OTHER VOICES – Starting Thursday 2nd February / 23:30 / RTÉ 2

Willie Nelson, Mumford and Sons, Imelda May, Gregory Porter and Lisa Hannigan
Pixie Geldof and Rusangano Family to appear on 15th series of Other Voices

Starting Thursday 2nd February / 23:30 / RTÉ 2

othrt-voices-2017Other Voices returns with its most vibrant series to date. The new episodes were captured at Arlyn Studios Austin, Texas and back at its hometown of Dingle on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The first episode will air on Thursday 2nd February, RTÉ 2 and will run for nine weeks.

In October 2016, Other Voices hit out from Dingle crossing the Atlantic on the musical expedition of a lifetime. The show found a sister home in Arlyn Studios, Austin, Texas where we filmed an exclusive acoustic performance with the legendary Willie Nelson and captured a mesmerizing performance from Grammy winning jazz and bluesman vocalist Gregory Porter. Special guests Mumford and Sons performed songs from their number one, platinum selling album ‘Wilder Mind’ and and gave us a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’. Fresh from performances on SNL and Jimmy Kimmel, the new Queen of Honky Tonk Margo Price and her band showed us exactly why she is Country’s rising star. Aoife O’Donovan recalled summers spent in West Cork and sang the beautiful ‘Lakes of Pontichartrain’. Iarla O’Lionard (The Gloaming) and Colm Mac Con Iomaire brought the room to a standstill with a spellbinding performance of The Foggy Dew. The new series of Other Voices will also include performances from Cage The Elephant, Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Sweet Spirit, Asleep At The Wheel, Dale Watson, Carson McHone and Wild Child who all joined us in Austin, Texas.

Following the trip of a lifetime to the Lonestar state, Other Voices returned home to St. James’ Church, Dingle during the eir Other Voices Festival to celebrate 15 years of the series with an exceptional Irish line up. The new series will include Imelda May, who raised the roof of the Church, performing new material from her forthcoming album produced by T-Bone Burnett. The show will also feature Lisa Hannigan’s delicate set of finely crafted songs from her critically acclaimed record ‘At Swim’ and the unstoppable force that is Rusangano Family, who burst onto the stage, addressing issues such as migration, identity and diversity in Ireland with infectious, powerful energy. The new series of Other Voices will feature beautifully haunting tunes from Pixie Geldof, indie punk-rockers Girl Band who turned the volume up to 11, ‘atmosfolk’ duo Saint Sister who played mesmerizing songs from their EP’s Madrid and Tin Man, Margaret Glaspy’s emotive, heart wrenching cover of Lauryn Hill’s ‘Ex-Factor’ and an exceptional trad performance from Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (The Gloaming) and Cormac Begley.

As always, the IMRO Other Room will showcase some promising artists on the rise – Roisin O, Overhead The Albatross, Fangclub, Moon Looks On, Cry Monster Cry and Viewer’s Choice Ailbhe Reddy who will feature in an Other Voices Other Room special. Performances were filmed in front of a live audience in An Chonair, Dingle.

The show will be repeated every Saturday night / Sunday morning at 00.30.

Other Voices 15 RTE 2

Episode 1 Thurs 2nd Feb 23.30

Imelda May / Willie Nelson / Cage The Elephant / All Tvvins / Other Room: Moon Looks On

Episode 2 Thurs 9th Feb 23.30

Mumford and Sons / Saint Sister / Rejjie Snow / Margo Price / OR: Roisin O

Episode 3 Thurs 16 Feb 23.30

Conor Oberst / Kojey Radical / Lisa Hannigan / Carson Mchone / OR: Overhead, The Albatross

Episode 4 Thurs 23rd Feb 23.30

Gregory Porter / Sample Answer / Pixie Geldof / Le Galaxie / OR: Cry Monster Cry

Episode 5 Thurs 2nd March 23.30

Margaret Glaspy / Girl Band / Rusangano Family / Caoimhin Raghallaigh & Cormac Begley / OR: Fangclub

Episode 6 Thurs 9th March 23.30 Other Room Special

Fangclub /Cry Monster Cry / Overhead, the Albatross / Moon Looks On /

Roisin O

Episode 7 Thurs Thurs 16th March 23.30 Austin 1

Willie Nelson / Margo Price / Cage The Elephant / Sweet Spirit / Dale Watson

Episode 8 Thurs 23rd March 23.30 Austin 2

Mumford And Sons / Wild Child / Carson McHone / Asleep At The Wheel / Colm Mac Con Iomaire / Aoife O’ Donovan / Gregory Porter

Episode 9 Thurs 30th March 23.30 Electric Picnic Special

Le Galaxie / Holly Macve / Heathers / Word Up Collective / Karl Blau / Dr. Dog / My Sweet Beloved

Other Voices is presented by Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Shakey Graves and May Kay.

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