No Idle Day Festival – 21st – 23rd Oct



The wonderful folk at Young Hearts Run Free have a festival next weekend which really has something for everyone. From GAA stars to Writers and Musicians, and everyone inbetween. It’s a weekend long festival to raise fund for the Simon Community – Friday 21st October – Sunday 23rd October. Full details below…

Young Hearts Run Free will be presenting a weekend long festival No Idle Day – Friday 21st October – Sunday 23rd October, supporting the Simon Community as ever.

It will feature the 150th Banter, with Jim Carroll interviewing the wonderful Mícheál Ó’Muircheartaigh; Community Games in Ringsend Park; Young Hearts’ own rendering of “The Sunday Game” in The Yacht Tavern in Ringsend featuring Dublin GAA star Michael Darragh Macauley; a vintage magical mystery bus tour with bus conductor Alison Spittle and lots of musicians; a DJ set by the ever-brilliant Donal Dineen; a screening of the powerful documentary Atlantic; a walking tour of Dublin’s Lost Fashion History; a drawing class with the legend that is Don Conroy in the Paint Your Wagon event at the National Gallery; a radio listening event in appreciation of folk singer Anne Briggs, a conversation between photographer Deirdre O’Callaghan, and drummers James Byrne and Jeremy Hickey (R.SA.G.) about O’Callaghan’s new book The Drum Thing, readings from two great short-story writers- Lara Williams and Joanna Walsh – at the Paperback Writer event at Books Upstairs; a nostalgic dinner spread by Aoife McElwain (forkful), and lots of musical performances by people including Montreal’s Woodpigeon, and long-time supporters like Dónal Lunny, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, and Cian Nugent & The Cosmos, Paddy Hanna, and other great talents like No Monster Club, Shrug Life, The Run-Ons, Nialler9, and Raymond Scannell.


Categories: Art, Books, Festivals, Gigs, Header, Music, Talks

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