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Other Voices set to return to Derry~Londonderry in February

20 November

The world renowned music television series, Other Voices, today revealed that Derry~Londonderry is on the musical itinerary for a second visit, following the hugely successful inaugural Other Voices weekend earlier this year in the UK City of Culture 2013.

Other Voices will revisit the city in February 2014, stopping off to record music and musings on 7th, 8th and 9th February.  This will follow a visit to Dingle, Co. Kerry in December.  The stunning Glassworks building will once again play host to a galaxy of local and international musical talent all of which will be streamed live to a number of local venues, while the Banter Sessions and the IMRO Other Room will also be filmed in the City of Song. The hugely popular Other Voices Music Trail will run in venues and spaces across the city, bringing the spirit of Other Voices to neighbourhoods and communities across the Derry City Council area.

Actor Aidan Gillen will once again host the show while the line-up remains firmly under wraps, to be announced just after Christmas.

Philip King, series editor, spoke of the return to the city commenting, “Last year we had a remarkable experience in Derry. We met really talented musicians and production people, forged a suite of partnerships with CultureTech and heard just great music. We are delighted to return to Derry to nurture and develop the relationships established between Dingle and Derry last year. We have an opportunity to build an enduring legacy over the next three years, share our knowledge and learning with the city and establish a renewable and refreshable resource making this singing city audible and visible the world over.”

Mayor of Derry, Cllr Martin Reilly said:

“I am delighted that Other Voices is set to return to the city again following the success of the event during our 2013 UK City of Culture celebrations, an event which achieved phenomenal success in terms of involving local talent and showcasing our city to an international audience. As Mayor I have had the opportunity to meet with Philip and his team in the City and to explore the possibilities of a return visit. Other Voices February 2014 production will complement the City of Culture Legacy Plan which has a special attention on Derry-Londonderry as a City of Music in 2014. This opportunity in 2014 will build on community involvement, educational programmes and national and international showcase for local talent from this city as well as inviting visitors to see what Derry has to offer.”

Tickets, once again, will be free and can be won through various online and media competitions so keep an eye on the brand new website www.othervoices.ie for updates.  You can also follow on Facebook (Other Voices) and Twitter (@othervoices).

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