NEWS 2020

Announcing: Another Love Story 22 Lineup & Tickets| 19.08.22 – 21.08.22

Almost 3 years since we last gathered in full bloom at Killyon Manor, Another Love Store are delighted to be finally returning to our Manor home with a full selection of exciting & invigorating local & international artists to soundtrack the weekend of Another Love Story 2022.

We are thrilled to welcome our carefully chosen collection of local and international artists to the Manor for Another Love Story 2022

Having sat on a number of these announcements since 2020 – we have had a number of years to consider our place in the world – on top of the customary intimate, family feel of the festival, of which we are so proud, we are especially excited to underline our commitment to providing a platform for independent artists from near and far, and presenting a coherent blend of sounds and atmospheres to perfectly soundtrack the weekend at The Manor.

We hope you are ready to embrace the familiar and the excitingly unfamiliar as you journey back with us to the warmest vibe of the summer months, spent with friends old and new amongst the mysterious charm and character of The Manor – with much more to announce, as well as some new and exciting additions to come this year – more on that soon. 

See you August 19th – 21st. 

Everything Is Going To Be Ok. 





Adding to the previously announced Luke Una (uk), Rachael Lavelle, Barker (de) Niamh Regan Map.Ache (de) & The Altered Hours – we are so thrilled to announce further LIVE highlights from : 

UK jazz master Alabaster De Plume, German house duo Session Victim (LIVE), a return to the live fold from 2017 Choice Prize winners Ships, sets from key folk stars Ye Vagabonds and John Francis Flynn, a debut Irish performance from the wonderful Melody As Truth label boss Jonny Nash (nl), Dublin sound artist Dreamcycles, a new electronic project from David Kitt x Efa O’Neill The Outside, Cork wonder Yenkee

Keeping things on a heady groove we have Congolese 6 piece Elikya, the gentle harmonies of Rufous Night Jar, the return of ALS firm favourite Anna Mieke, an orchestral rendering of Radiohead’s In Rainbows by Ikigai, ambient folk from Ronan O Snodaigh & Myles O Reilly, world tinged groove from K3:lu, acid euphoria from Pollytunnel (LIVE), a special collaboration between R.Kitt & Glasshouse, punk jazz from Belfast’s Robocobra Quartet, RnB stylings from brilliant Dublin artist Nealo and Dundalk’s exciting Negro Impacto. 

A performance of new material from David Kitt, nu jazz from exciting newcomers Moondiver, the smooth turn of Rob De Boer, contemporary Irish artists Christian Cohle and Henry Earnest, ambient sets from Minced Oath (LIVE) and The Particle Decelerator (de), surf rock from The Cosmonauticals, and party mayhem from ALS Spirit Animals Attention Bebé


We are equally excited to present the first blend of selectors, party starters and party finishers from across Europe to help us dance away the last 2 year’s absences. 

One of Dublin’s most exciting emerging selectors Alba, the established and cherished Cáit, a return from ALS dear friends Cian O Ciobháin and Donal Dineen, a special Hang Dai Soundsystem take over with Abel from Red Light Records (nl), ethio centric vibes from Hewan Mulugeta, on-point selections from Apartment Records & Open Ear boss Kenny Hanlon, the world-renowned Manchester stalwart Luke Una (uk), an Irish bow for KANN Records (Leipzig) pair Manamana (de), returning ALS heroes Neil Flynn, Sara Miller and The Sunday Times, as well as friends My House Djs, Lil Dave, Rubio and the infamous Another Love Story Shift Shack Soundstytem & many more TBA across the weekend.



Alabaster De Plume (uk) | Attention Bebé | Anna Mieke | Barker (de) (LIVE)| Christian Cohle | David Kitt | Dreamcycles | Elikya | Henry Earnest | Ikigai perform In Rainbows | Jonny Nash(nl) | John Francis Flynn | K3:lu | Map.Ache (de) (LIVE) | Moondiver | Minced Oath (LIVE) | Nealo | Negro Impacto | Niamh Regan | Pollytunnel (LIVE) | R Kitt x Glasshouse | Rachael Lavelle | Robocobra Quartet | Ronan Ó Snodaigh & Myles O’Reilly | Rufous Night Jar | Ships | Session Victim (de) (LIVE) | The Altered Hours | The Cosmonatuicals | The Outside (LIVE) | Ye Vagabonds | Yenkee 


