Mark Lanegan, the singer for grunge pioneers Screaming Trees and frequent vocalist for Queens of the Stone Age, died yesterday Morning at his home in Killarney, county Kerry. He was 57. A cause of death was not disclosed.
This (above) was one of his last performances for Other Voices in Dingle, county Kerry.
Via Irish Times:
Shortly after the publication of his 2020 memoir Sing Backwards and Weep, a raw, harrowing saga of addiction, destitution and grief, Lanegan and his wife Shelley Brien moved from California to Killarney, a place they’d first visited when they appeared on Other Voices in 2004.
“A friend of mine had a house here. When I became reacquainted with the physical beauty of the place and made some really good friends right off the bat, the warmth of those people made it an easy place to stay. Sometimes I have trouble with the high voice accent, but I’m learning…”
Ireland’s longest-running music TV show, Other Voices returns on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player.
The series will include performances from top Lankum, Gruff Rhys and The Murder Capital and many more.
Other Voices founder Philip King says:
“This year’s series was filmed in Cardigan West Wales, beautiful Ballina, the remarkable Intel campus at Leixlip and of course in my hometown of Dingle. Featuring some of the world’s and Ireland’s most remarkable artists,
Other Voices has always been about creating a platform for brilliant new and aspiring artists and this year, we will introduce you to a remarkable and diverse range of powerful and passionate singers and bands. Turn on and tune in to RTÉ2 television and online to the RTÉ Player you will love it”
Other Voices at 11.30pm tomorrow (Thursday) on RTÉ2.
The 2016 installment of the Other Voices festival in Dingle, and attendant tapings for the TV series of the same name, were announced today in a video (above) featuring headliner Lisa Hannigan.
Heading into its fifteenth series, it remains one of the few outlets on Irish television for independent music.
Liza Geddes writes:
Between Friday 2nd and Sunday 4th of December, Lisa will join a slew of Irish and international artists to record the fifteenth series of the music TV show, which airs on RTÉ2 in 2017. The St. James’s Church recordings will be hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Dublin born/London made DJ and broadcaster Annie Mac and Fight Like Apes‘ leading light May Kay.
In an exclusive Other Voices performance filmed in Berlin, Lisa confirmed appearances in Dingle from internationally breaking Dublin hip hop artist Rejjie Snow, much lauded UK singer and writer Pixie Geldof, Californian musician and singer Margaret Glaspy, Rough Trade signed Irish indie act Girl Band and Mobo nominated musician, poet and artist Kojey Radical.
These and many more emerging and legacy artists will travel to Dingle for the December sessions.
Lisa also performed the track Snow from her latest No. 1 album At Swim, a taster of what to expect from the festival.
Tickets are will be given away free in various competitions, keep an eye on ’em here.
This year, Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1) and Fight Like Apes’ lead singer May Kay (Mary Kate Geraghty) will join music aficionado Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) on presenting duties.
Grammy nominee Glen Hansard will make a welcome return to the show and for the first time Mercury Prize nominee Gaz Coombes (Supergrass) will take to the stage in St. James’ Church [Dingle, Co kerry].
The new series also features a performance from the ever elusive Keaton Henson and Minnesota based slow-core innovators Low. Also from the US, Shakey Graves will take to the stage and a spellbinding performance from the wonderful Ane Brun is one not to be missed
As always, the IMRO Other Room will showcase five promising artists on the rise – Talos, HAWK, Bitch Falcon, Gavin Glass and Saint Sister. Viewer’s Choice Saramai will feature in an Other Voices Other Room special later in the year…
Other Voices on RTÉ2 at 11.15pm (series runs for five weeks)
I’m just wondering if you might be able to help me out with a vote in the shortlist for this years Other Voices Derry competition. I’ve made a shortlist of 5 acts, one of which will perform at ‘Other Voices’ live event in Derry in a few weeks. The shortlist has been put out to public vote. I’m not a fan of mixing music with voting but this is really such a massive opportunity. The performance will be recorded live and shown on the ‘Other Voices’ TV show. I don’t know if you know the Other Voices show/festival but it’s internationally renowned and has featured some amazing artists like John Grant, Villagers, David Gray, Amy Winehouse. A share [or even a vote] would be really appreciated.