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My Story, My Song

Flying South

Thu 11 Jan, 7.30pm Liquor Rooms, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 M D


An evening with Barry Hyde (The Futureheads)

Tue Jan 9, 6.45pm Workman’s Club, Wellington Quay, Dublin


What songs do you turn to when you’re in need of a lift? Some of Ireland’s most exciting new artists perform unique versions of the songs that have meant the most to them, and share stories of how music has helped them in their personal lives. Featuring Laura-Ann Brady, Ross Breen, Caz9, Danny G and more.


Sun 14 Jan, 6.30pm Filmbase, 2 Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 S M


A moving showcase of performances united by a common theme of mental health expression, Flying South cultivates a safe space for people to share their experiences in an alcohol-free environment. Join in an evening of insightful poetry, music, storytelling and more, with an opportunity to share your own story either anonymously or as part of our open mic. Previous performers have included Stephen James Smith, Alison Spittle, Aidan Murphy and Sahar Ali.


Barry Hyde was 19 when he first found success with The Futureheads. It was also the year he had his first manic episode. In what promises to be an intimate evening, the frontman behind hits such as Decent Days and Decent Nights will chat to Jim Carroll (RTÉ) and perform songs from Malody, his piano-driven solo album, written to “give an insight into the extreme emotional experience of those battling chronic mental health problems” and which he credits as a big part of his recovery.

Donations As a charity we require year round fundraising to grow the festival programme into new territories across the country and provide free mental health care to people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. 100% of our box office income and donations are reinvested into those two activities as well as supporting the artists who make the festival programme possible. This year we’ve teamed up with three of the country’s most prolific artists; MORGAN, ADW & SOLUS, to offer these beautiful limited edition prints for all donations of €50+, delivered to your door. Check out our website for details.




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