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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”.
Sa bhliain 1937 chuir an Rialtas, faoi stiúir an Choimisiún Talmhaíochta, scéim athlonaithe i bhfeidhm chun daoine a thabhairt ó cheantair Ghaeltachta in iarthar na hEireann go Baile Ghib i gContae na Mí. Féachann an clár faisnéise seo ar na fathanna gur bhog na clanna úd, fiúntas na scéime agus, chomh maith le sin, déanann agallamh le cuid den dream a d’aistrigh.
In 1937 a number of families from Gaeltachts on the west coast of Ireland moved to Gibbstown in Co. Meath to live on holdings acquired by the Land Commission as part of a government resettlement scheme. This documentary film looks at the reasons why families chose to move, investigates the merits of the scheme, and catches up with some of the remaining migrants. Director Ronan Carley will be present for a Q&A after the film.
Fred Cooke is leaving his twinkle toes behind him from Dancing With The Stars and returning to his home town of Kells during the 2019 Hinterland Festival as part of his new comical tour of musical madness. Since becoming ‘Irish Comedian of the Year 2018’ (Tatler Magazine), he has supported Irish comedy legend Tommy Tiernan on his nationwide tour. Cooke’s guitar-plucking panache enables him to paint comical situations before delivering unexpected killer-punch lines that leave his audience “elevated to hilarity” (The Scotsman).
His new nationwide tour ‘Fred Space’ has brought Cooke to a whole new level of comical mayhem, placing him in the “Premier league of Irish funnymen” (Hot Press). Sit back and enjoy a performer with enough “energy to power a small village in the west of Kerry” (Laughter Lounge).
“I love Fred. He has the spirit of the clown in him” (Tommy Tiernan).