- 25 Apr 23
The new Anam festival's first performance on May 4 will see Ezra Williams and Anna Mieke take to the stage.
Other Voices presents new music festival Anam - Songs for Hearts and Minds in partnership with Local Government and Heritage, OPW and the Department of Housing.
MayKay will present the exciting music series when it will kick off on May 4, featuring a lineup of Sam Amidon, God Knows, Nell Mescal, Lisa Hannigan, Kingfishr, Ye Vagabonds, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and more.
The musical lineup will showcase multiple types of music with folk, hip-hop, trad sessions and iconic songwriting will be featured as well.
Other Voices, @opwireland & @DeptHousingIRL are proud to present:
☀️ Anam - Songs for Hearts & Minds ☀️
A brand new music series filmed in some of Ireland's most breathtaking historical landmarks featuring a dream of Irish & International acts 🏰https://t.co/bFx9VShAzz pic.twitter.com/aB8ImrS0uy
— Other Voices (@OtherVoicesLive) April 24, 2023
The exciting festival will also see the use of iconic landmarks across Ireland to be utilised for unique purposes; Blasket Centre - Ionad an Bhlascaoid in Dunquin, Ireland’s oldest Palladian-style house, the Castletown House in Kildare, Tipperary’s Cahir Castle, and Desmond Castle in County Limerick’s Newcastlewest.
This comes after the successful use of Kilmainham Gaol for Fontaines D.C. and their memorable Other Voices Courage act.
Patrick O’Donovan TD, Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public works, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Other Voices in showcasing such contemporary musical talent in our majestic Desmond Castle.”
These exciting locations will be the beautiful venues for these live performances from various artists.
Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, shared, “Our heritage – be it nature or historic buildings and ancient monuments – is a source of inspiration to so many artists, so it’s very fitting that these places should also be the setting for what I’m sure will be some amazing performances.
“I’m delighted that my own Department, the OPW and Other Voices have collaborated on such an exciting project to celebrate and deepen the interlinkages between the arts, culture, history and heritage.”
Other Voices' Phillip King declared, “The sound and the feeling of what it is to be Irish right now is manifest in the songs and tunes of these creative artists, who are informed and enriched by the traditions of past times…traditions born and nurtured in these halls and galleries over decades and centuries.”