Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural series of Anam - Songs for Hearts & Minds, Other Voices and Ireland’s Office of Public Works (OPW) are thrilled to announce its return this May with a host of extraordinary Irish and international acts set to grace intimate historical stages around Ireland.

IrishCentral is delighted to be teaming up with Other Voices to bring you this special music series throughout May right here on IrishCentrl and over on our IrishCentral Facebook page.

The brand new four-part series will bring together a dynamic and diverse group of artists, delivering inspiring live sets in some of Ireland’s most prestigious National Monuments and Heritage Properties. 

From Dublin’s beautiful Pearse Museum in St Enda’s Park and the 17th century Parke’s Castle on the northern shores of Lough Gill in Leitrim, to Carrick-on-Suir’s Elizabethan manor house of Ormond Castle and Jacobean Manor House Portumna Castle in County Galway - these breathtaking Irish landmarks will operate as ethereal backdrops for this year’s Anam performances.

Thursday, May 9 

Grammy-nominated Big Thief bandleader Adrianne Lenker, magnetic Dublin polymath Uly, and young Donegal blues/country sensation Muireann Bradley at Tipperary's stunning Ormond Castle.

View the full live sets here.

Thursday, May 16

Waterford-born pop act Moncrieff, folk maestro Oisín Lynch, and Dublin pop-rock rising star EFÉ at Galway's Portumna Castle.

Thursday, May 23

Clondalkin's enthralling indie artist Sarah Crean, history-making drill duo TraviS & Elzzz, and Armagh trad musician (and beef farmer!) Piaras Ó Liorcáin at the Pearse Museum in Dublin.

Thursday, May 30

Dublin-based alt/folk duo Lemoncello, trad legend Martin Hayes alongside the incredibly talented cellist Kate Ellis, and Kurdish-Syrian multi-instrumentalist Mohammad Syfkhan at Parke's Castle in Leitrim.

The continued partnership between Other Voices, the OPW, and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage offers national and international audiences a front-row seat at these spectacular performances, delivered in meaningful settings.

Anam hopes to garner an unforgettable sonic journey for viewers across the country and beyond Irish waters, fusing the magic of live shows with the breathtaking beauty behind some of the nation’s most significant historic sites.

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, said: “I am delighted that my Department, the OPW and Other Voices have collaborated again on such an exciting project to celebrate and deepen the interlinkages between the arts, culture, history and the heritage sites across the country.

"I look forward to an amazing musical showcase from a diversity of Ireland's artists – made all the more meaningful by the surrounds of into these magnificent buildings and rooms.”

Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan TD said: “This is the second year of the Anam partnership between Other Voices and the Office of Public Works. This livestream series will offer national and international audiences a virtual front-row seat at these unique performances.

"Anam will showcase uplifting music and song delivered in meaningful and historic heritage settings. I am delighted that we are shining a light on these sites- each of which is an intrinsic part of their local community and economy and are truly special places for visitors to enjoy."

Philip King from Other Voices said: “We have the privilege again this year of taking a diversity of uplifting and inspirational music and song into four of the remarkable heritage sites that are minded and held in trust for us all by the OPW.

"This year, we will hit out on a musical expedition that will take us around the country to four truly extraordinary sites across four counties; Ormond Castle in Tipperary, Portumna Castle in County Galway, Parke’s Castle in County Leitrim and the Pearse Museum in Rathfarnham, County Dublin. We are so delighted these magnificent buildings will play host to some of the world's great musicians and singers and that we can stream these performances the world over.”

Anam - Songs for Hearts & Minds is being made possible with the generous support of the Office of Public Works and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Full details and streaming schedule available at