This week the Church of St. James’, Dingle, will open its doors to Other Voices from 12th – 14th December. All the signature elements that make Other Voices so special will be there in abundance. The full lineup includes performances from Ben Howard, Buke & Gase, Ibeyi, King Creosote, The Lost Brothers, Damien Rice, Melanie De Biasio, Wild Beasts, Young Fathers, All We Are, Delorentos, Jessie Ware and Walking On Cars. This year
the Other Voices Music Trail will be bigger and better with over 30 new and more established bands playing in venues and unusual locations around Dingle, ranging from Trad to Hip Hop and beyond. Surprise guests are always a feature. All Music Trail events are free and take place before and after the church performances. For the full line-up including bands such as Lethal Dialect, Hawk, Somerville, Jape you can click on the link above or click join on the Facebook event page. Jim Carroll’s Banter Salon will be taking place in Foxy John’s Bar on Saturday and Sunday and full details on all speakers can be found on Other Voices’ Banter page.
Each year, Other Voices and RTÉ provides a TV and online platform for new acts in the IMRO Other Room. Applications for a performance slot in the IMRO Other Room were received and a shortlist of five acts were compiled – Come On Live Long / Staring At Lakes / Little Xs for Eyes / Wyvern Lingo /Zaska with the public choosing Staring At Lakes as the Viewer’s Choice for the IMRO Other Room. Each year, Other Voices and RTÉ provides a TV and online platform for new acts in the IMRO Other Room – Joining Staring at Lakes are Cloud Castle Lake, Somerville, Booka Brass Band, God Knows + mynameisjOhn and Ye Vagabonds.
All acts will all be filmed as part of next year’s series. Tickets, once again, will be free and can be won through various online and media competitions so keep an eye on othervoices.ie. To stay up to date with announcements follow on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat & Twitter with the hashtag #othervoices. The music from the church is streamed live to venues and pubs around the town each night. Other Voices is supported by RTÉ, Fáilte Ireland, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and IMRO.
For more than ten years, Other Voices has welcomed some of the world’s most eclectic music-makers and captured on film scores of unique, one-off live performances. Beginning in the humble St James’ Church in Dingle, Co. Kerry, the show has recently branched out to Derry-Londonderry and London. As part of the series, Other Voices provides a TV and online platform for a collection of emerging musicians and bands in the IMRO Other Room. The IMRO Other Room aims to shine a light on these rising home-grown talents and give them an opportunity to be seen and heard by a global audience. For information and full submission details for the ‘Viewer’s Choice IMRO Other Room’ initiative, please go to othervoices.ie