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Aisling Bea, Dónal Fallon & more added to Other Voices Dingle along with Banter, Cogar & street art operas

Aisling Bea, Dónal Fallon & more added to Other Voices Dingle along with Banter, Cogar & street art operas

Aisling Bea

Following last week’s church line-up announcement with CMAT and more, and the Music Trail this December 1st to 3rd, Other Voices has added Aisling Bea, Dónal Fallon and more.

Other Voices has announced the lineups and programmes for Banter, Dumbworld & Cogar special strands in Dingle this year.


Jim Carroll’s legendary Banter series returns to Other Voices with a host of exciting guests including BAFTA-winning actor, writer and comedian Aisling Bea, historian and broadcaster Dónal Fallon, multi-award-winning author Mark O’Connell, journalist and Irish Times columnist Brianna Parkins, broadcaster and author Emma Warren, artist and designer Richard Malone, Chairman of the iconic Irish record label, Claddagh Records James Morrissey. Banter will also feature a special conversation with author Colum McCann and acclaimed Irish musician Colm Mac Con Iomaire with more names to be announced. 

Held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons during the festival weekend, Jim Carroll will explore what makes his guests tick, through a series of fireside chats in Foxy John’s pub on Dingle’s Main Street. Entry to Banter will be on a first-come, first-served basis each day so make sure to get in nice and early.

Dumbworld & Irish National Opera Present:

Award-winning street art operas projected around Dingle

An exciting new addition to this year’s Other Voices is ‘Dumbworld Presents’ – a trio of street operas set to captivate audiences across the weekend. Renowned for its boundary-pushing performing and visual arts, Dumbworld promises an unforgettable experience. Attendees can immerse themselves in these satirical operas, projected on large walls and experienced via the innovative Isolde app

Composer Brian Irvine, writer/director John McIlduff, and digital video artist Conan McIvor have joined forces with conductor Fergus Sheil to create an opera experience like no other.

Credit: Neil Harrison.

On Friday ‘The Scorched Earth Trilogy’ will delve into our complex relationship with the Earth – exploring themes such as the environment, climate change, pollution, and consumerism. On Saturday festival goers can enjoy the Double Bill ‘Two Angels Play I Spy’ ‘Drive By Shooting’ which feature angels and the elderly, exploring themes of betrayal, passion, and revenge.


Other Voices’ Irish language strand, Cogar, returns this winter with an eclectic lineup of artists of every form imaginable. A micro-festival for the senses, Cogar is set to celebrate creativity as Gaelainn, our native tongue. 

Taking place in Díseart Gardens across the weekend there will be a series of art and light installationsmusic performances, sculpture, pop-up gigs and more all curated by the brilliant Dingle creative Áine Ní Chíobháin

 Zoë Uí Fhaoláin Green / Ceití Ní Chéilleachair Caoimhe Ní Shúilleabháin, Methembe Mafu / Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín Dervla Baker / Breda Enright / Donal McConnon / Aisha Schärer / The Curley Organ Sláíne Ní Chathalláin Kyle Macaulay / Jeremy Spencer Sean Leahy and Skomal

You don’t need a Dingle Distillery Music Trail wristband to enjoy Cogar. 

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