Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

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. [...]

Techno Techno Techno at Central Arts

Techno legend Jon Hussey hits the decks at Central Arts this Friday night
This Friday, May 4th Irish Techno DJ Jon Hussey will bring his electrifying set to Central Arts in Waterford. Hussey has been playing techno gigs worldwide since the 90s, residing in techno clubs in Dublin, London, Berlin, Leeds and Torino to name a few. In 1999 he was nominated for the Red bull Music Academy on [...]

Guitar Legend Albert Lee at Theatre Royal

World renowned guitarist Albert Lee will take stage at Theatre Royal this Sunday.
On Sunday next, May 6th the Theatre Royal will host two-time Grammy Award winner and legendary guitarist Albert Lee. Having gained a reputation as a world class guitarist, performing with the likes of Eric Clapton and the Everly Brothers, Albert Lee now comes to the stage not as support musician but show-stopping front man Lee has been [...]

Laura Mulcahy at Central Arts on May 5th

Laura Mulcahy will play Central Arts on Saturday, May 5th.
On Saturday, May 5th, acclaimed Irish songstress Laura Mulcahy will bring her energetic and emotional set to Central Arts. Laura is legendary for her honest, human, emotionally-charged and highly creative performances and has been named as one of the top 10 hottest music acts to watch out for this year by Dermot Lambert of 2XM, [...]

The Emerging Role of Music in Dementia Care

Dr Jane Bentley is to give a public talk entitled 'The Transformative Power of Connection: The Emerging Role of Music in Dementia Care' at WHAT on Thursday, May 3rd.
Music in healthcare specialist Dr Jane Bentley will give a public talk entitled ‘The Transformative Power of Connection: The Emerging Role of Music in Dementia Care’ at Waterford Healing Arts Trust Centre for Arts and Health at UHW on Thursday, May 3rd at 6.30pm. This talk is aimed at anyone interested in the arts and dementia [...]

Energy, Attitude and Chimpanbee

Chimpanbee have made a welcome return and will launch a vinyl version of their new album on Friday, April 20th at the Project in Waterford.
Chimpanbee have been on the missing list. Thankfully the five-piece purveyors of power-house rock infused with melodic vocals are back with a bang and new album. They play live at Project on Friday, April 20th, showcasing material from ‘Can’t Stop or Rewind’ and the vinyl version of the album is also released that night. Music impresario and [...]

Music Makers at the Gateway!

Michelle Heffernan shot the breeze with three breakthrough Irish music acts set to awaken our ears at St Patrick’s Gateway this Saturday evening… This Saturday evening (April 14th), Labyrinth Management and Event are bringing three outstanding Irish musical acts to St. Patrick’s Gateway for an evening of eclectic and original music. In the build-up to the [...]

Sing us a Song….

Piano Day 2017, as pictured at John Roberts Square in Waterford.
Waterford ivories to be tickled on Thursday with Waterford Piano Day! Michelle Heffernan Reports “Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.” – Nils Frahm This March Waterford will join [...]

Mercury Rev to play the Theatre Royal

Mercury Rev return to Waterford 10 years on from their last gig here.
Mercury Rev last visited Waterford in 2008 when they played the intimate setting of Electric Avenue. A decade on, the band return for a very special show at the Theatre Royal to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their opus ‘Deserter’s Songs’. When ‘Deserter’s Songs’ was released in 1998, it kick-started one of the greatest, and most [...]

Omega Three at Coastguard Cultural Centre March 23rd

Omega Three return to Tramore's Coastguard Cultural Centre on Friday, March 23rd.
Following a short break from their hectic schedule, Omega Three will return to Tramore’s Coastguard Cultural Centre on Friday, March 23rd for a Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) event. As always, their visit promises an evening of lively music and merriment which leaves you with a smile on your face and a happy tune in your [...]