9pm, Thursday 8th APRIL 2021

S4C presents an hour-long special of performances from  OTHER VOICES CARDIGAN

Enjoy highlights and exclusive performances from the sophomore edition of Other Voices Cardigan 2021, filmed at the National Museum Cardiff in March 2021

S4C viewers can experience a glorious celebration of the shared Celtic identity of Ireland and Wales expressed by some of Wales and Ireland’s most exciting artists, featuring incredible performances from:

Ani Glass | Aoife Ní Bhriain | BERWYN | Juice Menace

Catrin Finch | The Gentle Good

We are delighted to announce a special one-hour programme of exclusive footage shot for Welsh broadcast partner S4C, which is due to air at 9pm on the 8th April. The broadcasts will also be available to watch again for a limited time on S4C Clic and on the BBC iPlayer following their initial transmission.

Hosted by Huw Stephens and Kizzy Crawford, Other Voices Cardigan is Ireland’s iconic TV music festival which returned to Wales for its second edition this March to honour the deep-rooted connection between Ireland and its nearest neighbour. Filmed entirely under Covid-safe protocols, this year’s festival featured online as part of #Gwyl2021. The screening on the 8th April will feature material not yet broadcast or available to view elsewhere.

Performances will include a special collaboration from two trailblazing Celtic musicians. Accomplished Irish violinist Aoife Ní Bhriain will join acclaimed Welsh harpist Catrin Finch for an unique collaboration which aims to represent the cultural closeness, longstanding history and continued connection of the two places, both immersed in language, music and art.

The rich and diverse line-up also includes electronic pop artist Ani Glass, Cardiff based rising star Juice Menace, multi-instrumentalist The Gentle Good and Trinidad-born rapper, producer, and songwriter BERWYN.

Further details on the S4C broadcasts can be found on http://www.s4c.cymru/c_listings.shtml?dt=2021-04-08.

The second edition of Other Voices Cardigan is supported by both the Welsh and Irish Governments and Welsh broadcast partner S4C and aims to deepen and strengthen the two nations’ long-standing relationship with positive engagement in the light of global uncertainty, through a series of beautifully realised musical performances.

"It's always a great pleasure to discover new music and share music and roots with one another. There are many similarities in the music of Ireland and Wales, and over the years the music has travelled with the people creating cultural links between both nations, which we were so excited to discover through preparing for this collaboration. Having both studied classical music while maintaining a strong connection to our roots, we are able to have a bilingual conversation of sorts through our musical understandings and appreciations of each others traditions, languages and cultures"

Aoife Ní Bhriain & Catrin Finch

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 About Other Voices

Now in its 20th year, Other Voices is a glorious celebration of music in all its diversity. From its beginnings as an intimate musical gathering in a tiny church in Dingle, Ireland’s iconic festival has hosted a series of global events in Austin, London, Belfast, Berlin, Derry, New York with a further 35 million people experiencing the festival online. Their digital ‘Courage’ series gained over 9.6 million views in 2020, bringing live music safely back into people’s lives with performances from Lisa Hannigan, Fontaines D.C and more. In 2019 the tiny West Wales town of Cardigan joined their family, cementing the ties between two Celtic communities who live, work and play on the wild westerly coasts of their respective countries. Other Voices Cardigan presents a stunning programme of live music and compelling dialogue around the intersection of art, culture, technology and commerce.

Quote from Philip King, South Wind Blows, Ireland:

“It’s a great delight for all of us at Other Voices to be returning to Wales to deepen and strengthen our relationship with Mwldan and working in partnership with 3 of the most significant festivals in Wales to create and curate compelling uplifting inspirational and entertaining content and to transmit that content from the singing city of Cardiff to the world. Gŵyl 2021 is about working together, playing and singing together with our nearest neighbours and in doing so help ameliorate the anxieties and tensions we have all experienced over the last year."

Quote from Dilwyn Davies, Mwldan Cardigan, Wales:

Other Voices and Mwldan are super excited at the prospect of an extraordinary weekend of music from Ireland and Wales, created and shared by our wonderful festival partners. During a time of separation, distance and lockdown, it's all the more important that we - artists, audiences - join together to share and celebrate the riches of our diverse cultures.”

Other Voices Cardigan is staged with the support and investment of Welsh Government, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and S4C, and is produced by South Wind Blows in partnership with Mwldan and Triongl.

All rehearsals, filming and recording have taken or will take place within local Coronavirus guidelines. All content made in Wales has been created entirely in consultation with Welsh Government.

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Other Voices Cardigan promo assets and artist press shots are available here:

https://bit.ly/2O6JqSi

Further info on artists is available at the below links:

Ani Glass | Aoife Ní Bhriain | BERWYN | Juice Menace |

Catrin Finch | The Gentle Good

Contact Tamsin Davies tamsin@mwldan.co.uk / +44 (0)7891 252 043 for further details.

Other Voices Highlights:

Other Voices Courage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpWuhpoBHfE

Other Voices Cardigan 2019: https://youtu.be/kQnf2DrtLKA

Denise Chaila: https://youtu.be/JKBsucw0wLk

Lisa Hannigan: https://youtu.be/UwaBoX97PbQ

Amy Winehouse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1xFsoRYrds

Hozier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_oGM2o2y0Y

www.othervoices.ie

@othervoiceslive

Theatr Mwldan

Theatr Mwldan is an independent Arts Centre and cinema based in Cardigan. Pre-Covid, the venue was open 363 days a year offering a multi artform live programme and screens around 3000 films and live broadcasts annually. A major producing venue, Mwldan is behind collaborations such as Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita, and also produces the Cardigan Castle Summer Events in partnership with Cardigan Castle. In 2017 Mwldan started the record label bendigedig in partnership with ARC music productions, operating a 360-degree model of artist management, agenting, producing, releasing, PR and marketing. A not-for-profit registered charity and social enterprise, the organisation has an annual turnover of £1.6 million and employs a staff team of 26.

www.mwldan.co.uk

@TheatrMwldan

Triongl

Triongl is a TV and Film production company established in 2017 by Nora Ostler and Alec Spiteri and joined by Gethin Scourfield in 2018. All three are experienced producers with a track record of producing high quality, award-winning content. They will be documenting ‘Other Voices/Lleisiau Eraill’ for Gŵyl 2021 on the BBC and an hour special edition for later broadcast on S4C.

www.triongl.cymru

@triongl_tv

Support

Other Voices Cardigan is made possible with funding support from Welsh Government, S4C, the Department of Tourism, Sport, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and National Museum Cardiff.