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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Starring Des Keogh and Derry Power, two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, meet at a gate on a remote hillside in The Quiet Land at Garter Lane Theatre on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th March at 8pm. They are old rivals, old neighbours. Their conversation is of a gentler time. But there's nothing gentle about today's conversation. They are forced to confront each other with some heartbreaking truths. The Quiet Land is a celebration of the humour, resilience and endearing innocence of an older generation as it struggles to survive in the rural Ireland of today. Tickets are €21/€16 (Garter Lane Friends and concessions) and can be booked on 051-855038 or http://www.garterlane.ie

'A glorious, perfectly-pitched pair of performances.' **** The Scotsman

'Two quietly epic performances..don't miss it.' Emer O Kelly, Sunday Independent

Winner of the PJ O'Connor Award 2014

Presented by Patrick

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

A Concert of Music and Poetry on a Reflective Theme

From the team that brought you the very successful Christmas in Benildus brings you REFLECTION, a concert of music and poetry on a reflective theme. This concert will take place on Friday the 7th April and 8.00 pm in the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, it is not a fundraising event, but one where you can come along and be musically and spiritually lifted just before Holy and Easter week. The concept is 2 sopranos, 2 tenors and 2 amazing local choirs, all accompanied by an international pianist, Chengwei Li. This Chinese born artist will also play some solo items, as we place a grand piano on the alter, making it a beautiful spectacle. The poetry for the evening will be read by a local member of the community, and more

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

SOME of Ireland’s finest acting talent are getting back together for a nationwide tour of Jim Nolan’s brilliant Johnny I hardly knew ye , which kicks off in Garter Lane Theatre for one night only Monday, March 20th at 8pm before playing a further nine venues around the country. It is a cast of extraordinary talent, which includes Michael Hayes, Garrett Keogh, Ciaran McMahon, Ema Lemon and Deirdre Monaghan, directed by the author and funded by the Arts Council and Waterford City & County Council. Tickets €21/€16 Garter Lane Friends & concs on 051-855038 or http://www.garterlane.ie

Garrett Keogh plays the role of Stephen Coyne, an old school journalist of the highest, and finest order. An experienced actor of stage and screen, Garrett played major roles at the Abbey and the Gate, on Broadway, the West End, Australia, New Zealand,

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Make The Reg your home for this St. Patrick’s Festival Weekend! Delicious Food, Amazing Drinks, Live Sport & the Best of Live Music all weekend long.

Thursday we have Live Music with the legendary TOM COMERFORD followed by Late Bar with DJ SHAY SEARSON.

Friday we have Live Music from 2pm with PAUL HABERLAIN, TOM COMERFORD is back at 5pm, DJ SHAY SEARSON from 9pm and THANK FUNK Live in Noc Noc from 11pm.

Saturday catch all the 6 Nations action Live with THE BEST MATCH ATMOSPHERE IN TOWN (Ireland v England K.O. 5pm), followed by DJ SHAY SEARSON from 10pm and THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS in Noc Noc from 11pm.

Sunday the big match is MAN CITY v LIVERPOOL and we have Live Music from THE KNOTTED CHORDS followed by Late Bar & Video DJ!

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017


This 4 piece are a perfect fit for the Late Lounge. Kelly and the boys have built up a great live reputation around the country for their unique interpretations of classic songs from across the decades, from the 50s right up to the 00s. Expect to hear everything from Ray Charles to The Pixies and all points in between in the intimate surrounds of Heerys Late Lounge.


It’s gig number 3 for Oatsie at the late lounge after 2 spellbinding shows over the last few weeks. Accompanied by drums and bass, Miss Jones gorgeous voice and guitar playing bring to life a fantastic set of soul, pop and rock covers. For an intimate soul stirring refuge from the madness of St Patrick’s night, we can’t recommend this one highly enough.


