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eir Other Voices Festival has teamed up with Irish musician Lisa Hannigan to announce the first artists who will make the journey to Dingle this December. Exciting! 

Between Friday 2nd and Sunday 4th of December, Hannigan will join a slew of Irish and international artists to record the fifteenth series of the music TV show, which will air on RTÉ2 in 2017. The St. James’s Church recordings will be hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Dublin born/London made DJ and broadcaster Annie Mac and Fight Like Ape’s leading light May Kay. What a lineup of hosts.

In an exclusive eir Other Voices performance filmed in Berlin, Lisa confirmed appearances in Dingle from internationally breaking Dublin hip hop artist Rejjie Snow, much lauded UK singer and writer Pixie Geldof, Californian musician and singer Margaret Glaspy, Rough Trade signed Irish indie act Girl Band and Mobo nominated musician, poet and artist Kojey Radical. These and many more emerging and legacy artists will travel to Dingle for the December sessions. Lisa also performed the track Snow from her latest No. 1 album At Swim, a taster of what to expect from the festival. The announcement and performance is available to view on the eir Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/eir. Further artists for the recording sessions will be shared soon.

Across the weekend in Dingle, thousands of music fans will take to the annual Music Trail, where more than seventy artists from diverse musical backgrounds will perform free concerts in venues throughout the town and beyond, before and after the church shows. eir will be live streaming the St James’ Church performances to twelve venues across Dingle, so not a note will be missed.

This year’s performances in Dingle will be cut together with recordings from the recent Other Voices Texas sessions to create one of the most significant music TV shows to come out of Ireland in many years. Artists who took part in Other Voices Texas include Willie Nelson, Mumford and Sons, Conor Oberst, Cage the Elephant, Gregory Porter, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Wild Child and a host of others.

Each year the eir Other Voices Festival provides a TV and online platform for new and emerging acts with the recording of the IMRO Other Room, for which over a thousand entries were received. Those who like lively conversation will enjoy Banter – a salon style series of discussions and debate curated by Jim Carroll (thisisbanter.com), taking place in Foxy John’s Bar (half pub, half hardware shop). Guests to be announced in the coming weeks.

“Other Voices in its 15th year celebrates the brilliant musical voices of 2016, from home and abroad. A rainbow of musical hues will play right across The Dingle Peninsula, at the most diverse TV recording session we have ever put together.’ – Founder of Other Voices, Philip King

Commenting on the eir Other Voices announcement, Jon Florsheim, Chief Commercial Officer at eir, said: “There’s a really fantastic line up for the 2016 eir Other Voices Festival – definitely something to suit all musical tastes and with many more musical treats to be revealed. We’re delighted to be involved in this year’s Festival – it’s such a great event for showcasing talent from Ireland and overseas and there’s no place more suitable as a music venue than the beautiful town of Dingle, with its rich cultural heritage and world renowned hospitality. Stay close to our eir Facebook page in the run up to December as we’ll be running a competition to win a weekend trip to Dingle”.