Other Voices, the internationally renowned Irish festival and music television program, returns this Friday, October 29 for a very special live broadcast, Other Voices: London Calling.
This special concert will be broadcast live from the beautiful surroundings of the Irish Embassy in central London at 9 p.m. (4 p.m. EST) on Friday, October 29. Music fans can enjoy the show anywhere in the world for free through Embassy and Other Voices’ social media and YouTube channels.
IrishCentral is delighted to team up again with Other Voices to bring you this special Irish music event right here on IrishCentral, as well as on our IrishCentral Facebook page.
Hosted by legendary Irish broadcaster Annie Mac, Other Voices: London Calling will bring together the music community from both sides of the Irish Sea in an uplifting music showcase at the Irish Embassy in London.
In the night, acclaimed eclectic folk group The Unthanks returns to the stage of Other Voices, with electro-acoustic duo Saint Sister performing songs from their critically acclaimed second album. There will also be a special performance by pioneer folk multi-instrumentalist Michael McGoldrick, while platinum artist from Belfast, Katie Melua, will make the long-awaited debut of Other Voices.
Following a series of inspiring live broadcasts from Cardiff, Galway and Dublin earlier this year, London Calling will be the final stop on Other Voices before returning home to Dingle to celebrate its 20th anniversary in November.
Produced in collaboration with the Irish Embassy in London, Other Voices: London Calling aims to build a cultural bridge this fall, celebrating the phenomenal breadth of talent across these islands and their influence on the global music scene.
Speaking about the embassy event, Irish Ambassador to UK Adrian O’Neill said: Irish talent.
“In partnership with the superb Other Voices team, we are delighted to celebrate the vibrant cultural ties and rich musical conversation that continue to bind our two islands. Join us on Friday October 29 for what promises to be an inspiring and inspiring event. joyful.”
Commenting on the live broadcast, Philip King, founder of Other Voices, said: “We look forward to filling the beautiful halls of the Irish Embassy with wonderful music and songs. For Other Voices London Calling, we have brought together some truly remarkable musicians and singers who have echoes of the traditions they are drawn from through their wonderful work.
“And to top it off, this will be presented by Annie Mac … Irish at heart and a heartily embraced star in Britain. It’s going to be a great night. We are so grateful to everyone at the Embassy and all of our partners, including the Irish government and Tourism Ireland, who made this night a possibility. “
Welcoming the event, Julie Wakley, Director of Tourism Ireland for Great Britain, said: “Tourism Ireland is delighted to support Other Voices: London Calling. The event will highlight contemporary and traditional music from the island of Ireland as well as that of our neighbors. A celebration of our close bond, we look forward to promoting this special evening to our fans and social media followers across Great Britain, highlighting Ireland’s rich culture as one of the many reasons why the destination should be at the top of travel wish lists.
Other Voices: London Calling is made possible with financial support from the Department of Tourism, Sport, Culture, the Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, Tourism Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs. More details are available here.
About other voices
Now in its 20th year, Other Voices is a glorious celebration of music in all its diversity. From its beginnings as an intimate musical gathering in a small church in Dingle, Ireland’s iconic festival has hosted a series of global events in Austin, London, Belfast, Berlin, Derry, New York with an additional 35 million people attending attended the festival online.
Their digital series “Courage” gained over 2.5 million views in 2020, bringing live music safely back into people’s lives with performances by Lisa Hannigan, Fountains DC, and more. In November 2021, Other Voices is celebrating its twentieth anniversary, live and online from its spiritual home in Dingle, West Kerry.