As the series continues to showcase the best of Irish and international music, we’re previewing each new episode ahead of its airing. Last week, there were stellar performances (and enlightening chat) from Conor Oberst, Carson McHone, Kojey Radical and Overhead, The Albatross. Some lineup, eh?
This week, we have the sensational voice of Gregory Porter to look forward to. One of seven siblings, Porter grew up singing gospel in his mother’s church, who implored him on her deathbed to pursue singing full-time. The Californian crooner has since released four studio albums, winning two Grammys for ‘Best Jazz Vocal Album’ in the process. From St. James’ Church we’re treated to performances by rising Dublin singer-songwriter Sample Answer and Le Galaxie who bring the disco to Dingle with a storming set. The electro-pop outfit are joined by MayKay for a performance which had the crowd dancing in the pews. Pixie Geldof makes her Other Voices debut, showcasing songs from her confessional and accomplished album I’m Yours, while the IMRO Other Room introduces superb sibling folk-duo Cry Monster Cry.
Ahead of tomorrow’s show, Thursday, 23rd February @ 11.25pm on RTE 2, have a sneak peak at the performances from Pixie Geldof and Le Galaxie, below.