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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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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Wows at Dooley's Hotel

Dooley's hotel and the Darrer family were delighted to recently host the Pendyrus Welsh Male Voice Choir. The 67 strong choir were traveling to the South East to undertake a number of engagements and on one evening they kindly offered to 'sing for their supper'.

Tina Darrer was rendered speechless on the night as she was bestowed the honor of being made Vice President of the Choir to mark the occasion. The Choir currently enjoys the support of 59 Vice-Presidents. They include many friends who have long-standing personal connections with Pendyrus, and distinguished representatives of the civic, cultural, professional, and commercial life of the UK, and of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. To mark this occasion a presentation was made to the hotel of a plaque of the Coat of Arms of the Rhondda Cynon Taf

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

The Croods (G)

The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. The Croods is funny, inventive and features a top notch voice cast lead by Nicholas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. Catch The Croods on Sunday afternoon, Aug 18th at 3pm. Admission €3 with a special family ticket for four costing €10.

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Thursday, 8th August 2013

Sonny Condell for Music at the Museum

Sunday 11th August sees Sonny Condell play a solo set for Music at the Museum's lunchtime concert at 12.30 pm. An integral part of the Irish music scene since the early `70s, a musical career spanning 35 years, from the heady days with "Tír Na nÓg" which landed him on the biggest stages in the world, to the truly fantastic "Scullion", numerous solo albums and perhaps one of Ireland's greatest songwriters, Sonny Condell is the real McCoy. Sonny Condell's songs are melodic and thoughtful, often with a breeze of jazz or a rhythmic hint of traditional music. "Down In The City", "Teeside", the poptastic "Carol", stunning lyrics, distinctive driving rhythm guitar; he is a prolific songwriter with 15 albums to his credit. This performance is not to

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Thursday, 8th August 2013

The Jam Tarts are set to rock Mason's this Friday. Made up of 4 very talented local musicians with a wealth of experience on the live music scene they have built up a large and loyal following over the years. This band never disappoint with their flawless performances. Catch the lads this Friday 9th August 11.30 pm @ Masons live music venue

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Thursday, 8th August 2013

Dj Shay is on hand to bring you on a musical journey back through the decades playing all your favourite floor fillers that will have you getting your groove on to some of the hottest tunes with a few up to date ones thrown in for good measure.

The Beachcombers Live For Sunday Sessions @ Mason's Live Music Venue

Wind down your weekend in style with the Beachcombers, headed up by local favourite Hippy as he is affectionately known. This band is made up of 3 very talented local musicians playing instruments such as guitar, double bass, bohrain and flute giving them a unique sound and covering material from the classics to modern. There is something for all musical persuasions. Catch the lads this Sunday 11th August @ Masons Live Music Venue live on stage 11.30 pm

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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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