Tonight, the home of Guinness in Dublin will be the location for a unique Christmas concert that will connect the heart of Ireland with the world.
One of Ireland’s most respected musical events, Other Voices, is staging a special Christmas show in the Guinness Storehouse, which will be live streamed around the world on December 16.
Featuring a wide range of Irish talent, ‘Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse’ will see this iconic building in the heart of Dublin come alive with an eclectic program of Irish music, stories, and songs.
There will be performances from Irish hip hop artists MuRli, Godknows and Denise Chaila, Choice Music Prize nominated musician Sorcha Richardson, Ivor Novello Award-winning and Mercury Music Prize nominee Conor O’Brien (Villagers), trailblazing hip-hop duo Mango X MathMan, singer-songwriter and pianist Jack O’Rourke, folk trio The Mary Wallopers, and Crash Ensemble, Ireland’s leading ‘new music’ ensemble.
A specially commissioned contribution from the award-winning Irish writer Joseph O’Connor will add a further dimension to the show.
This emotive evening of music and song will seek to bring something of home to those who remain abroad during this Christmas season.
During the evening, beams of light will illuminate the sky above the Storehouse and a necklace of lighthouses on the coast will light up. A special promotional video presented by ex Lightkeeper Gerald Butler captures the central message of the evening – collapsing distance through words and music and creating a safe and comforting pathway home for the Irish diaspora around the world.
Speaking about the production, Philip King, Other Voices, says: “This evening will connect, entertain and inspire, and send a message of hope, love and courage this Christmas.”
The award-winning Guinness Storehouse at St James’s Gate brewery is a pint glass-shaped tower rising seven storeys around a stunning central atrium. Self-guided tours offer an insight into the brewing of the famous ‘black stuff’ and delve into the brand’s ground-breaking advertising campaigns.
There is also the chance to sample Guinness-inspired food in the Storehouse brasserie and at the top of the tower is the Gravity Bar, where audiences can enjoy a perfectly poured pint of Guinness, see specially commissioned artwork by Irish street artist Aches and enjoy panoramic views over Dublin city.
To view Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse, simply go to the Other Voices social channels for links to the live stream #OVHome.
Other Voices will be accepting donations during the concert to support the music community in Ireland through the Irish Music Industry Covid Emergency Relief Fund.