About Other Voices

Part festival, part TV show, part fairytale, for 20 years Other Voices has celebrated what’s about to happen or about to disappear and shared that magic with the world.

20 Years of Songs for the Head + the Heart

Since 2001, Other Voices has brought some of the world’s brightest artists to the most westernly tip of Europe to raise their voice and sing.

Glastonbury headliners, Grammy-winners and New York Times cover stars  have all joined us in West Kerry to experience the magic of our intimate, ethereal winter festival, creating a genre-defying time capsule of the musical landscape year-on-year.

Across two decades, our spiritual home the Church of St James has witnessed breathtaking performances by Amy Winehouse, Sam Fender, Arlo Parks, The National, For Those I Love, Sigrid, Young Fathers, Little Simz and more, with Other Voices’ ethereal charm drawing back friends like Hozier and elbow to play for us time and time again.

We care just as much about showcasing emerging talent as we do about big names. Each year the brightest new artists make the pilgrimage to perform on our Music Trail in boats, caravans, cafes, record shops and anywhere else we can squeeze them in. Whether it's in West Kerry, Cardigan or Ballina our Music Trail is always about championing what’s about to happen and has been a right of passage for the likes of Fontaines D.C., Saint Sister and many more.

Produced by South Wind Blows, Other Voices Festival has become an established fixture in the Irish and international music calendar, a 'must attend' event for performers and audiences alike with thousands making their way to experience all that we have to offer each winter.

Other Voices across the Globe

From Austin to Derry, Latitude to New York City via Berlin and London we’ve brought our Other Voices stage to some of our favourite cities and festivals, bringing pals like Dermot Kennedy and Lisa Hannigan with us and making new friends like Gregory Porter, Martha Wainwright, Willie Nelson and Celeste along the way.


When the world stood still, we kept moving. In 2020 during the depths of lockdown, we launched our acclaimed ‘Courage’ series, beaming inspiring performances of new voices and familiar faces into homes around the world. Iconic performances by Denise Chaila, The Murder Capital, Lankum and more lifted our spirits and gave us all courage at a time when we needed it the most.

Other Voices at 20

We celebrate our 20th anniversary this year and we have more than a few surprises still to come. We want to share our plans with you before anyone else - sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when we make an announcement.