The internationally renowned Other Voices music festival took Ballina by storm last September. Over a weekend which celebrated excellent music, great workshops, a music trail in local pubs, high-profile concerts in St. Michael’s Church, Ireland’s Edge conference and the wonderful Ballina Food Fleadh.
Other Voices has been going strong in Dingle for 17 years, which has led to the creation of an acclaimed Music TV series with over 15 international broadcast partners. Other Voices Mayo will be included in the next broadcast series on RTE this year. Starting on Thursday 21st February, the Other Voices TV series will run over 9 weeks: each programme will be broadcast at 23.25 on RTE 2. The Other Voices Villager’s special, which aired on December 30th was the first full length programme featuring the Ballina festival.
The dates for airing of the other Ballina based programmes are February 28th, March 21st and April 11th on RTÉ2 at 23.25.
Now, to celebrate the upcoming screenings on RTÉ 2, Mayo County Council will host two Other Voices Ballina special preview screenings this Wednesday, February 13th in Ballina Arts Centre.
– Wednesday, 13th February in Ballina Arts Centre at 6.30pm (invited audience)
– Wednesday 13th February in Ballina Arts Centre at 9pm (public screening).
To book your place at the public screening, please contact Ballina Arts Centre at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 096 73593.
Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Places are limited so booking is essential.
The success of Other Voices in Mayo was built on collaboration and hard-working partnerships which included: Mayo County Council, South Wind Blows, Mayo.ie, Ballina Chamber of Commerce, Mayo North, St.Michael’s Church, Ballina Municipal District, Moy Valley Resources, Ballina Arts Centre, The Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina Presbyterian Church, Creative Ireland Mayo, Music Generation’s Core Youth Music Hub, Ballina Food Fleadh, Local Gardaí, local hotels, pubs and businesses.
A wide range of sponsorship, funding and in-kind supports were provided by these organisations and other sponsors including: INTEL, Hollister and Ballina Beverages.
There was a tremendously positive response to the Other Voices Festival in Ballina and it is conservatively estimated that the economic benefit amounts to €2,200,000. Additionally, the media reach was massive, with the total coverage of 39,408,212, across Press, Radio and Social Media.
And we’re looking forward to bringing you news about Other Voices 2019 soon!