Other Voices Belfast to Explore Music, Creativity and Reconciliation

Snow Patrol – performing an acoustic set on Saturday night.

Other Voices Belfast to Explore Music, Creativity and Reconciliation

Featured artists include Snow Patrol, The Academic, ROE, Ryan Vail, Lemoncello, Joshua Burnside and Alfi.

Other Voices is hosting four events at the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts in Belfast this weekend (14–16 June).

It begins on Friday night with an evening of musical performances and discussion. ‘FIFTY’ will discuss ‘creativity and how it shapes our future’ and feature performances from folk duo Lemoncello, poet and spoken-word artist Colin Hassard, and alternative folk artists Ríoghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum. 

On Saturday at 2.30pm, an event titled ‘The Given Note’ (after the Seamus Heaney poem) will discuss how music affects reconciliation, celebrates diversity, and gives a voice to a new generation’s concerns regarding identity. The event will also explore Belfast’s relationship with Nashville and the musical connections between the two cities. Artists and speakers include Lyndon Stephens, Joshua Burnside, Eoin O’Callaghan, Alfi, Sinead O’Shea, Philip King, Eimear Henry, Lynette Fay and Ray Giffen. Tickets are available for £5.

Other Voices will present an acoustic performance by Snow Petrol at the Duncairn on Saturday night. There will also be sets from The Academic, Derry multi-instrumentalist ROE, electronic musician and producer Ryan Vail, and neo-classical multi-instrumentalist and producer Elma Orkestra aka Eoin O’Callaghan. Moya Brennan from Clannad and Stephen James Smith will join Ryan Vail and Elma Orkestra. 

There will be a number of performances at the Bullitt Hotel on Church Lane in Belfast. At 5pm, Marion Hawkes, Arvo Party, Venus Dupree and Mount Palomar will play the Courtyard, and, at 8pm, David C. Clements, Rebekah Fitch, Hot Cops and New Pagans will play the Rooftop. There will be late-night gigs.

On Sunday, an Other Voices-curated version of the Duncairn’s ​Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session will take place at 10.30am with live music, resident DJ and arts and crafts for children. The theme of the event will be ‘Music, Reconciliation and the Future’. This is a free event.

Commenting on the weekend, Philip King of Other Voices said:

We are delighted to bring Other Voices back to Belfast, one of the world’s great musical cities. We are honoured to work again with our friends at the Duncairn in north Belfast to use the power of music, creativity and ideas to bring people together and to guide us all towards a better future.

For more, visit www.theduncairn.com.

Published on 12 June 2019


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