Pop gigs of the week: Other Voices, Wilton's Music Hall, London E1


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Small and beautiful is the idea behind this Irish festival, and it hasn't been lost in its move to London.

You'll need luck to get in: tickets are free, but must be won via the Facebook page. But it's worth a try if you want to see two fine Lauras, Mvula and Marling, plus Stornoway for nowt on Friday, or Imelda May, young singer SOAk and soul wonder Matthew E White on 7 April.

Pick of the gigs is on 6 April, where the line-up boasts Dexys, Villagers and the great John Grant, a man whose lacerating confessionals could have been made for the up-close spirit of the thing. For the ticket-less, four live streaming venues offer solace.

(facebook.com/othervoices) Friday to 7 April