• eirOtherVoices2017


eir Other Voices returns to Kerry this December 1, 2 and 3, clocking up the 16th installment of the world-renowned TV series recording sessions that reverberate around St. James’ Church in Dingle, later edited and broadcast on RTE2 and around the world as Other Voices, Ireland’s longest running music TV series.

Over the years a dynamic, eclectic, free music and arts festival has flourished alongside the TV recordings in Dingle, broadening the musical offering, introducing spoken word, artistic and theatrical elements, taking the eir Other Voices experience beyond the tiny capacity of the Church sessions and bringing it to the thousands of music fans from home and abroad, who brave the mercurial winter weather of the Wild Atlantic Way to immerse themselves in a weekend of glorious musical diversity.

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Over seventy gigs and talks over the festival weekend will, as always, be completely free. All those who have registered in advance will have their names entered into a draw to win tickets to St. James Church. 

Gigs in the following venues on the Music Trail will only be accessible by those who have registered and collected their wristband:

 An Diseart // An Chonair // The Dingle Brewing Company // Nellie Freds // McCarthy’s

Registration on Eventbrite is free. Please remember - registration on eventbrite does not guarantee access. Capacity is limited across all venues, so entry on the night will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Tickets can be exchanged for wristbands in the The Hub. More information about ticket exchange and event access will be sent out in the coming weeks.

Register Here

  • OV Banter


Banter returns to eir Other Voices Festival at Foxy John’s on Saturday December 2nd and Sunday December 3rd. Telling stories about this, that and the other, Banter is often raucous, consistently agitative and never humdrum. 

This year’s Banter will feature a host of diverse guests and talking points from conversations with playwright Enda Walsh, to the incredible story of Rough Trade Records with Geoff Travis and Jeannette Lee. Take a journey into space with Emer Reynolds, director of The Farthest and join cultural anthropologist Genevieve Bell to discuss people, technology and the future. Writer and broadcaster Sinead Gleeson will present the arts review of the year, with a special performance of Your Chroma with Stands Music. Sarah McBriar will tell the story of the AVA Festival, while Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó’Maonaigh will be exploring traditional music in contemporary times. Further Banter experiences will be announced closer to the Festival.