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Wednesday, 17th July 2013

Celtic Championship Wrestling will make its debut at Forum Waterford on Saturday August 10th and is considered Ireland's premier wrestling entity. Founded by Corkonian Lee Cahalane, wrestling has always been big business in both Ireland and the UK. Although the Irish fans cherish the opportunity to see world famous superstars like 'John Cena' and 'The Rock' up close and in the flesh, their annual visits leave fans desperate for more hard hitting entertainment. With the inception of Celtic Championship Wrestling, Cahalane honed in on this massive opportunity. His vision alone has attracted fans from all over, with each event selling out weeks in advance. The second CCW event 'Hostile Halloween was held on October 28th 2012. Once again, CCW proved that they are here to stay after a hugely

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Friday 12th of July 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 from the ashes of a duo called Shade 20, 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 even brought their show and played to audiences as far afield as countries like China & 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 &

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

This Wednesday 10th July is the date that welcomes back the return of Waterford’s hottest property, be prepared to be infected by a musical performance that will leave you nothing else but short of breath, The 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,

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

The Friday Night live acts in Shortts Live Music Venue have been playing to large numbers over the last few months, Friday 19th July will be no different as local Oasis tribute return to their home town to once more wow their audience.

Mad Ferrit are the ultimate Oasis tribute band consisting of a group of Musicians from Ireland. The aim of the band is to put together a Tribute show that mimics the raw power and swagger of an Oasis live show in their heyday. If you are a Fan of the Oasis "Live by the Sea" and "There and Then" live DVD's then you are going to love this. The lads pay particular detail to re-creating the famous Oasis Wall of Sound. Listening to the tracks proves how close they are to the real thing!!! Attention to detail and

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

WaterfordFilmForAll and Garter Lane present - Epic (G)

on Saturday 13th June at 3pm

as part of the new Children’s Summer Film Club at Garter Lane.

Offering great family value, The Children’s Summer film Club will run during July and August and will screen family fun films.

The programme starts with Epic which is a animated story about a teenager who finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world and ours.

Tickets: €3 or €10 for a family of four are available from 051 855038 or http://www.garterlane.ie (no booking fee).

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Jordan’s Rigout for Music at the Museum

Music at the Museum is delighted to present Jordan’s Rigout to kick-off the second series of Sunday Lunchtime Concerts at the Medieval Museum on 14th July. This series, running from July to November, will continue to support local performers in addition to bringing acts from further afield. The Bishop’s Palace has come on board with the Medieval Museum to offer guided tours at the reduced price of €2 with concert ticket. Café Royal, located at the Theatre Royal and, Geoff’s Café Bar, join the Munster Bar in offering a 10% reduction on lunch with concert ticket. Music, history and great food; that’s Sunday sorted!

Jordan’s Rigout is a collective of Waterford-based musicians brought together by the simple pleasure of playing music. Born in the back snug of Jordan’s American Bar this group of musicians has

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Quentin Tarantino comes to Waterford Beretta Productions is proud to present an all male cast in this powerhouse of a movie, Reservoir Dogs. This movie was a huge hit and we have sunk our teeth into this wonderful script. It was been renamed Dog's but in our hands Tarantino's classic will shine and is a must see for any movie fans.

Beretta Productions recently got the cast together for a read through of the script and there was a tingle in the air as we heard this wonderful script been read by our amazing cast for the first time. We plan to start rehearsals in the coming weeks as the majority of our cast are currently performing in Jim Nolan's hit play On The Razzle.

August 29,30 and 31st are the dates to mark in your calendar for this once in a

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Racecourse Tramore in association with WLR

Saturday 13th July will see the inaugural Fleadh Beag Festival take place at the Waterford and Tramore Racecourse. The festival will host 8 top class acts from all corners of the country along with a family fun day for kids of all ages.

With Inspiration coming from the Fleadh Mór ‘93, the festival organisers aim to recreate the festival atmosphere and bring good music to the people. All proceeds from festival will go equally to the Ryan and Ethan Appeal, The Bolger Brothers Tragedy Fund and The Pat Flavin to Walk again Fund, the mission of the festival is to not only to raise much needed funds and awareness for these causes but also to offer a day of family fun and community spirit.

Bipolar Empire are not shy when it comes to performing at festivals, with

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Spraoi’s Maxol Stage

Local heroes, and creators of a second stunning album, O Emperor, headline Waterford Spraoi’s Maxol Stage on Saturday, August 3rd. Readers can suggest which song the band should open the show with and the winner gets a selection of goodies. Check-it-out on: O Emperor’s and Spraoi’s Facebook pages.

Vitreous is already trailing more all-star reviews than a constellation. The album’s critical success is a major achievement by O Emperor. The band may be in a tough place in a tough industry but musically they excel.

The top slot on Spraoi’s Saturday stage is a perfect platform to showcase their considerable songs, subtleties and talents. It’s definitely a gig worth bookmarking for the 21st Waterford Spraoi

Festival. Lots more imaginative goodies promised on: http://www.spraoi.com

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Avenue Festival

Kicks Off Next Week From Thursday 11Th – Sunday 28Th July

Avenue Festival is delighted to announce its jam packed programme of events for all running across Waterford from Thurs 11th- Sun 28th July.

Come along to ‘Hive Emerging’ 25 Michael Street (former News & Star building) next Thurs 11th at 7.30pm in for the official festival opening party as well as the launch of Hive Emerging’s new premises at Michael Street and their inaugural show ‘Wet’. The evening will be officially opened by the Mayor of Waterford Cllr. John Cummins and will give a scintillating taster of the festival events ahead. ‘Substance’; a group of 6 eclectic DJ/Producers covering a wide genre of electronic grooves will follow the openings at 9pm. Free admission and all welcome.

Avenue Festival is Waterford’s inaugural venue festival celebrating the

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Letters to the Editor

  • A Wonderful Harvest

    Even though the weather Gods didn’t exactly play ball over the weekend it doesn’t take away from the fact that this years Waterford Harvest Festival was yet again another wonderful success. It was great to see the streets of the centre of the city so beautifully and thoughtfully decked out. The various food stalls offering tastes from all over were great to wander around. The information and background that each of the stall holders were able to give on the provenance of their food was really interesting an …

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