Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

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 [...]

Countdown to Daytripper 2018

Daytripper, Waterford city’s big music event of the year, takes place from Friday, August 24th to Sunday the 26th, and here are 10 good reasons why you shouldn’t miss THE gig of 2018. SISTER SLEDGE have been wowing festival crowds all over Europe this Summer and almost stole the show from Bruno Mars in Dublin’s Marlay [...]

Julie Power: On Tour with Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company

Julie Power is no stranger to ‘treading the boards’. From the time she took her first tentative steps on stage as the ‘Artful Dodger’ in Oliver in 2006, Julie has played a variety of starring roles in a huge number of theatrical productions. Tonight (Tuesday) the very talented 22-year-old Waterford performer makes her debut with [...]

Spraoi 2018 set to be another spectacular festival

Quangodelic will play in Baileys New Street during the Spraoi 2018 Festival
Over two hundred guests attended the launch of Spraoi International Street Arts Festival’s 2018 programme at Spraoi Studios on Friday last. The 26th Spraoi Festival runs on August 3rd , 4th and 5th . Speakers at the event included Mayor of Waterford City and County Cllr. Declan Doocey, Spraoi Chairman Jamie Dower, Andy Crowley of TEVA and Spraoi Artistic Director [...]

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 [...]