IT JUST WASN’T MEANT TO BE – a series of special broadcasts of live performances from The Manor & Beyond by artists who were due to partake in #ALS2020

Saturday Aug 15th :

6 – 8pm : Manamana LIVE from Leipzig

8 – Late : The ALS Shiftshack Soundsystem LIVE from The Shift Shack 

Sunday Aug 16th, 8pm :

Live performances from The Manor & Beyond with : 

 jape | Anna Mieke X Glasshouse | Rozi Plain (UK) | The Bonk | Fazer Fazer Fazer | Rachael Lavelle | Johnny Dillon (Solo Guitar) | Young Hearts Run Free & More.

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.
We are humbly asking you to further support our endeavours and our efforts to produce something worthy of the weekend here, by buying a viewing ticket for €10 or donate at your own leisure below and in doing so enter yourself in a draw for a mega ALS Goodie Hamper with prizes from ourselves, and our friends and partners – check it out above!
Video Production by Steve O’Connor. Camerawork by Steve O’Connor & Adrian O’Connell. Lighting by Algorithm. Audio production by Simon Cullen. Live stream by Mark Hearne. Presented by Gerry O’Keeffe.
Kindly Supported by Meath County Council Arts Office | The White Hag Irish Brewing Co. | Gortinore Distillery | Blackwater Gin | Poachers Premium Irish Mixers | Bodytonic | Goethe Institute Ireland

Thank you to all of you who contributed. We raised over €2,000 by public donations!


Fazer (de)

Rozi Plain (uk)

The Bonk

Jonny Dillon

Rachael Lavelle


The ALS  Shift Shack Sound System