Other Voices, Ireland’s internationally acclaimed music festival and live music television programme, is thrilled to announce its return to Cardigan, this November.
From 3 to 5 November, the festival will present an inspirational programme of live music and compelling and provocative discussion that celebrates the enduring cultural and musical ties between Ireland and Wales. The events will be filmed before a live audience and streamed live to the world.
Among the first wave of Irish acts announced for the Music Trail are acclaimed singer-songwriter Niamh Regan, slouch rocker Skinner, electronic artist Daithí, psych rock five piece MELTS, and experimental musician-composer Rachael Lavelle will all be bringing their sounds across the sea to Wales to raise their voices.
The Music Trail will also showcase a whole host of wonderful Welsh talent including multi-instrumentalist Cerys Hafana, singer-songwriter Eve Goodman, Chamber Folk Trio VRï, garage-rock foursome, Los Blancos, Welsh-language rap duo Lloyd & Dom James.
Following on from 2021’s digital edition this year’s Festival is back in full swing and will feature two nights of headline performances in St Mary’s Church, 80 live sets across the town as part of the Music Trail plus a three days of ‘Clebran Sessions’ – a curated series of carefully prepared talks with artists, journalists, creatives and politicians sparking enriching, lively conversations about how we perceive our world, language and culture. All performances from St Mary’s Church will be streamed globally for free via Other Voices’ YouTube and socials.
Earlybird weekend wristbands priced at £20, rising to £25 on 13 October.
Full details on line up and tickets are available at Othervoices.ie
Quote from Dilwyn Davies, CEO of Mwldan:
“We’re thrilled that Other Voices will be returning to Cardigan in 2022. We will once again be celebrating the special links between Cardigan and Dingle, two culturally vibrant towns on the western edges of their respective countries, Wales and Ireland” says Dilwyn Davies, CEO of Mwldan. “It’s a great honour for Cardigan to be the Other Voices location in Wales. It reinforces the sense of Cardigan’s resurgence as a place where art, culture, creativity and environment form the very foundations of our community. And we’re looking forward to welcoming our friends from Ireland, and to three days of truly magnificent music.”
Quote from Philip King, founder of Other Voices:
“We are delighted to be bringing Other Voices back to beautiful Cardigan this November and to see the seeds of partnership sown in 2019 deepen and strengthen. This event will build on the conversation we began with our partners at Mwldan and Triongl back in 2016. The joint Statement by the Irish and Welsh Governments commits to the continuation and strengthening of this creative engagement and will build a powerful cultural bridge between Ireland and Wales over the next four years (2022-2025). The music will be wonderful, celebrating, as it will, some of the most remarkable emerging voices in Ireland and Wales in the beautiful setting of Saint Mary’s Church.
Other Voices Cardigan produced by South Wind Blows in partnership with Mwldan and Triongl and made possible thanks to the support and investment of Welsh Government and The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Further info on artists is available at the below links: