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Body&Soul 2017 reveal Wonderlust stage

Body&Soul 2017 reveal Wonderlust stage


Body&Soul revealed the lineup for the Wonderlust stage in the walled garden at Ballinlough Castle from June 23rd  to 24th this year.

The Wonderlust Stage is produced by Kathy Scott (The Trailblazery, Census of the Heart and the ireland: iceland project), David O’ Donovan and Fran Hogan, and in partnership with The Irish Times on Sat June 24.

It includes talks, music, performance, poetry, yoga, movement and workshops:

Here’s the blurb

By Day: Experiences, stories and exchanges that feature the people, ideas and current happenings that are animating Irish culture and society right now. Welcome to Saturday at Wonderlust where some of your favourite journalists will be joined by special guests in a stellar line-up that includes: making sense in the aftermath of shock elections either side of the Atlantic with former Washington Correspondent Simon Carswell, broadcaster Sarah Carey and others; the Walk of Shame with the Women’s Podcast presented by Kathy Sheridan, from Mother and Baby Homes to domestic abuse, from slut-shaming to body-shaming, women around the world have carried an often unspoken burden of shame; Can Creative Ireland transform our country’s approach to our creative sectors, and how is the story flowing so far? Arts Editor Laurence Mackin will chair a discussion with John Concannon (Creative Ireland), Mary Nally (Drop Everything cultural biennial), director Dave Tynan (Heartbreak, We Face This Land, Just Saying) and Mary Hickson (director of Clonmel Junction Festival and Sounds from A Safe Harbour); Patrick Freyne will be hacking the true cultural gems of Ireland, from country and western music to the Rose of Tralee; and Una Mullally presents The Hot Tub Pride Machine before leading a special Wonderlust Come Rhyme with Me with Vickey Curtis and guests. A vibrant, creative programme of talks and discussions will power up your Saturday on the most beautiful stage in Ballinlough.


Sunday – a special Wonderlust programme sprinkled with moments of enlightenment, connection and some good old-fashioned entertainment. We will be hosting people, performers and ideas that inspire and present new ways of looking at the world. Guests include Women on Walls with Eithne Harley, Lydia Lynch, Pauric Dempsey and Joan Mulvihill, Sean Nós Singing Workshop with Eithne Ní Chatháin (aka indie-folk artist, Inni-K) and piper Maitiú Ó Casaide, Experiencing the Cosmos with the trailblazing astrologers Andrew Smyth and Karen Morgan, House of Yoga with Karla Kelly, Slow Series with Aoife McElwain, economist Stephen Kinsella, playwright Ross Dungan and photographerNathalie Marquez Courtney, Still Life with Kathy Scott, artist Fiona Cribben and Margie Jean Lewis with a super special event from Young Hearts Run Free |- Musicophilia which explore the connections between literature and music with Siobhán Kane, Emmet Kirwan and Adrian Crowley.

By Night: Discover and savour a rich range of pop, soul, folk, traditional, contemporary classical and electronic sounds from some of the most exciting music artists around right now. Acts include Crash Ensemble with Katie Kim, Come on Live Long, JFDR Jófríður Ákadóttir, Farah Elle, Selk, Lyra, Proper Micro NV with DJ sets from Donal Dineen, Sally Cinnamon and Sunday Times



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