Alba | Cáit (Radiant Love) | Cian O Ciobháin (An Taobh Tuthail) | Donal Dineen (Backstory) | Hang Dai Soundsystem X Red Light Records| Hewan Mulugeta | Kenny Hanlon (Apt Records) | Luke Una (Homobloc) (uk) | Manamanna (KANN) (de) | Neil Flynn (Sketch) | My House Djs Rubio | Sara Miller | The Particle Decelerator (de) | The Sunday Times 

& The Another Love Story Shift Shack Soundsystem All Weekend Long 


TICKETS for Another Love Story 2022 

Tier 1 Early : €175.00 + Fees SOLD OUT 

Tier 2 Regular : €195.00 + Fees SOLD OUT 

Tier 3 Late : €215.00 + Fees VERY FINAL TICKETS REMAINING Instalment Tickets SOLD OUT 

Event subject to Licence, and all government advice & restrictions & T’s & C’s. 

Tickets available at www.anotherlovestory.ie or via Eventbrite. 


Everything Is Going To Be Ok. 


ALS 21 | Postponed

Dearest Friends & Lovers, ⁠

We are guessing it comes as no major surprise to many of you, but we are so sorry to say that #ALS21 is postponed (once more) into the (hopefully) calmer waters of August 2022. ⁠

There is little need to add to the general tale of woe that COVID has spun at this stage, so all we can do here is plot a course forwards, and to dream of that first long and languid dance at the Manor with you all. ⁠

We are holding that thought close to our hearts at all times. <3⁠

In the meantime, here’s the go : ⁠


1) #ALS22 : ⁠

Dates : Aug 19th – 21st 2022. ⁠

Tickets and an initial line up coming NEXT week. ⁠

Watch this space! ⁠


2) AUGUST 2021 : ⁠

We are very grateful to @cathmartingreen & @tourism.culture.gaelteacht to receive funding via the recent LPSS scheme. ⁠

This will (again, hopefully) allow us to produce a series of VERY limited capacity, and VERY safety conscious day events this August. ⁠

Details on these coming very soon. ⁠

(of course currently – all such things are subject to restrictions / variants / whims of the gods / universal harmony)⁠


We want to take this moment to thank all the Lovers out there, and especially our crew and festival family & friends, for all the continued support and encouragement over the past difficult months – it is the juice that keeps us rolling on. ⁠

Hoping that blast of summer has lifted the spirits where ever you are. ⁠

Let’s push this forward.⁠

Huge Love, ⁠


Jonny Dillon | It Just Wasn’t Meant To Be

We revisit some of the magical moments from our ALS 2020 Online buzz – It Just Wasn’t Meant To Be – kicking off with Wicklow wizard – Jonny Dillon.

Jonny Dillon is a musical polymath in the truest sense – perhaps better know under the relentless rhythms of his Automatic Tasty techno project, here Jonny makes his ALS bow in the genteel setting of The Library which is so well suited to his stunning solo guitar project – Songs For A One String Guitar.

It Just Wasn’t Meant To Be

Without the sentinel compass point of ALS, we are finding ourselves suddenly and startlingly at the point where we normally embark to the bucolic pastures of The Manor – busy creating magic from the scattered dust of our dreams.⁠⠀

So, while we have accepted our collective 2020 fate as best we can, we still didn’t want to let the moment pass, and not to mark the weekend that ALS 2020 was due to erupt without some celebration, and some iteration of the programme we had drawn together over the past 12 months.⁠⠀

It Just Wasn’t Meant To Be ALS 2020 Online presents live performances from your favourite corners of Killyon Manor and beyond from:⁠⠀

Line Up

Jape | Anna Mieke X Glasshouse | Rozi Plain (UK) | The Bonk | Fazer Fazer Fazer (DE) | Rachael Lavelle | Jonny Dillon (solo guitar) | Young Hearts Run Free & More.

SAT AUG 15th, 8pm : ALS Shift Shack LIVE from The Shift Shack⁠⠀

SUN AUG 16th, 8pm : It Just Wasn’t Meant To Be ALS 2020 Online⁠

The programmes are free to air on our website, facebook and twitch channels.

