'A' is for Arts at Other Voices Conference

Philip King

'A' is for Arts at Other Voices Conference

Inaugural Other Voices day of talks brings together business leaders, musicians and artists.

As part of Other Voices 2015, which takes place on 4–6 December in Dingle, Co. Kerry, and features Gavin James, The Academic, Gaz Coombes, Otherkin, Glen Hansard and more, a major conference will also take place titled Ireland’s Edge – Creativity, The Diaspora and Realising Potential.

A day-long event, Ireland’s Edge will take place on Friday 4 December at The Skellig Hotel. Speakers include Eamonn Sinnott, General Manager of Intel Ireland; Noirín Hegarty, Operations Director of Lonely Planet Ireland; film director Dave Tynan, and actress Ruth Negga.

Philip King of Other Voices commented:

Ireland’s Edge will provide a unique opportunity for some of the country’s most dynamic thinkers to debate a number of important issues that are live in modern Ireland…  Crucially… the conference will frame a national discussion on STEAM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics]. Should the ‘A’ for the Arts have a distinct national accent? How is the Irish ‘A’ informed by Ireland’s cultural inheritance and the global Irish diaspora? 

As part of the day, US Ambassador Kevin O’Malley will also host a special Other Voices edition of the Creative Minds series, which he launched this year and which has so far featured Hansard, Bela Fleck, Mundy and Rufus Wainwright. In Dingle, it will feature Texan singer Shakey Grave.

The complete line-up for the concerts over the weekend includes Ane Brun, Little Simz, Mahalia, Low, Richard Hawley, Keaton Henson, Lapsley and Jack Garratt. There will also be an Other Voices Music Trail in the village of Dingle that features Slow Moving Clouds, Conor Walsh, Cry Monster Cry and many more.

Other Voices has recently launched a series of podcasts, presented by King, and which features interviews, previews of the concerts and performances. For the latest episode, see below.

For more, visit http://www.othervoices.ie/

Published on 2 December 2015

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