Other Voices Returns to Dingle this December

Following on from the phenomenal success of Other Voices’ live streamed series ‘Courage’ which took place during 2020 (amassing a total of 2.5 million views, with a reach of 9 million worldwide), Other Voices will be brought all the way back home to Dingle this year, streaming the whole thing live to Ireland and the world as it happens. It will be a festival like no other. 

The circumstance of this year has brought us back to our roots and Other are asking you all to be with us from your own homes, enjoying everything we’ve got in store for you while staying safe, and well.

We are collapsing distance between the church of St James here in Dingle and your homes with our weekend of beautifully realised live streams, bringing a piece of West Kerry directly to you.

Other Voices are delighted to announce that the first round of fantastic Irish based acts will 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. 

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, RTE Jones Engineering Group and eir. 

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.

Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell said: “Kerry County Council is proud to support and be associated with Other Voices. The event continues to showcase an array of musical and artistic talent and also generates significant international profile for Dingle, Corca Dhuibhne and County Kerry. This year, more than any, has shone on a welcome spotlight on the importance of the arts in our lives and in that context, Other Voices is a critical part of that artistic endeavour and offering.”

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, RTE, 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 RTE.IE

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