‘A relationship and creative engagement that continues to deepen and strengthen’: Susan O’Neill, Sans Soucis, Adwaith and Cerys Hafana for Other Voices Cardigan
The first series of artists to perform at this year’s Other Voices Cardigan, taking place from 26 to 28 October, have been announced. The festival in Wales, now in its fourth year, will present a weekend of live concerts in St Mary’s Church and a music trail featuring over 35 performances.
Included in the Cardigan line-up so far is singer-songwriter Susan O’Neill, who released her solo EP Now You See It last year, and whose 2021 album with Mick Flannery In the Game received nominations for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize and RTÉ Folk Awards that year. Also on the line-up is Italian pop band Sans Soucis, Welsh triple harp player Cerys Hafana, and winners of the Welsh Music Prize 2022 – indie band Adwaith.
These headline acts will perform at the festival’s main venue, St Mary’s Church, with more artists to be announced in the coming weeks. The headline concerts will be presented by Welsh broadcaster Huw Stephens and streamed live on the Other Voices YouTube channel.
The festival will also present a music trail series, featuring over 35 artists and bands performing in 11 venues across the town. Artists on the music trail programme include Belfast singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside, alt-folk duo Les SalAmandas, jazz-punk band Scustin, Cardiff singer-songwriter MALI HÂF, Welsh folk singer Gwilym Bowen Rhys, dream-folk duo Lemoncello, pop singer Fia Moon, and more.
In addition to its music offering, Other Voices Cardigan will this year present Clebran – Flowing Tides, a stream of talks and discussions taking place during the afternoons and evenings of the festival. The programme so far includes author and broadcaster Jon Gower; writer, composer and performer Daf James; and writer-director Tracy Spottiswoode, along with a series of artists, historians, policy makers, musicians, and thinkers.
Commenting on this year’s Cardigan event, Other Voices founder Philip King said:
We are delighted to be bringing Other Voices back to our home away from home in beautiful Abertifi this October. Other Voices Cardigan and Clebran is the culmination of the collaboration and partnership with our nearest neighbours. It’s a relationship and creative engagement that continues to deepen and strengthen. … we continue with the building of a cultural bridge between our two remarkable and unique countries.
Tickets for the music trail are currently on sale for £25, which also includes entry to all Clebran events. Music trail tickets also include automatic entry into the prize draw for tickets to concerts in the church.
For more information, visit www.othervoices.ie/
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Published on 9 August 2023