There’s over 70 acts on the trail this weekend and we’ve lined up five of our favourites ahead of the festivities.
Other Voices doesn’t fit the traditional mould for a music showcase. Normally there’d be a number of halls, big stages and concert venues in use for festivals but Other Voices takes it up a notch, enlisting a number of unorthodox spaces for the live performances. The Music Trail takes over cafes, pubs and shops all over Dingle for one weekend only.
If you’ve been in previous years you will know what to expect but if not, not to worry. Theres plenty chances to catch some incredible artists flexing their creative muscles in bustling and intimate spaces.
There will be over 70 artists on show over the three days and we’ve curated 5 acts you need to see over the weekend in the south west.
God Knows, Denise Chaila & Breezy IDEYGOKE – Friday 23.30 McCarthy’s Bar
The frequent collaborators will be shelling McCarthy’s bar together on Friday and they know how to throw a party. Expect bass, bars and dance-inducing antics.
Fehdah – Saturday 23.30 John Benny’s Pub
Borrowing elements from afro-futurism, R&B and electronic music, it’s hard to box Fehdah into any one lane, musically speaking. Her infectious melodies, ear for musicality and love of Wassoulou music ensures she is one of the most exciting prospects on the trail this year.
She’s shared the stage with the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote and it’ll be a real treat to see her in full flow in a more intimate setting.
Soda Blonde – Sunday 17.00 Paul Gleaney’s Yard
Earlier this year Little Green Cars called it a day, however within a short space of time 4 of the 5 members formed a new band in the shape of Soda Blonde. They debuted music on the Late Late Show and have dropped a number of impressive music videos since forming the group.
There’s a hint of nostalgia laced throughout much of their music and their latest record is as dynamic as it is comforting. Catch them in Paul Gleaney’s Yard to see their striking tunes get a new lease of life in a live setting.
Alex Gough – Sunday 17.00 Nelligan’s
Waterford’s percussion maestro Alex Gough is playing twice over the weekend so there is no excuse to miss the up-and-coming artist in Dingle. Combining riotous drumming and rhythmic rapping he’s bringing something not a million miles from the cloth Anderson Paak. is cut from.
He frequently ups the intensity of his catalog live and often rearranges the sonics to provide a unique experience. Hot off the back of supporting Easy Life, he’s making a lot of noise and is no doubt destined for big things.
BRIÉN – Sunday 21.30 McCarthy’s Bar
Peter Brien aka BRIÉN is an eclectic producer operating out of Belfast. Having had experience playing AVA, Electric Picnic and more, while also producing bouncing numbers for Kojaque, he’s somewhat of a dark horse at this year’s festivities in Dingle.
A fantastic producer in his own right, he’ll be playing a variety of cuts and potentially providing sound vocals too, illustrating the range of his musical repertoire.