Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

Waterford set for Legendary Country show!

Now seen by over 250,000 people and voted tribute show of the year by Hot Country TV The hugely popular hit Legends of American Country show is set to make its welcome Waterford return on Saturday 22nd June to the Theatre Royal Waterford City and what a night of toe tapping Country Music it’s going [...]

WOWSVILLE IN ABBAVILLE

Gracie Sweeney as Cinderella Zoe Walsh as Fairygodmother  Pic 41: Zoe O'Gorman, Mara Matiut as the Stepsisters and Emily Hennessy as the Stepmother
There was such a buzz in the Hall at Ursuline Primary School for their inventive show Cinderabba. Staged by classes 5th and 6th (10 to 12 years old), the classic Cinderella tale was told in rhyming couplets with a clever use of Abba songs delivered by a full cast, a dancing troupe and a costumed [...]

Cruinniú na nÓg

A Day to Unleash Your Creative Spirit! Cruinniú na nÓg – the Gathering of the Young – takes place on June 15, and marks Ireland out as the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people! Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the [...]

CINDERABBA

The cast of CinderAbba in rehearsal at St Ursula’s last week.  The show runs at the school until tomorrow evening. Photo by Noel Browne
Ready to rock at St Ursula’s If last week’s dress rehearsals are anything to go by, CinderAbba at St Ursula’s primary school this week is a production not to be missed. The show, which tells the story of Cinderella in a clever rhyming script intermingled with many well known and loved Abba songs is the brain child [...]

Africa Day brings joy and colour to Waterford

Women at the Ethiopian stall serving traditional Ethiopian coffee.
Caitlin Reddie Reports O’CONNELL Street and Hanover Street were alive and bustling with atmosphere last week with Waterford’s annual Africa Day. The day, which featured a wide range of stalls, street performers, and live music, ran from 11 am – 3pm, on Thursday June 6th.The colourful and vibrant day began with Mayor Declan Doocey welcoming [...]

June 7th deadline for Ted & Mary Regan Bursary applications

The cast of The Bilberry Goats, pictured during their most recent sell-out show 'I Do, I Do, So I Do'.
The Ted and Mary O’Regan Arts Bursary committee wish to remind intending applicants that the closing date for this year’s award is this Friday, June 7th at 5pm. The Bursary was inaugurated in 2005 to honour the memory of one of Waterford’s best loved and respected couples. The purpose of the Award is to assist an [...]

COUNTDOWN TO IMMRAMA

On Saturday, June 15th, BBC’s ‘Coast’ presenter Neil Oliver will be one of two keynote speakers at the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore.
Travel Adventurers set to draw thousands of visitors to Lismore The visiting travel writers and explorers Neil Oliver, Sarah Outen, Rosita Boland, Lerato Morgalathe, Robyn Rowland and Charlie Piggott will explore the theme of ‘Extraordinary Adventures’ at the 17th annual Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel.Thousands of visitors are expected to join the festival events and hear [...]

Daytripper 2019 rocks The Gasworks!

The Gasworks crowd enjoying the Gavin James set last Saturday night.
We got along to the Daytripper event on Sunday night last as top English group Madness put on a fantastic show, thrilling a huge Waterford crowd at the Gasworks, playing many of their hits in a 90-minute show.Prior to their arrival, the Frank and Walters from Cork played some of their old hits, including ‘After [...]

Summer programme at the Theatre Royal

Summer 2019 is about to kick off here at Theatre Royal and it is jam-packed with music, theatre and comedy. Theatre lovers can look forward to Joxer Daly ESQ (July 4th, 5th, 18th and 25th) brilliantly performed by Phelim Drew. A play that features storytelling and song, prefect for a summer night of entertainment. Returning [...]

HOLDEN A TUNE AND LOVING IT

Darren Holden on The High Kings, Billy Joel and life on the road… “I used to hear him on his keyboard every night,” a neighbour of Darren Holden’s told me, recalling the music that happily wafted down Mooncoin’s Main Street in the early to mid-1980s. “He’s toured the world a few times over since but he’s [...]