Other Voices Season 11 (the second decade) takes to the air on RTÉ Two television On Wednesday May 8th 2013.
To celebrate its 11th year Other Voices takes to the road. The journey begins in its spiritual home The Church of St James in Dingle Co Kerry and travels North to The Glassworks in Derry/Londonderry and on East to Wilton’s the oldest music hall in the heart of London. These three locations provide a stunning visual backdrop for magical music from the windswept West of Ireland to the beating heart of London town.
Over 8 weeks, presenter Aidan Gillen will take us on a musical trip that binds these three locations together. Each programme will feature remarkable music coupled with insightful conversations, unique acoustic performances, plus performances from the IMRO Other Room.
Other Voices Season 11 will feature one off performances, intimate acoustic sessions and interviews with some of the world’s most exciting artists including Laura Mvula, Laura Marling, Villagers, John Grant, The Unthanks, Paul Buchanan, Dexys, Neil Hannon, Beth Orton, Imelda May, platform rising stars The Strypes , Kodaline, Soak, Local Natives and introduce new artists, Katherine Philippa, Little Bear, Our Krypton Son, Walking on Cars, This is The Kit and Luluc.
Programme 1 on May 8th will feature music and conversation with Laura Mvula, English rock band Palma Violets, indie trio Daughter, folk bliss sisters The Staves and singer-songwriter George Ezra.
Speaking of that journey, executive producer Philip King said “This has been the best musical trip of my life, uplifting and inspirational. We made great friends, took the spirit of Dingle on the road North along the Atlantic highway to the singing City of Derry, one of the most musical places on the planet, Soak got on the bus in Dingle and stayed on board for the London set. Dingle, Derry, London what a trip… Let’s do it all over again.”
Ahead of the RTÉ broadcast, you can watch some of the music from the 3 locations on the Other Voices Youtube channel
There are also vlogs online from each location which can be viewed here
Other Voices is supported by Derry-Londonderry 2013/Culture Company 2013 Ltd, The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure Northern Ireland, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Ireland, Arts Council England, British Council, BBC NI, RTÉ, IMRO, Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland.
OTHER VOICES 11 – BROADCAST SCHEDULE 2013
Programme 1 (Wednesday 8th May) – 10.55pm Laura Mvula Palma Violets Daughter The Staves George Ezra (IMRO Other Room)
Programme 2 (Wednesday 15th May) – 10.55pm Beth Orton Matthew E. White Kodaline Savages Ghosts Estates (IMRO Other Room)
Programme 3 (Wednesday 22nd May) – 10.55pm Imelda May Owen Pallett Laura Marling Little Green Cars Drenge (IMRO Other Room)
Programme 4 (Wednesday 29th May) – 10.55pm Paul Buchanan SOAK Damien Dempsey James Yorkston Walking On Cars (IMRO Other Room)
Programme 5 (Wednesday 5th June) – 11.00pm Marina & The Diamonds John Grant Gavin James Josephine Swords (IMRO Other Room)
Programme 6 (Wednesday 12th June) – 11.00pm Villagers The Unthanks Bronagh Gallagher Little Bear Forrests (IMRO Other Room)
Programme 7 (Wednesday 26th June) – 11.20pm Dexys Luluc Jesca Hoop The Strypes Bleeding Heart Pigeons (IMRO Other Room) The Riptide Movement (IMRO Other Room)
Programme 8 (Wednesday 3rd July) – 11.20pm Neil Hannon Stornoway Local Natives This Is The Kit Ocho (IMRO Other Room)