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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

The world premiere of Alan Cliff's first full-length play: "Salvation". Produced by Stagemad Theatre Company and directed by James Power, takes to the stage at Garter Lane Arts Centre May 21 to 25th@8pm. Salvation takes the audience on a haunting journey through the experiences, pressures and relationships of the inmates inside a nineteenth century Irish Workhouse. Come and witness the extreme poverty and harrowing circumstances these inmates were challenged by as they try and harness one objective: survival. Watch as friendships are developed and destroyed, pacts are created and regretted and God becomes the final aspiration of the damned. These characters travel on a gruelling journey which includes elements of oppression, cruelty, blackmail, fever and love. When they discover that their last remaining hope has turned their back on them, will

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

The Sapphires are four young Aboriginal girls - Gail, Julie, Kay and Cynthia - who are discovered one night in a dusty outback tavern by Irish talent scout Dave (Chris O'Dowd). With a sharp ear for honey-tinged voices, he convinces the girls to switch their act from country and western to rhythm and blues. Dave vows to make The Sapphires shine and against all odds, he pulls it off: the Sapphires' first gig takes them to war-torn Southeast Asia, where they entertain the troops. Inspired by a true story The Sapphires is a celebration of great music and triumph in the face of adversity.

Admission is free for anyone with a travel pass, otherwise tickets are a very modest €5 & €3 concession and are bookable in advance on 051-855038 and http://www.garterlane.ie

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

The Sapphires are four young Aboriginal girls - Gail, Julie, Kay and Cynthia - who are discovered one night in a dusty outback tavern by Irish talent scout Dave (Chris O'Dowd). With a sharp ear for honey-tinged voices, he convinces the girls to switch their act from country and western to rhythm and blues. Dave vows to make The Sapphires shine and against all odds, he pulls it off: the Sapphires' first gig takes them to war-torn Southeast Asia, where they entertain the troops. Inspired by a true story The Sapphires is a celebration of great music and triumph in the face of adversity.

Admission is free for anyone with a travel pass, otherwise tickets are a very modest €5 & €3 concession and are bookable in advance on 051-855038 and http://www.garterlane.ie

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

waterfordfilmforall and Garter Lane Arts Centre presents

Bealtaine Festival 2013

Numerous events are taking place across the country as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2013 and Garter Lane Cinema is no exception with a double bill on Sunday, May 19th. First up is The Glenn Miller Story, starring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson at 5.30pm, followed by The Sapphires at 8pm, featuring Moone Boy, Chris O'Dowd.

The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era.

Directed by Anthony Mann and with Henry Mancini as musical director the film's musical credentials are impeccable.

Watch out for Louis Armstrong leading a jam session on Basin Street Blues in a speakeasy in Harlem, and singer Frances Langford doing Chattanooga Choo-Choo in a well-boned strapless dress

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

waterfordfilmforall and Garter Lane Arts Centre presents

Bealtaine Festival 2013

Numerous events are taking place across the country as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2013 and Garter Lane Cinema is no exception with a double bill on Sunday, May 19th. First up is The Glenn Miller Story, starring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson at 5.30pm, followed by The Sapphires at 8pm, featuring Moone Boy, Chris O'Dowd.

The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era.

Directed by Anthony Mann and with Henry Mancini as musical director the film's musical credentials are impeccable.

Watch out for Louis Armstrong leading a jam session on Basin Street Blues in a speakeasy in Harlem, and singer Frances Langford doing Chattanooga Choo-Choo in a well-boned strapless dress

Read More »

Wednesday, 15th May 2013

South Eastern Theatre Group will be back on the stage of the Theatre Royal Waterford with their sensational production of MISS SAIGON for 3 nights only on Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May. Due to the huge demand for tickets in March MISS SAIGON makes a welcome return to the Waterford stage and with tickets sure to sell fast and now is your opportunity to secure your seats at the Musical event of the year or any other year. Early booking is essential for this production of MISS SAIGON the smash hit musical that left audiences gasping , amazed and on their feet at every performance and wanting more and more. South Eastern Theatre Group are the group that brought you the multi award winning LES MISERABLES ( winning 7 individual awards and also the International Trophy for

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

South Eastern Theatre Group will be back on the stage of the Theatre Royal Waterford with their sensational production of MISS SAIGON for 3 nights only on Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May. Due to the huge demand for tickets in March MISS SAIGON makes a welcome return to the Waterford stage and with tickets sure to sell fast and now is your opportunity to secure your seats at the Musical event of the year or any other year. Early booking is essential for this production of MISS SAIGON the smash hit musical that left audiences gasping , amazed and on their feet at every performance and wanting more and more. South Eastern Theatre Group are the group that brought you the multi award winning LES MISERABLES ( winning 7 individual awards and also the International Trophy for

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Two of Ireland' s leading professional singers Donna Roche and David Flynn will be holding a series of Vocal Performance Summer Camps in Waterford City and County this coming July and August.

David who has toured the world with The Celtic Tenors and has performed in some of the world' s most prestigious venues has teamed up with one of Ireland' s leading Soprano' s Donna Roche. Together this summer they will nurture and develop aspiring and future singers and above all create a fulfilled environment for kids and teens.

Details of dates and registration can be found :

http://www.facebook.com/pages/

Vocal-Performance-Summer-Camps-2013/

Keep an eye on local press and radio for further updates.

Contact Donna on 0831400500 for further information.

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Two of Ireland' s leading professional singers Donna Roche and David Flynn will be holding a series of Vocal Performance Summer Camps in Waterford City and County this coming July and August.

David who has toured the world with The Celtic Tenors and has performed in some of the world' s most prestigious venues has teamed up with one of Ireland' s leading Soprano' s Donna Roche. Together this summer they will nurture and develop aspiring and future singers and above all create a fulfilled environment for kids and teens.

Details of dates and registration can be found :

http://www.facebook.com/pages/

Vocal-Performance-Summer-Camps-2013/

Keep an eye on local press and radio for further updates.

Contact Donna on 0831400500 for further information.

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

A group of prominent musicians has come together to arrange a Gala Tribute Night to the famous and highly respected singer/guitarist, Don Duggan.

The Gala Tribute Night is being organised by Liam Dwyer and former Miami bassist, Stephen Travers, and it will take place in The Carraig Hotel, Carrick-on-Suir on Sunday, August 4th, the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Tickets are now available at €10 from John Palmer Music, Georges St. and The Carraig Hotel, Carrick-on-Suir.

Though retired for some years, Don will be remembered fondly for a lifetime of entertaining people from the showband era right through the halycon days of cabaret.

In 1968, Don Duggan and The Savoy were the first band in this country to record a Bob Dylan song, ' I' ll Be Your Baby Tonight' . It was very successful and is still a radio favourite.

Of course, Don was also a

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