Another Love Story

A new documentary that goes behind the scenes at the Another Love Story music festival in Co. Meath.

One of Ireland’s premier small festivals, Another Love Story has been running since 2014. Set in the beautiful surrounds of Killyon Manor House Co. Meath over 3 days in August, the festival showcases both Irish and international acts. It is a custom-made festival with a focus on sustainability, smaller crowds, and an emphasis on a kinder, gentler festival setting.


ALS is intentionally realised at a scale which fosters a true sense of community, and an unparalleled attention to detail. Irish and international artists and performers soundtrack the weekend across 9 stages, some in the main area, and others to be found nestled in the woodland.


Another Love Story’ documentary delves into the running of ALS festival and the music and attractions available. Founding members Peter O’ Brien, Emmet Condon, and Sam Bishop discuss some of the aspects of organising and hosting the festival. Live features from ALS 2023 include on-site chats with musicians, crew, and attendees, as well as musical performances showcasing the wide variety of genres and acts on offer to festival-goers. Crew and guests talk about distinctive features of ALS, including child and dog-friendly facilities, and sustainability efforts such as the Flushing Meadows compost toilets.


The programme features performances and interviews with musicians Villagers’ Conor O’ Brien, Brigid Mae Power, JFDR’s Jófríður Ákadóttir, DJ Hewan Mulgata, and Negro Impacto’s Chi Chi and StrangeLove. Other interviews include Psycare Ireland, Siobhan Kane of Young Hearts Run Free, and crew members Ali Morris, Octavian Fitzherbert, and Sarah Howlin.


‘Another Love Story’ premieres Sunday 10th March at 7am and will be repeated on Saturday 16th March at 9pm. It will be availble as a podcast on Go loud, Spotify etc, after the broadcast.


‘Another Love Story’ was produced, recorded and edited by Alan Meaney and Amanda Gunning. Narration by Amanda Gunning.


The contributors are Peter O’ Brien (ALS founder, Happenings), Emmet Condon (ALS founder and Creative Director, Homebeat), Sam Bishop (ALS coordinator, CEO Street Feast & Neighbourhood Network), Conor O’ Brien (Villagers), Brigid Mae Power, Jófríður Ákadóttir (JFDR), Hewan Mulgata (DJ), Chi Chi and StrangeLove (Negro Impacto),.Emily (ALS info desk), Ali Morris (ALS programme manager and administrator), Sarah Howlin (ALS 2023 Sinead O Connor exhibition installation), Siobhan Kane (Young Hearts Run Free), Octavian Fitzherbert (ALS flushing meadows compost toilets), Emily & Chris (Psycare Ireland).


The programme was funded by the Coimisiún na Meán with the television licence fee.

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