Other Voices Dingle 2023
We're headed back to the place where everything is music this December ⛪
We hope you'll join us in Dingle from 1 - 3 December for another incredible weekend of songs, stories and magic.
The Church of St James | 1 - 3 December | Live & Online
Just announced for The Church: one of modern-day’s greatest poets Kae Tempest, BRIT Rising Star award winner Griff, celebrated American singer-songwriter BC Camplight, Other Voices favourites Villagers, commanding live act The Murder Capital, extraordinary Welsh-Irish duo Catrin Finch & Aoife Ni Bhriain!
They join CMAT, OXN, Gurriers, Mick Flannery, Julie Byrne and The Joy as this year’s Other Voices headliners. You can stream all their sets live and online from St James' Church on YouTube
Livestreaming & Tickets
All Church performances will be streamed live to world via the Other Voices YouTube. As a reminder you cannot buy tickets for The Church performances - find out why here. These will only be available via competitions. Follow us on socials for the latest news and stay tuned for many more acts to be announced in the coming weeks.
Special thanks to Reed, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, RTÉ, Kerry County Council and IMRO for making this year's OV possible!
Dingle Distillery Music Trail - SOLD OUT
Over 50 of the island's best new voices and established talent will take to the OV stage across Dingle town this December as part of the Dingle Distillery Music Trail for three days of incredible live sets.
Please be aware that as always the Dingle Distillery Music Trail venues are intimate and access to each venue will be on a first come, first served basis with more artists playing more than once so you'll have more than one chance to catch your favourite act this year, but we do advise getting down early to your favourite shows.
Ireland's Edge - the ideas and discussion strand of Other Voices - flies home to Dingle this December to present it's ninth edition.
This year's two day discussion programme 'Trust Issues / Muinín Faoi Amhras’, considers the breakdown of trust in the structures that uphold our society - public institutions, parliaments, hospitals, universities, broadcasters, the technology industry and business, and asks if and how it can be restored amid growing distrust posing challenges for our future.
Fiona Hill, former senior director for European and Russian affairs, U.S. National Security Council, Tony Connelly, RTÉ Europe Editor; Author, Mark Little, Founder of Storyful and Kinzen; Member of the Future of Media Commission Ireland, Professor Orla Feely, President, University College Dublin, Mark O’Connell, Writer, Aoife Moore, Journalist; Author of best-selling The Long Game: Inside Sinn Féin, Alex White, Senior Counsel; The Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA); Former Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications of Ireland, Dr Monica Peres Oikeh, GP with Special Interest in Women’s Health, Sinéad O’Carroll, Editor, TheJournal.ie, Claire D. Cronin, US Ambassador to Ireland, Professor Sara Burke, Associate Professor of Public Health & Primary Care, Trinity College Dublin, Brian Irvine & John McIlfuff, Founders and Artistic Directors, Dumbworld, Professor John O’Halloran, President, University College Cork, Phil Ní Sheaghdha, General Secretary, Irish Nurses and Midwives Association, Siobhán Holliman, Deputy Editor of Tuam Herald; Future of Media Commission //, Professor John Naughton, CRASSH, Cambridge University. There will also be a captivating performance by the extraordinary singer and composer Rachael Lavelle.
Day and weekend tickets are on sale now but moving fast. Books yours now before it's too late.
Jim Carroll’s legendary Banter series returns to Other Voices with a host of exciting guests including BAFTA-winning actor, writer and comedian Aisling Bea, historian and broadcaster Dónal Fallon, multi-award-winning author Mark O’Connell, journalist and Irish Times columnist Brianna Parkins, broadcaster and author Emma Warren, artist and designer Richard Malone, Chairman of the iconic Irish record label, Claddagh Records James Morrissey. Banter will also feature a special conversation with author Colum McCann and acclaimed Irish musician Colm Mac Con Iomaire with more names to be announced.
