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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

A very special night of music takes place in St. Patrick's

Gateway on Saturday February 10th as Subterranean Sounds presents The Lost Brothers in concert, accompanied by Waterboys' violin wizard, Steve Wickham.

If you're a fan of the harmonies of The Everly Brothers, and melodic song writing, then you will love The Lost Brothers who, for ten years now, have been writing songs and touring the world together.

They have released four albums to date, each one recorded in different parts of the world and each one praised by fans and music press alike.

Their brand new album, Halfway Towards a Healing, was recorded in the USA with Howie Gelb of Americana legends, Giant Sand. It has received glowing reviews in the music press, with UNCUT describing it as 'Simon and Garfunkel reborn in the Arizona desert'.

Steve Wickham needs no introduction to music lovers

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

The search to find the young artists who will excel in this year's Texaco Children's Art Competition has begun.

Last year one student from Co. Waterford won a prize in the event which is now in its 64th year and widely acknowledged as the longest running arts sponsorship in Ireland.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday, 28th February 2018 with judging to take place in March.

Winners will be announced in mid-April, with prize giving to follow in May.

Details are available through Texaco service stations and online at

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018


Jean-Pierre Werner (François Cluzet) is a doctor in rural France revered by his community and devoted to helping his patients at all times of the day, seven days a week. But when he is diagnosed with a serious illness, city doctor Nathalie (Marianne Denicourt) comes into town to assist. As Nathalie tries to adapt to country life, Jean-Pierre must come to accept that he may not be 'irreplaceable' after all. Their shared love of medicine allows them to work past their initial animosities. Soon enough they grow to admire one another, and perhaps more... Irreplaceable is the ideal tonic for the January blues and can be seen in Garter Lane Arts Centre on Tuesday 23rd at 7.30pm.

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Le Crunch Apple of My Eye Song contest calls all Waterford singers and musicians as the search returns in 2018 for Ireland's greatest cover version!

Waterford band The Renegades, pictured above, were shortlisted in 2016 and In The Willows followed suit by being also shortlisted in 2017.

Now the hunt for Ireland's greatest cover version begins afresh this January as the Le Crunch Apple of My Eye returns for another nationwide search. Having established itself as one of Ireland's most popular song contests, thousands of promising Irish musicians have entered the competition since its inception in 2013, many of whom have continued on to aspiring careers in the music industry, such as Stephanie Rainey, Hummingbird and Brave Giant.

Running in partnership with Ireland's leading digital platform, JOE, the Le Crunch Apple of My Eye contest asks musicians from all over Ireland to choose

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

It's time to banish those January blues and hit the Apple Market entertainment district, where Waterford comes alive. Shortt's, the Terrace and Project is your only late night destination for top quality live bands and DJs and here is your full line-up for the weekend ahead:


The Renegades never fail to raise the roof at Shortts. The young 5 piece from Waterford are now getting gigs all over the country based on their live reputation but they always love coming back to where it all started for them. Out on the Terrace the Groove DJs will be getting you in weekend mode with their bag of funk, disco and house floor-fillers.



Brand New Cadillac are the perfect band for a Saturday night out on the town with their

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Theatre Royal: Saturday 3rd February

Join us for an evening to celebrate the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend On 30th January 1984 it is said that the whole of Ireland grieved the early death of Dubliner Luke Kelly.

He has left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century and his music is widely regarded as one of Ireland's cultural treasures. Dublin singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh was raised on Irish music and has been singing Irish folk songs since he was three years old.

He learned to play the piano by ear when he was five and his love and passion for Luke Kelly's music led him to learn to play the 5 string long neck banjo in 2001. When Chris performs, his singing talents capture the depth and passion of the great

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018


The title of this show is a very literal one in so far as it is all about recreating costumes that are in paintings from different eras. If you are of a certain age, late 30's and upwards, then you can't but be aware of The Arnolfini painting as it was used on the Angelus on RTE for the best part of a decade. The painting dates from the early northern renaissance period and shows a couple in an upper class house posing for their portrait with a convex mirror in the background that shows the painter Jan Van Ecyk at work.

The main emphasis of this programme was to recreate using the tools of the period the green dress that the woman was wearing in the painting.

For centuries it was thought that the woman in the painting

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

'Such a moving piece of theatre. The performances were excellent' Sabina Higgins, Áras an Uachtaráin First Lady and Patron of Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company

The work Smashing Times are doing is so important. We need to hear more of these stories' Laura Brady, audience member

'I'm amazed I never heard those stories before. It was so interesting, thank you for a wonderful performance' Elaine Cronin, audience member

'Thanks to all the cast and crew of The Woman is Present! What a wonderful evening' Mary Duffin, audience member

'It was just brilliant! The two actors were phenomenal. Well done to everyone involved!' Niamh Clowery, audience member

'Brilliant, moving, eye opening journey into stories of women's bravery tonight. Well done to all involved', Sarah Glennane, audience Member

The show runs for average 80 minutes with no interval and is followed directly by a post-show discussion with

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Author Mick Finlay: Published by HQ: Price e14.99

Arrowood is a private detective in the east end of London in Victorian England. He shares a lot in common with another private detective of that era one Sherlock Holmes although never mention Holmes to Arrowood for fear that he will go into one of his terrible rages. To say that he hates the man would be putting it mildly. He thinks that Holmes gets all the glory and the rewards for the cases that he is involved in while Arrowood works just as hard for no glory and very little reward. It is not surprising considering that Holmes has a Watson to do all of his publicity and Arrowood has to rely on his agent Bagnett who has for the first time written down this particular story that the two of them

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

We have returned back to rehearsals after the Christmas break As we begin a new Year we reflect back on our performances during the year 2017 and hope we gave joy to our audience.

We had a busy schedule under our musical director Catherine Power.

November we sang at St Johns Church and Edmond Rice Chapel.

November 19th we were happy to be invited again to sing for The Road Traffic association which was a very moving and a poignant service held in the Tower Hotel.

December was very busy Carol singing at various Locations including Winterval. Carols by candlelight at Edmond Rice Chapel

December 13th we were delighted to participate with Dordan Group and Guests at their Concert held at WIT to a large audience, monies raised went to The Holy Ghost Residential Care, Cork Road, It was great to see some of the

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Letters to the Editor


    Celtic BounceThat our economy has steadily been getting better in the last number of years is something that won't be lost on most people. In fact things were so bad for so long at one period that there was no other way but up. Things are getting better but the questions have to be how much better and for whom? That there has been a bounce in our economy was witnessed by the better than average trading figures for the Christmas and New Year period. People did have more money to spend and they went ahe …

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