The beginning of every December is usually marked by a contingent of music fans descending on the Co. Kerry town of Dingle for a few days of music and mayhem.
Of course, it's not possible to hold Other Voices in the traditional sense this year - but nevertheless, the online version of the mini-festival is already a hit with fans.
After hosting 'Courage' gigs in various venues across Ireland throughout the year, Other Voices: Bringing It All Back Home kicked off last night with performances from Hozier with the Crash Ensemble in St. James's Church, as well as rising star Cmat, SON (Susan O'Neill) with Mick Flannery, and Damien Dempsey. There was also archive footage from The Gloaming and it was generally a beautiful couple of hours of music. And best of all, it's completely free.
It runs until December 6th and continues tonight from 7pm with sets from Ailbhe Reddy, Nealo, Niamh Regan and Cinder Well. Watch here.
If you missed last night's performance, you can watch it here now, while the schedule from Friday - Sunday (and the reaction to last night) can be seen below.
FRI 4 DEC // 7PM // MARK LANEGAN, GERRY O'BEIRNE & MUIREANN NIC AMHLAOIBH, AOIFE NESSA FRANCES + RHIANNON GIDDENS AND FRANCESCO TURRISI
Watch here: https://bit.ly/364AFOL
SAT 5 DEC // 7PM // FOR THOSE I LOVE, CONCHÚR WHITE , SUN COLLECTIVE + PILLOW QUEENS
Watch here: https://bit.ly/3m9R1LF
SUN 6 DEC // 7PM // PETER BRODERICK, LUZ, FOX JAW, SÉAMUS AGUS CAOIMHE UÍ FHLATHARTA
Watch here: https://bit.ly/3meCq1C
— Sinnerman (@LisboaDebbie) December 3, 2020
— Brónagh Murphy (@dcdub22) December 3, 2020
Just incredible and beautiful live music from @OtherVoicesLive #OV2020 @Hozier @cmatbaby @DamoDempsey @SoundsofSON makes me realise how much I’ve missed going to live gigs this year. More tomorrow night 👌 pic.twitter.com/rrxntKzmrM
— Shaz Doc (@shazbosco) December 2, 2020
Wish I was in an Daingean watching Susan O’Neill in person but sitting by the fire eating a spag bol while listening to her gorgeous tunes is a pretty ok alternative ❤️#OV2020
— Sorcha Pollak (@SorchaPollak) December 2, 2020
— m ι k ε (@FentyyMike) December 2, 2020
Could really have done with a trip to Dingle this year for Other Voices. It’s medicinal. Does your soul good. But the stream has been brilliant. Damo was stellar as always. SON was deadly and CMAT is a star. This lad from Wicklow is decent too. What a great Wednesday #OV2020
— Gordon Spierin (@gordonspierin) December 2, 2020