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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Sessions @ Mason's Live Music Venue

The Kamikaze Turtles are a 5 piece local act headed up, on lead vocals, by the sultry Louise Hanlon. They make their welcome return to Mason's after their debut gig with us over the Spraoi weekend, where they went down a storm. So wind down your weekend in style at Mason's Live Music venue Sunday 18th August band on stage at 11.30pm

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Friday's Mason's Live Music Venue

Kick start your weekend with No Hot Ashes, one of Waterford's most in-demand bands. Unless you have been living on a different planet for the last 12 months you know what we are talking about. This band delivers every time with their lively, energetic sets and wide range of musical genres covering such artists as Johnny Cash, The Specials, Calvin Harris, Oasis, Paolo Nutini, Bruno Mars and the list goes on and on. Mason's Live Music Venue is the place to be Friday 16th August. On stage at 11pm.

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

King Kong Company round off an amazing

summer with a gig at Electric Picnic on Sunday September 1st. Back in June the band played only their third gig on home turf supporting Madness

While closing 'Knockanstockan', which was voted Ireland's Best Small Festival, was an experience in itself nothing really prepared the band for closing the Big Top Tent at Indiependencea week later in Mitchelstown. On 'warm up' duties on the night were Le Galaxie and, believe it or not, Beardyman - performing his much acclaimed audio visual show before KKC. By 12.30am the Big Top was heaving and ready for the Waterford eight piece to take to the stage, and take to it they did!

Before the festival Goldenplec.com picked King Kong Company as one of their Top 10 bands of the festival, and after the gig State.ie said "this is a

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Wednesday 14th of August is a night for the diary as we welcome back Waterford's hottest 5 piece.

The Unusual Suspects are a Waterford based band who in their brief yet exciting life so far has managed to climb the entertainment ladder and perform in some of Ireland's top venues and alongside some of the country's most sought after bands. With a jam packed calendar this is certainly one of Ireland's hardest working groups. The powerful stage performance creates an almost enigmatic symbiotic relationship between the crowd and the band as people are brought through dynamic and diverse genres of music, from the trumpet grooves of Stevie Wonder, the reggae beats of Bob Marley, the classic scream of Led Zeppelin, the modern flow of Bruno Mars and the spine chilling blast of Pink Floyd, crowds are always left screaming for more.

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

No Hot Ashes return to Shortt's this Saturday 17th August to once more rock the house.

No Hot Ashes are an energetic four piece that have been building quite an impressive following over the last twelve months, Playing songs from a host of Genres from Rock, Pop to Hip-Hop Dance and Country.

They are a lively energetic band that play with instruments such as keyboard, guitars, banjo's and flute.

Their influences are drawn from artists such as, Men at Work, Johnny Cash, Specials, Calvin Harris, Oasis, Butterfly Band, Estelle, Tina Turner, Adele, Beatles, Jason Mraz, Elbow,Stevie Wonder, Dire Straits, Kings of Leon, Sterophonics, Blood Hound Gang, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Paolo Nutini, Steppenwolf, Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz, Proclaimers, Bruno Mars, The Comittments, Lynard Skynard and more.

So get on down to Shortt's for another night of great live music, band is on stage from

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Rock on down to Shortt's this Friday Night August 17 as we welcome back one of Waterford's hottest talents to Shortt'S.

Fronted by Waterford's best lead female vocalist Aisling Browne, backed by 3 of the city's hottest musicians on guitar, bass and drums. Let yourself be transported on a musical journey as the powerful and sultry lead vocals will leave you short of breath. The Fizz Bombs are the perfect party band for any night with unique cover versions of everyone from Aretha Franklin to Elbow to AC/DC!

As always be prepared to be sucked into the infectious atmosphere that can only be found in Shortt's Live Music Venue.

The band is on stage at 11.00pm and there is no cover charge on the night.

Don't forget folks we operate a strict over 21 policy for the bar so ID is required if you

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Hard Station, the Midlands based bluegrass and new grass band will make their Waterford debut at the 19th Guinness International Bluegrass Festival in Dunmore East.

The decision to perform was a heartfelt one for band members Johnny Gleeson, Joe Meehan and Roy Brennan, following the untimely death of founding member Vinny Baker who died recently.

An exceptionally talented musician, Vinny skillfully mastered many instruments and was involved in a number of renowned bluegrass bands including The Tennessee Breakdown Band and Bending the Strings before founding Hard Station six months ago with a group of like-minded and talented musicians.

Johnny Gleeson who played with Vinny for many years said the decision to perform at the 19th Guinness International Bluegrass Festival was a difficult one, but one that Vinny would have wanted. "He was so proud of how far Hard Station had come in the

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

The Suspects & Guests

The River: About a month ago The Unusual Suspects were approached by the committee of The Bolger Brothers Tragedy Fund.

Paul, Kenny and Shane Bolger, from Passage East, tragically lost their lives last month off the coast of Tramore.

Two members of the band, Conor Cleare and Edward O'Neill, are from Passage East and so the project was born and The Suspects with the help of their guest artistes recorded Bruce Springsteen's The River for The Bolger Brothers' Tragedy Fund.

Everyone involved in making The River gave their time and talent for free. Even the studio, engineer and mastering lab took massive cuts in their costs as they were eager to be involved with the project to help with the fund. (More information on 087 9726694).

This week The River is going national. There will be an appearance on Ireland AM

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

With our new term starting on Monday 26th August we are delighted to announce that we still have places available in all our age groups. We will hold a open / registration day this Saturday 17th August in St Josephs School Dungarvan from 11-30am to 3-30pm for new students to enrol for our new term. No experience is required to join the stage school as all levels of ability are catered for and new students are always more than welcome. If you like to sing, dance, act, perform or you just like to have fun then Dungarvan Junior Musical Stage School is the place for you. We have a strong emphasis on confidence building, having fun and making new friends

while learning all the skills of the performing arts from our highly experienced and talented tutors. Artistic director and choreographer is

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Call for entries

The competition for the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal 2013 is now open to entries from metal reed instruments – box, concertina and mouth organ. One overall winner will be chosen, and will be presented with a Seán Ó Riada gold medal, and prize money of €2500, at a gala concert in Cork in January to be broadcast live on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.

The competition, now in its fourth year, was initiated by musician and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta presenter Peadar Ó Riada as a means of bringing the family of listeners to his Friday evening trad programme Cuireadh chun Ceoil together, and building a worldwide network of traditional music fans.

Last year's competition was open to harp and pipes, and the competition was won by Monaghan piper Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn and harpist Oisín Morrison from Dublin.

In this competition

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