Dingle will once again be transformed into a musical haven at the start of December (6th, 7th, 8th) when Other Voices returns for its twelfth season - once again hosted by JohnBoy himself, Aidan Gillen.

The first three acts have been revealed as multi-million selling David Gray, Scottish post-rock outfit Mogwai and one of 2013's breakout Irish acts, Lisa O'Neill.

Other Voices head honcho Philip King explains further, in suitably poetic form: "It's great to be back, Other Voices hits the even dozen and what a trip it's been. We have photographed, recorded and archived the soundtrack of one of the country's most turbulent decades with some of Ireland's and the world's greatest artists. Their commitment, creativity and volunteerism have given us great hope for the future and the energy to continue on down the road on this expedition."

The IMRO Other Room will return again this year, again with a focus on unearthing some of Ireland's most deserving hidden talent. Applications to contribute have been coming in by the truckload, with over 1,000 acts having thrown their hat into the ring.

After a successful process last year, RTÉ and Other Voices will again give music fans the opportunity to select the artist for the final IMRO Other Room slot. From Monday November 11th, RTÉ and Other Voices invite artists of all genres to submit a YouTube link to one video (it can be a video or a still image with audio) or link to audio only recording for consideration. These links should be submitted through the application process on www.othervoices.ie

You can win (not buy!) tickets to the event via the above link, too. And look below for a trip down memory lane to last year's event.