Tickets for the ninth series of Other Voices go on sale this Saturday in Dingle, with a full release for everywhere else on Monday.
Filming will take place between Saturday 4th & Tuesday 7th December in St. James’ Church, Dingle. The show will once again be presented by Annie Mac and the confirmed lineup so far includes The National, Marina and The Diamonds, Smoke Fairies, Cathy Davey, And So I Watch You From Afar, The Minutes and O Emperor. Richard Hawley is to curate a night, with his guests including Jarvis Cocker & Laura Marling and ‘a very special guest’ yet to be announced.
A limited number of tickets for the recordings will go on sale at 9am this Saturday in Dingle with a full release on Monday morning for everyone else. Tickets are €35 and once again the individual daily line-ups aren’t being announced in advance so you pays your money and you takes your chance. Ticket sales will be limited to two tickets per night, with a limit of two nights only per person:
“For almost a decade now, Other Voices has played host to some of the world’s most exhilarating music-makers, showcasing vocal splendour, unparalleled musicianship and capturing on film scores of seminal live performances. South Wind Blows are delighted to announce that December 2010 will see the ninth instalment of this proud and ambitious music convergence. This year’s festival is being made possible through the support from specialist telecommunications infrastructure company Intune Networks.
In addition to being the key festival partner, together with Fáilte Ireland, Intune are also working with Other Voices to help ensure that this year’s festival is the most technologically advanced in the world. This year, Other Voices goes virtual, with live high definition streaming of the performances each night across Dingle, as the innovative Irish technology firm delivers a world first with its multi venue demo of its Verisma technology.
The four-day music event will be filmed between Saturday December 4th running through to Tuesday December 7th for transmission across a host of platforms, from RTÉ and international television to the newest cutting edge media. Four artists take part each day – in the morning and afternoon, weather-beaten recording crews and sleep deprived bands lurch from stranded ancient shipwrecks to the warmth of fine local hostelries, canning one-off acoustic rarities and informal chats with presenter Annie Mac. Each evening, the artists, and a handful of true music fans gather – there’s only room for seventy – between the four walls of what is possibly the world’s coolest miniature sound stage, St. James, for a feast of rock’n’roll’n’folk’n’blues’pop mayhem.
Already confirmed to make the trip to Dingle are the band of the year, The National, Welsh songstress Marina and The Diamonds and UK blues-folk duo Smoke Fairies. Key Irish artists appearing at St. James’ Church will include Cathy Davey, And So I Watch You From Afar, The Minutes and O Emperor. The glorious Richard Hawley will be curating one night of Other Voices and his guests will include Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, the wonderful Laura Marling and a very special guest who will be announced soon. More international artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
A very limited number of tickets will be made available for sale at 9am in Dingle on Saturday November 20th and on www.tickets.ie from 9am on Monday November 22nd. As per usual, daily line-ups will not be announced in advance of on-sale dates. Tickets are priced at 35 Euro per ticket. Those wishing to purchase tickets can buy a maximum of two tickets per night with a limit of two nights only. This will allow Other Voices fans a better opportunity to secure tickets.
Other Voices are delighted to work again with key partners on Other Voices 2010. Intune Networks, Fáilte Ireland, RTÉ and the Irish Music Rights Organisation all remain an integral part of the Other Voices story.
John Dunne, Founder and Chief Technology Officer with Intune Networks said, “We are delighted to be heading back to Dingle for a second year. This time we are going for another world first by transmitting to multiple venues during the festival. The technology was invented and developed in Ireland and it is fitting that we are back at Other Voices for this unique demonstration. This combination of culture and technology will help underpin Ireland’s international reputation as a vibrant, dynamic, innovative society that values its living traditional and future technical cultures.”
Those who have been unable to nab tickets for the church can still travel to Dingle, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the music performances in full from the comfort of a bar stool just a few doors down or enjoy their own personal viewing experience through wifi streaming
Intune Networks has partnered with Other Voices to showcase its unique technological advance (a distributed telecoms switch based on Optical Burst Switching) that enables mass, live, simultaneous content downloads with guaranteed and unparalleled quality. This world first demonstration illustrates that Intune’s ground breaking technology is ready to deliver the most demanding of live multi-media events and meet the consumer’s highest quality expectations across a multitude of devices and formats.
Producers are delighted to be working again with RTÉ which will broadcast the six part series in early 2011. Eddie Doyle, Commissioning Editor, RTÉ Entertainment said: ‘RTÉ is once again pleased to be involved in Other Voices, a series which showcases the best of Irish and international music talent. There’s a huge appetite for live music out there which we’re keen to bring to RTÉ Two’s viewers and we’re delighted each year to deliver these very special, intimate performances from St James Church to a national television audience.’
Other Voices are also very pleased to renew their partnership with Fáilte Ireland. Other Voices showcases the beauty and charm of Dingle and the West of Ireland to a huge international audience through television and on-line channels, as well as word of mouth from international bands and media alike. Other Voices are delighted to work in partnership with Fáilte Ireland in promoting Ireland as a world class music travel destination to music lovers across the globe. Orla Carroll of Fáilte Ireland said “Other Voices is a jewel in the Irish cultural tourism offering where contemporary music and ancient landscapes meet”, Fáilte Ireland is delighted to work with Other Voices and Tourism Ireland to promote Ireland as a world class music travel destination to music lovers across the globe.
The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) will once again join with Other Voices in providing a TV platform for some of Ireland’s best new music talent. IMRO will host the IMRO Other Room, which will see a number of new acts perform on Wednesday December 8th. Artists already named for the IMRO Other Room are Lisa O’Neill, Jennifer Evans and Planet Parade, with further artists to be announced shortly. The IMRO Other Room performances will not be open to the public so eager fans will have to wait until next year for the broadcast of the material on RTÉ. Of the partnership, Victor Finn, CEO of IMRO said “IMRO is delighted to be back onboard once again as one of the sponsors of the iconic Other Voices music series. The ‘IMRO Other Voices Room’ shines a light on some of the very best emerging Irish talents and our involvement in the programme closely follows IMRO’s longstanding philosophy of fostering and developing new music creation by Irish songwriters here in Ireland”
Over 250 acts have made the Other Voices musical pilgrimage, bringing together a diversity of musical styles and influences that can rarely be found at any other music gathering. Last December saw exclusive turns from Snow Patrol, Florence and The Machine, Temper Trap, The XX, Suede’s Brett Anderson, Richard Hawley, Imelda May, Villagers, Lisa Hannigan, The Magic Numbers, The Antlers and many more. And over the years, a who’s who of music royalty have made the journey to Other Voices – Ryan Adams, Amy Winehouse, Steve Earle, Damien Rice, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Jose Gonzalez, Stephen Fretwell, Alabama 3, Asian Dub Foundation, The Divine Comedy, Josh Ritter, Mark Lanegan, Richard Hawley, American Music Club, the Oscar winning Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, The Frames, BellX1, The Waterboys, Elbow, Teenage Fanclub, James Blunt, Daniel Lanois, The Rapture, the list goes on…”