The National to Kick off 9th Season of Other Voices

The ninth season of the world renowned Other Voices music TV series will broadcast on RTE Two from Wednesday February 16th. The series was recorded over five days in Dingle, Co. Kerry during December of last year. A who’s who of international and local artists travelled across the snow bound Irish countryside to take part in the St. James’ Church recordings including The National, Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker, Marina & The Diamonds, Ellie Goulding, Cathy Davey and Lisa Hannigan.

Each of the six episodes will feature unique live performances from St. James’ Church, intimate acoustic sets in some of Dingle’s most fascinating nooks and crannies, along with insightful interviews with presenter DJ Annie Mac. Also featuring in each programme will be stripped back sets from some of Ireland’s most exciting new music talent, whose performances were recorded in Dingle as part of the IMRO Other Room.

The first programme will air on Wednesday February 16th at 11.25pm and will feature the most talked about band of 2010, The National, the incredible guitar and vocals of Anna Calvi and leading Irish singer songwriter James Vincent McMorrow. The IMRO Other Room will host the hauntingly beautiful, Jennifer Evans.

Other Voices continues each Wednesday night at 11.25pm on RTE Two for six weeks, bringing to our screens the magnificent songs and passionate musicianship of some of the world’s key eclectic music-makers.

Other Voices was made possible by the support of key partners - Intune Networks, Failte Ireland, the Irish Music Rights Organisation and RTE.

A number of exclusive live performances will also be posted in advance of each show on and the Other Voices Facebook page. And for those of you who crave another Other Voices fix, tune into the music stream at to hear exclusive interviews and more music from the series, in the days following each broadcast on RTE Two.


RTE Two, 11.25pm

PROGRAMME 1 (Wednesday 16th February)
The National
Anna Calvi
James Vincent McMorrow
Jennifer Evans (IMRO Other Room)

PROGRAMME 2 (Wednesday 23rd February)
Marina & The Diamonds
Lisa O’Neill (IMRO Other Room)
Sacred Animals (IMRO Other Room)

PROGRAMME 3 (Wednesday 2nd March)
Ellie Goulding
John Smith
The Minutes
Planet Parade (IMRO Other Room)

PROGRAMME 4 (Wednesday 9th March)
Everything Everything
Cathy Davey
Ryan Sheridan
General Fiasco
Daithi O’Dronai (IMRO Other Room)

PROGRAMME 5 (Wednesday 16th March)
Smoke Fairies
Steve Mason
The Man Whom (IMRO Other Room)
Ciara Sidine (IMRO Other Room)

PROGRAMME 6 (Wednesday 23rd March)
Richard Hawley
Lisa Hannigan
Jarvis Cocker
The Danger Is (IMRO Other Room)