Young Hearts Run Free is an Irish collective who run music and literary events in unusual spaces all in aid of the Simon Community, lead by Siobhan Kane.

For their tenth year of existence, the organisers have announced their annual No Idle Day festival in December from 7th to 9th, all proceeds of the three day events will go towards the Simon Community, which YHRF are aiming to get to €10,000 this year.

As well as their annual Yule BYOB extravaganza in the Complex featuring David O’Doherty, Paddy Hanna, Emmet Kirwan, Katie Kim, Kevin Barry, Tandem Felix, Dowry, Minced Oath, David Hedderman, Music City (GLAM CHRISTMAS SET), The Plastic Ormo Band (post- Beatles classics), Chris Barry’s Boys and more, there will be a special Lisa Hannigan gig in Meet me In the Morning, Mick Heaney reads some of his father, Seamus Heaney’s poetry in Scout in Temple Bar, the YHRF Folk Club featuring Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds, David Kitt and more in Bello Bar, a Dreamgun surprise film read in Smock Alley, a walking tour with Come Here To Me’s Donal Fallon, Banter with Jim Carroll, and a night in Anseo with library records on the platter.


“This festival (as so much) is dedicated to the memory of my father, Patrick Kane, who taught me about the things that matter —culture, community, and “cloudbusting,” says Kane.

Tickets can be bought on Eventbrite and the full programme is below.

Friday December 7th

A Poem on the Underground Wall @ Scout
Digging the Personal Helicon: Mick Heaney reads some of his father, Seamus Heaney’s poetry, and chats to Siobhán Kane about his legacy. We will be serving mulled wine. There will be a raffle.
FREE

As I Roved Out: YHRF Folk Club @ BelloBar
Featuring Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds, David Kitt, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, Katie Kim, Peter, Paul and Mary (reprise) and SURPRISE guests. Bring a song!
€17 (early bird) / €22

Saturday December 8th

Dreamgun Film Reads: SURPRISE FILM @ Smock Alley Theatre
€10 (early bird) / €15

Walk it Down: Dublin’s Other History:
Dublin through CHTM’s eyes
Historian Donal Fallon leads a fascinating walking tour through Dublin’s ‘other history’.
Meeting Point: Jim Larkin Statue O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
€10 (early bird) / €15

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree: Yule! @ The Complex
Come and celebrate 10 YEARS of the madness, and the project that is Young Hearts Run Free Featuring David O’Doherty, Paddy Hanna, Emmet Kirwan, Katie Kim, Kevin Barry, Tandem Felix, Eamon McGuinness, Dowry, Minced Oath, David Hedderman, Music City (GLAM CHRISTMAS SET), The Plastic Ormo Band (post-
Beatles classics), Chris Barry’s Boys, SURPRISE GUESTS, and the LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS
RAFFLE. BYOB. Kissy time.
€20 (early bird) / €25

Sunday December 9th

Lost in the Library @ The Fumbally
(i) Banter featuring Jim Carroll and Johnny Rogan. Subject: Biography
(ii) Irish premiere of The Library Music Film, with Peter Toomey interviewing Martin Green and
Jonny Trunk. Live performance from The Bonk.,
€15 (early bird) / €20

Right Before the Dawn
Lisa Hannigan and Young Hearts DJs @ Meet Me in the Morning
in a special, intimate setting.
€25 (includes a tipple and a little bit of food)

Love in the Library @ Anseo
Join us to toast 10 years in Dublin’s best little bar, with the nicest staff, and library records (and more) sets from Martin Green, Jonny Trunk, Johnny Rogan, and Young Hearts DJs.
FREE

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