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The livestream tribute will take place at the US embassy in Dublin.
Other Voices is hosting a livestream from the US Embassy in Dublin to mark Bob Dylan’s 80th Birthday. The stream will take place on May 24th, and is called ‘Dignity’ after the Dylan song released in 1994.
Presented by singer Loah - who will also perform - the exciting event will feature a wide range of Irish performing tracks from the prolific singer-songwriter's catalogue, including Mick Flannery, Susan O’Neill, Joseph O’Connor and more to be announced.
"Once described as the performing curator of the museum of American music, Bob Dylan is continuing the journey he started over six decades ago," said Other Voices founder Philip King. "That he should continue to write, continue to record, continue to perplex and amaze and frustrate and entertain and bewilder and provoke and challenge… is quite simply astonishing.
"I think that Irish people access Dylan at a profound level; we know where he’s been, we like to think we know where he’s going. Like many of us he embraces and rejects tradition at one and the same time. The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem were living and playing music in the bars and clubs of Greenwich Village at Dylan’s dawn. They became, like many others, a source and an influence. As he says, ‘All I ever wanted was to journey to the place that that song spirit came from’. He’s done just that and with ‘Dignity’ we gather to celebrate the man and his remarkable work. May he stay Forever Young."
'Dignity' will air as part of the US Embassy’s Creative Minds series, and is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and the Ardagh Group. It will be streamed from the Embassy residence in Dublin’s Phoenix Park at 8pm, and will be available for audiences to watch on Facebook and YouTube.
In the meantime, pre-order our Dylan at 80 special issue of Hot Press Magazine below.
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