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.