Other Voices: London Calling – Irish Music Live Stream October 29
Other Voices, Ireland’s internationally acclaimed festival and music TV programme, returns this Friday 29th October for a very special live broadcast, Other Voices: London Calling.
This special concert will be broadcast live from the beautiful surroundings of the Irish Embassy in central London at 9pm (4pm EST) on Friday 29th October. Music fans can enjoy the show wherever they are in the world for free via the Embassy’s social media channels and Other Voices and YouTube.
IrishCentral is delighted to once again partner with Other Voices to bring you this special Irish music event right here on IrishCentral, as well as on our Irish Central Facebook Page.
Hosted by legendary Irish host Annie Mac, Other Voices: London Calling will bring together the music community from both sides of the Irish Sea in an uplifting musical showcase of the Irish Embassy in London.
In the night, famous eclectic folk number Thanks back on the Other Voices stage, with the electro-acoustic duo holy sister playing songs from their critically acclaimed second album. There will also be a special performance by the pioneering folk multi-instrumentalist Michael McGoldrick, while the platinum-raised artist in Belfast Katie Melua makes its long-awaited debut with Other Voices.
After a series of inspiring live streams from Cardiff, Galway and Dublin earlier this year, London Calling will be Other Voices’ final stop before returning home to Dingle to celebrate its 20th anniversary in November.
Produced in collaboration with the Irish Embassy in London, Other Voices: London Calling aims to build a cultural bridge this autumn, celebrating the phenomenal breadth of talent across these islands and their influence on the global music scene.
Speaking about the Embassy event, Ireland’s Ambassador to the UK, Adrian O’Neill, said: “We are delighted to open the doors of the Embassy and virtually welcome guests from all over Ireland, Britain and beyond to this special musical evening featuring brilliant Brits and Irish talent.
“In partnership with the superb team at Other Voices, we are thrilled to celebrate the vibrant cultural ties and rich musical conversation that continue to connect our two islands. Join us on Friday October 29th for what promises to be an event inspiring and joyful.”
Commenting on the live stream, Philip King, Founder of Other Voices, said: “We can’t wait to fill the beautiful rooms of the Irish Embassy with wonderful music and songs. For Other Voices London Calling, we have brought together truly remarkable musicians and singers who have echoes of the traditions they come from through their wonderful work.
“And to top it off, it will all be presented by Annie Mac…Irish at heart and a star warmly welcomed in Britain. It’s going to be a great night. We’re so grateful to everyone at the Embassy and to all our partners, including the Irish Government and Tourism Ireland, who have made this evening possible.”
Welcoming the event, Julie Wakley, Head of Tourism Ireland for Great Britain, said: “Tourism Ireland is delighted to support Other Voices: London Calling. The event will highlight contemporary and traditional music from the island of Ireland as well as that of our neighbours. To celebrate our close relationship, we look forward to promoting this special evening to our fans and social media followers across Britain, highlighting Ireland’s rich culture as one of the many reasons the destination should feature. at the top of travel wish lists.
Other Voices: London Calling is made possible through the financial support of the Department of Tourism, Sport, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, Tourism Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs. More details are available here.
About other voices
Now in its 20th year, Other Voices is a glorious celebration of music in all its diversity. From its beginnings as an intimate musical gathering in a small church in Dingle, Ireland’s iconic festival has hosted a series of global events in Austin, London, Belfast, Berlin, Derry, New York with an additional 35 million people attending. who took advantage of the online festival.
Their digital series “Courage” scored over 2.5 million views in 2020, bringing live music safely back into people’s lives with performances from Lisa Hannigan, Fontaines DC, and more. In November 2021, Other Voices celebrates its twentieth anniversary, live and online from its spiritual home in Dingle, West Kerry.