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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Band members of The Muggins

support Donovan at the Theatre Royal

The trio, Niamh Dalton, Frank McCann and James Christie and also three members of local band The Muggins are here now in the form of The Midnight Ramble.

Named after the late, great Levon Helm of the aptly named The Band, the trio's take their repertoire from the country, folk and blues tradition including the likes of Neil Young, Gillian Welch, Jim Croce, Old Crow Medicine Show (excluding "Wagon Wheel" due to traumatic experiences with the song) and of course The Band.

Supporting the great 60s legend Donovan is a huge boost to the band as he specially requested their presence at this special acoustic gig on Sunday 2nd June. The up and coming performance comes as a welcome start to the summer season of music for this half of The Muggins. Hope

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Gala night with the Greeley Chorale from Colorado for the benefit of patients in Waterford Regional Hospital

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust is inviting people inWaterford to a special Gathering event, a gala night featuring the Greeley Chorale from Colorado in aid of the work of the Trust on Tuesday 4th June at 8pm in the Theatre Royal, Waterford.

The Greeley Chorale regularly tours internationally but this is their first time for them to perform in Ireland even though many of the singers have Irish roots.

The Chorale's performance in Theatre Royal, under the musical direction Dr. Galen Darrough will bring traditional major choral works of the great composers to the spirituals, folk songs and Broadway music of America to Waterford.

The concert will be followed by a food and wine reception at which audience members will have the opportunity to meet the choir.

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust and the Waterford Central Library are delighted to announce that Waterford's Bealtaine Choir will be performing as part of the Dusk Chorus Celebration in Central Library on Wednesday 29th May at 6pm.

The Dusk Chorus Celebration is an evening of song, wine and cheese, hosted by the Europe Direct Information Centre, celebrating the end of 2013 Bealatine Festival.

Bealtaine is a national arts festival aimed at promoting the participation of older people in the arts in Ireland, now into its 14th year, the Bealtaine festival is fast becoming one of Ireland's biggest art's festivals.

The Bealtaine Choir is made up of full and semi retired members of the local community. It was formed last year following the library's "everybody can sing" music workshops under the expert musical direction of Anne Woodworth. Since then, the Bealtaine Choir has gone

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust is delighted to announce that Jordan's Rigout will be performing in the Waterford Regional Hospital on Thursday, 30th May at 1:30 pm as part of its Healing Sounds programme.

The group was formed during the Tall Ship's festival in 2011, when American-born jazz musician Katie Bradley, who had previously been living in Waterford, returned to visit. While here, Katie invited her musician friends too Jordan's bar on the Quay, for a music session. This began a gathering of musicians every Tuesday evening in Jordan's bar. The sessions have grown in popularity, attracting a wide variety of musicians and listeners. It was from these sessions that Jordan's Rigout emerged.

The performance in Waterford Regional Hospital will be a unique opportunity to hear some of the best traditional and blues music that Waterford has on offer and promises to

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Would your son or daughter like to be part of one of Ireland's leading Youth Choirs?

If so the WIT Choral Music Programme are holding auditions for new members on Friday 7th June and Monday 10th June.

Singers have the option of singing in one of its six award-winning choirs. Over the past number of years the programme has grown to over 200 members and is one of Ireland's most successful and respected youth choir organisations. The six different groups cater for all levels of experience and ability and range in age from senior infants' class right through to sixth year.

It is well known that being part of a choir is hugely beneficial to children. Working as part of a group, growing in self-esteem and confidence through performing and exploring one's musical and creative side are only some of the reasons why

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Shay Byrne to present The Three Sopranos Summer Gala for the John Murray Show in Waterford

Summer time, and the living will surely be exhilarating in June as RTÉ Radio 1's Risin' Time presenter Shay Byrne joins Celine Byrne, Regina Nathan and Cara O'Sullivan – three of Ireland's finest sopranos – and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra to present The Three Sopranos Summer Gala on stage in WIT College Hall, Waterford on Saturday 8 June for the John Murray Show, RTÉ Radio 1. John Finucane conducts. The John Murray Show will follow the tour with coverage including a final radio item on Monday 10 June following performances in Cork and Waterford.

With solos, duets and specially arranged trios, the tour promises some of opera's most memorable and moving songs and arias as well as thrilling orchestral interludes.

Three sublime voices and three centuries

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Audio Circus are one of the South east's most vibrant rock & pop bands.This exciting 5 piece band has combined to bring years of experience in touring and playing to live audiences.All five talented musicians love to thrill the crowds with their take on hit's covering the 70's right through to the 00's and beyond from artists such as AC/DC,Calvin Harris,Primal Scream,

Mumford & Son's, Gun n Roses,The Lumineers, Swedish House Mafia and more.

The diversity of this act gives them the ability to cater for a broad spectrum of music genres.The passion and fun of the musicians has to be seen and heard to be believed catch Audio Circus Saturday 25th May 11pm Masons Bar.Over 21's.

ID Required.

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Presented by Forum Waterford in association with WLRFM and Beat 102 103

There's just over 5 weeks to go now until a fantastic line-up of national and international acts play DAYTRIPPER, a new 3 day music festival for Waterford, taking place at Bolton Street in the historic Viking Triangle from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June. DAYTRIPPER aims to bring music fans from the South East and beyond into Waterford for 3 days and nights of top quality entertainment, with music for all tastes. The Viking Marathon and Ravens Rock Rally are also taking place in Waterford that weekend so the City is looking forward to a bumper weekend on the scale of the Tall Ships.

The DAYTRIPPER headline acts are Imelda May, Madness and The Coronas, who have all sold out 15,000 tickets at

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Thursday 23Rd May @ Masons Bar

The Beachcombers are made up of 3 extremely gifted local musicians fronted by Hippy these guys know how to entertain and if you have had the pleasure of witnessing Hippy as a solo act you will have an indication of what to expect ~ this guy has one of the most powerful voices on the live music circuit ~ class act you can catch the Beachcombers Thursday 23rd May 11pm @ Masons Bar. Over 21's. ID Required.

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    Religious ToleranceAt a public meeting last week to discuss the plans for a new mosque in Kilkenny, it seemed that out of the crowd of approximately 200 that attended, the overwhelming majority were against the idea. While it was reported that most people were against the addition of the mosque to Kilkenny life due to logistical reasons, it was also reported, and quite prominently, that there were more than a few people who were vocally opposed to the whole idea of a any sort of mosque being built on rel …

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