Prize Draw

We invite viewers to purchase tickets by donation online for each night, priced at €10 +Vat & booking fee. Every ticket holder will be entered into a draw with the chance to win some very impressive hampers. Here are some of the prizes to fill the hampers:

  • 2 x tickets to Another Love Story 2021
  • Boutique Camping for 2 at ALS 2021
  • A 2-night midweek stay for one at Killyon Manor’s stunning artist/writer/yogi’s cabin
  • 4 x €25 vouchers to Happenings outdoor events such as Cinema or Yoga
  • A voucher for the Fumbally Shop in Dublin 8
  • 4 x Another Love Story t-shirts
  • A selection of classy & crisp Blackwater Gins
  • A bottle of tasty Natterjack Whiskey
  • A case of delicious White Hag Craft Beer

So pick up a ticket here, and in doing so you’ll be helping to pay for the artists & performers on the night.


Supported by;

Many thanks to generous support by the Goethe Institute, Meath County Council, Natterjack Whiskey, White Hag, Poachers, Blackwater Gin and Bodytonic.

It Just Wasn’t Meant To Be x

ALS 2020 | Cancellation Statement

Dearest Friends & Lovers, 

So, here we are.

We have tried as hard as we could, to wait as long as we could to face this moment.

We have not done so out of blind optimism, but being small and somewhat nimble, we hoped that by giving ourselves as much time as we could possibly muster, we might just have been able to plot a clear path out of the current thicket of events, and into the wide clear glade of our dreams – Another Love Story 2020.

However, the recent clarification from the government stipulating a max capacity of 500 people for events in August, coupled with the ongoing uncertainties around the COVID-19 situation, mean that it is clear for us to see at this point in time that we have to face the disappointing, if somewhat unsurprising fact that we cannot go ahead with ALS 2020 as planned – and so the festival is cancelled for this year.

At this stage you are all beyond aware of the circumstances at play here, they hardly need repeating.

The overriding facts are that – coupled with ongoing restrictions and uncertainties around COVID-19 (which have huge implications for the practicality, viability and vibe of running an event like ALS) the very large and pressing reality for us is that we cannot proceed entirely safe in the knowledge that we could do so safely for our attendees, and equally as importantly for our crew, artists, and the community who live in Killyon Manor and in its wider surrounds.

We are, of course, hugely disappointed.

ALS is the cornerstone of our year – the bright beam of light around which the rest of the year’s shadow’s dance.

And doubly so as we had such a great edition planned for ALS 2020 -last year felt like a step up for us, it gave us such a huge boost of energy, and we were so looking forward to building further on that vibe.

We know this is a disappointing announcement for many of you also, we know so many of you were looking forward to that first post Lockdown party, and have held your plans in the hope that we would get to go ahead as planned.

We want to thank you for your unwavering support and patience over the last few months.

From our side, beyond this summer – ALS is a small independent business run by a small but hugely dedicated team who pour their hearts into the festival each year.

The scale of the festival is so important to the feeling of the ALS experience, but it also means that we have neither a large war-chest, nor large corporate backers – so cancelling the festival has some very real financial implications for the festival and the team.


It has been a strange and troubling few months on so many levels, even beyond COVID -19 we recognise that there are issues at play far greater than the lack of festivals this summer.

So overall we have to say that the main feeling here is one of genuine thankful appreciation for all the amazing year’s we have spent together to this point.

Though we will desperately miss the electrifying bolt of love lightening that we get from hosting you all at The Manor, we have so many truly amazing memories to sustain us through the strange winter of this COVID summer and beyond – no matter how long that runs.

We are looking forward to returning to Killyon Manor next August 13th – 15th for ALS 2021.

Never before have our twin totems of ‘Together Is the Most Important Thing’ and ‘Love Wins Out’ been more needed, or so apt.

We hope everyone is doing ok out there, and we can’t wait to dance with you all again.

Soon, we hope.

Huge Love,


(Info on carrying your ALS 2020 ticket over to next year’s event, refunds, and donations can be found here: anotherlovestory.ie/untilnextyear)

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Millie Egan

“My strategy for embracing this way of life without turning into a complete cave cretin is dressing up every day in ‘nice’ clothes instead of my usual workshirts and painty tracksuits” – Millie Egan




‘Jisas Yu Holem Hand Blong Mi’ hymn sung by a Melanesian choir. This is my favourite song. I listen to it most mornings the way some people get up and take vitamin and mineral supplements. I listen to it and it feels like golden sunshine washing over me. It’s my soul supplement.




