This December, Other Voices partner with the Guinness Storehouse to host their first ever Christmas concert: Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse.
Taking place at 8pm on Wednesday 16 December, Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse will see this iconic building in the heart of Dublin 8 come alive with an eclectic programme of live Irish music and entertainment, delivering the must-see cultural event of Christmas 2020.
As we reach the end of a unique and challenging year, Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse will showcase inspiring and impactful live performances, connecting people both at home and abroad. During the evening, Other Voices will also accept donations that will go directly to supporting the music community in Ireland through the Irish Music Industry Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund.
Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse will feature a wide range of Irish talent including Limerick based MC’s Murli, Godknows and the phenomenal Denise Chaila, Choice Music Prize nominated musician Sorcha Richardson, Ivor Novello Award winning & Mercury Music Prize nominee Conor O’Brien (aka Villagers), trailblazing hip-hop duo Mango X Mathman, singer-songwriter and pianist Jack O’Rourke, Louth-based folk trio The Mary Wallopers, ‘New Music’ collective Crash Ensemble, renowned uilleann piper Sean Potts, fiddler player and presenter Doireann Glackin, a specially commissioned contribution from the award-winning Irish writer Joseph O’Connor and more.
As the night unfolds, the Guinness Storehouse will bring a dash of Christmas magic to the skies of Dublin with four beams of light shining out from the Gravity Bar, offering a symbol of comfort and connection to the people of Dublin. This beacon of light will also be seen around the Irish coast, as a necklace of lighthouses are illuminated as a safe, secure and comforting pathway home.
The evening will be presented by Sierra Leonean / Irish singer-songwriter Loah, whose career includes an acclaimed debut album and her brilliant performance as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar on the West End.
Speaking about hosting the event, Loah said: “It is an honour to present an incredibly special evening of Other Voices at the Guinness Storehouse. It’s been a difficult year for live performance, and this event will be a show of resilience and a celebration of all that is amazing in Irish culture. Many of us are far apart this winter, but we are hoping to bring you right into the heart of Dublin with a truly unique array of music and words.”
Speaking about the production Philip King, Other Voices said: “At Christmas time, home is at the heart of everything. That journey home for so many will just not be possible this year. The Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse event will be streamed live globally, from the heart of Dublin at the iconic Guinness Storehouse. It will collapse distance and light a pathway home and connect all of those separated from the ones they love, from friends, from family, from each other. This evening will connect, entertain and inspire and send a message of hope, love and courage this Christmas. I am delighted that we can again work at this remarkable location, with the Guinness Storehouse team.”
Speaking about the event, Catherine Toolan, MD, Guinness Storehouse said: “We are so excited to host this special event with Other Voices that will connect our home in the heart of Dublin to homes across Ireland and further afield this Christmas. Ireland is brimming with talent and creativity, but there’s no doubt it’s been a difficult year for performers, so we hope this event shines a light on the incredible talent out there and also raises much-needed funds to support the industry.”
Tourism Ireland will highlight the concert around the world to its millions of fans and followers on social media.
Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “Tourism Ireland is delighted to support Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse. We will highlight the concert around the world to our fans and followers on social media – targeting in particular our diaspora and ‘Culturally Curious’ audience. Our promotions on social channels will run in advance of the event and we will also cross-post the livestream on Facebook, on 16 December. Highlighting events like this allows us to keep the beauty of Ireland to the fore, reminding people everywhere about our rich culture and showcasing our authentic home-grown talent around the world. Tourism Ireland wants to ensure that the island of Ireland is right at the top of international travellers’ ‘wish-lists’, when the time is right for them to travel here again.”
Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse will be presented in partnership with the Guinness Storehouse, with the support of Tourism Ireland. The live virtual event takes place at 8pm on Wednesday 16 December. To view, simply go to the Other Voices Social channels for links to the live stream. #OVHome
Stay tuned for more information and sneak previews over the coming weeks!
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