We are so delighted to announce ‘KINDRED’ – the truly special Young Hearts Run Free strand of the programme at this year’s festival, which runs in and amongst the pastoral grandeur of Killyon Manor, Aug 16th – 18th.
Young Hearts are a loose collective of kind souls and minds, spearheaded by the irrepressible one woman wonder of cultural connectivity & curation Siobhan Kane.
Siobhan has been running YHRF as a platform for cultural happenings for 10 years now (!) – and incredibly does so entirely for the direct benefit of The Dublin Simon Community who will be supported by proceeds from ticket sales and collections at ALS this year.
The YHRF programme has become a cherished and unique part of ALS – truly an event within the event – hosting a wonderfully rich collection of thinkers, doers, singers, talkers & movers in the intimate parlour rooms of The Manor – The Front Room & The Library.
This year’s programme builds on what has come before with an eclectic mix of all that is good & interesting in Ireland & beyond – including, as is tradition, some very special guests & luminaries :
TALKS & PRESENTATIONS in The Library from
Kevin Barry | Brian Cross (B+) | Banter w/ Jim Carroll feat. Karl Whitney & Sarah McKenna | Ian Maleney | Maria Somerville | Alasdair Roberts | Peter Toomey & more.
MUSIC in The Front Room by
Oh Boland | Lux Alma | Cian Nugent | Alasdiar Roberts | Participant | The Hedge Schools | Mother Tongues by Dennis Cassidy | Aoife Nessa Francis | The Dinah Brand | Chris Barry’s Boys (Super Group!) | The Plastic Ormo Band (Super Group!!) Scott Walker Tribute (Super Group!!!) | THE YHRF FOLK CLUB w special guests| YHRF DJs & MANY MORE SURPRISES !!!
KINDRED is presented with the very kind assistance of the Arts Office of Meath County Council.