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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

At the launch of Alan Cliff's 'Salvation' at The Mayor's Office recently Councillor Jim Darcy expressed his delight in lending his support to progressive Waterford Theatre Company Stagemad. In his address the Mayor urged theatre lovers to come out and support this riveting production, which will be one of the highlights of 2013. Salvation takes to the stage at Garter Lane Arts Centre 21-25th This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak085118d6688d9b232c1e59aef7caeb58').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy085118d6688d9b232c1e59aef7caeb58 = 'May' + '@'; addy085118d6688d9b232c1e59aef7caeb58 = addy085118d6688d9b232c1e59aef7caeb58 + '8pm' + '.' + 'Tickets'; var addy_text085118d6688d9b232c1e59aef7caeb58 = 'May' + '@' + '8pm' + '.' + 'Tickets';document.getElementById('cloak085118d6688d9b232c1e59aef7caeb58').innerHTML += '

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Not only are Timmy and Karen Waterford's biggest breakfast show they are celebrating their 2nd birthday on The Big Breakfast Blaa. The most recent Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) show just why WLR fm is officially Ireland's 'Local Station of The Year' and 'The Big Breakfast Blaa' is one of the biggest breakfast programmes in the country.

The station's daily reach of 41,000 is amongst the highest of any local station in the country. In addition, the figures also confirmed WLR fm's dominance in Waterford city and county, with 66% of all listeners tuning into the station each week!

WLR fm's Operations Manager, Michael Byrne welcomed the good news saying: "WLR fm is delighted to be once again flying the flag for the city and county by out-performing all

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Music at the Museum is delighted to present a choral event for the May second Sunday lunchtime concert. Female voice choir, Voci, directed by Fintan Scanlon, and mixed voice choir Ad Hoc Chorale directed by Cian O'Carroll, will perform on Sunday 12th May at 12.30 pm.

Based in Waterford, Voci was founded by Anne Barry and is currently conducted by Fintan Scanlon. Since its establishment in 2005, the choir has been contributing to the musical life of the city, giving recitals and sharing concerts with other local groups. Voci has had competitive successes at Arklow and New Ross Choral Festivals. The choir's repertoire explores a range of music from early polyphony to arrangements of light music and also includes music by Irish composers.

Ad Hoc Chorale was started in 2004 and has since gained a national reputation. They have taken part in

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

After providing a great weekend of entertainment in Tramore over Easter weekend, the Tramore Ska Festival team keep the momentum going by hosting an official 'after-party' gig at The Forum in Waterford on Friday, 3 May with ska legends, BAD MANNERS. Yes, Buster Bloodvessel and his merry men return to the Deise for the first time in many years to play a set of greatest hits and ska 'n' B favourites including 'Lip Up Fatty', 'Special Brew', 'Lorraine', 'Walking In The Sunshine', 'Can Can', 'My Girl Lollipop' and 'Just A Feeling'. Of all the ska and two tone bands, Bad Manners always had the reputation as the best live act and have stayed on the road for over 3 decades now, still travelling regularly to America and Australia to

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Bressie's new album 'Rage And Romance" came storming into the Number 1 spot in Ireland this month, knocking his US rival Mr Timberlake off the top spot. He's now one of the hottest Irish acts around and the good news for Bressie fans is that he has announced a headline tour of Ireland for May 2013. The Waterford date will be at The Forum on 19 May and tickets for the Voice of Ireland Coach's Waterford show are on sale now at Next Door (Forum), 051 871111 & forumwaterford.com

Already a well respected and talented musician from his time fronting The Blizzards, Bressie's debut solo album 'Colourblind Stereo', reached #1 in the iTunes Album chart in 2010. Bressie was the winning coach of voice of Ireland 2012. This is a title he's hoping to retain in 2013 with the second series

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Friday 26th of April is one for the books as we welcome back the spotless suspects for a night of high octane fist pumping rock'n'roll.

The suspects have been busy of late and are fast becoming one of Irelands most sought after bands as they have been commanding large audiences up and down the country in some of Ireland's top venues. Some say it is their looks that are attracting the hoarding masses others say the Suspects are simply a way of life, either way arrive early as these boys will be once playing to a full house.

The Unusual Suspects are a Waterford based band who in their brief yet exciting life so far has managed to climb the entertainment ladder and perform in some of Ireland's top venues and alongside some of the country's most sought after bands. With a

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Mack Fleetwood, Europe's premier tribute to the super-group Fleetwood Mac, make a return visit to Forum Waterford this Saturday, 27 April, after a fantastic debut show at the same venue last summer. Mack Fleetwood will bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling Anglo/American band that still tour today. The enduring appeal of Fleetwood Mac was shown once again when all 25,000 tickets for their Irish shows in September 2013 were snapped up within minutes of going on sale recently. Whether you missed out on getting a ticket or did get one and want to whet your appetite, check out Mack Fleetwood at The Forum for a briliant 2 hour live show of Fleetwood Mac classics from all eras including "Dreams", "Don't Stop", "Go Your Own Way", "Rhiannon", "The Chain",

"Little Lies",

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Crystal nightclub is doing what it does best on Wednesday April 24th and that is throwing a monster party to see out this year's student entertainment schedule.

From tearing up dance floors under the Mediterranean sun of the White Isle, to filling out stadiums in South Africa, partying it up in the Nordic seas on a huge ocean liner, to nostalgic nights at some of the UK's most prestigious clubs; Miss Lashes has seen more of the party than most!

When not headlining at one of Europe's top festivals such as Global Gathering, Creamfields and Dance Valley; or playing to her adoring fans at some of the UK's biggest domestic nights such as Godskitchen, Gatecrasher, Inside Out and Planet Love; Lisa's musical adventure regularly sees her packing her suitcase and touring her style to another corner of the globe.

Huge popularity of the

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Bank Holiday Sunday the 5th of May welcomes back the Pearly Whites to Shortt's Live Music Venue. They made their Waterford debut nearly a year ago and have been playing to full houses ever since. These guys know how to party and their punching brass section leaves you nothing but short of breath, a young energetic band with stage presence and energy by the bucket load. The Pearly Whites are a 10-piece modern swing/pop entertainment band based in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Formed in 2008, the band boasts a powerful brass section as well as smooth vocals which add to the high energy performances keeping people dancing all night long. Having played up and down the country at all types of events, the band has developed a set so diverse that

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Two cast members of the Australian soap Summer Bay visited Tramore on Wednesday last and were greeted by Kevin O'Sullivan of the local tourism organisation Discover Tramore. Luke Mitchell (who plays Romeo) and his wife Rebecca Breeds (who plays Ruby) popped down to McCarthy's Chipper on the Promenade for a meet and greet with fans as part of their official tour of Ireland. Despite the poor weather, a large crowd gathered in search of autographs and to pose for pictures with the cast members.

"They were a lovely couple, very friendly and they took loads of time to meet with their fans, who had turned out in large numbers despite the high winds and earlier rain! It was originally planned as a low-key event to meet with myself, the staff at the popular McCarthy's Take Away, and Kelly Lanigan, a young

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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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