Ireland's premier music TV show Other Voices returns to RTÉ2 for its landmark twentieth season this April, with extraordinary performances and conversations captured in OV's spiritual home of Dingle - watch the first episode of the new season here, via RTÉ Player.

Each week, Other Voices features passionate, and powerful performances and interviews from an array of eclectic musical talents, including Sam Fender, Sigrid, Damien Dempsey, Kay Young, John Grant, Tolü Makay, Orla Gartland, Gemma Dunleavy and many more.

Other Voices host Annie Mac and Sigrid

The series, which will run for six weeks on RTÉ2 and worldwide on the RTÉ Player, sees the return of hosts Annie Macmanus, MayKay and Huw Stephens.

The series kicks off with a surprise performance from global superstar Dermot Kennedy, alongside a blazing OV debut from RTÉ Choice Music Prize nominee Orla Gartland, an explosive set from Dublin garage-rockers Sprints, while alternative hip-hop duo Tebi Rex bring their unique sound to the IMRO Other Room.

Dermot Kennedy

Later in the series, international acts including Kay Young, Sigrid, Sam Fender and John Grant will all shine bright in the Church of St James. Other Voices continues to champion new Irish talent with Stevie Appleby, Gemma Dunleavy, MELTS, HousePlants and more all taking to the IMRO Other Room.

Gemma Dunleavy

The series finale celebrates one of the country's most enduring musicians - the legendary Damien Dempsey. Presented by MayKay, this special episode will look back at Damien's many iconic OV moments over the past two decades, including his first-ever performance from series 1.

Damien Dempsey

Other Voices founder Philip King, said: "In this our twentieth year, it is again a delight and a privilege to host Ireland's and some of the world's most exciting musicians and artists in the beautiful town of Dingle, West Kerry, right at the edge of Europe. The music captured is uplifting and inspirational and it’s a joy to share this music with everybody."

Other Voices series twenty begins on Thursday 14 April at 11 pm on RTÉ2 and will be available internationally via the RTÉ Player.