Programme & Tickets

We're pleased to announce our programme. Buy tickets here online, from the booking office on 089 436 9868, or from the The Book MARKet Café in Kells (tel 085 889 6352) or Antonia's Bookstore in Trim (tel 046 943 7532). You can view a copy of the printed programme here.

Music

In addition to teaming up with his sister Saramai and poet Peter Fallon on Friday evening, Oisin Leech will be joined by his regular musical partner Mark McCausland for a full Lost Brothers session on (Friday).

Tom Dunne, front man with Something Happens returns to Hinterland to celebrate the anniversary of the Beatles eponymous LP (better known as The White Album) with an illustrated tribute.

Famed local artiste Matthew Gilsenan (The Celtic Tenors) will portray the great Irish lyric tenor John McCormack in The Count in the unique setting of the ballroom of Headfort House where McCormack performed on a number of occasions.

Lost Brothers

Event  16 
Venue: Church of Ireland – Merriebelle Farm Stage
Hinterland is delighted to welcome Lost Brothers back to Kells, following on from their hugely popular event in 2016. Since then, they’ve continued to travel and conquer the world with their beautiful harmonies, deft acoustic fingerpicking and delicate melodies. Their recently released fifth album, Halfway Towards a Healing, has been received with great critical acclaim, making this event in the stunning Church of Ireland setting one not to be missed.
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Lost Brothers

Peter Fallon, Saramai and Oisin Leech

An evening of words and song

Event  37 
Venue: Church of Ireland – Merriebelle Farm Stage

After the success of their unique partnership in 2016 and 2017 we present another intimate interlude of songs, readings and talk with three acclaimed artists from County Meath. As one of The Lost Brothers Oisin Leech, from Navan, has played Glastonbury, the Electric Picnic and SXSW. Here he’ll sing solo and combine with his sister Saramai, another exceptional singer-songwriter who, thanks to a recent EP and appearances at Other Voices and other venues, is a growing force.

Joining Oisin and Saramai to read his poetry and stimulate a conversation is award-winning poet and publisher Peter Fallon, the success of whose work has brought him around the world and who, in the words of the Sunday Times, is ‘one of Ireland's greatest literary talents’.

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Peter Fallon, Saramai and Oisin Leech

The Count: The Music of John McCormack – with Matthew Gilsenan

Event  38 
Venue: Headfort House, The Ballroom

Spend an hour in the company of the great Irish lyric tenor who charmed and electrified audiences the world over in the early years of the 20th century. His repertoire ranged from operatic arias to his favourite Irish ‘come all ye’s’. The event will take place in a venue in which McCormack himself actually performed, the magnificent Robert Adam ballroom of Headfort House. The music of McCormack will be performed by one of Ireland’s contemporary great lyric tenors, Matthew Gilsenan (The Celtic Tenors) accompanied on piano by Gavan Murray. Script and narration by Myles Dungan.

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The Count: The Music of John McCormack – with Matthew Gilsenan

Jonathan Creasy

The Music of Bob Dylan

Event  51 
Venue: Ushers Auction Rooms
Jonathan returns to Litcrawl to give ‘The Zim’ the same treatment as Woody Guthrie got last year. Music straight out of the Great American Songbook.
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