Following a glorious Autumn stopover in Ballina, Co, Mayo, Other Voices journeys home to Dingle, Co. Kerry for a beautiful winter weekend of music, song and story from November 30th, 2018.
The IMRO Other Room will showcase six of Ireland’s most exciting new acts, filmed for the 2019 TV series in front of a live audience. Victor Finn, IMRO Chief Executive said: “Other Voices has a long tradition of presenting the very best in musical talent from these shores and further afield and IMRO is delighted to once again play a part in bringing this iconic show to our screens. The IMRO Other Room opens a door each year to some of our finest emerging songwriters and performers and we look forward to shining a light on this wonderful talent”. Those selected for the IMRO Other Room this year are Kitt Philippa, Columbia Mills, I Have A Tribe, Mango & Mathman and Kojaque.
The final performance slot at the IMRO Other Room will be decided by the public through the IMRO Other Voices Open Call with RTÉ 2FM. Details of the Open Call were announced on the Tracy Clifford Show and submissions are now welcomed from artists and performers of all genres until midnight on Sunday November 11th. See www.othervoices.ie for details. Artists who submitted through the Open Call for Other Voices Ballina earlier this summer will automatically be entered for consideration and do not need to re-apply. A shortlist of artists will be curated by music and music media professionals and this shortlist will be announced on the Tracy Clifford Show in mid-November, when music fans can choose their favourite track from the selection published on the RTÉ 2FM website. The artist with the most public support will be the nominated Listener’s Choice and will be invited to take the final place on the IMRO Other Room line-up at Other Voices in Dingle, which takes places on Saturday 1st December and will be filmed and broadcast as part of the 2019 Other Voices TV series on RTÉ Two early next year. For details, terms and conditions, please see www.othervoices.ie
With the success of the Hennessy Sound Lounge this summer, Other Voices are delighted to welcome Hennessy as partner on this year’s Music Trail, featuring more than 35 artists performing across 12 venues throughout the weekend. The first slew of acts confirmed for the Hennessy Other Voices Music Trail include Irish/French dream-pop purveyors A Ritual Sea, Galway experimental electro producer Daithi and Elma Orkestra, the new project from Derry multi-instrumentalist Eoin O’Callaghan. Galway native Grainne Cotter will offer up her stunning alt-pop-blues sound, while Cork’s Happyalone will slake hearts and minds with their blissful sonic textures. Catch Kerry experimental folk singer Junior Brother, shoegazing Dundalk rock revivalists Just Mustard, avant-garde Dublin folksters Pine The Pilcrow and Dublin rock band Silverbacks. Irish-Nordic group Slow Moving Clouds promise post punk drones, baroque strings and soaring falsettos, while Kildare’s Tebi Rex brings Irish hip-hop to a whole new level. Other Voices pilgrims will get up close and personal with Derry politico-punks The Wood Burning Savages, Cork electronic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Trick Mist and the hugely talented Dublin producer and vocalist Wastefellow. Many more Hennessy Other Voices Music Trail artists will be announced shortly. Festival goers can enjoy Hennessy Very Special and Ginger across the weekend in Music Trail venues.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Elaine Cullen, Market Development Manager Moet Hennessy Ireland, said: “Hennessy has been a long-time supporter and nurturer of Irish cultural talent. As with any brand partnership, real results come from authentic collaborations. Other Voices has always identified and supported new Irish music talent, from Damien Rice to Saint Sister more recently. We feel there is a true synergy between Hennessy and Other Voices and look forward to working together to craft, and enjoy, a Hennessy Other Voices Music Trail filled with exciting voices and memorable moments.”
This December, over 100 gigs and talks will take place over three days in Dingle. This year, Other Voices are introducing a registration charge of €30 + booking fee (€10 per day). By registering for Other Voices, music fans will be ensuring that Other Voices returns to Dingle for another year of magic. While there are some sponsors on board, it only part-funds the weekend. This registration fee will go towards ensuring an event that meets the highest standards for all attendees. To register and purchase wristbands, log on to www.eventbrite.ie. All attendees who register in advance will have their names entered into draws to win tickets to St. James’ Church, signed Other Voices posters, tickets for Ireland’s Edge, Other Voices merchandise and much more. Gigs in An Diseart, An Chonair, Nellie Fred’s and McCarthy’s will only be accessible to those who have registered and collected their wristband in the Other Voices Hub.
Running as a distinct strand alongside Other Voices, the culture and creativity series Ireland’s Edge will take place on November 30th and December 1st at the Dingle Skellig Hotel. Ireland’s Edge – Áit / Place will look at the theme of place, our personal and collective idea of identity and home, and how social, political and environmental change can disturb, disrupt and dismantle our understanding of what ‘place’ means. These themes will be examined in the company of an engaged, curious audience, and panels of thinkers, policy makers, innovators, commentators and artists. The two-day event will feature contributions from Ciarán Devane, British Council CEO and Chairperson Designate of the HSE, Carole Cadwalladr, Journalist at The Observer and 2018 Orwell Prize recipient, Professor John Naughton, Author, Internet Historian and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at University of Cambridge, H.E. Mrs. Deike Potzel, German Ambassador to Ireland, Billy Mag Fhloinn, Performance Artist, Folklorist, Musician and many more. Tickets for Ireland’s Edge – Áit / Place are priced €15 and available now at www.eventbrite.ie. For more information see www.irelandsedge.net
With a truck load of musical delights for St. James’ Church yet to be announced, not to mention the return of Music Trail West, Banter, After Dark, art exhibitions, DJ sets, live radio broadcasts and more, Other Voices Dingle 2018 is set to be the ultimate end of year gathering.
Other Voices Dingle 2018 is made possible with the support and partnership of RTÉ, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Kerry County Council, Hennessy, IMRO and Fáilte Ireland.
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