villagers john grant

Other Voices left behind Dingle and Derry and got a plane to London last month to put on a show at Wilton’s Music Hall. The show was broadcast on RTÉ2 at ridiculously late o’clock last night. It saw performances from the likes of Laura Mvula, Matthew E White, Laura Marling, and these two lads, John Grant and Conor ‘Villagers’ O’Brien. They collaborated on ‘Glacier’, the closing track on Grant’s spectacular latest LP, Pale Green Ghosts. The album version features Sinead O’Connor, but I think Conor does a good job of filling her boots – it’s such a powerful song. If you’re in Ireland you can watch the whole London show here. John Grant, meanwhile, is playing Cyprus Avenue in Cork on Saturday night. Should be glorious.