Other Voices presents: Home at the Guinness Storehouse
December 16, 2020
Other Voices presents: Home at the Guinness Storehouse
We are delighted to invite you to our first ever Christmas concert 'Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse'.
For us December is home, music is home, Ireland is home. And on 16 December we want to bring you all home with us, no matter where you are in the world.
Join us as we gather together some of Ireland’s most beloved singers and musicians who will reach out and collapse the distance between the heart of Dublin and homes around the globe. This special one-off livestream will showcase the inspiring and diverse voices shaping the Irish music scene, from hip-hop to trad and everything in between.
You can rewatch the show below and relive the magic of out first ever Christmas concert now!
Rewatch the show!
Other Voices Home Line Up
Other Voices: Home will be presented by and will feature performances from phenomenal Sierra Leonean / Irish singer-songwriter Loah, whose career includes an acclaimed debut album and her brilliant performance as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar on the West End.
Other Voices: Home will feature collaborative performances from Ireland's newest voices and some familiar faces including: Limerick hip-hop collective Murli, Godknows and the extraordinary Denise Chaila, Choice Music Prize nominee Sorcha Richardson, Ivor Novello award-winning Villagers, trailblazing hip-hop duo Mango X Mathman, rapper Jafaris, iconic musician and member of The Dubliners John Sheahan, singer-songwriter and pianist Jack O'Rourke, Louth-based folk trio the Mary Wallopers, ‘New Music’ collective CrashEnsemble, renowned trad musicians Seán Potts & Doireann Glackin and a specially commissioned contribution from the award-winning Irish writer Joseph O’Connor.
As we reach the end of a unique and challenging year, Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse will showcase inspiring and impactful live performances, connecting people both at home and abroad. During the evening, Other Voices will also accept donations that will go directly to supporting the music community in Ireland through the Irish Music Industry Covid Emergency Relief Fund.
As the night unfolds, the Guinness Storehouse will bring a dash of Christmas magic to the skies of Dublin with four beams of light shining out from the Gravity Bar, offering a symbol of comfort and connection to the people of Dublin. This beacon of light will also be seen around the Irish coast, as a necklace of lighthouses are illuminated as a safe, secure and comforting pathway home.
The show will be available to stream for free, world-wide on 16 December at 8pm (GMT) on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. You'll have the best seat in the house, no matter where you are in the world.
Stay tuned for more information and sneak previews over the coming weeks and in the meantime you can get to know the acts with the Other Voices: Home Spotify playlist spoti.fi/3lkvVZu
Denise Chaila ft Jafaris - Anseo (Remix) | Other Voices: Home
The Mary Wallopers - Home Boys Home | Other Voices: Home
Villagers - Last Christmas | Other Voices: Home
Óíche Chiúin (Silent Night) Loah, Jack O'Rourke, Villagers, John Sheahan + more | Other Voices: Home
Joe O'Connor - Christmas Time in Ireland, 1974 | Eimear Quinn - O Holy Night | Other Voices: Home
About the show
Speaking about the production Philip King, Other Voices said: “At Christmas time, home is at the heart of everything. That journey home for so many will just not be possible this year. The Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse event will be streamed live globally, from the heart of Dublin at the iconic Guinness Storehouse. It will collapse distance and light a pathway home and connect all of those separated from the ones they love, from friends, from family, from each other. This evening will connect, entertain and inspire and send a message of hope, love and courage this Christmas. I am delighted that we can again work at this remarkable location, with the Guinness Storehouse team.”
Speaking about the event, Catherine Toolan, MD, Guinness Storehouse said: “We are so excited to host this special event with Other Voices that will connect our home in the heart of Dublin to homes across Ireland and further afield this Christmas. Ireland is brimming with talent and creativity, but there’s no doubt it’s been a difficult year for performers, so we hope this event shines a light on the incredible talent out there and also raises much-needed funds to support the industry.” Tourism Ireland will highlight the concert around the world to its millions of fans and followers on social media.
Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “Tourism Ireland is delighted to support Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse. We will highlight the concert around the world to our fans and followers on social media – targeting in particular our diaspora and ‘Culturally Curious’ audience. Our promotions on social channels will run in advance of the event and we will also cross-post the livestream on Facebook, on 16 December. Highlighting events like this allows us to keep the beauty of Ireland to the fore, reminding people everywhere about our rich culture and showcasing our authentic home-grown talent around the world. Tourism Ireland wants to ensure that the island of Ireland is right at the top of international travellers’ ‘wish-lists’, when the time is right for them to travel here again.”
Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse will be presented in partnership with the Guinness Storehouse, with the support of Tourism Ireland.
LISTEN TO THE OV HOME PLAYLIST
Other Voices: Home
With thanks to the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media