Other Voices to Stream Live from Dingle for Five Nights in December
Other Voices has announced that it will return to Dingle this December with a five-night online festival in place of their usual annual live event. After producing the digital concert series ‘Courage’ earlier this year, Other Voices now presents ‘Bringing it All Back Home’ – a nod to the Dylan album and the 1987 television series of the same name created by Philip King and Nuala O’Connor, and to the new format of producing livestreams for audiences at home.
The initial line-up announcement for the December event includes pop-rock band Pillow Queens, singer-songwriter Niamh Regan, emerging pop-singer Luz, rap artist Nealo, folk artist Rhiannon Giddens and musical partner Francesco Turrisi, American composer and singer Peter Broderick, and For Those I Love – the project of multi-instrumentalist and producer David Balfe.
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Commenting on this year’s festival, King said:
This year, the thousands of people who come to Dingle for Other Voices can’t come. The hundreds of thousands of people who normally come back home to Ireland for Christmas can’t come. Thankfully, with the support of Minister Catherine Martin and her Department, our artists and crew are able to be in Dingle to produce an extended Other Voices festival – Bringing It All Back Home – that will be streamed live over five nights. We will collapse distance between the Church of St James here in Dingle, in the Gaeltacht of West Kerry and homes all around the island of Ireland and across the whole wide world. It will be an experience like no other, in a year like no other. You are invited to take the best seat in the house.
The Minister for Arts Catherine Martin said:
Cultural events such as Other Voices Dingle continue to be a soothing balm in these challenging times and the importance of this aspect of culture can be seen in the continued and unprecedented government investment in the sector. I am happy to support this event which reminds us that when times are difficult, it is often our artists who offer us hope.
The dates of the festival, which will live-stream on YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitter and RTE.ie, are yet to be announced. Further line-up announcements will be made in the coming weeks.
For further information, visit: www.othervoices.ie.
Published on 12 November 2020