BALLINA BEATS Jazz drummer David Lyttle is among the acts who will perform during Other Voices Ballina.
Ballina is abuzz with the news that the Other Voices Festival will return to the town on Friday and Saturday, February 28 and 29. Elbow, Skinny Living, Denise Chaila and Jesca Hoop are among the acts slated to perform in St Michael’s Church, which will be recorded for TV, while the performances will be broadcast to venues throughout the town.
Alongside the church recordings, the Other Voices Music Trail will be in full swing over the weekend. Pubs and venues across the town will be brimming with free performances from a host of genres.
The Music Trail acts have just been announced, and the line-up will include Bell X1 guitarist David Geraghty (aka Join Me In The Pines), alternative folk singer Joel Harkin, MOBO Award-nominated jazz drummer David Lyttle and rising-star jazz guitarist Joseph Leighton, indie-folk outfit Runabay, multi-instrumentalist Anna Mullarkey, folk-pop duo Elkin, Cork collective Shookrah, alternative-R&B and post-punk psychedelia band Junk Drawer, Mayo indie pop artist Lydia Ford, neo-soul/electronica act Nnic, post-punk band Sprints, indie band Ports, rapper and spoken-word artist Murli, bubblegum pop band Squarehead and last but not least, Dundalk folksters The Mary Wallopers.
This series of free gigs will take place in The Loft, T Breathnach’s, An Sean Sibin, An Bolg Bui, Harrison’s, Paddy Mac’s, Bar Square, An Tarbh 47, The Cot and Cobble, Vincy’s Bar, and Shambles. The full day-to-day line-up will be announced on the week of the festival.
See www.mayonews.ie/competitions to be in with a chance to win tickets to the intimate intimate Other Voices TV recordings at St Michael’s Church. For more information on the Other Voices Festival Ballina, see www.othervoices.ie.