We're delighted to reveal the artists who will be joining us in St James' Church, Dingle. These performances will be simultaneously broadcast live to screens in and around the town so that all can share in the experience.
Other Voices will return to Dingle from the 29th November - 1st December for its 18th year.
Dingle Gin are announced as the partner for the Music Trail. Registration for the Dingle Gin Music Trail is priced €30 including booking fee and is now open on Eventbrite. Ireland’s Edge, the distinct ideas stream within Other Voices will take place November 29th and 30th and registration is now open via Eventbrite. The Music Trail West, Banter and After Dark are also confirmed with more information to follow over the coming weeks.
Rounding off another year of adventures in Belfast, Berlin and Cardigan, Other Voices returns to its roots in Dingle, Co. Kerry on November 29th, 2019 for the annual weekend in the heart of winter, often referred to as a musical pilgrimage. From Friday 29th of November, Other Voices will welcome Irish and international artists to perform in St. James’ Church and the IMRO Other Room, where they will be filmed for inclusion in the 18th series of the television show, due to air on RTÉ 2 in 2020.
Venues, pubs, cafes and shops around the town will open their doors and welcome attendees to the Dingle Gin Music Trail showcasing over 70 artists across three days. Late-night favourite After Dark (a co-production with the Hen’s Teeth) will return to The Hillgrove with very special guests to be announced. The Music Trail West will take festival goers beyond the streets of Dingle to enjoy off the beaten track performances around various locations around the Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way. A longstanding OV favourite, Jim Carroll’s Banter will return to Foxy John’s for two days of thought-provoking discussions and a series of intimate performances.
The Dingle Gin Music Trail
The Dingle Gin Music Trail, with more than 70 artists performing across 13 venues, has an early registration fee of €30, which is available now until November 18th. From November 19th the registration fee will increase to €50. All those who register will be entered into draws for ticket to St. James’ Church, Ireland’s Edge, new Other Voices’ merchandise, local restaurant vouchers and more.
This year we are thrilled to welcome local heroes Dingle Gin as the new partner on the Dingle Gin Music Trail, a dynamic series of gigs at venues across the town throughout the weekend. Joining us on this year’s trail we have stylish alt-pop from Soda Blonde. Dublin quartet Gypsies on the Autobahn with their guitar-led indie rock. From Northern Ireland, pop-punk noise merchants Cherym, the sensational R&B pop singer Gemma Bradley, contemporary electronic grooves and African rhythms from Fehdah. World-class music collective Crash Ensemble, the alluring sounds from Cork composer Clare Sands to the infectious, energetic garage rock from Dublin duo Vulpynes.
Hip-hop and grime comes in the form of DJ collective Sim Simma Soundsystem. Belfast based quintet New Pagans produce massive riffs and rare dynamics. Uppbeat is an experimental and ambitious rap artist. Limerick composer and producer Paddy Mulcahy, from Louth it’s contemporary folk trio Kern. Emerging electronic soul artist Elkae combines ambient production and live instrumentation to set her apart from the crowd. Singer and composer Rachael Lavelle from Dublin makes beautifully haunting and enigmatic music.
A shared love of acoustic guitar, metal and trad, Dublin 4-piece The Scratch have molded triumphant melodies with the intensity of metal. Songwriter Anna Mieke performs on guitar, bouzouki and piano. Shrug Life are known for their wry humour and frenetic indie-rock. Porphyry is Derry musician Daryl Martin whose music leans toward electronica and folk, BRIÉN is the moniker of Belfast based producer Peter Brien whose sound is influenced by Jazz, Funk, Hip-hop and House.
One-third of Limerick band Rusangango Family, rapper God Knows will join us with his solo project and Sim Simma Soundsystem. Electronic pop from multi-instrumentalist Daithi, pop hooks and drum machines of Derry’s Roe. Bringing beats to Dingle, one of Dublin’s finest rappers Mango, joined by 2FM DJ Tara Stewart. Limerick based rapper, singer and poet Denise Chaila, electronic post-punk from Derry’s Autumns. Dublin poet and playwright Stephen James Smith has been central to the rise of Irish spoken word. Natalya O’Flaherty is now established as one of the most exciting names on the spoken word scene.
Dublin alt-rock trio Bitch Falcon produce snarling vocals and pulsating riffs. Duo Tebi Rex have staked their claim with a succession of radio hits. Dublin based duo Bicurious are loud, instrumental and experimental. Electronic pop from Tipperary duo Kyoto Love Hotel. 80’s infused pop and enchanting vocals from Jackie Beverly. Irish-born, indie artist, Somebody’s Child amassed over 12 million listens for his brilliant track ‘Jungle’. Seba Safe combines folk, dance and RnB. Boa Morte infuse their brand of alternative folk with elements of electronic.
Hailing from County Meath, Jamie Adam creates alternative electro-pop and fast-rising Kilkenny band The Wha with their dual vocalists have heavy guitar riffs and witty lyricism. Dublin based singer/ songwriter Robert John Ardiff is releasing his first body of work since his critically acclaimed debut album “Between the Bed and Room”. 22-year old RTÉ Choice Music Prize Nominee Laoise writes dreamy, ambitious and frank pop songs about relationships and heartbreak. With richness and layers to her voice Aoife Nessa Frances creates a remarkable sonic sound.
Registration for the Dingle Gin Music Trail is now sold out but we have made a ticket waitlist live on Eventbrite.
