Every December, the St James Church in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland hosts a series of televised concerts called Other Voices. For the first time, and with a helping hand from the Barbican, it’s coming to London on April 5-7. The venue is the beautiful Wilton’s Music Hall, one of the last surviving music halls, and the line-ups include some incredible rising talent. Headliners include Laura Mvula (above), a classically trained orchestral soul singer-songwriter who’s one of the hottest artists in the country right now; the ’80s Celtic soul band Dexys, playing after a triumphant return last year; and Imelda May, a sultry singer who’s like an Irish (and wholesome) Amy Winehouse. There’s also boundary-pushing folk from Villagers, John Grant, Soak and Stornaway, and funky, soul-inflected indie from bearded American producer dude Matthew E White. Sound good? Well, you can enter to win tickets at the Other Voices Facebook page, but if you don’t manage to get into the filming itself, don’t worry – every gig in the series will be streamed live to various venues in the City and East London, with details on the Other Voices website. James Manning
See our Other Voices listing for full line-ups and details.