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Wednesday, 15th March 2017


There was a big brouhaha about this film as it came out around the time that it's star Brad Pitt was divorcing Angelina Jolie.

After watching the movie you'll probably be thinking that this is the sort of film that needs all the publicity that it needs, good, bad or indifferent. From the very beginning the movie is weighed down with cinematic history. If you are going to set a Second World War love story in any place on earth then setting it in Casablanca has to be one of the most audacious moves that a screen writer can make. It is in this city that Brad Pitt, a Canadian who has signed up to fight for the British, meets up with a French resistance fighter, played by Marion Cotillard, to plan and carry out the killing of a top German

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Between Land And Sea & Further Beyond involving drama about Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, who comes to the aid of a group of nuns, many of whom have been raped by Soviet soldiers.

Based on real events, director Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) explores this fraught situation with great humanity and sensitivity.

Mathilde protects the nuns not only from further attacks but also from the Mother Superior who'd prefer to conceal the scandal at all costs.

The Innocents is an emotionally layered, tender and insightful drama. The complexities of trauma and shame are deftly and sensitively handled through the prism of faith and compassion.

The Innocents screens in Garter Lane Arts Centre on Sunday, March 12th at 7.30pm. Booking 051-855038 & garterlane.ie.

Two contrasting Irish made documentaries are on the running order in Garter Lane Arts Centre next week. Between Land and

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Applications are now being invited for the thirteenth annual Ted & Mary O’Regan Arts Bursary.

The Bursary was inaugurated in 2005 to honour the memory of one of Waterford’s best loved and respected couples. The purpose of the Award is to assist an individual or individuals, either from or with a strong connection to Waterford City or County, to pursue and develop their chosen arts discipline.

Applicants should note that the criteria for the Bursary are open and flexible and that people of all ages may apply. Whilst the Bursary has, in the past facilitated recipients to attend a third level arts course, this is not a pre-requisite. The Award will aim to fill the financial gap which prohibits an arts worker or arts student of any age or any arts discipline achieving their artistic goal.

The Bursary is funded by a combination

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Author: David Young Price 8.99 Euro

by Marco Vichi Translated by Stephen Sartarelli Published by Hodder & Stoughton Price €25

The first novel in this series, published just a couple of years ago, won the Crime Writer's Association's award for Best Historical novel.

Now the follow-up, Stasi Wolf, is on the shelves continuing the story of Karin Muller, a detective in the East German police. What made the first novel such a success was the time period, the 1970's, that the book was set in, where it was set as well as the sheer lack of understanding that most people here in the West had/have for what went on there. What we do know is that the Stasi, the secret police, were everywhere and controlled practically every section of East German life. Their reach was enormous and if you got on the wrong

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Quangodelic band leader Pat Allot says that April Fool’s Day is the perfect time for a gig by the fourteen-piece ensemble, whose performances include papier maché animal masks, frequent mutiny in the form of break-out jams, and lots of dancing. “We don't care how stupid we look; we just care about FUNK,” says Pat, who frequently plays while wearing a home-made puffin mask. “Pure wonky Funk. We play live music that people can get sweaty to. We play party music. We are the party.”

Quangodelic have been building up a cult following with regular gigs in their hometown of Cork, as well as in DeBarra’s in Clonakilty, Townlands Carnival in Macroom, Elysian Circus and Kfest in Killorglin.

But Waterford holds a special place in their heart; several band members hail from the Déise, including Tramore-born drummer Conor Gilligan, and gigs in The

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Letters to the Editor


    Waterford Institute of TechnologyWaterford Institute of Technology is once again making national headlines for all the wrong reasons. At the recent Public Accounts Committee meeting representatives of WIT were questioned and in turn left more questionsunanswered. The Chairman of the P.A.C. Sean Fleming, T.D.,Fianna Fail, called the failure to have up to date accounts for W.I.T. as “disgraceful”.Faced with a deficit of €15m. the financial problems facing the Institute are very …

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