Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Comeraghs Wild 2019 breaks all records

Bridget Drohan, Irene Raher, Marie and Cllr Liam Brazil at the Mahon Falls concert. Pictures: Patrick Browne
The Comeraghs Wild Festival 2019 has broken all records, beaten all expectations and was a rip-roaring success from start to finish, the organisers say.Several key events were completely sold out well in advance of the four-day, family focused festival of food, music, literature, history, art, outdoor pursuits and so much more. And attendance from [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]


The big music weekend of the year at the Gasworks Waterford’s big music weekend of the summer is just days away, with Daytripper taking over The Gasworks on the Waterside this Bank Holiday weekend, from Friday, May 31st to Sunday, June 2nd. Promoters are promising something for everyone over the festival’s three-night run with Jenny [...]

Summer in the City details announced

Bailey’s New Street will be a hive of musical activity between June 1st and August 17th.
The organisers of Summer in the City – Waterford’s free, summer-long music and arts festival – have announced the programme for 2019, and it’s an absolute cracker, with this year set to be bigger and better than ever before! Funded by Waterford City and County Council and Waterford Viking Triangle and produced By Central Arts [...]


The Gasworks will once again be the hub for this year’s Daytripper, which runs over the June Bank Holiday weekend.						| Photo: Colin Shanahan/Digicol
Gasworks is ready to rock for city’s big music weekend The countdown is on to Daytripper 2019, Waterford’s biggest music event of the year, so here are 10 good reasons why you should not miss a great weekend in the heart of the city… THE RTE CONCERT ORCHESTRA will be making their debut in the South [...]


Madness ripped it up during their 2013 Daytripper gig. They return to Waterford on Sunday, June 2nd.
There are less than three weeks to go now to Daytripper (DT) 2019 on the June Bank Holiday weekend down by the Waterside. The Gasworks site will be hosting the strongest DT line-up up to date, with 3Arena level acts headlining on each day.And because it’s a city centre event, the Apple Market (just [...]

Bluegrass sensation comes to Waterford

Kristy Cox brings her Bluegrass sound to St Patrick's Gateway Centre on May 11th.
BLUEGRASS fans are in for a treat this May when multi award-winning Bluegrass artist Kristy Cox and her band, come to town to play the Saint Patrick’s Gateway Centre on Patrick Street on Saturday, May 11th.Chart-topping Nashville-based Kristy is on quite the roll. Capturing attention with her powerful singing style, youthful energy-infused bluegrass, and songwriting [...]

Opera in the Valley

Blackwater Opera Festival to run over nine packed days An exciting programme for this year’s Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (Tuesday, May 28th to Monday, June 3rd) was announced at a reception held at Cappoquin House. This year’s festival, which will be primarily based in Lismore, features four operas (one of them a free performance for school [...]