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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

On 27 January 2018, Waterford's splendid Christ Church Cathedral will host the Irish community choir premiere of Jubilate Deo by Dan Forrest, a choral work that is taking America by storm just like Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man continues to mesmerise audiences in Britain, Ireland and all across Europe!

The soaring, uplifting and soul-stirring composition of Jubilate Deo celebrates the unifying power and beauty of music by presenting its universal message of joy and hope in several world languages including Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic.

The very first Irish community choir to take on this exciting work is Waterford City's multi award-winning chamber choir Madrigallery. Renowned for delivering high-end performances in collaboration with professional musicians and soloists from Ireland and beyond, Madrigallery is well-known across Ireland's southeast for acclaimed productions of Mozart's Requiem and Jenkins' The Armed Man among many others.

The choir was

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

In Between

In Between follows the lives of three independent minded Palestinian women in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves 'in between' the free and unfettered lives they aspire to lead and the restrictions imposed on them by a blinkered society.

Maysaloun Hamoud's remarkable feature debut, explores the challenges facing young Arab-Israeli women who must negotiate being 'in between' cultures and traditions and can be seen in Garter Lane Arts Centre on Tuesday, Jan 30th at 7.30pm. Reduced price early bird tickets available from 051-855038 & garterlane.ie.

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Theatre Royal: Sunday 7th February

From the producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, this sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world's greatest romantic composers- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

With beautiful settings, costumes, lighting, and of course candles, the European Baroque Ensemble and world class opera singers transport you back to the sumptuous past.

A packed programme of classical music and song, which includes excerpts from the most memorable of Mozart's operas, such as:

The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte and many more.

Mozart's most popular and famous operas are all beautifully sung by world class soloists who, alongside the ensemble, perform some of his most memorable pieces of music, including:

Symphony no. 40, Lacrimosa (Requiem D minor) and Eine Kleine Nacht Musik.

"A Sublime evening…Magical, it certainly was!” (Jersey Evening Post)

Starts

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Mary Black and her legendary band are back on tour to promote her new album 'Mary Black sings Jimmy Mac' and will be at the

Woodlands Hotel, Waterford on Saturday April 14th 2018.

Timeless songs of a generation from 'No Frontiers' to 'Katie' to 'Bright Blue Rose' and many more - songs so many of us know by heart and also some brand new songs written by Jimmy.

A special night where Mary brings her magic to these incomparable shining songs and many more besides.

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

The 2018 Spring Season Brochure is now available at Theatre Royal Box Office and we are delighted to say that it is packed with a variety of fantastic events - something to suit all tastes.

The 2018 Spring Season at the Theatre Royal features some welcome returns as well as superb theatre, music, comedy and family events.

Theatre Lovers can look forward to The Woman Is Present by Smashing Times Theatre Company (February), The Sleeping Beauty by Royal Moscow Ballet (March), Verdant & Pemberley Productions present Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo (March), Jerusalem Tomorrow – A Mystery Play (March), Mother (and me) presented by Geva Theatre Center, New York (April), Rise Production presents The Good Father (April), and CAT (The Play) A dark comedy by Richard Hardwick & Jamie Beamish (May).

Magical Mozart by Candlelight with beautiful settings, costumes, lighting and of course

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Katie Kim is the pseudonym of Irish singer Katie Sullivan, who performs slowcore, ethereal, ambient folk/pop. Her third full length album entitled Salt was released on October 14th 2016 digitally in Europe as well as on limited edition CD and Vinyl and was released digitally to the rest of the world on November 11th 2016.

The album was shortlisted for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year in 2017.

Salt is a departure from Katie's previous albums and delves further into the drone side of her other releases with textured production added by producer John "Spud" Murphy, who is central to the album's sonic feel. Salt comes four years after Katie's previous album, the critically acclaimed Cover And Flood and it shows an evolution musically.

Since Cover And Flood Katie has toured the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium playing mostly

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Back by Popular Demand- If you missed him last time, you won't want to miss him again. Local and international singer David Flynn makes a welcome return to Waterford's Theatre Royal on Friday 2nd March 2018 with his critically acclaimed show. After his two sell out shows back in 2016 and 2017, David is thrilled to be back at the Royal and ready to give Waterford audiences a night to remember. Joined by his top class live band featuring some of Ireland's leading musicians, and with Special guests, this is a night not to be missed.

Tickets are €21 and are on sale now at the Theatre Royal box office 051874402 or online at theatreroyal.ie.

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Former children and regular eaters Foil Arms & Hog return to road with their new show Oink.

Oink is a fast-paced sketch show featuring a collection of songs for the elderly, a baggage handler’s interpretive dance and a shop that naively only sells balaclavas. Best known for their YouTube videos (50 million online hits), their live show is what they’re most proud.

"Quite simply, a sensation" - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

"An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines" - Chortle

"Very funny" - Rowan Atkinson

Starts @ 8pm: Tickets €26:00. Available from the box-office / Tel: 051 874402 or online @ http://www.theatreroyal.ie/events/foil-arms-hog-oink

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

The Theatre Royal, Waterford – Thursday 11th January

Almost ten years ago, four Irish singers, performers and songwriters decided to take a calculated risk.

The constituent parts of The High Kings each had a wealth of history in the music business behind them, but knew that in order to maintain any level of creative interest they would have to boldly go where no other Irish ballad group had gone before.

The four members immediately knew that something special was taking place and within months had clicked as a creative unit as well as friends. The self-titled debut album, released in 2008, reached a highly impressive number two on Billboard Magazine’s World Music chart.

It was during The High Kings second tour of the US in 2011, however – having graduated from playing small venues to larger halls as they promoted their follow-up album,

Memory Lane,

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Theatre Royal, Waterford on Monday 7th May at 8pm

Booking - http://www.theatreroyal.ie or 051 874402

Tickets - €32, €30 VIP - €50

‘DANCING WITH THE STARS IRELAND’ couples are set to return to the stage with Giovanni in his 2018 Ireland Tour.

BBC ‘Strictly Come Dancing' star, Giovanni Pernice, who reached the finals of the hit show with his celebrity partner, Debbie McGee, is set to head back out on tour this year in his SENSATIONAL BRAND NEW dance show ‘BORN TO WIN’.

After the huge success of his debut tour ‘Dance is Life’ in 2017, Giovanni is extremely happy to announce that Giulia Dotta, Kai Widdrington, Emily Barker, and Curtis Pritchard, professional dancers on

‘Dancing with the Stars Ireland’ are returning to join him and his leading lady, Luba Mushtuk, once again.

The four professionals, who

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    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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