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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

CORDEEN have to be seen to be believed.

The stunningly original four piece comprises of some of Ireland and Newfoundland's finest components of the button accordion, with some stunning vocals, and after selling out venues all over Ireland, they're coming to Garter Lane this Saturday, May 26.

The title 'Cordeen' derives from the Newfoundland expression for the accordion, a phonetic of the Irish Gaelic word 'Caird

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Dublin International Piano Competition takes place between May 18- May 29, 2018 and one of the young entrants, Billy O'Brien, began his piano studies at the age of 13 whilst a student at De La Salle College in Waterford and he joins entrants from 22 countries who will take part in the 2018 competition.

The DIPC is a wonderful opportunity for young musicians to play on the world stage with participants coming from Brazil, Canada, China, Georgia, Croatia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Phil Grimes Pub, Fri June 1st

Subterranean Sounds are delighted to announce the return to Waterford of one of the UK's great songwriters. Peter Bruntnell, has long been in the vanguard of Americana performers, with NME stating his songs 'should be taught in schools'.

Bruntnell's music falls somewhere between the hook-laden melodies of Wilco and the country jangle of Out Of Time-era REM; and his live gigs are always bursting with energy, with no two the same. On this occasion, he comes to Waterford with two top class musicians, Iain Sloan on pedal steel and Danny Williams on double bass.

Opening the show at 8.15pm is Nimbus, the new project from Daithi Glas of In The Willows.

Tickets available from Phil Grimes Pub and at https://www.getticket.ie/e/21/peter-bruntnell-trio Peter Bruntnell Trio play Phil Grimes Pub. Fri June 1st Doors 8pm

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Dolmen Productions present Weighing-In Friday June 8th at Theatre Royal.

The play by Ger Gallagher stars Isobel Mahon (Glenroe, The Clinic) and Rose Henderson (Fair City, Father Ted).

Weighing-In is a fast-paced comedy play about life, love and dieting - and how we all need to adjust the scales to find the right balance. This topical play deals with the modern obsession of dieting. Set in the Easi-Slim diet club we meet the highly driven Pam (Isobel Mahon) and the motherly Breda (Rose Henderson).

Show starts @ 8 p.m. Ticket: €19/€17 conc. Available from Box Office/Tel: 051-874402 or http://www.theatreroyal.ie

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Fantastic Mr Fox

In recent weeks I've been fortunate enough to have several encounters with a fox family on my lunchtime walk out of the office by the River Dodder in the heart of Dublin, as well as numerous sightings of adult foxes in daytime around Co. Wicklow.

There are few wild sights in Ireland as magnificent as that of a Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), or as Gaeilge Sionnach or Madra Rua.

May and the summer months is the best time of year for seeing foxes.

Cubs that were born deaf and blind in March in an underground burrow (an earth) have now been weaned, shed their chocolatey brown baby coat and are exploring the world in and around the earth.

The presence of a fox family in an area becomes apparent as the ground in front of the earth becomes flattened and worn and

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

WATERFORD City & County Council has once again put their money where their mouth is and provided a summer long programme of live music and family entertainment that will have the city shining resplendently for tourists and locals alike.

Starting on Saturday, June 2 and running until August 25, Summer in the City will feature family animation and entertainment in John Roberts Square from 3pm on a Friday afternoon and 12pm on a Saturday afternoon, live music from 4:30pm

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Shortts & The Terrace

The highlights of this weekend at Shortts are; the launch of new Club night FUNK OFF on Friday featuring Freddy & Chez (Backroad Smokers Club); and another BIG Access All Areas Party on Saturday with 3 rooms of music, 2 super cool smoking areas and YOU !=


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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

The Mod Musical

Saturday May 26th at Theatre Royal

A nostalgic nod to London’s Swinging Sixties

If you’re a fan of musicals you’re going to love SHOUT!

The musical follows five young female subscribers to a fictional magazine called Shout! "the magazine for the modern woman", as they come of age during the liberating 1960s that made England swing. From cover to cover, Shout! unfolds like a musical magazine and travels in time through the decade, chronicling the dawn of liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black and Lulu were independent women with major careers, English (and indeed Irish!) women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about women. Shout! and its all-female cast reflect that change through the unforgettable music of the era.

Shout! contains show stopping new arrangements of classic pop anthems of the decade, including, "Downtown",

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Ireland's largest Street Art Festival returns to Waterford City this August. Presented by The Walls Project, Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival – now in its fourth year– will showcase an open air gallery of over 130 murals from the 23 – 26 August. Visitors will experience renowned international street artists at work; take part in engaging workshops, guided tours, interactive live art exhibitions, art jams, food trails, expert panel discussions and live music gigs.

Returning artists: SMUG One, Joe Caslin, Danleo, Arcy, Signs of Power, Sonny Art, Novice, Caoilfhionn Hano

Newcomer artists: Dan Kitchener, Mantra, FaunaGraphic, Monkeybird Crew, Karen Hickey and Shane O Driscoll

The Walls Project is founded by the team that has brought you the Waterford Walls festival for the last four years. The project organises commission work, workshops and guided art trails. They also work on new ideas to

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Waterford’s biggest night out ‘A.A.A’ is back this Saturday with 3 rooms of great music, 2 cool outdoor smoking areas and YOU, all through the Shortts alley door. The line up for A.A.A is:


Resident Marshal has built up a strong following over the last 12 months with his BIG ROOM mix of both overground and underground dance music.

He rocked the WIT Arena to a crowd of 2,500 a few weeks ago when playing with Denis Sulta and Ejeca. He has also been booked for Daytripper 2018 to play alongside Rudimental.


The Unusual Suspects are one of the most popular party cover bands in the country. The lads have regular gigs at all the big venues on the Irish live circuit, but love to come back once in a while for a Saturday night blowout at their favourite venue in their home

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  • Our View

    As dry as the SaharaIt seems that whenever the weather in Ireland goes a little bit extreme, we are somehow incapable of dealing with it. It has already happened so far this year with the snow that totally disrupted the country for about a week and also later on when some areas in the country were flooded due to excess rain. Now it is happening again because we are having to deal with a level of sunshine that is virtually unheard of in the country. And a level of sunshine that is going on for a good numbe …

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