Galway International Arts Festival presents

Other Voices

NewDad, Anna Mullarkey, Tolü Makay, Susan O’Neill and Mick Flannery

Galway International Arts Festival and Other Voices join forces for a special one–off livestream Friday 3 September at 9pm from Galway’s beautiful 13th century St. Nicholas’ Church.

WATCH: Other Voices x GIAF 'Courage' from St. Nicholas' Church

For one night only, Other Voices Courage comes to the Festival to broadcast a one–off livestream from the fabulous setting of St. Nicholas’ Church in the heart of Galway City. Showcasing a number of great Irish voices, the event promises to be something a bit special.

Galway sensation, dream–pop band NewDad, with their perfect indie–pop hooks injected with a lo–fi shoegaze have become BBC 6 Music darlings and will make their festival debut ahead of their sold–out UK Autumn tour.

After a huge breakthrough in 2021, racking up 1,000,000 views on her magnificent reimagined chart topping version of N17, afro–pop sensation Tolü Makay’s star has continued to rise throughout this year. In the beautiful surroundings of the church, she will perform a solo set showcasing her soulful jaw–dropping talent.

Galway’s own trailblazing composer and producer Anna Mullarkey is a rare talent whose extraordinary performance credentials have gained her comparisons to icons like Björk, Billie Holiday and Philip Glass. Anna will bring her unique blend of world music, folk, jazz and electronic to the festival stage for what promises to be a mesmerising performance in her hometown.

Gifted newcomer Susan O’Neill and renowned Irish song–writer Mick Flannery spent much of 2020 writing together, developing a deep musical connection which they showcased beautifully during Other Voices Courage in 2020. They return to Other Voices now for another inspiring collaborative performance ahead of the release of the duets album this autumn.