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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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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Garter Lane Theatre presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for An Audience with Sir Jonathan Miller on Thursday 28th March at 8pm. Tickets are €20 (€15 Garter Lane Friends & concs) and can be booked on 051-855038 or http://www.garterlane.ie (no booking fee)

‘A fully accredited physician and neuropsychologist, a prolific author, director, broadcaster and lecturer and knight of the realm……Jonathan Miller knows more than a little about everything. He combines qualities that shouldn't be contained in one person; he is a unique performer and thinker' New York Times

A legendary opera and theatre director, author, television personality and humourist, Jonathan Miller first gained international prominence with the ground-breaking show Beyond The Fringe, co-starring Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. It redefined the boundaries of comedy and launched a lunatic legacy that has stretched from Monty Python to Saturday Night Live. Since

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

This Saturday the 23rd of March, the creative writers from Waterford Youth Arts will present new pieces, created for the Waterford Writers Weekend and entitled "The Next Movement". The group have had an exciting few months, with visits to Fighting Words in Dublin, and workshops from renowned spoken poet Stephen James Smith. In addition to the readings, members have created the second issue of their own literary magazine, with contributions from each member, that be available for free at the reading. All are welcome, it will be a great opportunity to see the new guard of young Waterford writers. Garter Lane Arts Centre, 3pm, Saturday March 23rd, admission free.

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Southeastern Theatre Group Waterford are busy putting the finishing touches to their production of the sensational musical MISS SAIGON which opens on Monday next 25th March and runs until Saturday 30th March at 7.30pm nightly.

MISS SAIGON is one musical that you will not want to miss, with the same production team that brought you the award winning production of Les Miserables at the Theatre Royal last year you can be guaranteed that no stone will remain unturned to bring you yet another spectacular production. With a full live orchestra backing a hugely talented cast that includes Holly Ryan (Kim), Julie Power (Gigi), Megan DeCourcey (Ellen), Paul Mescal (Chris), Adam Phlan (Engineer), Conor Clancy (John), Josh Hurley (Thuy) and many more you can be guaranteed that MISS SAIGON is the show that you will want to see again and again. Stage

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Chris Jackson, from the Piano Gallery was in Christ Church Cathedral this week tuning the piano in readiness for the forthcoming Piano and Flute concert with International prize winning flautist -Sabine Ducrot and leading Irish pianist Michael Joyce.

Chris comes from Wales where he worked in the family piano tuning business for several years. In recent years he has successfully established a rapidly expanding piano sales and tuning business, tuning for in excess of 70 piano teachers in the region as well as most of the major musical events e.g. Wexford Festival Opera, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Eigse, Duiske Concerts, VISUAL arts centre Carlow.

In 2003 Chris became only the second piano tuner in the Republic of Ireland to successfully hold full membership of the Pianoforte Tuners Association.

Marie Brennan Arts Director at The Cathedral said "We are delighted that the Piano is in

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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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