Kae Tempest, Griff and more announced for St James' Church - plus IMRO Other Room acts! 🖤

Kae Tempest, Griff and more announced for St James' Church - plus IMRO Other Room acts! 🖤

November 23, 2023

Kae Tempest, Griff, Villagers, The Murder Capital, BC Camplight, Catrin Finch & Aoife Ní Bhriain have been added to The Church line up, plus the IMRO Other Room acts are unveiled!

With just over a week to go we are so delighted share the full musical line up for this year's Other Voices!

The incredible Kae Tempest, Griff, The Murder Capital, Villagers, BC Camplight, Catrin Finch & Aoife Ní Bhriain will join CMAT, ØXN, Gurriers, Mick Flannery, Julie Byrne and The Joy in West Kerry next weekend.

On top of that great news, we're letting you know the artists set to perform live and online in the IMRO Other Room: Irish homegrown talents KhakiKid, Qbanaa, Niamh Bury and Lucy McWilliams! All Church and IMRO Other Room performances will be streamed to the world via the Other Voices YouTube over the weekend.

Kae Tempest by Wolfgang Tillmans.

South London artist KAE TEMPEST has spent the best part of a decade touring the globe as a prolific poet, author and recording artist. In April 2022, Tempest unveiled their latest album The Line is a Curve, which earned rave reviews from critics and fans alike forTempest’s astonishing empathy and storytelling prowess. In May 2023, Kae unveiled Divisible By Itself and One, a collection of experimental works exploring climate, love, queerness and the body as a boundary. Their Dingle debut has been a long time coming - we’re honoured to welcome them to the Church.

Griff.

BRIT Rising Star award winner GRIFF is one of the UK’s brightest young artists in pop. Born in Kings Langley, the multi-faceted talent shot to fame after the release of her lockdown mixtape One Foot In Front of The Other - which has since earned Griff a top-five charts spot and over 660 million streams. This month saw the release of an intimate, deeply personal set of songs in the form of her vert1go vol.1 EP, seeing Griff embrace the rollercoaster of your twenties. Touring with Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran was only the beginning!

The Murder Capital by Joe Doherty.

Dublin-formed rockers THE MURDER CAPITAL are no strangers to Other Voices, having delivered a powerful set at OV Home 2022 in the Guinness Storehouse. And they return to St James’ Church next weekend for another unforgettable set. The band’s dark but beautiful debut album When I Have Fears preceded year’s Irish No.1 sophomore album Gigi’s Recovery. The results are epic!

Villagers by Rich Gilligan.

Another favourite of ours, VILLAGERS first performed on the seventh series of Other Voices back in 2009...and the rest is history. Led by Conor O’Brien, Villagers’ most recent work, Fever Dreams, followed The Art Of Pretending To Swim, Darling Arithmetic, {Awayland} and Becoming A Jackal. O'Brien's accolades include two Ivor Novello Awards, two Mercury Music Prize nominations and is a Choice Music Prize. Expect the band’s vulnerable charm, blistering instrumentals and eerie pop sensibilities - and previously unheard material! - in Dingle next month.

BC Camplight.

Brian ‘BC CAMPLIGHT’ Christinzio is the New Jersey native who began releasing records in 2005, backed by members who would eventually join The War On Drugs, and guest-starring on Sharon Van Etten’s Epic album. Later relocating to Manchester, Christinzio’s latest album The Last Rotation of Earth, was written after the breakup of his nine-year relationship and arrived in May this year. His deeply personal music has also explored the UK immigration system (2018’s Deportation Blues), alongside struggles with depression and substance abuse.

Aoife Ní Bhriain (L) and Catrin Finch (R).

Welsh-Irish duo CATRIN FINCH & AOIFE NÍ BHRIAIN have already graced the stage of St Mary’s Church as part of OV Cardigan in 2022, but we’re delighted to have them in our home of St James’ Church this winter! Dubliner Aoife Ní Bhriain is one of her generation’s most versatile and gifted violinists - commanding the classical world and her Irish traditional heritage. Harpist Catrin Finch has also built a formidable classical career through her award-winning collaboration with Seckou Keita. Together, Aoife and Catrin form a fearless virtuoso duo!

IMRO Other Room Line Up

12 amazing Church acts await us next weekend, but so does The IMRO Other Room! It's an incredibly special stand of Other Voices Dingle, inviting artists blazing a trail on Irish soil to perform live and online 💜

The only other livestreamed sets aside from St James’ Church, this year will emphasise the breakout stars of 2023: KhakiKid, Qbanaa, Niamh Bury and Lucy McWilliams! In addition to their livestreamed performances, all four acts will also perform live sets along the Dingle Distillery Music Trail as part of this year’s Festival.

Niamh Bury by Ellius Grace.

One of the most talked about acts on the Irish folk scene, over the past six months alone, NIAMH BURY has collaborated and shared the stage with acts like Ye Vagabonds, Martin Hayes, Myles O’Reilly, Niamh Regan, Varo and Cinder Well. Bury’s anticipated debut album of self-penned material, recorded and produced by Brían Mac Gloinn (Ye Vagabonds), is due for release next year through Ireland's iconic Claddagh Records.

Lucy McWilliams.


Dublin-born singer-songwriter LUCY MCWILLIAMS makes music steeped in candour. Armed with over 16 million streams on Spotify alone – her songs flow between genres, from expansive indie, slinky R&B and swaying acoustic pop to ‘90s-rom-com-style rock. McWilliams cites her first interest in songwriting as an experience when she was 11 years old, watching Amy Winehouse performing at Other Voices festival!

KhakiKid by fnatic.

Irish alt-rapper Abdi Huss, aka KHAKIKID, grew up on Crumlin council estate, sharing a bedroom with three brothers while his two sisters and single-parent mum were in their own room together. His 2020 debut single ‘Late’ introduced his unique style of hip-hop. His six-track debut EP, ‘Elevator Music’, arrived in September 2022 to critical acclaim: influenced by early Eric B. & Rakim with boisterous rap flare. 

Qbanaa.

In the year since she released her debut single 'Truth and Desire', Irish-Cuban artist QBANAA has established herself as a force for incorporating new influences, cultures and sounds. Q spent her early years travelling back and forth to Cuba, where music and salsa dancing were integral parts of her childhood. She later sang in school choirs and with her grandmother in Spanish Mass in D1. Influenced by a blend of soul, jazz, Latin and contemporary genres, you don't want to miss her IMRO Other Room performance!

Dingle Distillery Music Trail

All of our IMRO Other Room artists will also be performing intimate sets along the sold out Dingle Distillery Music Trail - join the waiting list 


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 and on the Other Voices YouTube

Other Voices 2023 is made possible with the support and partnership of the Reed, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Tourism Ireland, RTÉ, Dingle Distillery, Kerry County Council & IMRO.

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