Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

New Sounds Making Waves at Dunmore’s Bluegrass Festival

With some top international bands lined up for the 24th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival, the home-grown musical talent is also making serious noises on the bluegrass and country scenes.Mayo’s Vickers Vimy is a folk and Americana band that have worked with the late John Martyn, as well as The Hothouse Flowers, Maria Doyle Kennedy and [...]

Ceol by the Colligan!

Electronic composer Linda Buckley and uileann piper David Power present “Antarctica” on Saturday August 4th at the Townhall Theatre for the Dungarvan Summer Music Festival
Dungarvan Summer Music Festival back for its third staging Michelle Heffernan Reports Over the course of the August Bank Holiday Weekend, Dungarvan will undergo an artistic and musical transformation. From every corner of the Earth, some of the biggest names in Irish Traditional Music will migrate to West Waterford for the third annual Dungarvan Summer Music Festival [...]

Make a Date with Freddie White at Garter Lane

Freddie White will play Garter Lane Arts Centre on Saturday, July 14th.
FREDDIE White is an Irish music legend. His name has always been synonymous with music of the highest quality whether he’s interpreting songs by his favourite writers, such as Randy Newman, Tom Waits, John Hiatt and Guy Clark, or performing his own classy compositions. Freddie has been part of the fabric of the live music scene [...]

All Together Now!

Tommy Tiernan heads up the comedy line-up at All Together Now August 3rd-5th
Curraghmore Estate prepares for its inaugural food & arts festival Michelle Heffernan Reports This is going to be an August Bank Holiday Weekend like no other. As I write the stages are being set for an exceptional event in music, comedy, food and arts right here in the heartlands of the Deise. All Together Now (ATN) 2018 [...]

Going Wild for the Comeraghs!

From July 12th to the 15th, the Comeraghs Wild Festival returns for its sixth edition, celebrating the incredible scenery, diversity, colour and culture of the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast. Michelle Heffernan spoke with Festival founder Bernadette Drohan on an event which encapsulates the beauty of Waterford here on our own doorsteps… “The Festival was [...]

Seems Legit at Central Arts

Central Arts Waterford is delighted to restart the summer party with another Seems Legit! offering on Saturday, June 30th. This time the party is headlined by none other than Myler, a rising star on the global electronic scene, who promises a set of delicious original productions and remixes. Supporting Myler on the evening will be one [...]

Fireworks at the Gasworks!

Mercury Prize nominees Rudimental play Daytripper on Sunday, August 26th.
Stage set for spectacular Daytripper Michelle Heffernan Reports From August 24th through to the 26th, the Daytripper Music Festival returns to The Gasworks in Waterford city centre for a cracking three days of pop, soul, funk and electric dance music. With the likes of Rudimental, Basement Jaxx, Sister Sledge , Mack Fleetwood and King Kong Company [...]

A bevy of Writing and Ideas at Borris!

Actor Cillian Murphy will speak at this year’s event.
Writing Festival among the region’s leading ‘lit’ events Once a year, the unassuming village of Borris in County Carlow becomes a hotspot for Hollywood names. The marvellous Festival of Writing and Ideas, founded in 2012, has invited the likes of Pink Floyd, Dominic West and Cillian Murphy, among countless others, to share a personal dialogue with [...]

Voci Ladies Choir at the Medieval Museum

A Sunday morning in May, atmospheric venue, beautiful music – what more could you ask for? Don’t miss this hour long concert with Waterford’s award winning Voci Ladies Choir, under the direction of Fintan Scanlon and accompanied by Siobhan Keappock on Sunday, May 13th at 12.30pm in the Medieval Museum. The eclectic programme includes ‘The Little Jazz [...]

A Symphony for the Senses

Festival Director Gemma Tipton with Artistic Director Dieter Kaegi
Michelle Heffernan Reports Prepare for a cornucopia of pleasure. The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (previously titled the Lismore Opera Festival) will returns for the June Bank Holiday Weekend, offering a programme of magnificent music, mouth watering food and those first sips of sweet summer wine, all nestled in the enchanting setting of Lismore Castle and environs. [...]