Having been inundated with applications from emerging artists for the eir Other Voices performance slot at the festival’s IMRO Other Room recordings, an independent panel of music industry experts has produced a four artist shortlist.
The eir Other Voices Open Call has its four finalists. Having received 1,000+ submissions from across the whole island of Ireland, the festival looked to a panel of industry professionals to whittle the record breaking number down to a single digit shortlist.
In no particular order, the four eir Other Voices Open Call finalists are:-
- Noisome guitar-fuelled Dubliners, Fontaines
- Belfast-based Beck-alike psych-folker, Malojian
- With a voice that invokes the angels, Mayo-native & BIMMer, Maria Kelly
- Fiery lyrical poet & flame-haired Derry singer-songwriter, ROE
Not only will the poll-topping finalist bag a slot at the Other Voices festival, they will also win precious in-studio recording time, a music video, professional mentoring and guaranteed television airtime when their Other Voices performance airs as part of the 2018 RTE TV series of the same name. This rather juicy package which will make a dream gift for any of the four emerging artists is being sponsored by Irish telecoms company, eir.
And who wins is all down to you, the great MUSIC PUBLIC!
Can’t make up your mind? Tune into Tracy Clifford on 2FM to hear music from and interviews with all four finalists (you can also catch up on RTE radio player if you miss the ‘live in-show’). Polls close on Friday 3rd November and the winner will be announce on RTE 2FM three days later on 6th.
eir Other Voices Festival will run in Dingle from 1st to 3rd December. In its 16th year, the festival is an extremely popular arena for new music artists to showcase their talent.
To vote in the eir Other Voices Open Call see https://2fm.rte.ie/opencall
Voting which is now open, closes at midnight on Friday 3rd November. The public’s chosen artist will be announced on Monday 6th November on the Tracy Clifford Show on 2FM, eir.ie and OtherVoices.ie.
Listen to the four eir Other Voices Open Call shortlisters on our mini-Spotify playlist below. You can follow us at DervSwerve on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with more music news, views and reviews.
For more information on eir Other Voices Festival 2017 and to register for the opportunity to access more than 70 free live events on the Music Trail at eir Other Voices Festival see www.othervoices.ie
eir Other Voices Festival is supported by eir, RTÉ, Kerry County Council, Fáilte Ireland, IMRO, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Creative Ireland.