Other Voices are thrilled to unveil the full lineup and supporter registration for the virtual edition of their Dingle event. They will be collapsing distance between the church of St James in Dingle and your homes with aweekend of beautifully realised live streams, bringing a piece of West Kerry directly to you.
Joining the wonderful lineup of Irish based acts are: Legendary Irish musician Damien Dempsey, Singer-songwriter Aoife Nessa Frances, indie pop musician Ailbhe Reddy, contemporary folk artist Brigid Mae Power, Cinder Well the project of musician Amelia Baker, newcomer Conchúr White, Mick Flannery approved artist SON (Susan O’Neill), experimental five piece Sun Collective, Limerick based rock band Fox Jaw, alt country musician CMAT, renowned musical artist Mark Lanegan, multi-award winning traditional singer and musician from Corca Dhuibhne, West Kerry Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, multi-instrumentalist sean-nós performers, brother and sister duo Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta and renowned singer, songwriter, record producer and guitarist Gerry O’Beirne.
Previously announced acts include: For Those I Love – the project of multi-instrumentalist and producer David Balfe, singer-songwriter Niamh Regan, up and coming alt pop singer Luz, rapper Nealo, GRAMMY nominated folk artist Rhiannon Giddens and musical partner Francesco Turrisi, American composer and musician Peter Broderick and indie rock four piece Pillow Queens.
While all the live streams will be publicly available for free, Other Voices have put together some limited supporter tickets for those who wish to support both them as an organisation and those they work with during this unprecedented crisis within the arts industry.
By buying one of their tiered digital supporter tickets, you’ll be supporting artists and crew, who are facing immeasurable difficulty, with plenty of perks and prizes thrown in for good measure, purchase here.
This live stream event is made possible with the support of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Kerry County Council, Tourism Ireland, IMRO, RTÉ, Jones Engineering Group and eir.
Other Voices will also be presenting Cogar in collaboration with artist Artist Áine Ní Chiobháin and Our Coasts Our Voices in collaboration with Clean Coasts.
Cogar is a multidisciplinary art project as Gaelainn led by local artist Áine Ní Chiobháin. Three short art films are being specially commissioned for the Cogar series made in collaboration with Collective Films as part of Other Voices. These will premiere on the Other Voices YouTube and Facebook channels on December 6th. Featuring Billy McGlynn, Muireann NicAmhlaoibh, Rónán O Snodaigh, Ciara Ni É, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, Meabh Ní Bheaglaoich & Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin.
Our Coasts Our Voices is a collaborative creative educational project which uses music, spoken word and interactive workshops to explore our waterways, coastline, ocean and marine life. Join us for a fun, interactive, and a very child-friendly (4+) live-stream from the Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium on December 5th, featuring Paul Noonan of BellX1 and Ray Foley of Clean Coasts.
The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, T.D., said: “Cultural events such as Other Voices Dingle continue to be a soothing balm in these challenging times and the importance of this aspect of culture can be seen in the continued and unprecedented government investment in the sector. I am happy to support this event which reminds us that when times are difficult, it is often our artists who offer us hope.“
Other Voices founder Philip King said: “We are absolutely delighted that Other Voices will be going ahead in Dingle again this year, streamed live , from the West of Ireland to the world. This year, the thousands of people who come to Dingle for Other Voices can’t come. The hundreds of thousands of people who normally come back home to Ireland for Christmas can’t come. Thankfully, with the support of Minister Catherine Martin and her Department, our artists and crew are able to be in Dingle to produce an extended Other Voices festival – Bringing It All Back Home – that will be streamed live over five nights. We will collapse distance between the Church of St James here in Dingle, in the Gaeltacht of West Kerry and homes all around the island of Ireland and across the whole wide world. It will be an experience like no other, in a year like no other. You are invited to take the best seat in the house.”
Chief Executive at IMRO Victor Finn: said “It’s important this year in particular that we have continued to provide an International stage for emerging Irish artists. Other Voices provides a unique platform for our music to reach all corners of the globe through online and global television outlets”.
Executive Producer at RTÉ Justin Healy said: “This year more than ever supporting Irish artists couldn’t be more important to us, and in Other Voices we have a unique opportunity to bring their work and the magic of Dingle to a worldwide audience. We are delighted to continue to support Other Voices and look forward to bringing this years special series to our audience on multiple platforms.”
Other Voices is made possible with the support of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Kerry County Council, Tourism Ireland, IMRO, RTÉ, Jones Engineering Group and eir
This year, Other Voices will be working with the St James Restoration Fund and the Irish Music Industry Covid-19 Relief Fund. More information on these partnerships coming soon
Other Voices will be streamed worldwide via YouTube, Facebook Live,Twitter and RTÉ.IE