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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Author Peter May : Published by Riverrun : Price 3 Euro

The Chief Executive of a New York bank is in Shanghai for the opening ceremony of a new joint venture.

It is raining hard and as he goes up to the podium to deliver his short speech the podium collapses from underneath him because of all of the rain. He pitches forward into a giant hole and as he is floundering around trying to get out he grabs onto a hand that he thinks is reaching out to him. As he grabs it it comes away from the side of the hole and reveals itself to be a disembodied arm. With so much media there covering the event there is no way that the Chinese can cover up what has happened and by the time that the forensic team has finished

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

FOSTER & ALLEN- Thursday March 1st

Foster and Allen are a musical duo from Ireland consisting of Mick Foster and Tony Allen.

Copious amounts of Blarney charm and Celtic tunes from this evergreen Irish folk duo who celebrated their 25th Anniversary in Millennium year. Irish duo Mick Foster and Tony Allen have album sales in excess of 18 million copies.

They have toured the world, performing for audiences of all ages and cultures.

Most recently they have teamed up with Ireland’s No.1 Entertainer Nathan Carter to release their new single and video "Burning Bridges". It’s a collaboration of the Classic Status Quo Hit song and the video was recorded in the cities of Derry and Belfast

Show Starts @ 8p.m. Tickets €31 available from the Box Office/Tel: 051-874402 or

David Flynn Friday March 2nd Returning for what will be his third solo concert

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

The Sleeping Beauty Saturday March 3rd

Embarking on their very first performance at the Theatre Royal Waterford, The Internationally renowned Royal Moscow Ballet brings every child’s favourite fairytale to the Waterford stage this coming March 2018 , this is the classic story of love and innocence , mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score.

Experience stunning choreography, breathtaking costumes and vibrant sets which will transport you straight into this fairytale world and let THE ROYAL MOSCOW BALLET make this fairtytale come to life right before your eyes at the Theatre Royal.

Performances take place at 2pm and 8pm Saturday March 3rd 2018.

Shows @ 2 p.m. & 8p.m. Tickets Adult €30/Child U16 €27.50 available from the Box Office/Tel: 051-874402 or

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Waterford Youth Arts has added a new workshop to their ever expanding youth arts opportunities - the WYA Choir. The Choir Programme is designed to enhance the musical, creative and expressive qualities of all participants. Singing is a life-long skill that is not only enjoyable, but fosters ear training, intonation, breath support and confidence.

Under the guidance of Éadaoin Breathnach (Music Director & Accompanist) and Fearghal O’Connor (Choral Director), young members will learn how to sing using the Kodály method, learn how to read music, broaden their listening skills, learn to focus their concentration and get to grips with performing as part of a group.

The WYA Choir Workshop runs on Monday evenings from 7.30 to 9pm at Goma Gallery of Modern Art on Lombard Street; for young people aged between 14 - 19 years. More information about the workshop can be

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

The Theatre Royal Wednesday March 28th

Mend & Makedo Theatre Co bring their new play, Jerusalem Tomorrow, to the Theatre Royal, Waterford, on Wednesday March 28th. Jerusalem Tomorrow is a mystery play for the twenty-first century, a radical retelling of the story of Marks’s gospel.

Eight characters whose paths crossed with the travelling preacher tell their stories – the pig farmer who lost his livelihood when his herd was driven off a cliff; the taxi driver who drove one of his followers to Jerusalem; Peter, the fisherman, who abandoned his children to follow him; a musician who lost her love to his words.

With a cast of four and using an exciting and challenging mixture of words and music, the play, adapted and directed by John MacKenna, follows the huge success of the company’s previous production – Between Your Love and Mine –

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Friday March 30th at Theatre Royal Waterford

The Rubberbandits are an award winning theatre act who use a mixture of music, performance, video and social media to deliver ideas into peoples heads using their socially engaged artistic form. Distinctive for their plastic bag masks they always wear, musical duo Blindboy Boat Club and Mr. Chrome started their career at the turn of the new millennium as prank phone callers in their native Limerick, and moved into comedy hip-hop a few years later.

In October 2010 they began a weekly slot on RTE 2’s Republic of Telly – and released their debut single 'Horse Outside’, which became a viral internet hit (more than 14.5 million Youtube views) and then a genuine chart success. The following year C4 commissioned them for a series of Comedy Blaps – online shorts – and they were named

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

It’s the first weekend of a very busy March at Shortts, with a full weekend of St Patrick’s gigs this year and a first Good Friday gig too (details revealed soon). Access All Areas is back this Saturday with 3 rooms of music [Shortts + Project + Terrace] and 2 heated smoking areas, all through the Shortts alley door. Entertainment details for the rest of the weekend ahead are:


'The Boys Are Back In Town’ as everyone’s favourite weekend warriors, The Renegades, return to their hometown for a 2 hour set of alternative rock and pop classics. Evan Marshal hosts 'Boogie-Box’ out on the Terrace with an always great party mix of dance music classics to kickstart your weekend.


Fuse are a 5 piece rock covers act who have been

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

20th Anniversary Show

Theatre Royal, 19 April

Mercury Rev last visited Waterford in 2008 when they played the intimate setting of Electric Avenue, for what many local music fans consider to be one of the best gigs ever held in the city. Now 10 years on, the band return for a very special show at the Theatre Royal to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their opus 'Deserter’s Songs’. The gig is already 70% sold out and the remaining tickets can be purchased online at, the Theatre Royal box office or at 051 874402

When Mercury Rev’s Deserter’s Songs was released in 1998, it kick-started one of the greatest, and most unexpected second acts in music history. They had been known for making indie rock that was chaotic, psychedelic, and bathed in layers of distortion. However, after coming close to breaking

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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years.

An award winning- double platinum selling artist, Mick has released five albums to date – including two number ones and received widespread airplay.

He became the first Irish musician to ever win awards at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, aged 19. His critically acclaimed live performances have seen him sell out shows in Ireland’s Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House.

Mick first picked up a guitar at age of 14 under the musical influence of his mother’s family in their old farmhouse in Blarney, Co. Cork where he grew up listening to Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Jim Croce. Mick wrote songs throughout his teens, while training as a stonemason, which culminated in him signing to a major label

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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Presented by The Liberties, who, in replicating the original Dubliners lineup of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Ciaron Burke and John Sheehan, with the exact same instrumentation and sound, bring to the stage a show of uncanny similarity to the most fondly remembered and successful Dubliners lineup.

The unique and wonderful voice of Ronnie Drew, is brought to life by a true son of Dublin-Wayne Wilder, who is probably the most authentic Ronnie sound alike in the entire world.

With his red hair and powerful melodic voice, Donegal banjo maestro James Gallagher, not only looks like Luke Kelly, but sounds so close to the man, that it has to be a fluke of nature. Bardan Johnson, is a man who can produce sweet backing on the fiddle. And the jigs and reels, which

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Letters to the Editor


    Keeping a checkIt is common knowledge that when it comes to technology, if you want to do something, just ask a young person to show you. They have grown up with all the technology that is around us at the moment and seem adept at using it in the easiest fashion possible. But just because young people are good at technology, does that mean that they should have unfettered access to all the sites and apps that are available to them today?Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has just come out and said that he and …

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