Other Voices to Spread its Wings Again

Following its very successful two-night celebration of music and literature in New York City in 2011, Other Voices is spreading its wings again. In a preview launch held yesterday in St. Columb’s Hall, series editor Philip King confirmed that Other Voices is taking flight to connect Dingle to the City of Derry, joining in the UK City of Culture celebrations in 2013.

Of the invite Philip said “The invitation to travel North, and to connect with Derry, offers the portrait of a brilliant possibility not just to connect with each other but to send a mighty message from the edge of Europe to the world”

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Gabriel Byrne, Pulitzer Prize-Winner Paul Muldoon, Martha Wainwright And More Join Lineup

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.

Check out Brooklyn Vegan’s recent post for more info: http://bit.ly/oygBHQ.

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.

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Other Voices New York – October 27th and 28th

Other Voices, the internationally acclaimed music series from Ireland, crosses the Atlantic this fall for a special two-night celebration of music and literature at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge on October 27th and 28th.


Thomas Bartlett (Doveman)
Glen Hansard
Bryce & Aaron Dessner
Laurie Anderson
Sam Amidon
Iarla O’Lionaird
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
Martin Hayes

In addition to the musical offerings, prominent Irish literary figures including Joseph O’Connor and Colum McCann will perform intimate readings during the two-day event

All sales will benefit the Fighting Words creative writing centre.

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