Annie Mac and Huw Stephens to host Irish music TV series ‘Other Voices’

The tiny Kerry-based music festival has featured a plethora of stars

Radio one stars Annie Mac and Huw Stephens are to present the fourteenth series of Kerry-based music festival and TV series ‘Other Voices’, the show has confirmed to NME today (January 11).

Other Voices returns for its latest installment on January 23, and will be available to UK audiences via the international version of Irish state broadcaster RTE’s app, with a selection of content also appearing on YouTube.

The festival has previously featured the likes of Amy Winehouse, Florence And The Machine, Snow Patrol and Hozier. Annie Mac and Huw Stephens will be joined on presenting duties by Fight Like Apes frontwoman (and Huw Stephens favourite) Mary Kate Geraghty.

This year’s series features performances from Gaz Coombes, Low, Jack Garrett, Richard Hawley, Gavin James, Ane Brun and Glen Hansard amongst others.

Watch the teaser video for series 14 of Other Voices via YouTube, below:

The festival has honed a strong reputation in Ireland and abroad for both pushing up-and-coming artists, and for the atmospheric setting. Recordings are made largely in the 80-capacity St James’ Church in the rural town of Dingle, located on the Wild Atlantic Way in the south-west of Ireland. Performances take place in early December, and coincide with the town’s Christmas light parade, while artists can often be found performing local pubs on top of their official recorded performances.

While the shows take place in December, they only air live in a handful of places around the town, with the TV series and public reveal taking place early the following year. Tickets for the event cannot be bought, only won.

You can get a sneak preview of season 14 below, with three videos from the church, featuring (in order) a previously unreleased performance of Little Simz track ‘Devour’, Once star Glen Hansard performing ‘No Mercy’ and Ane Brun’s ‘Daring to Love’:

The full broadcast dates and artist for each show are shown below, with RTE player offering access to the shows for at least a week after they air (this will vary depending on the artist involved):

Episode 1 / 23rd January 2015
Gavin James
Lapsley
Gaz Coombes
IMRO Other Room – Bitch Falcon

Episode 2 / 30th January 2015
Glen Hansard
Little Simz
Shakey Graves
IMRO Other Room – Talos

Episode 3 / 6th Feb 2015
Jack Garratt
Otherkin
Low
IMRO Other Room – Saint Sister

Episode 4 / 13th Feb 2015
The Academic
Richard Hawley
Keaton Henson
IMRO Other Room – HAWK

Episode 5 / 20th Feb 2015
Ane Brun
Bleeding Heart Pigeons
Mahalia
IMRO Other Room – Gavin Glass