Hozier, Grammy-nominated five-piece Fontaines D.C., Elbow, Pillow Queens, and Rhiannon Giddens are among the line-up for the new season of Other Voices when it makes its return to RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player on March 4th.

The new season of Ireland's longest-running music TV show will also come from new locations, including Cardiff, and Ballina.

The series, presented by May Kay and Huw Stephens, is now in its 19th season and will run for 10 weeks, from March 4th at 11.05pm.

Pillow Queens

Hozier will kick off the season with an intimate, stripped-back, performance, featuring new string arrangements by Ireland's Crash Ensemble. Viewers can also expect performances from two Choice Music Prize nominated acts - the indie rock four-piece Pillow Queens and singer-songwriter Niamh Regan, both of whom released debut albums in 2020. 

Other Voices founder Philip King said: "The Other Voices series coming to you on television this year features a range of truly remarkable performances from Irish artists who opened their hearts and raised their voices in a powerful and emotional musical response to the events of what has been one of the most complex and difficult years in Ireland's history.

For Those I Love 

"We have been so lucky to have the support of Minister Catherine Martin which has been essential in enabling us to produce Other Voices this year and it is a privilege to work with these amazingly talented and creative artists and with the wonderful crews that make them audible and visible."

The new series will include three special episodes, with Fontaines D.C. performing in Dublin's Kilmainham Gaol, Other Voices regulars live Elbow from Ballina and Dingle, and a special highlight episode of the upcoming Other Voices Cardigan, with performances from rapper BERWYN, post-punk-poet Sinead O’Brien, violinist Aoife Ní Bhriain and more from Cardiff.

Rhiannon Giddens

Damien Dempsey, renowned folk singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens, alt country musician CMAT and For Those I Love - the project of multi-instrumentalist and producer David Balfe -  will also feature in the series.

Full list of artists featured on Other Voices series 19:

Ailbhe Reddy, Ani Glass, Aoife Nessa Frances, Aoife Ní Bhriain, BERWYN, Brigid Mae Power, Catrin Finch, Cinder Well, CMAT, Conchúr White, Crash Ensemble, Damien Dempsey, Elbow, Fontaines D.C., For Those I Love, Foxjaw, Hozier, Juice Menace, Luz, Mark Lanegan, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & Gerry O'beirne, Nealo, Niamh Regan, Peter Broderick, Pillow Queens, Rhiannon Giddens, Séamus & Caoimhe Ui Fhlatharta, Sinead O'Brien, Son (Susan O'Neill), Sun Collective, The Gentle Good.