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Creative Minds – John Prine

On Monday, August 17th, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds Event with American country/folk singer-songwriter John Prine which featured a discussion and performance moderated by Radio personality John Creedon, host of RTE’s “The John Creedon Show.”
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Paul Williams and Glen Hansard “A Conversation on Songwriting Craft and Music Copyright”

Ambassador Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds Event with Paul Williams and Glen Hansard entitled “A Conversation on Songwriting Craft and Music Copyright” on On Tuesday, July 14th. The event in partnership with the Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO) will highlight U.S.-Ireland music industry linkages through a discussion of songwriting craft and music copyright.
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Ben Folds Performs at Creative Minds

American singer songwriter and acclaimed pianist Ben Folds performed in the Ambassador’s Pheonix Park residence on February 13. President Michael D. Higgins was in attendance along with representatives from the Irish arts and cultural sector. The hour-long performance was broadcast to RTE Radio 1 with an interview by RTE Arena host Sean Rocks.
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