New Line-Up Announcements For Other Voices Derry

Little Matador and East India Youth added to the line-up with Music Trail bigger and better than ever  

With the support of DCAL and Derry City Council, the twelfth season of Other Voices will weave its magic spell once again in the city of Derry with a stellar line up for The Glassworks on February 7,8 and 9. Rock band Little Matador, made up of some familiar faces: Nathan Connolly from Snow Patrol, Dave Magee (LaFaro) Gavin Fox (Idlewild) Troy Stewart (Tired Pony and The Windsor Player) and Paul 'Binzer' Brennan (Former Bell X1 and The Frames) and London-based song architect East India Youth have just been added to the line-up joining Bell X1, Poliça, Foy Vance, Public Service Broadcasting, The Gloaming and George Ezra who will all perform in The Glassworks over the weekend.

For those who don’t make it into the Glassworks, the live action will be streamed locally to Sandinos, The Gweedore, Bound for Boston, Masons, Tinneys, Bennigans and The Grand Central as well as online via, the RTÉ Player and the Guardian website.

Derry city and beyond will host the hugely popular Other Voices Music Trail, with a brilliant line up of shows in venues in and out of the city including local acts Little Bear, Best Boy Grip, Declan McLaughlin, Wood Burning Savages and The Clameens. Venues will include the historic St Columb’s Cathedral, St Augustines Church and the recently renovated Guildhall. All Other Voices Music Trail events are free and will take place before and after the main Glassworks performances.

As well as all of the gigs on the weekend itself, the Music Trail will have an added dimension when it is taken out into the neighbourhoods in the Derry City Council area in the week leading up to the main event. Beginning on Monday 3rd February, Outer Voices will incorporate collaborations with local schools, The Music Promise project and community organisations to deliver workshops and live performances. One of the highlights of Outer Voices will take place on Friday 7th February when Generator NI delivers an ‘Industry Day’ in the Nerve Centre Cinema that will be open to everyone. The day will include a range of guest speakers including artists from the weekend’s line-up. For more information visit 

And Other Voices wouldn’t be the same without the addition of Banter, a salon style series of discussion and debate curated and by Jim Carroll which takes place at the Cottage in the Craft Village, Derry. The first three guests announced are Jazz Summers (legendary band manager), Lloyd Bradley (British writer on black music) and Paul Duane (film-maker). 

Each year, Other Voices provides a TV and online platform for new and emerging acts in the IMRO Other Room. Hundreds of applications for a performance slot were received and the Viewer’s Choice shortlist (featuring Conor Walsh / Cat Dowling / Overhead The Albatross / Gaze Is Ghost / Tell No Foxx) is now live for public voting (closes 10am Mon Jan 27). Get your vote in now!

Tickets to the Glassworks are free and can be won through various online and media competitions so keep an eye on the website at for details. To stay up to date with announcements please log on to and follow on Facebook (Other Voices) and Twitter (@othervoiceslive).

Other Voices is supported by DCAL, Derry City Council, RTÉ, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland, IMRO, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.