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Daytripper 2019 rocks The Gasworks!

The Gasworks crowd enjoying the Gavin James set last Saturday night.
We got along to the Daytripper event on Sunday night last as top English group Madness put on a fantastic show, thrilling a huge Waterford crowd at the Gasworks, playing many of their hits in a 90-minute show.Prior to their arrival, the Frank and Walters from Cork played some of their old hits, including ‘After [...]


Darren Holden on The High Kings, Billy Joel and life on the road… “I used to hear him on his keyboard every night,” a neighbour of Darren Holden’s told me, recalling the music that happily wafted down Mooncoin’s Main Street in the early to mid-1980s. “He’s toured the world a few times over since but he’s [...]


The big music weekend of the year at the Gasworks Waterford’s big music weekend of the summer is just days away, with Daytripper taking over The Gasworks on the Waterside this Bank Holiday weekend, from Friday, May 31st to Sunday, June 2nd. Promoters are promising something for everyone over the festival’s three-night run with Jenny [...]

Summer in the City details announced

Bailey’s New Street will be a hive of musical activity between June 1st and August 17th.
The organisers of Summer in the City – Waterford’s free, summer-long music and arts festival – have announced the programme for 2019, and it’s an absolute cracker, with this year set to be bigger and better than ever before! Funded by Waterford City and County Council and Waterford Viking Triangle and produced By Central Arts [...]


The Gasworks will once again be the hub for this year’s Daytripper, which runs over the June Bank Holiday weekend.						| Photo: Colin Shanahan/Digicol
Gasworks is ready to rock for city’s big music weekend The countdown is on to Daytripper 2019, Waterford’s biggest music event of the year, so here are 10 good reasons why you should not miss a great weekend in the heart of the city… THE RTE CONCERT ORCHESTRA will be making their debut in the South [...]


Madness ripped it up during their 2013 Daytripper gig. They return to Waterford on Sunday, June 2nd.
There are less than three weeks to go now to Daytripper (DT) 2019 on the June Bank Holiday weekend down by the Waterside. The Gasworks site will be hosting the strongest DT line-up up to date, with 3Arena level acts headlining on each day.And because it’s a city centre event, the Apple Market (just [...]

Bluegrass sensation comes to Waterford

Kristy Cox brings her Bluegrass sound to St Patrick's Gateway Centre on May 11th.
BLUEGRASS fans are in for a treat this May when multi award-winning Bluegrass artist Kristy Cox and her band, come to town to play the Saint Patrick’s Gateway Centre on Patrick Street on Saturday, May 11th.Chart-topping Nashville-based Kristy is on quite the roll. Capturing attention with her powerful singing style, youthful energy-infused bluegrass, and songwriting [...]

Opera in the Valley

Blackwater Opera Festival to run over nine packed days An exciting programme for this year’s Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (Tuesday, May 28th to Monday, June 3rd) was announced at a reception held at Cappoquin House. This year’s festival, which will be primarily based in Lismore, features four operas (one of them a free performance for school [...]

Ska Fest in Tramore over Easter Weekend

Olas Boss will return to Tramore for the 2019 Ska Festival, which will be held over the Easter Weekend.
This coming Easter Weekend, the annual Ska Festival will be held again in Tramore, drawing fans from Waterford, Kilkenny, Cork, Dublin, Belfast and further afield. DJ and MC Olas Boss will return to Tramore to perform over the three-day festival. Owen Kavanagh and Skazoo will play the Friday opener at Murphs as well as on Sunday, [...]

Raphaela Gromes & Julien Riem at the Large Room

Cellist Raphaela Gromes and pianist Julian Riem will perform at the Large Room on Wednesday evening.
For their last concert of the season, Waterford Music is delighted to welcome the German duo, cellist Raphaela Gromes and pianist Julian Riem to the Large Room in City Hall tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7.30pm. They will perform a selection of music by Martucci, Rossini, Offenbach, Martinu and a specially commissioned piece by Kevin Volans. Raphaela [...]