No Idle Day, the Young Hearts Run Free collective’s festival of music and music writing will take place around Dublin between 10th & 12th October A last minute update from YHRF:
At City Assembly House! With Byrds, The Smiths and more biographer Johnny Rogan, and Serge Gainsbourg and Leonard Cohen biographer Sylvie Simmons, and it’s her birthday Saturday! And Howe Gelb will be popping by. And she’ll also be doing a musical performance – her first time doing so in Dublin! And there’ll be cake. And Dungarvan and 8 Degrees beers, wine, and other bits. All in an amazing space. And Grogans for a nightcap.And Adrian Crowley, Jet Setter, Katie Kim and SURPRISE guests.
Young Hearts’ Siobhán Kane says:
The full festival lineup is:
Friday October 10th
Sound and Vision / Life Has Surface Noise – Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
Filmmaker Pat Collins discusses his work, with screenings of some of his short films, followed by Life Has Surface Noise, an exploration of the importance of music, with; Jim Carroll, Bill Drummond, Siobhán Kane, John Osborne, Johnny Rogan, Sylvie Simmons, Peter Toomey, Jonny Trunk and surprise guests.
Saturday October 11th
Old Town – Marsh’s Library
An afternoon with the brilliant artist Bill Drummond, writer Colin Barrett, singer Niamh McCormack and surprise guests.
When You Love Music As Much As We Do – City Assembly House
An evening celebrating some of the best international writing on music, and some of the best Irish music, with hosts Siobhán Kane and Daragh O’Halloran, joined by music writers Johnny Rogan and Sylvie Simmons, and musicians Katie Kim, Adrian Crowley, and The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, with surprise additions.
Hidden Gems: The Beauty of Odd Records – Molloy & Dowling’s Opticians
Join record label owner and vinyl obsessive Jonny Trunk, and music enthusiast Peter Toomey, as they take you on a musical journey of some of the hidden gems they have found on their crate-digging travels.
Walk Away Renee – Musical Walking Tour
A musical walking tour, with surprise musical guests, exploring the musical heritage of Dublin city.
Sunday October 12th
Heaven In The Afternoon – Bello Bar
An afternoon of a Forkful brunch, made by Aoife McElwain, a performance of the award-winning John Peel’s Shed by John Osborne, comedy-music trio Foil, Arms & Hog, and local musical heroes, The Dudley Corporation, Barry McCormack, Nialler9, James Byrne (Any Other City), and surprise guests. Brunch and coffee/tea is included in the ticket price, with a full bar also available.
Capacity for all of these events will be extremely limited – so book early. Weekend tickets are available for €60 and include admission to Young Hearts’ annual Christmas event – Yule – which this year takes place on Saturday 6th December, at the CO-OP in Newmarket Square.
More info at http://youngheartsrunfree.ie