Other Voices has announced the first acts playing The Dingle Distillery Music Trail.
The Music trail returns for it annual Dingle outing in West Kerry from Friday December 1st to Sunday December 3rd.
Announced today are:
- 49th & Main
- Anna’s Anchor
- Aoife Wolf
- Big Love
- Chubby Cat
- Conchúr White
- Elaine Malone
- Joshua Burnside
- Megan Nic Ruairí
- Really Good Time
- The Line
- Ama Yard
Other Voices returns to Dingle this December for its 22nd series. The main church acts are yet to be announced.
50 music acts will fill the trail programme with 80 performances across Dingle town’s pubs, bars, venues and spaces. Expect some surprises too.
Weekend wristbands priced at €85 plus fees go on general admission sale today at 12pm via Eventbrite.
These wristbands will give you access to every show along the Music Trail, on a first-come, first-served basis, with most artists performing twice across the weekend. Ticket sales will be limited to four per person, with many more artists and the full day-to-day schedule to be released in the coming weeks.
Lineups and info for the programme for St James’ Church, Banter, Cogar and more are to be announced.
Other Voices are thrilled to reveal the first wave of artists lined up to make the musical pilgrimage to West Kerry this December to play the Dingle Distillery Music Trail. Featuring many of the island’s rising stars and firmly established acts; some serious talent has been curated for this year’s bill, which marks Series 22 of Other Voices Dingle.
Joining us next month will be Kilkenny indie-pop duo 49th & Main, who recently shared their B.O.A.T.S. mixtape full of dance-driven anthems via Counter Records. Limerick band Anna’s Anchor, fronted by Marty Ryan, will provide indie tunes from their new album The Merries, while Belfast-based, Offaly-born musician Aoife Wolf is set to bring her searing psych-folk soundscapes to the Dingle Distillery Music Trail.
Also joining us on the Music Trail this year is Donegal alt-pop act Aonair, who infuses the sounds of lush ‘80s music into their own electronic production, with rich results. Dublin band BIG LOVE have delivered sweet, melodic pop since first emerging with ‘Lily’ in 2021, while Belfast punks Chalk have proven themselves as one of Ireland’s most visceral live acts – recently performing in West Wales as part of Other Voices Cardigan.
Cork native Chubby Cat is bringing her empowering brand of contemporary pop to West Kerry in December, having released a steady stream of attention-grabbing singles that fiercely break the mould over the last two years. Acclaimed Armagh singer-songwriter Conchúr White will also make his return ahead of the release of his dreamy debut album Swirling Violets in January via Bella Union.
We’re over the moon to have Limerick-born artist Elaine Malone in our midst, having turned Cork’s DIY scene on its head in recent years with her brilliantly expansive psych-rock material. Filmore! will be stopping by to perform energy-packed experimental tracks from his new self-titled EP. Northern Irish folk sensation Joshua Burnside is taking a few days out of writing his third album in Paris to bring his lush, genre-blending tunes to Dingle. In contrast, Irish punk band M(h)aol will surely cause a riot in style with songs from their boundary-pushing debut album Attachment Styles.
We’re delighted that Donegal musician Megan Nic Ruairí (also a member of family band Clann Mhic Ruairí, BIG LOVE and Bláth na hÓige) has been added to the Dingle Distillery Music Trail bill, armed with stories of love and self-exploration – plus Belfast-born artist Morgana, the solo project of Saint Sister’s Morgana MacIntyre. With a debut album in the works and tour dates booked, her effervescent foray into pop is garnering deservedly huge buzz.
The stage is set for the Other Voices return of Choice Music Prize-nominated Dublin rapper Nealo, who is gearing up to release his second album November Medicine this month. Hotly-tipped Irish-Cuban artist Qbanaa is making her West Kerry debut. Based in Dublin, the ‘One to Watch’ performer’s versatile discography evokes soul, jazz, Latin, drum ‘n’ bass and contemporary pop elements.
Really Good Time bring the noise (and the matching boiler suits). Catch them in all their art-rock greatness on the trail alongside R&B/hip-hop talent Sweetlemondae, whose pop anthem ‘Turn The World’ was chosen as the feature track to RTE’s coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Meltybrains? member and gifted composer Brian Dillon will perform under his solo moniker The Line as part of the line up, after working with the likes of Denise Chaila, Talos, Loah, Emmet Kirwan and more over the last decade.
Irish-Ghanaian act Winnie Ama may be inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, but her form of neo-soul, disco and jazz is as forward-thinking as it gets. Her Dingle appearance will surely be unmissable. Last but certainly not least, Dublin electro-noise quartet YARD are bringing all-consuming, intense tracks to the Music Trail for a fully immersive experience.