Spirit Of Voice festival line up announced

Aindrias De Staic.

Aindrias De Staic.

THE SPIRIT Of Voice festival returns from November 12 to 14 with concerts and events celebrating song, words, and the human voice.

The festival launch party takes place this Saturday from 8pm at Johnston’s Hall, Kinvara, and will feature performances by Aindrias De Staic and Tom Portman.

Aindrias is an accomplished musician and actor having won the Best Actor award at the Geelong Film Festival 2006 and The Galway Music Award 2007. He will be joined on stage by the musicians José and Estaban Moreno.

Tom Portman is a extremely gifted guitarist, who specialises in playing the Dobro and lap steel guitar. His music ranges from blues to Indian ragas as well as his own compositions and covers.

The festival itself begins on Friday 12 at 8pm in Kelly’s with London hip hop poet Kate Tempest and The Sound Of Rum. Support on the night comes from the funky spoken word group Atlantis Collective and Galway’s The Lucky Crew.

On Saturday 13, also in Kelly’s, Cork soul/funk group Brian Deady will play their debut Galway show. Expect a night of soulful, dancehall friendly, grooves, and catchy choruses. Check out their latest single ‘Over Like Macgyver’. Support is from British r’n’b singer Helen Webb.

On Sunday at 8pm, The Crane Bar will host a concert featuring singer-songwriters Stacey Nolan and Sophie Coyle, Tuam folk singer-songwriter Seamus Ruttledge, opera singer Michel Brandt, and sean nós singer Orlaith Ní Mheachair.

Workshop classes focusing on improving vocal skills will be available during the weekend, with Michael Brandt, Helen Webb, and Malika McCarthy.

For more information contact 086 - 3367129 and see www.spiritofvoice.com

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