OV Anam returns for a second series this May - starring Adrianne Lenker, TraviS & Elzzz and more!

OV Anam returns for a second series this May - starring Adrianne Lenker, TraviS & Elzzz and more!

April 9, 2024

Following the huge success of last year’s debut series of Anam - Songs for Hearts & Minds, Other Voices and the Office of Public Works (OPW) are teaming up again next month, armed with a host of amazing Irish and international acts! Performing live and online, three acts per episode will grace four intimate historical stages around the country.

The second series of OV Anam - Songs for Hearts & Minds will see Adrianne Lenker, Moncrieff, Martin Hayes, Lemoncello, Kate Ellis, Sarah Crean, Uly, EFÉ, Mohammad Syfkhan, Muireann Bradley, Oisín Leech, Piaras Ó Lorcáin and TraviS & Elzzz perform in four stunning locations - live and online for viewers around the world!

The four-part episodes will visit Dublin’s beautiful Pearse Museum in St Enda’s Park, 17th century Parke’s Castle on the northern shores of Lough Gill in Leitrim, Carrick-on-Suir’s Elizabethan manor house of Ormond Castle and Jacobean Manor House Portumna Castle in Galway. These incredible Irish landmarks will act as magical backdrops for OV's upcoming Spring sonic experiences.

On Thursday May 9th, Ormond Castle will see a highlight anticipated Other Voices debut from Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker. Multi-instrumentalist polymath Uly and Donegal finger-picking guitar sensation Muireann Bradley will join the Indiana indie star in Tipperary.

Anam will also go West, visiting the lovely Portumna Castle in Co Galway where rising star Moncrieff - fresh from a European tour - will perform. Dublin genre-blending pop/grunge songwriter EFÉ and Navan folk musician Oisín Leech, who recently released his critically acclaimed debut LP ‘Cold Sea’, are also on the bill for Episode 2.

Irish singer-songwriter and producer, Sarah Crean will make her Other Voices debut in Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham where we will also be gifted a performance from Blath Na hÓige’s Piaras O’Lorcain and Irish drill duo TraviS & Elzzz. The pair recently scored an Irish No.1 slot on the albums chart for their explosive second mixtape DOGHOUSE, following on from Full Circle reaching last year.

Lemoncello, Claddagh Records’ newest signees will bring their minimal yet dramatic soundscapes to Parke’s Castle in County Leitrim where Anam will also showcase a special performance from Leitrim-based Kurdish/Syrian singer and bouzouki player Mohammad Syfkhan, as well as a unique collaboration between acclaimed fiddle player Martin Hayes and cellist Kate Ellis of Crash Ensemble.

Each episode of Anam - Songs for Hearts & Minds will be presented by the brilliant MayKay and beamed across the world each Thursday from 9 May to 30 May via Other Voices and OPW's channels. You can set YouTube reminders here so you don't miss a beat

A limited number of golden tickets for the recording of the performances will be available via the Other Voices Anam public lottery, with additional tickets also being made available through competitions in the coming weeks.

Enter the Anam ticket lottery here.

Anam will build on the huge success of last year’s series launch, which saw brilliant performances by Ye Vagabonds, Anna Mieke, Ezra Williams, Paul Noonan, Gemma Hayes, Lisa Hannigan, Nell Mescal, Kingfishr, God Knows, Cormac Begley, Sam Amidon and more. 

Anam - Songs for Hearts & Minds is being made possible with the generous support of the Office of Public Works and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Special thanks also to Reed and The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media for their continued support of Other Voices.