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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Metallitia from Drogheda are Ireland and Europe’s premier live tribute band to the biggest act in hard rock history, the one and only Metallica.

The self-proclaimed local "hard-rock heroes" are 'Flash' on vocals and guitar, Richie McScrumpy on lead guitars, Paddy Levins on bass guitar and Jimmy Brennan on drums. Metallica have not played an Irish show themselves since 2009, so in their absence Metallitia are more than happy to fill the void and bring those monster metal classic tracks to their hordes of fans around the country. Metallitia have always had a strong following in Waterford going back to their debut at Electric Avenue in 2007 which featured on an RTE programme about top tribute acts around Europe.

The lads have been in brilliant form at recent sold out gigs and are really looking forward to their return to Shortts after

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

at Project Saturday 21st April

ReTech are delighted to welcome the Waterford debut of COSMIN TRG, alongside their resident Alan Harris on support on Saturday April 21st. Tickets 10/12 euro and available from EventBrite.

A singular voice, an idiosyncratic approach of Techno and a firm command of the dancefloor have turned Cosmin TRG into one of dance music's ubiquitous figures. Throughout a career spanning almost a decade, Berlin-based Romanian producer and DJ Cosmin Nicolae has released music with Hessle Audio, Hemlock, Running Back, Rush Hour, 50Weapons, buidling a diverse and iconoclastic catalog in the process.

Taking cues from 90s era leftfield electronics, warehouse techno, the pioneers of early lab recordings and minimal film scores, Cosmin TRG has created his own brand of modern, textural sonics in a contemporary context. His flair for abstract, low-end drum section methodology and a natural propensity for sculpting

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Chicago Blues Greats by Paddy Smith Band at Theatre Royal Waterford April 20th

Calling all Blues music fans . . .

The Blues. It's both a feeling and a kind of music. As Paddy says himself, "You either feel it...or you don't."

No one is sure whether the blues caught up with Paddy or if Paddy caught up with the blues, but it doesn’t matter. They're here now. Together. Whether he’s been living in Ireland, Chicago or California, the blues has been inescapable and ever present in Paddy’s life. Most notably, he lost his 17-year-old daughter to cystic fibrosis in 2010.

"Ciara was 17 years of age. She had just finished her exams with honors. She chose to have a lung transplant in Newcastle, England. But, she died on the operating table. After she died, I spent two years trying to kill myself drinking

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Route 66 Big Band Live in Concert at the Theatre Royal Waterford on Saturday April 21st

A show for all music lovers...

Route 66 16-piece Big Band bring their fantastic Live in Concert Show to the Theatre Royal Waterford for the very first time on Saturday 21st April.

The programme in their two-and-a-half-hour show includes music to suit every age and taste which the key to the success of their shows has been since they began three years ago.

Their programme ranges from music of the 40’s right up to date and includes numbers from Count Basie, Glen Miller, Adele, Tom Jones, Joe Dolan, Tina Turner, Amy Winehouse, and Shirley Bassey to name just a few. These numbers, played with a fabulous big band sound with six brasses, four saxes, four rhythms and a male and female singer, have received standing ovations and as

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Come join three of Ireland’s most celebrated acts on Saturday 14 April at 8pm in the beautiful surroundings of St Patrick’s Gateway, with Waterford’s Marc O’Reilly, Wexford’s Basciville and Dublin’s Ailbhe Reddy.

Marc O’Reilly has released three critically acclaimed albums to date, 'Human Herdings’, 'My Friend Marx’ and Morality Mortali; and has established himself as one of the most excitingartists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver. His brand new album (number four) Politique will be available to buy on the night.

Dublin musician Ailbhe Reddy is a singer-songwriter whose deeply personal heart-on- her-sleeve lyrics and a memorable voice lingers with you long after your first taste. She recently released which has received great critical success, with the single Fingertips being featured on Clash Magazine, Wonderland Magazine and The Line of Best Fit, to

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

'Mercury Rev’ Celebrates Deserter's Songs 20th Anniversary at Theatre Royal Waterford Thursday April 19th

Join us for an intimate, acoustic evening featuring many of the stories and songs surrounding the Mercury Rev's heart-breaking 1998 classic 'Deserter's Songs'. Performed in the fragile 'whisper and strum' way they were originally written, this promises to be an extraordinary glimpse into the forces that nearly destroyed a band and the strange events leading toward a most unexpected return.

Show starts @ 8p.m. Tickets: €29 available from the Box Office 051-874402 or http://www.theatreroyal.ie

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

PRISONERS

This movie starts with two families from the same neighbourhood celebrating Thanksgiving together. Little do they realise that by the end of the day their whole world's will be turned upside down.

The families get on well together, the parents are of a similar age and their children are of the same age as well. The two younger girls from the families get on especially well and love playing together. In fact they are always going off together, exploring the neighbourhood and getting into scrapes. That afternoon they are allowed out to play but only with their older brother and sister along to chaperone. There is an old, beat up camper van on the streets which makes for a great climbing frame for the girls but the elder brother of one of them tells them to leave it alone as he

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

RtÉ Radio 1 Invites Submissions For Short Story Competition 2018

RTÉ Radio 1 is accepting short story submissions from today for one of Ireland’s longest established and most significant literary prizes, the RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition in honour of Francis MacManus.

The top prize is €3,000, writers of the second and third placed stories will receive €2,000 and €1,000 each.

All three top prizewinners plus seven other shortlisted entrants will have their stories produced for national broadcast in a two-week season of new writing on RTÉ Radio 1 in the Autumn, voiced by some of Ireland’s most talented actors of the stage and screen.

Closing date is Friday June 8th and the shortlist and winners will be announced by the end of September.

The RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition has been a critically important launch pad for new and emerging writers since

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) will present a live performance by flute player Ciara McSweeney as part of its Healing Sounds programme in the foyer of University Hospital Waterford (UHW) on Tuesday 3 April at 1.30pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. Healing Sounds in the Foyer is a programme of monthly live music performances which aims to promote the positive relationship between music, health and wellbeing and to reduce stress and anxiety for patients, visitors and staff. This programme is kindly sponsored by AIB Ardkeen. Further details are available at http://www.waterfordhealingarts.com or 051 842664.

Ciara McSweeney is a native of Dunmore East and has played the flute since childhood. She continued her interest in music whilst studying at St. Patrick’s College of Education in Drumcondra. She has been teaching at St. Mary's National School, Ballygunner for the

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

One of the best UK DJs in recent years, MIDLAND, makes his Waterford debut for a special GOOD FRIDAY event on 30th March at Project Waterford. Also on the night, there will be free Life Fest tickets to win for attendees. Doors open at 11pm and support from RePublik DJs. Early bird tickets available from EventBrite.

Through his productions, DJ sets and record labels, Midland's output comes across as unassuming and surprising in equal measure, at once subtle, refined and totally raucous.

Midland's production style has nimbly evolved from one record to the next. "Your Words Matter" his collaboration with Pearson Sound (then Ramadanman), set the tone for his long-lasting relationship with Aus Music:– stripped-back, garage-flavored house, which also characterised his 2011 single "Bring Joy" on More Music. Soon after, though, he flipped the script, joining forces with Pariah for a scuffed-up

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  • A Wonderful Harvest

    Even though the weather Gods didn’t exactly play ball over the weekend it doesn’t take away from the fact that this years Waterford Harvest Festival was yet again another wonderful success. It was great to see the streets of the centre of the city so beautifully and thoughtfully decked out. The various food stalls offering tastes from all over were great to wander around. The information and background that each of the stall holders were able to give on the provenance of their food was really interesting an …

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