Other Voices NYC has confirmed the addition of musicians Martha Wainwright, The Lost Brothers, and Jape, along with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle (who wrote The Commitments, starring Glen Hansard), and actor/director Gabriel Byrne for the lineup of its two-night celebration of music and literature at Le Poisson Rouge Oct 27-28. They’ll join an already star-studded cast of Irish & American artists, including Glen Hansard (The Swell Season), Bryce & Aaron Dessner (The National), Thomas Bartlett, Laurie Anderson, Sam Amidon, Bell X1, Martin Hayes, and more.
Other Voices NYC, which is presented by Imagine Ireland in association with The Burgundy Stain Sessions, will feature musical performances, readings, and never-before-seen collaborations honoring the connections between Irish and American music and literature. Tickets are $35 and available at: http://bit.ly/mVux7Z. All sales will benefit the Fighting Words creative writing centre.
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ABOUT OTHER VOICES:
Heading into its tenth year, the Other Voices music series is filmed each winter in at the beautiful, 200-year-old St. James’ Church in Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Celebrated Irish and international bands and musicians, along with many of Ireland’s most exciting emerging artists gather in the town to record in-depth interviews and perform unique live sets before intimate audiences. The series has hosted a myriad of acts from across all genres of music including Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, Amy Winehouse, The National, Florence and the Machine, Ryan Adams, Steve Earle and many more. The series is broadcast on TV stations globally.