Other Voices will be returning to the vibrant city of Belfast for a second time from June 14th to June 16th, showcasing an array of fantastic musical and cultural events. Today Other Voices is delighted to announce the remaining events that will be put on as part of this very special weekend.
FIFTY – THE GIVEN NOTE – SUPER SUNDAY BREAKFAST SESSION
On the 14th of June, Other Voices Belfast will kick off with a unique version of one of the Duncairn Centre’s signature events, FIFTY. FIFTY is an intimate music and arts event, suitable for a wide spectrum of creativity ranging from spoken word to live music, visual art, photography, and whatever else occurs. With a maximum of 50 guests, members of the community are encouraged to come along and join in the conversation on range of pertinent topics. The topic up for discussion at the Other Voices edition of the event will be ‘creativity and how it shapes our future’ musical guests on the night will include folk duo Lemoncello, poet and spoken word artist Colin Hassard and alternative folk musicians Ríoghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum.
On the 15th of June The Given Note will take place in the Duncairn Centre for Culture and the Arts. A discourse, with live music performance, exploring the question of how music affects reconciliation, celebrates diversity and tradition and gives a voice to this generation’s concerns regarding identity, isolation and plurality. The event will also encompass a conversation around Belfast as one of the world’s great musical cities and highlight the city’s relationship with Nashville. The music and song that has left Belfast over centuries in the heads, the hands and the feet of immigrants has left an indelible thumbprint on the making of the Great American songbook and on country music and bluegrass in particular.
The final event that will take place as part of the Other Voices programme will be a specially curated version of the Duncairn Centre’s Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session event on the 16th of June. Super Sunday Big Breakfast Session’s offer members of the community the opportunity to engage with high quality artists and performers over Sunday brunch, with live music, resident DJ and arts and crafts for the kids. The theme of the Other Voices edition of the event will be ‘Music, Reconciliation & the Future’.
Once again, Other Voices will be collaborating with the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts and 174 Trust to bring this dynamic event to Belfast with the support and investment of RTÉ, Belfast City Council, The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
ˇThis is a coup to end all coups for not only The Duncairn but for this brilliant community and North Belfast. Other Voices have recognised the creative work of the Duncairn as a great music venue and our inclusive programming which promotes all that is great about this wonderful city and its people. We are thrilled to have such amazing line-up here and are more than confident that our work with Philip and all the folks at Other Voices will enhance our profile and North Belfast as a positive example of the power of music and arts to create positive change.”
· Ray Giffin, Arts and Events Manager Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts.
“Music influences so much of our culture here in Belfast. As part of our draft Cultural Strategy we’ve outlined our ambitions to secure UNESCO City of Music status by 2021, and attracting events like Other Voices is a fantastic way of celebrating music and our musical heritage. It’s great to have Other Voices back at the Duncairn Centre again this summer and I hope it will inspire creativity and influence other exciting cultural activities right across the city.”
– Cllr John Finucane, Lord Mayor of Belfast
“We are delighted to bring Other Voices back to Belfast, one of the worlds great musical cities. We are honoured to work again with our friends at The Duncairn in north Belfast to use the power of music, creativity and ideas to bring people together and to guide us all towards a better future. The event is made possible by the support of Belfast City Council, The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Reconciliation Fund) and RTE ”
– Philip King, Director of Other Voices.
Super Sunday – first come, first served.