It’s Dingle time. Season 9 of Other Voices in the town of Dingle, Co. Kerry is a music enthusiast’s haven from the world for five days. Thankfully the snow was left behind, but we’ve brought with us a great sense of expectation for what’s to come. And how could we not? The National (who have just arrived), Marina & The Diamonds, Lissie, And So I Watch You From Afar, Everything Everything and the late addition of Steve Mason are just a handful of the acts braving it to the Dingle peninsula for these unique and intimate gigs, and we do mean a “80-people-crammed-into-a-genuine-200-year-old-church” level of intimacy.

Night one’s performances saw Other Voices veteran Richard Hawley invite along some famous friends to play with him. The bad news is that Laura Marling, was struck with flu so was unable to perform. Having travelled on the ferry from the UK and made the long trek to Dingle, it’s a big disappointment especially considering Marling accepted the invitation to perform at the request of a good old fashioned handwritten letter from Hawley.

Posted on December 5th, 2010


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