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The Vox Set at Mussenden Temple

An image of Mussenden Temple at sunset.
Mussenden Temple will be a unique setting for The Vox Set, an intimate series of curated performances on the north coast. | © Cinematic Tide / Sam Kwan

The Vox Set returns for a second series of intimate concerts inside the iconic Mussenden Temple. Following a stellar launch year with Stunt Double Music, 2024 promises an eclectic mix of talented artists and curated live performances inside the Temple's 200 year old walls. With views across the Atlantic Ocean, enjoy an experience like no other as well-known and up-and-coming artists share cherished classics and new compositions.

Benjamin Amos performs in Mussenden Temple for The Vox Set
Benjamin Amos performs in Mussenden Temple for The Vox Set | © Sam Kwan

Series Two: 2024

Rising star Jake Blount will be making his first appearance in Northern Ireland at the Vox Set in Mussenden Temple.
Rising star Jake Blount will be making his first appearance in Northern Ireland at the Vox Set in Mussenden Temple. | © Tadin Brego

Episode 1: Jake Blount

Thursday 13 June 2024

Kicking off this season is rising star of the American roots music scene, Jake Blount.

Making his first appearance in Northern Ireland, the acclaimed artist will be lighting up the Temple with his unique, modern take on folk traditions.

Expect a mix of evocative songs and foot-stomping fiddle tunes, with exceptional musicianship and singing.

About Jake Blount

Jake Blount is a rising star of American roots music, a talented banjoist and fiddle player and soulful singer. The award-winning artist's work shines a light on the major yet often overlooked contributions that Black, Indigenous and LGBTQ artists have made to American folk traditions.

Jake has toured widely across the USA and Europe, taking his music and scholarship to venues including Newport Folk Festival, Carnegie Hall and Denmark’s Roskilde Festival. His 2022 album The New Faith features inspired new arrangements of traditional songs including Black spirituals and Blues, and has received glowing reviews from Rolling Stone, The Guardian and many more.

Series One: 2023

Duke Special performs at The Vox Set in Mussenden Temple
Duke Special performs at The Vox Set in Mussenden Temple | © Sam Kwan

Duke Special

Duke Special performs at The Vox Set in Mussenden Temple.

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Virtual Reality Experience

One thing ticketholders might notice when they come to the gigs is something that looks a bit like an orb on stilts. That will be the Virtual Reality camera. We're working with Stunt Double Music, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Ulster University to record these concerts in this cutting edge film format.

With VR you get far more of an experience of actually sitting in Mussenden Temple for the concert than traditional video allows, and it's far more accessible than it used to be. This material will be released later on in the year for more people to get a flavour of this one-of-a-kind experiences.

Exterior of Mussenden Temple in the grounds of Downhill Demesne at County Londonderry

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