Other Voices Returns for Tenth Season
Other Voices, the RTÉ television series which broadcasts live performances and interviews from the Church of St James in Dingle, County Kerry, returns for its tenth season in early 2012, with the recording to to take place across 1—4 December.
Aidan Gillen, star of The Wire, Queer as Folk and Love/Hate, will host. Gillen said of his new appointment, ‘I’m more than excited to be working on Other Voices this year. I only became an actor in the hope of one day getting on Desert Island Discs and playing records - this is way better. I’ve spent a large part of the last few years at the end of the Dingle peninsula and witnessed first-hand how well this festival fits this place. Roll on December!’
In contrast to previous years, all tickets for the recordings will now be made available through competitions run on the Other Voices’ Facebook page, and in print media and on radio. All competitions will be announced via the Facebook page.
The full line-up for the new season has yet to be announced, but a range of Irish and international acts have already been confirmed, including such artists as Edwyn Collins, The Coronas, The Frames, Wild Beasts, James Vincent McMorrow, Lisa Hannigan, Cherry Ghosts and Spiritualised.
The town of Dingle will also host Féíle Na Soilse, a four-day festival featuring open air Farmers’ Markets, Other Voices Music Trails, Christmas Carol Choral Competitions and other family activities, which will run concurrently with the recording of Other Voices.
Finally, on 5 December, the Irish Music Rights Organisation will host a closed recording featuring emerging Irish songwriters and performers, including The Ambience Affair, We Cut Corners, Eithne Ní Chathain and more. These performances will be included in the Other Voices broadcasts.
Other Voices is created by South Wind Blows in partnership with Intune Networks, Fáilte Ireland, IMRO and RTÉ.
Pictured: Aidan Gillen.
Published on 21 November 2011