Joining us for this year’s IMRO Other Room are Anna Mieke, A. Smyth, Junior Brother, Thumper plus our IMRO Open Call Artist, Alex Gough. Anna Mieke recently released her beautiful debut record ‘Idle Mind’ with was met with critical acclaim, she performs on guitar, bouzouki and piano. Dubliner A. Smyth draws influence from the likes of Neil Young, Feist, Bruce Springsteen as seen in his most recent single, the beautiful ‘Hero’. Then it’s time for witty, experimental folk from Kerry singer Junior Brother followed by noise-pop sextet from Dublin, Thumper who have a reputation for raucous and frenzied live shows. Waterford native Alex Gough is a member of the influential Anomaly collective, and at just 20, one of Ireland's brightest rappers on the rise. This year the IMRO Other Room will take place in Paul Geaney's Yard. The bars onsite will courtesy of Dingle Gin and O'Hara's.
Ireland’s Edge returns with the theme ‘Endings + Edges, Bonds + Borderlands’. The focus will be on Brexit, Ireland’s place in Europe, the climate emergency, mass migration, immigration, and the role and impact of the digital revolution. As ever, the Ireland's Edge talks and performances will happen in the company of a curious attendance of thinkers, policy makers, innovators, commentators and artists. Join us at the Edge to connect, disrupt and play. Tickets for Ireland’s Edge are priced €35 for two days and €20 for one day and available now from Eventbrite. Ireland’s Edge – Endings + Edges, Bonds + Borderlands is presented in partnership with Intel Ireland.
A longstanding OV favourite, Jim Carroll’s Banter will return to Foxy John’s for two days of thought-provoking discussions and a series of intimate performances. Joining the fireside conversations this year will be Andrea Horan - founder of Tropical Popical and the co-host of the United Ireland podcast - and she’ll be joining us for the annual Banter Other Voices Pop Culture Review of the Year. We’ll also be joined by Green Party candidate Saoirse McHugh, news editor with TheJournal.ie Sinead O’Carroll, author Caelainn Hogan who has reported internationally on issues of conflict, migration and health. Specialising in the world of politics we’ll be joined by Oxford lecturer Dr Jennifer Cassidy. Award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster from Derry Susan McKay and Sara Canning, the partner of Lyra McKee, the late journalist who was murdered in Derry in April 2019 and last but not least, UCC School of Law lecturer Conor O’Mahony.
Other Voices & Hen’s Teeth Studio are back together again for year three of their club night AFTER DARK on Saturday 30th November, a party that kicks on into the small hours after the main acts wrap in St. James’ Church. Previous editions of AFTER DARK hosted DJ Eclair Fifi, Bradley Zero, Cáit, Padraic Disconaut, Aoife O’Neill and Colm K. This year they are holding the cards close and won’t be announcing their lineup until a few days before the event, promising more of their favourite selectors, including a very special guest.
This year Hen’s Teeth and Other Voices are excited to be collaborating with experiential designers Algorithm who will transform Dingle’s Hillgrove nightclub to bring you an immersive event.
The event is kindly produced in partnership with Red Bull. The first 100 entrants on the night will get a free drink courtesy of Red Bull.
ABOUT OUR SPONSORS & FUNDERS
Other Voices is made possible with the support and partnership of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, RTÉ, Dingle Distillery, Kerry County Council, Fáilte Ireland and IMRO.
7,000 attendees are expected to journey to Dingle for Other Voices this year, with Kerry County Council’s CE Moira Murrell commenting: “Kerry County Council has been an enthusiastic supporter of Other Voices since its inception in 2001 and is delighted to have seen it expand internationally in size and stature, while keeping Dingle as its home. The impact of Other Voices in promoting the culture and scenic beauty of the Dingle Peninsula to a worldwide audience, links seamlessly with Kerry County Council’s promotion of Kerry as the ideal place to visit, live and work.”
This year’s Other Voices Dingle is delighted to welcome local heroes Dingle Gin as the new partner on the Dingle Gin Music Trail, a dynamic series of gigs at venues across the town throughout the weekend. Commenting on the partnership, Elliot Hughes of Dingle Gin said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Other Voices Music Trail this year. As two independent businesses with both our hearts firmly set in Dingle, we see that as a fantastic collaboration of like-minded people. We are really proud of our Dingle roots and the unique and brilliant nature of Other Voices is one of the many reasons for that. I personally can’t wait to be drinking a Dingle Gin watching some fantastic performers throughout the town”. Other Voices founder Philip King added “We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with Dingle Gin on the Dingle Gin Music Trail this year. To be able to partner with an independent, family owned brand like Dingle Gin who celebrate Dingle and West Kerry, as we do, is a wonderful thing.”
The Dingle Gin Music Trail will feature live performances in Nelliefred’s, John Benny's, Kennedy's, Paul Geaney's, McCarthy's, The Marina, Barr na Sráide, O'Sullivan's Courthouse, Nelligan's, Curran's, Kennedy's, Murphy's and An Chonair.
Keith Johnson, Director of Marketing & Membership IMRO commented on their annual support of the Other Room stating: “Other Voices has a long tradition of presenting the very best in musical talent from these shores and further afield and IMRO is delighted to once again play a part in bringing this iconic show to our screens. The IMRO Other Room opens a door each year to some of the very finest emerging songwriters and performers and we look forward to shining a light on this wonderful talent.”
TICKETS TO ST. JAMES’ CHURCH
Tickets for the intimate TV recordings at St. James’ Church will be made available by competition only through Other Voices and partners social media and digital platforms. As always, performances from St. James’ will be live streamed into venues around Dingle town.
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