- 28 Sep 23
Picture This, Niamh Regan, Sekou, and more, are set to perform at the in-person and live streamed event.
Today, Thursday, September 28, Other Voices returns to University College Cork both live and online for a night of extraordinary live music.
In collaboration with UCC and hosted by MayKay, Other Voices will continue to celebrate the phenomenal breadth and diversity of Irish music right now. Following the huge success of last year’s Other Voices - ‘Bringing It All Back Home: UCC’ - this year’s event promises another evening of artistic brilliance and unmissable performances.
Chart-topping Irish pop group Picture This, Choice Music Prize nominated singer-songwriter Niamh Regan, alt-rock Cork-based six-piece Cardinals, and critically acclaimed Ballymun hip-hop-jazz collective, Bricknasty, make up the Irish artists on this eclectic bill.
The event will also feature a soaring Other Voices debut from Sekou, the 19-year
-old UK soul rising star.
Last year's inaugural event captured the attention of music fans around the world with outstanding live sets from Cork’s Cian Ducrot, who topped the charts in Ireland and the UK earlier this month with his debut album Victory, Mercury Prize nominee SOAK, industry favourite Biig Piig and many more.
Speaking about today's event, Other Voices founder, Philip King, said: "We are delighted to bring Other Voices back home to University College Cork and to build on the success of last year's wonderful outing on the most beautiful campus in the country. The music will be just wonderful with a really special appearance by Picture This in the Aula Maxima before they headline two huge shows in the 3Arena in October.
"Our mission at Other Voices has always been to celebrate what's about to happen and the musical life of UCC will be celebrated across the campus with performances in The Honan Chapel The Glucksman Gallery and The Aula Max. We are grateful to UCC and to The Bank Of Ireland for the opportunity to deepen and strengthen our relationship with the University and to enhance and enrich the student experience."
UCC President John O’Halloran also commented, saying: “Other Voices at UCC is a window into our beautiful campus and a celebration of creativity. We’re delighted to welcome Philip, MayKay and the Other Voices crew back to UCC this September. Last year’s event was a joyous occasion that brought wonderful music to our campus and showcased UCC around the world, with thousands tuning in from countries across the globe. I also want to thank Bank Of Ireland, without whose generous support this event would not happen.”
Irish and international music fans can watch the performances for free on Other Voices’ YouTube and Facebook platforms.
Director of Area South, Bank of Ireland, Ian McMorrough commented on the businesses partnership with Other Voices: “Bank of Ireland are proud to continue their partnership with UCC and Other Voices in supporting access to cultural events on campus and online. The 2023 lineup for Other Voices guarantees a fantastic evening for those attending at UCC or tuning in from around the world. Bank of Ireland wishes everybody involved the very best of luck.”
This collaborative livestream is made possible through the partnership of South Wind Blows, Other
Voices, and UCC, with the generous support of the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, as well as Bank of Ireland.
Check out the live stream below, from 7pm today, Thursday, September 28, 2023.