Words: Dylan Murphy
Following the huge success of Other Voices’ I’ve streamed series ‘Courage’ they are returning to Dingle for another phenomenal set of live performances.
Earlier this year, Other Voices provided viewers at home with a series of heartwarming performances from artists across Ireland in their ‘Courage’ series. It acted as a source of inspiration and a ray of hope during the first lockdown and resulted in a number of huge performances, most notably Denise Chaila’s breakout performance in The National Gallery of Ireland with God Knows.
Now, they are returning to Dingle for their annual festivities. The live-streamed performances will include For Those I Love, Pillow Queens, Nealo, singer-songwriter Niamh Regan, alt-pop singer Luz, Grammy-nominated folk artist Rhiannon Giddens and musical partner Francesco Turrisi and American musician Peter Broderick.
The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, T.D., 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.”
Other Voices founder Philip King said: ‘We are absolutely delighted that Other Voices will be going ahead in Dingle again this year, streamed live , from the West of Ireland to the world. 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.”
Other Voices will be streamed worldwide via YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitter and RTE.IE