Irish and international music fans can stream the weekend’s performances for free on social media.

'Other Voices Cardigan' kicks off this coming weekend and will mark the eclectic festival's first virtual edition ever.

Broadcasting from the National Museum Cardiff, Wales on Saturday and Sunday, our Celtic neighbours will host the virtual festival which aims to bring the cultural spirit of both our nations together in music.

Bridging the gap between bridge between Wales' St David’s Day (March 1) and St Patrick’s Day, two trailblazing Celtic musicians will be leading the line-up for this unique event. Irish violinist Aoife Ní Bhriain will join Welsh harpist Catrin Finch for a collaboration which aims to represent the cultural closeness, longstanding history and continued connection of the two places, both immersed in language, music and art. 

Other notable artists of the 'Other Voices Cardigan' edition includes post-punk poet Sinead O'Brien from Limerick, electronic pop artist Ani Glass, Cardiff-based rising star Juice Menace, multi-instrumentalist The Gentle Good, as well as rapper, producer, and songwriter BERWYN. 

Be sure to keep an eye out on the 'Other Voices' social media platforms over the weekend. All of the live performances can be streaming via their YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter pages for free. UK-based fans can tune into via the BBC.

'Other Voices' has been an Irish institution ever since it launched back in 2003. Previous notable performances which featured on the TV show include Amy Winehouse, Denise Chaila, Hozier, and Glen Hansard.

The event is hosted by Huw Stephens and Kizzy Crawford, and will broadcast on RTÉ and Wales TV channel S4C later this year.