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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

It is already being hailed as one of the funniest new Irish comedy plays to ever hit the stage and is one not to be missed. Following sell out shows in Ireland and a very successful run in Chicago, It's The Real McCoy comes to Waterford.

The play is set in rural Ireland in the mid 1960's and its main character is Madge Mulloy who has spent over 40 years of her life in despair following the disappearance of her husband for no apparent reason.

What unfolds on stage has to be seen to be believed. The new parish curate Fr. Michael McCoy gets news about her husband Tom and his wishes to return to her to explain why he left. However, her only child Maura has fallen in love with the local postman Martin Daly and she doesn't approve.

The play is

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

This Easter Weekend could bring you more than just a cupboard full of chocolate! Venture down to the Coastguard Cultural Centre in Tramore and be guaranteed to walk away with a piece of original art or photography for a mere €10.

This unique ART LOTTERY in aid of the Save Ryan and Ethan Appeal is the brainchild of art- lovers Mary Keating and Margaret Kelleher. "We decided that an ART LOTTERY would be a win-win opportunity for everyone involved and a great way to promote art, while supporting a very good cause", said Margaret.

"We've had a fantastic response from both City and County Art Groups and local, national and international Artists such as John Cullinan, Joe Fogarty, Ken Smith, Kay McLaughlin, Berna Lawton, Jon Donovan, Ciara Roosli aka

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Summer Play Auditions For Ages 9 to 13!

Little Red Kettle Theatre Company are delighted to announce that they will be holding auditions for their up and coming annual Summer Play 2013. Following on from the success of their production of Pearl's Colour Dream which starred over 50 local young actors and most recently their critically acclaimed Winter Interactive Tour Programme, Wiggily Tom and the Little Elf that Lost her Story, Little Red Kettle are back once again to give young people between 9 and 13 a fantastic opportunity to be part of one of our biggest productions. Little Red Kettle will be producing The Alizar Tree which was written by Ben Hennessy and will be directed by Liam Meagher and Ben Hennessy. This year they will give 45/50 young people from Waterford and surrounding areas the opportunity to be involved

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Hullabaloo's wonder filled "The Saturday Space" runs again at Tramore's Coastguard Cultural Centre, Love Lane.

The Saturday space is a creative and expressive programme for children offering arts and drama through play.

The workshops restart on the 13th April and run for 6 weeks. The cost is €40 and all materials are included. Booking is essential on 051 391 656 as places are limited.

Workshops are age specific with 11am slot dedicated to 3 and 4 year olds, 12 noon slot 5-7 yr olds and 1pm for our 8-10 year olds.

Your child will discover a world of creativity with Hullabaloo. Our programmes are an Experience - a journey into a world of play and imagination.

Check out our website for a taste of what is on offer http://www.waterfordhullabaloo.com

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

2012 has been a busy year for Propeller Palms following the release of our debut album "All In This Together" which received extensive regional and national reviews including a 4 star review by Jackie Hayden from Hot Press. We have brought the album and our show to audiences around Ireland including The Volvo Ocean Race, Electric Picnic, Festival of the Fires, support for Howard Marks "Mr Nice" tour, Jagermeister freezer sessions and many packed indoor and outdoor local gigs and festivals. We were also asked to record a cover track for the Simon Community Charity album "The Shortest Night", alongside such artists as Pugwash and Neil Hannon, Jape and BiPolar Empire. The Album was launched in The Button Factory where we performed our cover of Everyday People by Sly and The Family Stone.

Receiving great support from local and national radio

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Downes' at Thomas Street play host to unique collection of people this Bank Holiday Sunday. The decks start spinning at 9pm till late into the night , this one is going to be special as we dusting off all those Flomotion, Roxy, shakedown, Rebel Yell classices. At the moment we are starting a collection of old unused Vinyl so if you have a box in the loft or under the stairs or you have gone to download we will give your old records a spin and a nice home.Resdients Brian and Louis are joined by special guests Paul O'Neill, Peter Atkins, Eoin Lacey, and Eleanor Butler. Admission is free.

The Waterford Vinyl Players Association is a not for profit organisation. If you would like to be included on our guest list you can send us a message on our facebook page.

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

A slightly different approach to the usual RePublik shows see a first "Live" guest performance from Germanys AME (Innervisions). Frank Weidemann, one half of the house favourite Ame, brings his live show to Waterford for the first time at Crystal NiteClub on Easter Sunday March 31st.

After countless deep house releases with his production partner Kristian Beyer over the years plus the massive crossover anthem "Rej", Frank has now started to release under his own name with singer/songwriter Ry. Their melodic & deep "Howlin" was one of the hits of 2012 with plays from every genre of DJ, with the likes of Garnier to Sven Vath, to Dixon all playing it regularly. Franks new Live show takes many Ame favourites and a mix of other tracks edited to deliver a night of quality house music. Support on the night comes from

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

All Hail Bright Futures is released on LP, CD and digitally worldwide on March 19, 2013 and will get it's live debut at The Forum in Waterford this Saturday 23 March, with support from Hornets and The Great Ocean Divide. Tickets are on sale now at Next Door (Forum), 051 871111 and forumwaterford.com

And So I Watch You From Afar's 3rd album All Hail Bright Futures is dominated by a sunnier disposition, a positive uplift that closely matches the euphoria that the Northern Ireland trio has been instilling in audiences through their live gigs over the last 5 years. There are moments of tropical guitar pop, percussive bleeping song foundations, a trumpet arrangement, an orchestral interlude, singalong mantras, harmonic hooks and a flute melody

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Tickets (€40 + €2.50 service charge) on sale Friday, 22 March at 10am.

"We are a bright, shining virus of joy – the working man's Pink Floyd. Take a bit of everyday life, blow it up to magnificent proportions and sing about it, it's a beautiful thing."

Cathal Smith aka Chas Smash, vocals, trumpet

"You can get really skilled, but if you lose the heart then you can forget it because that's what it's really all about." Mike Barson, piano.

"We always kept our feet on the ground… mind you, now I want the red-carpet treatment. I've done my stripes. I want the private jet." Lee Thompson, saxophone

"The most essential thing through the history of Madness is we don't preach. We are just observers." Daniel "Woody" Woodgate, drums

"We've had another chance,

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Hotly tipped as the 'One To Watch' for 2013, Dublin singer songwriter Gavin James' debut "Say Hello" EP entered the Irish iTunes album chart at No.1 recently. That song has also just won the Meteor Award for ‘Irish Song Of The Year' ahead of more established acts like The Script, The Coronas, Villagers and Glen Hansard. Gavin embarks on his first tour of Ireland in April, including a date at The Forum on Saturday 13th. Tickets 10 euro are on sale now at Next Door (Forum), 051 871111 and http://www.forumwaterford.com . Service charge applies.

2012 was a very busy time for Gavin James and even though he had no material released this 21 year old, through a series of live performance and showcases, got the industry talking about him as THE One To Watch !

Gavin started the year by

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    The Winter OlympicsAlthough Ireland has more than it's fair share of athletes competing in the forthcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in South Korea there will be very few people in the country who will be disappointed if they don't come back with a slew of medals. For a country that goes into meltdown when we get some few inches of snow every decade or so it's even amazing that we've got any athletes going to the Winter Olympics at all!The Winter Olympics just really aren't our thing, we're n …

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