Young Hearts Run Free present No Idle Day this October, a weekend-long festival to raise funds for the Simon Community.

Young Hearts Run Free will be presenting a weekend long festival No Idle Day Friday 21st October – Sunday 23rd October, supporting the Simon Community as ever.

No Idle Day

It will feature the 150th Banter, with Jim Carroll interviewing the wonderful Mícheál Ó’Muircheartaigh; Community Games in Ringsend Park; Young Hearts’ own rendering of “The Sunday Game” in The Yacht Tavern in Ringsend featuring Dublin GAA star Michael Darragh Macauley; a vintage magical mystery bus tour with bus conductor Alison Spittle and lots of musicians; a DJ set by the ever-brilliant Donal Dineen; a screening of the powerful documentary Atlantic; a walking tour of Dublin’s Lost Fashion History; a drawing class with the legend that is Don Conroy in the Paint Your Wagon event at the National Gallery; a radio listening event in appreciation of folk singer Anne Briggs, a conversation between photographer Deirdre O’Callaghan, and drummers James Byrne and Jeremy Hickey (R.SA.G.) about O’Callaghan’s new book The Drum Thing, readings from two great short-story writers – Lara Williams and Joanna Walsh – at the Paperback Writer event at Books Upstairs; a nostalgic dinner spread by Aoife McElwain (forkful), and lots of musical performances by people including Montreal’s Woodpigeon, and long-time supporters like Dónal Lunny, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, and Cian Nugent & The Cosmos, Paddy Hanna, and other great talents like NoMonster Club, Shrug Life, The Run-Ons, Nialler9, and Raymond Scannell.

More information can be found hereand tickets for all events are available to buy now on Eventbrite.

Young Hearts Run FreeYoung Hearts Run Free was set up in 2008 to promote the creative community in Ireland while raising funds for the Simon Community, one of Ireland’s best-known homeless organisations. Since then they have organised over thirty events and raised in excess of €20,000. They have had contributions from people ranging from our President Michael D. Higgins to John Grant, from Roddy Doyle to Dónal Lunny, and they put on events in unusual spaces and have been on hillsides in Howth, pubs, churches, galleries, basements of office blocks, private homes, and various iconic buildings across the city.

This is the second No Idle Day festival – the first was in 2014, with Bill Drummond, Jonny Trunk, Sylvie Simmons, John Osborne, Foil Arms & Hog and Pat Collins amongst others.

Dublin Simon Community provide services to over 3,000 people in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

No Idle Day


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All images courtesy Young Hearts Run Free

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