by / February 4th, 2014 /

Win Other Voices Derry tickets

This weekend sees the return of Other Voices Derry, the sister event to the annual trip to Dingle. Based in the Glassworks and spreading across the city, the three dayer brings with it the kind of quality bill for which Other Voices has become famous:

Public Service Broadcasting
Foy Vance
Bell X1 (pictured)
Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Little Matador
The Amazing Snakeheads
Walking on Cars
The Bohicas

The Gloaming
George Ezra
East India Youth

We have a pair of tickets up for grabs for Friday night. To enter just tell us the name of Public Service Broadcasting’s debut album and send your answer and details to by 2pm on Thursday.

In addition to the main gigs, Other Voices Derry will host the Music Trail and the following Banter events:


Annie Mac – the BBC Radio One queenpin joins Banter for a chat about life on the radio. She’ll be playing a late-night gig at Sandino’s but before she brings the rave, Annie will be talking about this, that and the other.


Michael Hann on the art of the interview: What does it take to get a great interview out of someone? Is there anything that can be done to save an
interview when it goes off the tracks? Should some interviewees be told in advance that they can always say no? Is Noel Gallagher really the best value interviewee in rock? Michael Hann, The Guardian’s music editor, talks about what happens when you press record.

Conor Masterson – the director of In the Deep Shade, the acclaimed documentary on Irish musicians The Frames, on his relationship with the band and catching the skin and bones of the band’s 20 year-plus career on the big screen. Conor’s film will be screening at The Nerve Centre at 5.30pm as part of the OneTwoOneTwo music documentary festival’s trip to Other Voices.

The Love/Hate Story – it’s been one of the biggest Irish TV hits of recent years and as we prepare for the fifth season, director David Caffrey joins us for the ballad of Nidge, John Boy, Fran, Tommy, Siobhan, Trish and Elmo

LegacyDerry – a conversation about the city’s tenure as UK City of Culture in 2013 and its medium to long-term effects for the city’s cultural scene with film-makerMargo Harkin, director of education at Nerve Centre and film-maker John Peto andMark Nagurski from CultureTECH

Musical performances today from Colm Mac Con Iomaire and Eve Murtagh.


Lloyd Bradley – a highly-regarded British writer on black music from funk to reggae, Lloyd is the author of the compelling history of reggae “Bass Culture” and, more recently, the compelling “Sounds Like London”, a book at looks at how immigrants have shaped black music in the city over the last 100 years.

Paul Duane – the film-maker behind hit TV series Amber and such fantastic dodcumentaries as Barbaric Genius (on London-Irish writer John Healy), Natan(profiling revolutionary Franco-Romanian director Bernard Natan) and Very Extremely Dangerous (focusing on musician, robber, cancer patient and all-round badass Jerry McGill) talks about his work to date – and life after getting listed by Variety magazine as one of their 10 Directors to Watch in 2014. There will also be a live set from Sive today.


Martin Hayes – we bring our weekend of Banter to a close with a conversation with the master fiddler from Feakle, Co Clare and a founder member of The Gloaming, a group who are proving to be one of the greatest Irish acts of their generation. Banter’s conversation with Martin Hayes will precede of a screening of the Moment to Moment documentary on The Gloaming as part of OneTwoOneTwo at Other Voices.