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Wednesday, 25th September 2013

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is delighted to announce that Roscommon born musician Sharon Moore will perform at Waterford Regional Hospital (WRH) on Wednesday 25th September at 1:30pm as part of WHAT's Healing Sounds music programme.

Sharon Moore began her music career as a teenager playing gigs in her hometown of Roscommon with various local bands. As a keen guitarist and singer, Sharon moved to the south east to complete her music degree in the Waterford Institute of Technology, majoring in voice and performance. Following this Sharon received an MA in music therapy at the University of Limerick.

Sharon has been playing and teaching African drumming for over ten years and has experience in a variety of different singing and drumming techniques from all over the world including West Africa, New Zealand and Native America. She is currently a singer and

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Wednesday, 25th September 2013

waterford film for all and Garter Lane Arts Centre presents

Quartet (12A)

At a home for retired musicians, the annual

concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean Horton, an eternal diva and the former singing partner of three of the current residents. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?

Sweet, gentle, and predictable to a fault, Quartet benefits greatly from the performances of Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins and Billy Connolly and the direction of Dustin Hoffman.

Screened as part of the Well Waterford Festival in Garter Lane Cinema on Sunday, September 29th at 8pm. Tickets €7.50 and €6.00 concession

available in advance from http://www.garterlane.ie and 051-855038.

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Wednesday, 25th September 2013

All roads lead to the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, Waterford this Friday night for what promises to be a night that will live long in the memory of an audience that surely will raise to its feet in appreciation of the efforts of over 100 musicians. The event has raised the profile of so many charities but in recognition of this extraordinary Massed Band that has been the pivot in Waterford's City of music over the last nine years.

Mark Fitzgerald and Julie Quinlan will conduct and take the Massed Band on a musical journey that will pull at the heart strings and highlight the standard of musicianship on display.

The Barrack Street Concert, City of Waterford Brass, De La Salle Scout Pipe Band, Thomas Francis Meagher Fife & Drum Band and Waterford String Ensemble with guest singers international soprano Donna

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Wednesday, 25th September 2013

This coming Saturday Get Down Edits return to Shortts' Terrace for their monthly residence.

Get Down Edits is made up of local djs Darren Daz Dalton & Martin Roche both of whom have been playing their records around the country for quite some time now,

Waterford's original Deep House duo in their early days they supported & played alongside some of the top names & acts in the House Music scene. In recent years the guys have been expanding their musicial sound and playing right across the board a mixture of House, Disco, Funk, Classic electronic & everything in between while mixing it all in the House Music style, the guys have always made their dj sets that bit more personal by making their own edits & remixes.

Catch 'em this Saturday nite from 11. Free admission

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Wednesday, 25th September 2013

Friday 27th, September is another great night of live music at Shortts as we welcome back Ruffus. Ruffus are a three piece Pop/Rock band based in Dublin Ireland.

Formed in 2000 the lads have spent the last 10 years on the road gigging up and down the country to become one of Ireland's top cover bands. They have played to audiences as far afield as China and France. Their show is a 2-3 hour well-rehearsed, tight set that is aimed to an audience of all ages. Well suited to most venues and occasions the lads can be found rocking out at a late night club or bar with a huge back catalogue of new and classic tracks for an older audience. While gigging as cover band the lads also write and record

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Wednesday, 25th September 2013

Check out Waterford's No.1 midweek live music session Thursday next as we welcome back the Waxies.

Even Waxie fans find it hard to describe what they do to others. It's a mix of allsorts and is very eclectic. They cover all styles of music from System of a Down to the Wolfe Tones, Metallica to The Proclaimers and Motorhead to The Killers. In between songs, they chat to the crowd inviting the audience to send up texts, do stand-up comedy and fun games. The idea is to create a warm party atmosphere and make everyone join in with the band.

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Wednesday, 25th September 2013

The first committee meeting of our new choral year was held last week. We have a very busy programme of events from now until Christmas. The Committee positions are confirmed as follows: Chairperson: Olive Blackwell; Vice-Chairperson & Minutes Secretary: Anita Reddy; Correspondence Secretary: Breda McGrath; Treasurer: Mary Coppinger; Assistant Treasurer: Marjorie Deegan; PRO: Patsy Meade; Registrar: Bernie Collins; Music: Pat Phelan; Committee Member: Maureen Widger. ERCMS is open to new members until Thursday 3rd October. For further information please contact 087 9647231. Diary Dates: On Friday 11th October our MD Catherine Power is organizing a lovely concert with soloist David Martin in The Large Room, City Hall, for Waterford Hospice. All support much appreciated. On Thursday 24th October a Table Quiz will be held in The Cove Bar to raise funds for ERCMS. Great prizes and raffle. All welcome!

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Wednesday, 25th September 2013

'It's like putting a starving man on a diet.' So said world renowned artist, Robert Ballagh, describing how it would be if there were any more cuts to the arts budget. The occasion was his speech to launch the 2013 Imagine Arts Festival program, which took place Thursday last at Waterford Health Park. Mr. Ballagh went on to stress how important a part culture plays in the lives of every community in Ireland and how the volunteerism at the heart of Imagine, Waterford's annual arts festival, is a fine example of how 'the best projects are created by ourselves for ourselves', and is proof that Ireland is not just an economy but a collection of communities, within which the arts play a vital role.

Waterford City Mayor, John Cummins, himself a participant in the arts since an early age, also spoke,

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Wednesday, 25th September 2013

Anupama Bhagwat and Gurdain Rayatt fresh from London's Darbar Festival, present a Sitar and Tabla Concert at Christ Church on Friday 27th September at 7.30pm Tickets are €18 and €15 for concessions (student, senior, unemployed) and children accompanied by an adult are, as always, admitted free!

Anupama Bhagwat is an internationally acclaimed Sitar player, whose work has been described as the most heartfelt of any contemporary musician. Gurdain Rayatt is one of the best percussionists in the world. Between them, the concert will concentrate in the first half on a demonstration and explanation of the instruments and the styles of Indian music (such as the raga), with the second half being a full concert.

Come and share the passion! For further information call Aldona at the Cathedral on 051 858 958.

Tickets available on the night.

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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

Following their rapturously received set at the UK's Bestival festival this month, Bombay Bicycle Club have just exclusively announced regional Irish tour dates this November, including a debut Waterford performance at The Forum on Friday, 22 November. The lads have finished recording their 4th album and are looking forward to road testing some of these new songs as well as playing fan favourites from their 3 very varied but always brilliant previous albums. The age limit for the show is over 14 and tickets are on sale now at Next Door (Forum), 051 871111 and http://www.forumwaterford.com

Bombay Bicycle Club are an indie rock band from Crouch End, London. The band is composed of Jack Steadman (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jamie MacColl (guitar), Suren de Saram (drums) and

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    Time for a breakJust as the height of Summer begins it seems that it is also the time when our politicians begin their yearly departure from Dail Eireann. While not many professions get as much holiday time as politicians do you have to ask the question whether they merit such long breaks?There are many who would immediately answer that they don't really deserve such long holidays, that they barely seem to spend any time in the Dail at all and after all they are well remunerated for the long hours …

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