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In Full Voice

Michael O'Dwyer is enjoying life on the road with Celtic Thunder
Eoghan Dalton Reports Carrick’s Michael O’Dwyer on touring with Celtic Thunder Carrick-on-Suir has a proud musical tradition, stretching from traditional Irish music to its strong theatre scene. And with one of its latest musical sons he is able to draw from both veins when touring North America with Celtic Thunder, a group known for its theatrical [...]

The High Kings Decade Tour Reaches the Theatre Royal

Almost 10 years ago, four Irish singers, performers and songwriters decided to take a calculated risk. The constituent parts of The High Kings – Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy and Darren Holden – each with a wealth of history in the music business behind them, knew that in order to maintain any level of creative interest they [...]

The critic’s verdict

Liam Murphy’s Arts Review of 2017 In general terms, 2017 was a bit of a mixed bag. The buzz of the 1916-2016 Commemoration has dissipated with some ‘carry-over’ before the 1918-1921 Remembrance funding scrabble begins. The awaited Arts Strategy Waterford City & County 2016 – 2021 came out as ‘A Shared Vision For Waterford Arts’. [...]

Lions Club Christmas Concert

Pictured at the Lions Club Christmas Carol Concert were Helen Carroll, Pat Carroll and Bernadine Carroll.

Declan O’Rourke at the Royal December 23rd

Theatre Royal-bound: Declan O'Rourke.
Fifteen years in the making, Declan O’Rourke’s epic ‘Chronicles of the Great Irish Famime’ combines the best of traditional Irish music and the heart of modern song-writing to present a series of extraordinary true tales from the most dynamic period in Ireland’s history. Inspired by John O’Connor’s book “The Workhouses of Ireland” O’Rourke wrote ‘Poor Boys [...]

Techno Star Jamie for Waterford gig

Irish techno star Jamie Behan will perform in Waterford’s Central Arts on Friday, December 8th. 									| Photo: Allie Glynn
Brendan Keane Reports FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8th is a date local music fans should put in their diaries as Cork techno DJ, Jamie Behan, is set to perform at Central Arts. Jamie has been at the forefront of the Irish techno scene for the last 15 years and during that time has also earned himself an enviable reputation [...]

Brian Kennedy for the Hook!

On Friday evening, February 2nd, singer/songwriter Brian Kennedy will host a unique concert at the Hook Lighthouse. The Belfast man’s career has spanned three decades with two multi-platinum selling albums and awards for best male artist and best album and he’s shared stages with stars including Van Morrisson, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Ray [...]

Daytripper proves a Gasworks blast

The Propeller Palms sporting the Deise colours at Daytripper 2017
he new Gasworks venue proved an overwhelming success at the Daytripper festival held by the Waterside on August 25th and 27th, with over 4,500 punters in attendance over the two nights. Headline act UB40 proved a very big draw on the Saturday night, putting on a 90-minute show which surpassed their previous Daytripper outing on the [...]

Valerie June wows her Cork audience

Tennessee folk and blues singer Valerie June performed a fabulous one hour-plus set with two encores at the St Luke’s Church venue in Montenotte, Cork, the weekend before last. Acclaimed by no less than Noble Prize winner Bob Dylan, she also played Leap in Cork the night before heading to tour across Europe. She got some airplay [...]

Maria Doyle Kennedy to host two concerts at Hook Lighthouse

One of the many events taking place at Hook Lighthouse for National Heritage Week are two very special concerts with Irish singer and songwriter Maria Doyle Kennedy  in the Lighthouse tower on August 25th and 26th. A limited number of tickets to this fully seated event are on sale at €30. See
aria Doyle Kennedy will host two very special evening concerts at the Hook Lighthouse on August 25th and 26th. Maria Doyle Kennedy has forged a name and held her own in diverse arenas from film and TV to her career as a singer-songwriter. She has spent the best part of 20 years performing live all over [...]