No Idle Day: a new festival from Young Hearts Run Free
The Dublin-based collective present three days of music and words around the city
If you’ve been out and about in Dublin over the last few years and you have an interest in events which are always a little bit special, you’ve come across Young Hearts Run Free. Since 2008, the collective have been putting on music and literary events in spaces which are usually off the beaten track, with all proceeds raised on the door going to benefit the Simon Community
No Idle Day is their three day festival which runs across the city in venues like the National Concert Hall, Marsh’s Library, Molloy & Dowling Opticians, City Assembly House, Bello Bar, Anseo and some secret locations from October 10 to 12. The festival will feature performances and turns from such people as film-maker Pat Collins, the inimitable Bill Drummond, writers Sylvie Simmons, Johnny Rogan, Colin Barrett and John Osborne, broadcasters Donal Dineen and Ed Smith, musicians Adrian Crowley, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock and Katie Kim, Jonny Trunk from Trunk Records and many, many more. You also have such YHRF folks as Siobhan Kane, Peter Toomey and Daragh O’Halloran popping up all over the weekend.
You’ll find the full programme for the weekend here and below. The opening night will feature Pat Collins talking about his life and work as well as Life Has Surface Noise where a bunch of people, including myself, will be talking about their favourite records and tickets are available here. Ticket details for all the other events are here.