Held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons during the festival weekend, Jim Carroll will explore what makes his guests tick, through a series of fireside chats in Foxy John’s pub on Dingle’s Main Street. Entry to Banter will be on a first-come, first-served basis each day so make sure to get in nice and early!
No additional ticket required.
Other Voices’ Irish language strand, Cogar, returns this winter with an eclectic lineup of artists of every form imaginable. A micro-festival for the senses, Cogar is set to celebrate creativity as Gaelainn, our native tongue.
Taking place in Díseart Gardens across the weekend there will be a series of art and light installations, music performances, sculpture, pop-up gigs and more all curated visionary Áine Ní Chíobháin.
Cogar line up: Zoë Uí Fhaoláin Green / Ceití Ní Chéilleachair / Caoimhe Ní Shúilleabháin, Methembe Mafu / Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín / Dervla Baker / Breda Enright / Donal McConnon / Aisha Schärer / The Curley Organ / Sláíne Ní Chathalláin / Kyle Macaulay / Jeremy Spencer / Sean Leahy and Skomal.
“This place is for you and open to all. Come and play. Seo libh ag imirt – sí bhúr n-áit í.”
No additional ticket required.
DUMBWORLD & IRISH NATIONAL OPERA PRESENT:
An exciting new addition to this year's Other Voices is ‘Dumbworld Presents’ - a trio of street operas set to captivate audiences across the weekend. Renowned for its boundary-pushing performing and visual arts, Dumbworld promises an unforgettable experience. Attendees can immerse themselves in these satirical operas, projected on large walls and experienced via the innovative Isolde app.
Renowned for its boundary-pushing performing and visual arts, Dumbworld promises an unforgettable experience, showcasing three distinct events that pushes the limits of art and defies traditional norms. Attendees can immerse themselves in these satirical operas, projected on large walls and experienced via the innovative Isolde app. Composer Brian Irvine, writer/director John McIlduff, and digital video artist Conan McIvor have joined forces with conductor Fergus Sheil to create an opera experience like no other. Across the weekend.
On Friday ‘The Scorched Earth Trilogy’ will delve into our complex relationship with the Earth - exploring themes such as the environment, climate change, pollution, and consumerism. On Saturday festival goers can enjoy the Double Bill ‘Two Angels Play I Spy’ & ‘Drive By Shooting’ which feature angels and the elderly, exploring themes of betrayal, passion, and revenge. Schedules for the street opera will be available soon.
No additional ticket required.
POWERS GOLD HOURS at OTHER VOICES
Powers Irish Whiskey’s bring their iconic Golden Hours series to Other Voices this December. The legendary Paidi O’Sé’s pub in the heart of the West Kerry Gaeltacht will play host to an exciting evening of song and story-telling on Sunday 3 December.
Powers ‘Old But Gold’ series redefines what it means to be ‘old’ in today’s world, bringing together traditional and contemporary artists to create a musical feast in one unforgettable experience.
Presented by Doireann Ní Ghlacáin, the line up features some of trad’s finest including Cormac Begley, Junior Brother, and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh plus a special performance from the West Kerry Set Dancers!
Powers Golden Hours takes place on Sunday 3 December from 5pm to 7.30pm, (Doors at 4pm), promising festival-goers an extraordinary traditional musical experience against the stunning backdrop of West Kerry's breathtaking scenery. Tickets for the event are priced at €15.00 + VAT, and booking fees and will be available this Friday at 9am on Eventbrite. The ticket includes return travel from Dingle town to Páidi Ó Sé's on the day.
Tickets are sold out
We've got lots more exciting news to share in the coming week including The Church and IMRO Other Room line ups, with some brand new additions to this year's festival! Keep them fixed.
Catch up on Other Voices Home at the Guinness Storehouse
And if you can't wait for all that, you can catch up on some incredible performances by The Streets, Mahalia, FIZZ, Morgana, The Bonny Men and Dagogo Hart from Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse to get you in the OV mood!