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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Thursday 15th February

Women’s Stories of WWII is a creative re-imagining of moments from the lives of women during WWII recalling stories of bravery, sacrifice and love amidst the horror of war, as women stood up against Fascism and totalitarianism and refused to accept oppression.

The performance is followed by a post-show discussion with the artists and invited guest speakers to explore powerful women’s stories in history and themes of gender equality and peace. Suppported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The performance features Ode to Ettie Steinberg by internationally-acclaimed playwright Deirdre Kinahan; My Name is Neus by Mary Moynihan and performances including Mary Elmes and Dolores Ibarurri by Mary Moynihan, Fiona Bawn Thompson and Paul Kennedy, remembering stories of powerful women during WWII.

Women’s stories in the performance include Mary Elmes (1908-2002), a Cork woman who was the first Irish personhonoured

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

New Ross Singers are really looking forward to performing Haydn's Creation on Sunday, March 11th at 8pm in the Church of the Assumption, Rosbercon. They will be joined by musicians and soloists as well as singers from other choirs. For readers who are not familiar with it, the Creation is an Oratorio, this means a musical work for singers and orchestra staged as a concert rather than a theatrical piece.

Haydn was already 66 when he finished writing The Creation in 1798 and it was an immediate success. Of course, it suited the spirit of his times, the Enlightenment, both in England and in his native Vienna where it premiered with an orchestra of 120 musicians!

Times have changed and musical styles change with them. But some pieces of music will always be popular, and even when the words seem a bit

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

'My Funny Valentine’ is the perfect way to spend the most Romantic time of the Year’

Celebrate Valentine’s with your loved one in the company of some of Ireland’s finest musicians when internationally-acclaimed Irish trumpeter Niall O'Sullivan brings his hit show, 'My Funny Valentine’ to the Theatre Royal, Waterford on the 14th February. To make this tour even more romantic, Niall will be joined on-stage by his own Valentine, vocalist Shóna. This musical couple have recently returned home following a year abroad performing.

My Funny Valentine, will feature performances from Ireland’s finest musicians with beautiful arrangements of jazz favourites, classical masterpieces, pop ballads alongside songs from stage and screen. This concert is a celebration of the world’s most loved songs and melodies. Niall will be

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Thursday 15th February Women’s Stories of WWII is a creative re-imagining of moments from the lives of women during WWII recalling stories of bravery, sacrifice and love amidst the horror of war, as women stood up against Fascism and totalitarianism and refused to accept oppression.

The performance is followed by a post-show discussion with the artists and invited guest speakers to explore powerful women’s stories in history and themes of gender equality and peace. Suppported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The performance features Ode to Ettie Steinberg by internationally-acclaimed playwright Deirdre Kinahan; My Name is Neus by Mary Moynihan and performances including Mary Elmes and Dolores Ibarurri by Mary Moynihan, Fiona Bawn Thompson and Paul Kennedy, remembering stories of powerful women during WWII.

Women’s stories in the performance

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

DIRECTED by Patrick Kerwick, above, with choreography by Izzy Carr and sound and lighting by Craig Cunningham, Chess the Musical comes to Garter Lane this March, courtesy of Deise Musical Society.

The story of a love triangle between two chess grandmasters - one American, one

Russian - and a woman serving as a manager to one of the players but falling in love with the other was written by Abba Legends Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Elton John’s lyricist Tim Rice.

The West End production of the show begins with the American World Champion, Frederick "Freddie" Trumper arriving with his second, Florence Vassy, who wants him to tone down his behaviour. Trumper is opposed by Russian challenger Anatoly Sergievsky. After a series of victories for Anatoly, Florence leaves Freddie, and he resigns from the

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Catch pianist Michael McHale and The Vanbrugh at The Large Room City Hall, Waterford on Thursday 8 February 2018 at 7.30pm where they will present piano quartets by Mozart, Stanford and Dvofiák.

Tickets €15 (?5 Students) at door. http://www.waterford-music.org

Belfast-born Michael McHale has established himself as one of Ireland’s leading pianists and has developed a busy international career as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician.

He has performed as soloist with orchestras in America, Russia, Japan and Europe and collaborates regularly with Sir James Galway, Michael Collins, Barry Douglas and Camerata Pacifica.

The Vanbrugh has emerged from the legacy of the legendary Vanbrugh Quartet. Their Lifetime Achievement Award (2016), from the National Concert Hall, acknowledged their continuous contribution to music in Ireland for over thirty years. Keith Pascoe (violin), Simon Aspell (viola), and Christopher Marwood (cello) of the quartet continue

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Saturday 17 March Brian Deady had been something of a well kept secret at home in Ireland until his song 'Clap Both My Hands’ became one of the most played Irish songs of 2016 and reached No.1 in the Spotify UK Viral charts .

His recent single 'Get on My Knees’ has also featured in the hit American TV show 'Lucifer’.

Conjuring up strong gospel influences, at times the Irishman sounds more like he was raised in the Deep South than as one of 10 kids in Cork and his rich, soulful voice comes with a contemporary R&B edge.

Here is an artist you can believe in and connect with. In a world where authenticity counts for so much, you’ll hear that Brian means and feels every word. This is an all-standing full band show where Deady will perform the hits along with

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Hack The Bone are creating quite a stir on the local music scene with their brilliant and unique covers set and they play an intimate late night set at Shortts on Thursday. For the rest of the weekend we crank it up with 3 high energy rock covers acts from Friday to Sunday (see details below). Evan Marshal hosts Boogie Box on Friday night on the terrace with a set of dance music classics while the Good Times Crew do similar on Saturday night.

FRIDAY – HIGH DEFINITION + BOOGIE BOX

High Definition look sharp and play even sharper. The 5 piece are picking up party and venue bookings all over the country for their energetic set of rock and pop covers. Evan Marshal continues his new Friday night residency 'Boogie-Box’ out on the Terrace with a great mix of dance music

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre Waterford will be the place to be with Moorhouse playing music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s & 10’s.

Also on the night refreshments bar and more. Tickets Pre-Sale €8 Door Price €10.

Moorhouse has performed in many clubs and hotels around the South & South-East and provided music for numerous weddings, party’s and other gala events in some of Ireland’s top venues.

Moorhouse was set up in 2013 by Thomas Moorhouse as a business to provide a suite of music services to individuals, organisations and businesses. Tom offers a professional, friendly and flexible service in the areas of DJ, Wedding, Party and Event Music, Music and Guitar Lessons, and Music Production/Recording Studio.

For bookings and information contact:

St Patrick’s Gateway Centre

Patrick Street, Waterford Phone: 051 843 589

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

The Theatre Royal on Friday 2nd March

Returning for what will be his third solo concert here at the

Theatre Royal, David Flynn is back by popular demand with his critically acclaimed show that promises to be one of the musical highlights of 2018.

With his superb live band featuring some of Ireland's leading musicians, together with some amazing special guests, David delivers a song with passion and heartfelt emotion and will take you on a wonderful musical journey performing some of his huge repertoire of songs including his new Waterford Anthem and latest single "My County she is Calling".

A David Flynn concert is a musical experience not to be missed.

Early booking is advisable.

Show starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets €21.00 available from the Box Office/Tel; 057-874402 or online at http://www.theatreroyal.ie/events/david-flynn

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