The Banter Salon at Other Voices in London (047, Apr 2013)

It’s Banter Salon time again. This time, after hugely entertaining and successful jaunts in Dingle last December and Derry last month, we’re joining our friends at Other Voices for a trip across the Irish Sea to London on Saturday and Sunday April 6 and 7.We’ve a heavyweight list of writers, cultural commentators, artists and thinkers lined up for the weekend in east London including:

Karl Ove Knausgaard – the acclaimed Norwegian author of A Death in the Family and the soon to be published A Man in Love.
Karl Ove Knausgaard for Banter Salon in London

Caoimhin O Raghallaigh – the Irish fiddle player currently to be found in The Gloaming, whose debut album is due for release in the coming months.

Ben Watt – the man from Buzzin’ Fly, Strange Feeling, Everything But the Girl and dozens of other projects on doing things differently in the music industry and the renewed importance of artist development.

Photography – Eva VermandelRich Gilligan and Linda Brownlee on the art of photography and the spark behind innovative and distinctive portraits.

Morley on Bowie – Paul Morley on David Bowie, longevity, pop careers, images, personas and the art of the cultural chameleon.

The campaigner – Maeve O’Rourke from the Justice for the Magdalenescampaign on civil liberties and human rights

Clandestino – Journalist and author Peter Culshaw on his new book about the fascinating life and music of Manu Chao

Music Tech – David Adams (SoundCloud),  Stephen O’Reilly (Mobile Roadie, Topspin) and Mark Nagurski (CultureTECH) on the current state of the music tech field. This panel has been put together by our friends at the CultureTECH festival in Derry.

There will also be performances at the Banter Salon from Shannon Saunders, Luke Sital-Singh and Olivia Chaney

Shannon Saunders

Shannon is an 18-year-old songwriter from Swindon. She has been posting videos on Youtube since she was 14 years old and has accumulated over 3.3 million views and 22,000 subscribers on her channel. Her debut single “Heart Of Blue” reached number 48 on the iTunes chart with no promotion. The video, which cost £9 to make, received over 175,00 views on Youtube in its first month.0

Luke Sital-Singh

Luke has just returned from a very successful trip to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas and he has been touring of late with Villagers and The Staves. His new EP “Old Flint” has just gone on release and he will be embarking on a headline tour of the UK in April.Luke Sital-Singh
Olivia Chaney
Olivia is a modern English folk singer who has just released a new EP, is performing as Joe Boyd’s special guest at the Legacy of Nick Drake event at Wilton’s Music Hall on April 2, is guesting with Phronesis at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on April 5 and is about to embark on a spring tour with Alasdair Roberts.lThe Banter Salon will take place upstairs at the Zeppelin Shelter (40 Leman Street, London, Aldgate, E1 8EU), around the corner from the Wilton’s Music Hall where StornowayDexysLaura MvulaJohn GrantImelda MayMatthew E White and others will be performing for Other Voices over the weekend. Doors for the Banter Salon will open each day at 2.30pm and the sessions will run from 3pm to 6pm. Admission is free, but capacity is limited so spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.