Other Voices Returns to RTÉ 2 for Season 18

Soul singer Celeste performing at Other Voices in Cardigan, Wales last November (Photo: Tara Thomas Photography)

Other Voices Returns to RTÉ 2 for Season 18

Episode one will air at 11.30pm tonight (27 February), while the first Other Voices event of 2020 takes place in Ballina this weekend, 28-29 February.

Music series Other Voices will return to television tonight on RTÉ 2, with the first episode of its eighteenth series. The series, which will run for ten weeks, will present performances by Irish and international artists filmed at Other Voices events in 2019 in Cardigan in Wales, Ballina, and Dingle, with the first episode including artists such as singer-songwriter Junior Brother, post-punk band The Murder Capital, Derry pop artist SOAK, and British musician and poet Arlo Parks. 

Later episodes will see performances from artists such as David Gray, The Editors, Gruff Rhys, Welsh singer Gwenno, soul singer Celeste, and Lankum

Phillip King, founder of Other Voices, said: 

This year’s series was filmed in Cardigan in West Wales, beautiful Ballina, the remarkable Intel campus at Leixlip and of course in my hometown of Dingle. Featuring some of the world’s and Ireland’s most remarkable artists, Other Voices has always been about creating a platform for brilliant new and aspiring artists and this year, we will introduce you to a remarkable and diverse range of powerful and passionate singers and bands.

Other Voices Ballina

To mark the return of the music TV series, RTÉ 2FM will broadcast live from the first Other Voices event of 2020, in Ballina on 28 February, from 12pm to 3pm, featuring performances and interviews with artists on the line-up. 

The two-day event in Ballina (28 and 29 February) will see the local St Michael’s Church host performances by headliners including Elbow, David Gray, spoken-word artist Denise Chaila, and indie act Soda Blonde, among others. There is also a music trail, a series of free concerts in venues and pubs across the town, with over thirty acts including Galway songwriter Anna Mullarkey, garage-pop band Squarehead, alternative indie act Autre Monde, singer Maija Sofia, Cork-based soul group Shookrah, Dublin folk singer John Francis Flynn, and more. 

Other Voices will be broadcast on RTÉ 2 at 11:30pm tonight (27 February). For more, visit www.othervoices.ie

Listen to our interview with Philip King below, in the first episode of the Journal of Music podcast. For more podcasts, follow us on Soundcloud or subscribe on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

Published on 27 February 2020

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