Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Other Voices returns to Dingle, Co. Kerry for a festival of music with performances from homegrown and international talent in St. James’ Church – taking place from Thursday December 1st to Sunday December 4th 2011.
This year’s event will be presented by acclaimed Irish actor Aidan Gillen who takes over from Annie Mac. Gillen commented: “I’m more than excited to be working on Other Voices this year. I only became an actor in the hope of one day getting on Desert Island Discs and playing records – this is way better. I’ve spent a large part of the last few years at the end of the Dingle peninsula and witnessed first-hand how well this festival fits this place. Roll on December!”.
The ticketing system is also different this year. St. James’s can only seat so many, with tickets selling out in seconds to those with “faster online connections and superior typing skills”. All tickets will be made available through competitions via “radio outlets, print media or online sites across Ireland. All competitions will be pre-announced on the Other Voices Facebook page.”
Also taking place in Dingle the same weekend is Feile Na Soilse (Dingle Festival of Light): “a four day celebration of the culture, music, food and community of Dingle, with open air Farmers Markets, Other Voices Music Trails, Christmas Carol Choral Competitions, Treasure Hunts, a Children’s Lantern Parade, Santa ‘Under the Sea’ at Oceanworld and a huge range of activities for grown-ups and kids alike.”
The line up will be announced closer to the time.