Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

An All Together Pleasant Experience

Patti Smith and her son Jackson on guitar
Kevin Walsh Reports What began as a sluggish start to the weekend caught in traffic transitioned in to a delightful festival experience brimming with musical discovery. Upon our arrival there was an incredulous buzz about the place. Though it was still early on a nice sunny Friday evening, sounds from all walks of music could be [...]

The 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival – a picker’s paradise

If free banjo pickin’, foot tappin’ mandolin’ pluckin’, barnstormin’, step dancin’ fiddle playin’, double bass clawin’ sessions are for you, then the beautiful picturesque coastal village of Dunmore East, Co. Waterford is the only place to be from August 22nd to August 25th.Fans of bluegrass, Americana, blues, country, rhythm ‘n’ roots can expect the cream [...]

An All Together Pleasant Experience

by Kevin Walsh What began as a sluggish start to the weekend caught in traffic transitioned in to a delightful festival experience brimming with musical discovery. Upon our arrival there was an incredulous buzz about the place. Though it was still early on a nice sunny Friday evening, sounds from all walks of music could be [...]

Central Arts presents…

Bleeding Heart Pigeons play Central Arts on August 10th.
Bleeding Heart Pigeons and His Father’s Voice On Saturday, August 10th, Central Arts presents a double bill of two of the most unique emerging voices on the Irish music scene: alt-pop outfit Bleeding Heart Pigeons and post-punkers His Father’s Voice. Bleeding Heart Pigeons are a trio from West-Limerick who forge an enveloping sound with tempestuous guitars, atmospheric [...]

The Big Top Live!

: Keith Barry is one of the top acts set to entertain in the Big Top from August 19th to 26th.
WITH the magnificent Spraoi and All Together Now festivals in the rear-view mirror, all eyes are on the Big Top, which will bring a week of top-class entertainment to the Waterside, from Monday, August 19- Sunday, August 25.The Big Top is exactly what it says, a massive Circus tent, with capacity for over 3,500 people, [...]

Waterford Healing Arts Turns 25

Musician Liam Merriman and Clinical Nurse Manager Adrian Crellin getting ready for a Healing Sounds on the Wards session at University Hospital Waterford. Photos: Maeve Butler
Waterford Healing Arts Trust is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. The Munster Express is marking this important milestone by publishing a number of columns exploring some of the stories behind this very special organisation. Look out for future instalments featuring experiences of patients, staff and visitors and the impact the work of [...]

SPRAOI 2019

ALL AT SEA FOR SPRAOI: May Leahy and Camilla Puttini pictured during rehearsals for ‘All at Sea’, this year’s Spraoi Parade. The annual festival will attract artists from all over Europe and provide the city with a welcome economic boost. Check out our special 12 page Spraoi supplement previewing all of this week’s events.  Photo: Patrick Browne.
Read below for Spraoi highlights and see our full guide to Spraoi 2019 in th9is week’s Munster Express newspaper Spraoi has a special focus on street music at this year’s festival, with some amazing street bands in the city throughout the three days. On Friday evening five of these bands take to the streets, each performing [...]

Songs and Dances of Europe at Christchurch Cathedral

Abbie McDonough and Peter Regan will perform in Christchurch Cathedral on August 2nd
Summer’s in full swing so why not keep the holiday vibe going and make a song and dance out of it! Enjoy a magical musical feast “Songs and Dances of Europe” with young dynamic duo, pianist Peter Regan and violinist Abbie McDonagh on August 2nd at 8:00 p.m. in the stunning setting of Waterford’s Christchurch [...]

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 [...]