Other Voices and the Guinness Storehouse are thrilled to announce the return of Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse concert on December 15th – this time with a live audience. This follows on from their hugely popular first collaboration concert in 2020, a virtual event which collapsed distance and connected people at home and abroad.
Hot on the tails of its Dingle event, Other Voices travels to the capital for their only Dublin show this year. For twenty years, Other Voices has developed an unrivalled reputation for nurturing and supporting Irish musicians, making them audible and visible to the world. This partnership event with the Guinness Storehouse will bring a very special curation of Ireland’s premier musical talent to an intimate crowd for a truly memorable concert.
This exclusive live event will showcase the cultural richness of Ireland and, crucially, provide a global platform for performers whose livelihoods have been severely impacted in recent times. The event will also stream live on the night at Othervoices.ie, bringing the soundtrack of home to those who remain abroad this Christmas season.
Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse will feature BellX1, Maverick Sabre, Pillow Queens, John Francis Flynn, Ryan McMullen and the Theodora Byrne Ensemble. The event will mark Maverick Sabre’s first Irish gig since before the pandemic and John Francis Flynn will be performing fresh off his recent wins as best Folk Singer and Best Emerging Artist at the 2021 RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards.
The evening event will be hosted by Loah, the singer songwriter and actor of Sierra Leonean / Irish origin, who will also perform on the night in a special collaboration. While studying at Trinity College Dublin, Loah has collaborated with Little Green Cars, Slow Skies, and I Have A Tribe, amongst others. She also contributed to Hozier’s platinum selling debut album, co-writing the song “Someone New”.
Speaking of her excitement to get back to the Guinness Storehouse Loah said “It’s a wonderful gift to be back in the Guinness Storehouse for another celebration of everything Other Voices Home means. While we are perhaps not where we hoped we would be in the world at this time, there is still much cause for celebration of everything we’ve been through, our nearest and dearest, and great music. I am honoured to host this year’s show.“
Speaking about the production Philip King, Other Voices said: “At Christmas time, home is at the heart of everything. As we all know, that journey home was not possible for so many last year. Therefore, we aimed to 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. Togetherness has never been more important. 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.”
On his upcoming performance at the Guinness Storehouse Ryan McMullan said: “I look forward to singing some songs on the Other Voices stage, with a pint of my favourite stout, right at the source of which it is made, both to a live audience and to everyone tuning in at home. What an incredible way to end the year!”
Speaking of Bell X1’s involvement in the concert lead singer Paul Noonan said: “We’re delighted to be getting together with the Theodora Byrne Ensemble for Home at Guinness Storehouse. A rare opportunity to be moving the same air as a choir, bringing a new energy to our songs.”
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, and we’re delighted to once again be able to collaborate with Other Voices to showcase some truly amazing musicians and to provide a platform from which they can engage with a global audience following yet another turbulent year. We are also delighted to be able to welcome music lovers to join us this year, at the Home of Guinness in The Liberties for what is sure to be an unmissable event.”
Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse will be presented in partnership with the Guinness Storehouse and with the support of Tourism Ireland who will highlight the concert around the world to its millions of fans and followers on social media.
Commenting on the concert, Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “Tourism Ireland is delighted to see the return of Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse and to once again lend our support in bringing this stellar musical event to an international audience. We know that the 2020 event was really well received by our Diaspora and by the many fans of contemporary Irish music across the world. Tourism Ireland will promote Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse on our social channels in advance of the event and will also cross-promote the livestream on Facebook, on 15 December. Highlighting events like this allows us to keep the island of Ireland to the fore, reminding people everywhere about our rich culture and keeping the destination top of mind for international travellers.”
Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse takes place on Wednesday 15th December at 8pm. Due to reduced capacity, a very limited amount of tickets go on sale via Guinness-storehouse.com on Wednesday 8th December at 12.00pm. Tickets are €20 and the price includes a pint of Guinness, alternate Guinness beer or a soft drink.
The live event can also be viewed virtually at 8pm on December 15th. Tune in via Othervoices.ie and the Other Voices social channels.
Stay tuned for more information and sneak previews over the coming weeks!
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