Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

De la Salle College Music Society’s “The Addams Family”

Getting ready for De La Salle College Musical Society's forthcoming production of 'The Addams Family' were from left: Emma Walsh as 'Grandma Addams', Niamh Hennessy as 'Wednesday', Jack McGrath as 'Gomez', Peter Rafter as 'Lurch', Dirin Brett Lennon as 'Morticia', Dean Hayes as 'Pugsley' and  Ben Tynan Dunphy as 'Fester'.  		| Photos: Aileen Drohan
De La Salle College Musical Society is celebrate its 40th anniversary with an exciting production of the hilarious comedy ‘The Addams Family’. DLS MS under the wise guidance of Fr Sean Melody and Brendan Drohan, gave their first production, ‘Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ back in 1979. Thirty nine shows later and having given a stage [...]

Music Magic on the Folly

The Waterford Massed Bands Concert takes place this Friday night as part of the 1848 Tricolour Celebration.
Massed Band Concert part of 1848 Tricolour Weekend The annual Waterford City Massed Band Concert takes place at the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, this Friday evening, October 12th (8pm) and promises to be another special night of top class entertainment in our City of Music. The brainchild of Ger O’Brien, the event has [...]

The Bounty To Release New Single for World Mental Health Day

'The Bounty' is composed of Deise and Corkonian talent.
Combining members from Waterford and Cork, The Bounty are a powerful alternative rock band gearing up to release their debut single ‘Tell Me’ on Wednesday, October 10th (World Mental Health Day). The single ‘Tell Me’ holds special meaning to each member of the band. The single will be used to raise awareness for mental health [...]

Trad By the Suir

The annual John Dwyer Trad Weekend runs from October 19th to the 21st.
Countdown to John Dwyer Trad Weekend The annual John Dwyer Trad Weekend is one of many highlights during the forthcoming Imagine Arts Festival which will run across Waterford city from October 18th to the 28th. The weekend will host workshops, sessions, album launches and concerts set to feature some of the best traditional musicians from all across [...]

New Ross Piano Festival Preview

Anne-Marie McDermott makes her New Ross Piano Festival this week.
St Mary’s Church in New Ross will be the focus of activity for this weekend’s New Ross Piano Festival with national and international pianists taking to the platform. On Friday evening, the main classical concerts begin. All of the musicians are big names and have played all over the world. Anne-Marie McDermott [...]

Culture is Catching!

'Black '47' and 'Vikings' star Moe Dunford will launch the ‘Vikings in Focus’ photo exhibition at the Old Market House Arts Centre in Dungarvan on Culture Night (this Friday) at 7.30pm.
The 13th annual staging of Culture Night will be held this Friday, September 21st with local authorities busily engaging with a range of arts and cultural organisations to lay on another varied and entertaining programme of events. Free tours on the hour (starting at 5pm, with the final tour at 9pm) will [...]

Billy O’ Brien Stars at New Ross Piano Festival

Waterford pianist Billy O'Brien.
On Friday, September 28th at 12pm, the New Ross Piano Festival will host a free concert featuring Waterford pianist Billy O’Brien. Billy began his piano studies at the age of 13 as a student at De La Salle College. He was subsequently awarded an Entrance Scholarship to the Royal Irish Academy of Music to study with [...]

The Autumn Season at the Theatre Royal

Bosco's Garden & Snow White will feature as part of the Theatre Royal's Autumn season.
The Theatre Royal’s Autumn season is full to the brim with theatre, music, comedy and family events: something for everyone! The Royal’s Autumn kicks off this Thursday (and Friday) with ‘Frankie’s Guys’, a fast-paced, energetic production paying tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Theatre lovers will be spoilt for choice [...]

24th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival

Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters headline this year's Festival.
After 23 years of banjo pickin’, mandolin’ pluckin’, step dancin’, fiddle playin’, double bass clawin’ sessions in the picturesque fishing village of Dunmore East, 2018 promises an even more jam packed, foot tappin’, barnstormin’ weekend for the 24th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival.Still proving as alluring as ever for top music acts, some of the industry’s [...]

Daytripper, Yeah!

Waterford city’s big music weekend of the summer has arrived as Daytripper takes over The Gasworks on the Waterside this Friday through to Sunday. There’s something for everyone over the weekend with Sister Sledge, Heather Small (of M People fame), Mack Fleetwood, Thank Funk providing a massive 80s/90s Pop Party on Friday. Meanwhile, Basement Jaxx, King [...]