‘PARIS 1919’

This song sounds like a crisp winter morning when you’re drinking coffee from your favourite cup and the air by the windows is cold (shout out to single glazing) and the light outside is still pale and milky and full of promise. It’s also got some very rousing strings and uplifting chord progressions that make me feel ready for a revolution. My quarantine outfit of a big vintage man’s overcoat also adds to this feeling. I mostly join in for “you’re a ghost la lala lala lala lala” bits.




I love King Khan and this just happens to be the song of his I listen to the most, followed closely by Born To Die, but I thought the name of that one might be a bummer in the plague times. I start listening to these kind of tunes in the afternoon to shake off any midday malaise that may have crept up. This is usually the catalyst for the dancing to begin.





I love Wanda Jackson’s voice on the original but I prefer the rougher guitar on this cover. This marks the continuation of my bedroom quarantine dance party. Twist those shoulders, wiggle those hips.





I first heard this piece in ‘Pina’, the Pina Bausch documentary, and I became obsessed with it. It suits my late night pottering style- rustling around like a possum, perhaps painting and drinking wine, often looking for mischief. I’ve listened to it at least once a day in quarantine. I find it inspires dance moves like in that old Guinness ad with ‘Guaglione’ by Pérez Prado.

Jay Skelly

“We can do this! Exercise when you can, eat well, check in with yourself and if you are alone and feel down, reach out. There’s people who love you, don’t forget that!” – Jay Skelly




I love this track…I grew up in the days when MTV was actually Music Television and this reminds me so much of my childhood with my bro and sis playing it out in the living room! The good ol days!




The Chain – Nothing else to say…




Another reminder of my teenage years and I’ve never had a piece of music give me a rush and make the hairs stand on the back of my neck as much as this, it’s just beautiful to me and something to get your dance on to! Its so uplifting, almost shamanic and just lovely!




This track is timeless! Today it’s still got the spotlight in the things we talk about and in the things we are fighting to make better! I played this a few years back in a b2b2b with ALS loveens, Emmett and Neil and its something ill always remember, amazing times.




My final selection is a remix from Mano Le Tough that never leaves my DJ crate as its one of the first tracks I heard when I moved to Berlin 5 years ago, its special to me. It’s a lovely little groover that has a certain calmness to it but the that BIG MOOG BASS just gets inside your very soul. Powerful stuff!

Neil Flynn

“I’ve been making lots of music – that’s therapy in itself, getting out for runs and generally staying fit, eating good food and drinking wine helps.

Also taking responsibility for my own actions gives a sense of control in this situation and of course is helping in the bigger picture which is what’s needed. Stay safe folks” – Neil Flynn




Listen Loud – If there’s ever any time you should take my advice, this is it – I’ve listened to this track on repeat since we found ourselves in the current new world. Everything Will Be Alright!!!




I’ve been cooking a lot & with that drinking some red wine – You couldn’t choose two better greats to accompany that floaty evening vibe.




I discovered Karen Dalton many years ago in Berlin and I felt like it was a voice I had been missing in my life up to that point, An unsung hero I think, she never quite got the platform she deserved until she was gone. She was also half Cherokee/ Irish, There’s magic in that. Powerful stuff.




After moving back to Ireland after 10 years away and my first time to Dublin. The Fontaines DC are a band I can feel in the air as I buzz around. I also would aspire to have some amount of punk in me.




I think Katie’s music is extremely special and her attitude too, Humble & Powerful. I’ve had the pleasure to collaborate with her on some of my singles which has been an honor for me.

Tom Ryan

“There’s no blueprint for adapting to this situation. Best thing I can say is to try to take time to relax, breathe, and appreciate the things all around us. This time will come to pass and the seeds of a better tomorrow are already being sown.” – Thomas Ryan




Probably one of the definitive Balearic house anthems and really a defining track of the early rave scene. Brings up memories of dancing on warm summer nights, being totally lost in music and early mornings with the sunrise.

