Other Voices spreads its wings and migrates to Derry / Londonderry on the 8th, 9th and 10th of February for the City of Culture 2013 celebrations.
Other Voices moves North from Dingle to the singing city of Derry this year, but the story doesn’t end there for the renowned music show. The East End of London will host a special recording at Wilton’s Music Hall in April, produced in association with the Barbican, completing the triangle and underlining the strong music and cultural links North, South, East and West across these islands. Like Dingle in December, Derry will be seen and heard across the world via social media and online streaming.
The Other Voices triangle will forge a new chapter in the musical narrative of these islands, bringing together a swathe of musical genres and generations, from downright dirty rock’n’roll gangs to celestial traditional music-makers, cutting edge electronic kids to proud warriors of world sounds. Other Voices Dingle, Derry-Londonderry and London will continue to applaud originality and embrace divergence and in doing so, create three very special and authentic celebrations where music remains at the heart of the matter.
Exciting line-up additions for The Glassworks have just been announced and the Other Voices team are delighted to welcome James Yorkston, Daughter and Beth Orton to the Derry stage!
The full list of bands confirmed now looks like this:
Friday 8th February – Damien Dempsey, Savages, Soak.
Saturday 9th February – Bronagh Gallagher, Jesca Hoop, Marina and the Diamonds, Neil Hannon.
Sunday 10th February – Beth Orton, Daughter, James Yorkston, Two Door Cinema Club.
And don’t forget, Other Voices is a spontaneous affair conducive to creative collaborations, songs and tunes can and do happen at the drop of a hat.
The Derry~Londonderry leg of the Other Voices event will form an exciting part of the musical element of the City of Culture celebrations 2013, which kicked off last week with the BBC Sons and Daughters concert. The eclectic programme will go on to include musical takeovers such as the Music City which will include a Sky Orchestra of music playing from hot air balloons and Celtronic, Ireland’s premier electronic music festival. The city is delighted to see a host of homegrown talent returning to Derry for Other Voices, including Neil Hannon, Two Door Cinema Club and Soak.
Neil Hannon said “As an alumni of Other Voices Dingle, it was lovely to receive an invite to appear at Other Voices Derry. Not least because Derry / Londonderry (the city that dare not speak its name) is the city of my birth! It is also the UK City of Culture this year which I am keen to show my support for.”
Jesca Hoop added “I am genuinely excited to play Other Voices this year and am so happy to be invited to play in Derry. I played OV in Dingle a couple of years back and I can honestly say that it was my year’s highlight!”
For those who don’t make it to the Glassworks to see the live Other Voices gigs, fret not, because courtesy of BT Infinity there will be access to live streaming to a number of venues around the City of Derry including: An Cultúrlann / Nerve Centre / Grand Central Bar / Derby / Tinney’s / Gweedore / Masons / Bound For Boston / Icon Bar & Grill / Sandinos / Bennigans / Live Screen in Waterloo Place.
The Other Voices Music Trail will also follow on from Dingle to Derry / Londonderry this February. Over 40 bands will play across city venues including the streaming venues above plus Café del Mondo / Foyleside Shopping Centre / Verbal Arts Centre / Apprentice Boys of Derry Memorial Hall / St. Augustine’s / Ebrington Sq / Legenderry Cafe / Craft Village.
So, no matter where you are in the city, you will only be a stones-throw away from the action and the unique events that make up the over-all Other Voices experience.
The IMRO Other Room will be filmed at Memorial Hall and some of the first acts to be announced are Riptide Movement, George Erza, Katharine Philippa, Ryan Vail and Best Boy Grip. As always, The Other Room showcases some of the freshest and finest new talent around at the moment.
Once again, there was an open call to bands to apply to play The IMRO Other Room and this year there were over 300 submissions!
The Banter Salon at Other Voices made it’s debut in Dingle with great success and will travel to Derry next month. Banter, hosted by Jim Carroll, will feature a number of discussions (some heated!), conversations, performances and talks on the Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free, see www.thisisbanter.com for more details.
A number of tickets for The Glassworks will be made available through competitions on Other Voices social media (Twitter: @OtherVoicesLive & Facebook: ‘Other Voices’) as well as on national radio shows. Please see Other Voices website for more details: www.othervoices.ie.