Other Voices – famous music festival in Dingle

Famous music festival in Dingle - 21st anniversary

Music events are among Irish people’s favourites, as everyone’s life is inextricably linked to music. That’s why the Other Voices has long been hugely popular. The festival has been held every year for 20 years. In that time it has been loved by thousands of listeners, who come to the event from all over the world to listen to young and up-and-coming musicians and well-known artists.

Organisers say that this musical event is “20 years of song for the head + the heart”. That is true, because year after year, more and more people gather in one place to enjoy great music, relax and enjoy togetherness. Music is a great power and everyone can feel it at Other Voices. 

Glastonbury headliners, Grammy-winners and New York Times cover stars will be in Dingle from 2nd to 4th of December to give everyone in attendance a positive experience. 

Other Voices 21st anniversary!

This season it celebrates its 21st anniversary. Time after time, audiences discover new artists, and this year’s Festival season will be no exception. With a variety of musicians, beautiful venues and a soulful atmosphere, no music fan will be left untouched. We are looking forward to this event and hope to listen to something new and fresh or experience authentic Irish music.

Festival locations

Other Voices Dingle 2022 will be held in several locations over three days.You can visit each of them to enjoy the music of each artist. In addition, you can watch some of the performances online, so you won’t miss anything interesting.

The Church of St James

This church is located right in the centre of Dingle.This is the place that has been considered the heart of the festival for 21 years. This is where some of the festival’s most famous guests have performed – Sam Fender, Hozier,  Amy Winehouse and others. 

Gemma Dunleavy, Gilla Band, Paolo Nutini, Loyle Carner, Sorcha Richardson, Just Mustard & The Big Moon, John Francis Flynn, Inhaler & more will be performing at the heart of the festival. Tickets for this location are not for sale, you can only win it in a competition (to get more information, subscribe to the festival’s social media page). But if you don’t manage to win a ticket, don’t despair. You can watch the Other Voices online right here

Ireland`s Edge 

This is a platform for conversation, discussing new ideas. The main themes this season are: art, culture, power and many others. An open space for conversation helps to open up new perspectives. Every year this event is attended by unique and interesting personalities – reporters and editors from the world’s newspapers. 

This year’s guests are: Cormac Begley, World renowned concertina player, Shon Faye, Writer & Author of The Transgender Issue and many more. Ireland`s Edge will be a great way to start the day, and in the evening you can go to the Dingle Gin Music Trail. The event will take place over two days – 2 and 3 December at the Skellig Hotel.

You can buy weekend and day tickets here. 

Dingle Gin Music Trail

Audiences will discover more than 40 of Ireland’s best emerging and established musicians on stage. All concerts will take place at Dingle venues. Murphy’s Ice Cream, Barr Na Sraide, John Benny’s Green Room, The Marina, Paul Geaney’s and other great places of Dingle will open their doors for concerts. In this location of the festival the organisers promise us some secret guests. With all tickets to the Gin Trail already sold out, those wishing to attend the event can also get on the waiting list right here. 

Cogar 

Cogar is an integral part of Other Voices and is a multiple art and live performance event run by Áine Ní Chíobháin. You can become a part of Cogar during the weekend. It will take place in the sensory gardens at An Diseart with Cáit Ní Riain, Donal McConnon, Aisling Wharton and others.

Banter

The next location will be situated in the backyard of Foxy John’s and will run from 2pm – 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Banter is a series of public discussions, talks and interviews. Banter has been an annual event since 2012 and the 21st anniversary is no exception. Attendees will enjoy conversations about this and that, led by host Jim Carroll. There will be amazing speakers: Nóirín Hegarty, Ireland Editor of the Sunday Times, Louise McSharry writer, Sorcha Richardson singer-songwriter & Eve Hewson actor and many others.

IMRO Other Room

Unusual performances by new voices that will be only broadcast online. The performance will be recorded at Hillgrove, and songs by SELLO, Kynsy, Pa Sheehy & Celaviedmai will be broadcast at Dingle Bars and on YouTube. The up-and-coming performers can only be heard online.

Other Voices is one of the most anticipated events of the year. We are sure that the 21st anniversary of the festival will be unforgettable!

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Kateryna Mazovetska

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