This week on Other Voices: Kae Tempest, Villagers, Qbanaa, Catrin Finch & Aoife Ní Bhriain

This week on Other Voices: Kae Tempest, Villagers, Qbanaa, Catrin Finch & Aoife Ní Bhriain

April 3, 2024

On this week's OV finale, London poet, writer and rapper Kae Tempest finally graces the St James' Church stage after 13 years of trying, plus we have magic performances from Villagers, Qbanaa, Catrin Finch & Aoife Ní Bhriain ✨

Our final episode of Series 22 is one of the most special installations of the show we've ever filmed. Waving goodbye to our adored long-time music producer Aoife Woodlock, audiences were treated to a deeply impactful set from iconic South London poet Kae Tempest.

An artist, writer, rapper and playwright; they have been in demand at Other Voices for the last 13 years, and we finally got our dream guest to Dingle, resulting in a unique performance that will take your breath away. Plus we have mind-blowing talent in the form of Villagers, Qbanaa, Catrin Finch & Aoife Ní Bhriain!


“It feels like I’ve arrived at the perfect time,” Kae Tempest told St James’ Church, before delivering a rousing set that West Kerry will surely never forget, featuring a tribute to the late Shane MacGowan alongside Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Expect memorable tracks and poems from Tempest's 2022 album The Line is a Curve.

Kae Tempest and Colm Mac Con Iomaire by Rich Gilligan, 2023.


Returning to Other Voices once more, Villagers perform unheard material from their upcoming new album and old treats for the intimate crowd of 80 in St James' Church. Led by Conor O'Brien, Villagers have a string of accolades under their belt, including two Ivor Novello Awards and two Mercury Music Prize nominations. The Irish group's setlist in Episode 6 taps into their vulnerable charm, blistering instrumentals and eerie pop sensibilities.

Villagers by Rich Gilligan, 2023.


Dublin-based Cuban sensation Qbanaa makes her IMRO Other Room debut in Dingle, and what a way to introduce herself. In the year since she released her debut single 'Truth and Desire', Qbanaa has established herself as a force for incorporating new influences, cultures and sounds. Influenced by a blend of soul, jazz, Latin and contemporary genres, her gorgeous set in Dingle's WAVE venue will surely make an immediate impact.

Qbanaa by Rich Gilligan, 2023.


Welsh-Irish duo Catrin Finch & Aoife Ní Bhriain graced the stage of St Mary’s Church as part of Other Voices Cardigan 2022 in Wales, but we’re delighted to see them perform in our Dingle home of St James’ Church. One of her generation’s most versatile and gifted violinists, Dubliner Aoife Ní Bhriain teams up with formidably talented harpist Catrin Finch to offer a fearless set in the final episode of Series 22. You don't want to miss it!

Aoife Ní Bhriain & Catrin Finch by Rich Gilligan, 2023.

Catch all of this and more on Thursday,  4 April at 11pm on RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player worldwide.

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Catch up on Series 22 via the RTÉ Player!

Episode 1: CMAT, Mick Flannery, The Joy, Lucy McWilliams

Episode 2: The Murder Capital, ØXN, Julie Byrne, KhakiKid

Episode 3: Picture This, Niamh Regan, Sekou, Wallis Bird, Bricknasty, Cardinals

Episode 4: Griff, Gurriers, BC Camplight, Niamh Bury

Episode 5: Yard Act, Adwaith, Cerys Hafana, Sans Soucis, King Creosote, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Susan O’Neill, The Joy Formidable


Other Voices 2023 was made possible thanks to the generous support of Reed, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, RTÉ, Kerry County Council and IMRO Ireland.