Produced by Andrea Gemolotto, one of the pioneers of the Italo House scene in 1989, it’s based on a loop from Manuel Göttsching’s masterpiece E2-E4 from1984 with a Spanish female vocal over the top. Pure bliss.




Produced by Joey Negro in 1990 it’s a mixture of Italian piano-house, deep, dubby US house, and Detroit-esque strings. There’s also a great use of a little Loleatta Holloway vocal sample and some nice little techy touches, not to mention the great bit of uplifting piano at the end.

A really well produced tune especially for its time and it still sounds super fresh today. You could call this a house tune, a garage tune, whatever you want. Back in its day this was a rave tune. And a proper beaut at that.




This early Ibiza anthem rocked the open-air clubs of the late 80’s, and brings a huge smile every time I hear it. In 88 and 89, pirate station Centreforce FM in London was the radio station I listened to a lot and they played this one non-stop.

One of the main defining tracks of the UK Summer Of Love, it always transports me to another time and place every time I hear it.




Rescue Me was played at all the early UK Raves like Energy, Sunrise, Weekend World and clubs I raved at like Labrynth and Dungeons in east London. The groove on this one is so good it’s like you can channel all that original energy and positivity.

The Richie Rich dub was the sound of summer, wafting across country fields and banging out from indoor clubs and sound systems everywhere




Written and arranged by Joe Smooth with vocals from Anthony Thomas, Promised Land is an all-time vocal house classic from 1987, and a huge end of the night tune in many a club back in the day. Lights on hands in the air vibes.

This is on constant repeat play for me these days. Uplifting and with all the feels, we’ll make it to the promised land!

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Round three of our series of mixes recorded live from the hallowed walls of The Shift Shack comes to you from Nialler9.

Nialler cut loose during the small hours of Saturday at ALS ’19 with a selection of tunes that kept the shack nice and cosy – as it should be.

Niall Byrne (a.k.a Nialler9) is the writer at the helm of the most-read Irish music site Nialler9.com, where he writes about new music. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.
He can also frequently be found DJing around Dublin city including Lumo, a monthly club night or hosting Nialler9-curated music events.
His DJ sets feature melodic electronic music with a penchant for current anthems and a curve-ball classic.

Another Love Story is consistently my favourite of the summer festivals.
In these isolating times, it’s those kinds of experiences I’m yearning for – DJing, dancing, chatting and hanging with pals til the early morning. The Shift Shack’s tiny setup means that you can play anything you want as there’s always a squeeze of people going for it.
This hour started with me not knowing where I was going with the tunes and ending up on a big bicep-flexing ’80s Italo / fun buzz before going on some big piano house / Jon Hopkins buzz and then into the euphoric That’s The Way Love Is by Ten City.
Love. Love. Love.”

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“This is a time to grieve, to sing, to meet your neighbours, to offer help, to connect, to share, to expand, to evolve, to observe nature, a time to escape to imaginary worlds and bring some joy from there back into this one.” – Margie Jean Lewis




Feeling like digging here because in this time of crisis, I’m feeling like being cocooned with music that is as familiar as my teenage obsessions. So I’ve gone for 5 early influential tracks on me as a musician. As in, 5 tracks I’ve listened to mannnnnny times and that I still return to for the magic they possess.

I listened to Tujiko Nuriko obsessively the year I finished high school and Fly Variation has repeated on me ever since. I think at the time I felt the song understood me more than i could understand myself, despite the fact it was all in Japanese.




A song I found on Soundcloud by mistake and thence became my bedroom dancing theme music for about a year. This was me at 27. I like Mei Saraswati’s vibe, she obviously had a lot of other things going on, so much so that she never released anything. Think I connected with her on that alone… 😉




Just a perfectly gorgeous track. It moved me then and it moves me now. I think soothing Portuguese is all we need.





A genius in full flow. Also one of my most listened tracks of 2014….





I don’t think I’ve listened to any 22 minute track as many times as I have this one. For me, this is a happy sunny Summer lounge room in Dublin, listening with the windows open, sitting in the windowsill for a long time watching birds flying around the Rathmines dome and looking real close up as the sun shone through miniature explosions on the surface of my sparkling water. Do yourself a favour and and take some mushrooms before listening.


