Hinterland Festival 2019 Programme & Tickets

Tickets for events can be purchased in advance online below or by phone via the Box Office on 089 436 9868.

Tickets are also available in advance in Kells from the BOOK MARKet Café (11am-3pm Tuesday to Saturday) and in Trim from Antonia’s Bookstore (tel – 046 943 7532).

During the festival, ticket collection and sales are available at the ticket office in Kells Theatre on Kenlis Place. For further information on visiting Kells and the Festival, please call 089 436 9868.

You can also see a schedule view of the programme here.


Following on from the success of last year’s session of poetry and music in which one of Ireland’s foremost poets, Peter Fallon, teamed up with Oisin Leech of the Lost Brothers and his sister, singer/songwriter Saramai Leech, and entertained an audience who wanted much more, we thought we would give the whole thing another shot. So we have.

Tom French and Danny Diamond

‘What To Bring When We Leave’

Event  8 
Venue: The Courthouse - Meath County Council Stage
This is a collaborative commission culminating in a unique continuous live performance by Tom French (word) and Danny Diamond (fiddle). Each artist stretches the other’s narratives in spoken and unspoken airs, finding solace in the unexpected places between. Tom French’s poetry draws on the traditional arts, folklore and rural Irish life; he writes vividly about traditional music, the people who play(ed) it, and the context in which it lives. As a traditional fiddle player, music archivist and researcher, Danny Diamond’s compositions bring a corresponding unconventional sensitivity to a similar sphere that informs French’s work.
Price €10.00

Peter Fallon, Oisín Leech & Saramai Leech

An Evening of Song and Poetry

Event  18 
Venue: Church of Ireland – Merriebelle Farm Stage

After their success at the last two Hinterland festivals, it’s time for another intimate interlude of songs, readings and talk with three acclaimed artists from County Meath.

As one of The Lost Brothers, Oisín Leech, from Navan, has played Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and SXSW. Last year The Lost Brothers also played their first (sold out) concert at Hinterland. This year he’ll sing solo and 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 Oisín and Saramai to read his poetry and keep the meaningful chat going is award-winning poet and publisher Peter Fallon, the success of whose work has taken him around the world and who, in the words of the Sunday Times, is “one of Ireland’s greatest literary talents”.

Price €10.00
Peter Fallon, Oisín Leech & Saramai Leech