Margie and Sharon’s Floral instalation at ALS19

Photos : Steve Battle


Steve Manning runs Hidden Agenda and Dublin’s own Big Romance – one of our favourite haunts in the city. Steve has blessed us with his eclectic mix of dance music selections Love Stories passed.

Over the last decade, Hidden Agenda have cemented themselves as one Ireland’s most dynamic event brands. HA helped found Metropolis Festival and have hosted artists such as Run The Jewels, Nicolas Jaar, Mos Def, Flight Facilities, Todd Terje, Jay Electronica, Kelis, DJ Koze, David August and many more.




A firm favourite in the Big Romance and has closed out many a late night parties. It’s taken from the “Who is William Onyeabor?” compilation album released by Luaka Bop, which is a record label set up by David Byrne. The whole compilation is ace.




Earlier this year, my girlfriend and I hosted an Arthur Russell night with Peter Broderick in the Big Romance celebrating the album ‘Iowa Dream’ and I love this track from that album.




Nick Drake was reluctant to perform live or be interviewed and this meant he never achieved commercial success (he died aged 26). The 1998 documentary A Stranger Among Us is worth a watch .




This song is a constant earworm and hopefully it is now stuck in your head.




An uplifting Italo banger that I played at ALS last year. One for the disco fingers and a staple in most of my DJ sets.


“Simple things like cooking, cleaning and the daily Irish Times crossword have kept me going and I check in with my family every few days to see how they are all getting on! ” – Éna Brennan




I love the slow pace and swell in the strings in this track (arranged by film/theatre composer Dan Jone). The last two minutes are a bath for the ears.




This is probably my favourite song in the world under 2min. I wish I’d written that chord sequence.




Aldous is wonderfully weird. Her spoken BV in the final choruses of this track give me a lot of joy.




Enya is a goddam national treasure. Hard to even choose which song to pick. Go listen to them all, at once.




Closing with a banger for all those who have, like me, found themselves going slightly insane singing and dancing to Classic FM whilst cooking/cleaning.


“Following my bliss led me to the Another Love Story tribe – so to all my brothers and sisters of the tribe, I send love and light.” – Gerry Dalton, ALS Lighting Guru




This is my Covid19 Anthem Track!




Brilliant remix of an old skool house classic originally by Silicon Soul. Invokes memories of clubbing at the start of the millennium.




I love the deep analogue Techno sounds and the haunting vocals with a very shamanic message to consider in these times of uncertainty.




A recent excellent remix by Boris Brejcha of a very old classic German techno track from ’98 which was originally released to celebrate the appearance of Comet Hale-Bopp in our skies. I vaguely remember dancing to the original in a forest somewhere in Wicklow.




A truly epic melodic track, this 10 minute masterpiece from 2 of Hungry Music’s best producers brings you on a healing trance journey through the deep melodies of this track. As a Shamanic practitioner I often use trance dance as a meditative healing experience.

ALS 2020 Update pt 2

A Message From Lockdown Land II :
Hi again friends – firstly, thanks so much for all the support and positivity over the past few days – it really means so much to us.
We really can feel how much you all want this to go ahead, it’s so heartening, we really hope it does too.
However, these continue to be unprecedented times, and we are reacting to this day to day, as you all are too.
Despite the ray of optimism from the recent announcement, we do want to underline the note of caution from our message on Wednesday – things are still pretty uncertain here.
Tickets Paused
With that in mind, we have decided to pause remaining ticket sales to #ALS2020 until we know a little more.
All remaining tickets will be made available firstly to those who have been with us before.
This isn’t an exact science – but possibly being the only party in town shoots you up the charts it seems – so it’s the fairest way we can think of looking after those who have supported us along the years first and foremost, SHOULD we get to proceed.
ALS is a small vibe – space is always limited regardless of the situation – so we ask for your understanding in this.
Our refund policy as outlined still stands for all ticket holders of course.
We also want to be careful not to encourage people too far into the idea that we are in a position to take such liberties for granted just yet.
On that front – we also want to do our part in underlining the importance of sticking to the restrictions in place at the moment – our actions now, will in many ways lay the ground work for what is possible in the future.
Thanks again for all support and positive vibes, we’re sending them back your way good souls!
More news as we have it,
Huge Love &
Stay safe out there,