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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Ordeal By Innocence

There is a common misconception that all Agatha Christie works are somehow quaint and quite twee. This hasn't been helped by the staging of a lot of her books which always seem to happen over tea and crumpets. But the reality couldn't be further from this. Agatha Christie has a far darker outlook than she's ever really been given credit for. Her characters are not all divided into good and bad, often they are a complicated mix of the two which makes it even harder to figure out who has done the murders in her novels.

Almost everyone has a motive. No where is this more true than in the latest BBC adaptation of one of Agatha Christie's works. Over the last number of years the BBC has seemed to make it it’s mission to put Christie back where

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Now in its 4th year, Waterford Musical Society return to the Theatre Royal Waterford from 2nd-5th May, with the classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof. This society has gone from strength to strength, since a few like minded individuals got together to form the society. With the intention of returning to basic community ideals, at the core of Waterford Musical Society is a huge drive, run on a volunteer basis. They pride themselves on an all-inclusive membership, utilising local talent and local businesses to deliver top class musical productions.

This award winning production team coupled with a steadfast and hard working committee & cast, are sure to bring yet another top quality production to the stage. "WMS are a 100% local theatre group and we are very proud of that fact" says chairperson and founding member, Seneiva Magill. "We utilise local

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Prepare to be charmed by the quiet charisma and innate musicality of classical guitarist Thibaut Garcia and cellist Isang Enders at the Large Room, City Hall, Waterford on Friday 27 April, 2018 at 7.30 pm. This unique duo will showcase the versatility of their instruments through a range of music from Bach to Bogdanovi_, and a new commission from Benjamin Dwyer. This concert is curated by Music Network and promoted by Waterford Music.

Tickets €15 (€5 Students) on the door.

Recently hailed by Classical Guitar Magazine as "the new face of classical guitar", Garcia made his concerto debut with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in 2016. He is signed exclusively with Warner Classics / Erato for his recording projects. His second album, ‘Tribute to J. S. Bach’’, will be released in the Autumn of 2018.

At the age

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Author Steven Saylor : Published by Constable : Price 226.35 Euro

In the afterword to this novel the author talks about how difficult it is to write about the most infamous murder in history, the murder of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March, when everyone already knows how, why and when it took place and most importantly who were the main movers behind the killing. Yet in the chronology of the books that he writes the time had come for him to deal with the murder of Caesar so he had to find a different way to write about it without going over the same old ground. He manages to do this by linking the death of Caesar to the murder of another person at the same time to give his investigator something to get his teeth into and keep

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Public talk by Dr Jane Bentley, 3 May 2018

Music in healthcare specialist Dr Jane Bentley will give a public talk entitled The Transformative Power of Connection: The Emerging Role of Music in Dementia Care at Waterford Healing Arts Trust Centre for Arts and Health, University Hospital Waterford on Thursday 3 May at 6.30pm. This talk is aimed at anyone interested in the arts and dementia care, and is presented by Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT), in partnership with Kids Classics, Ireland’s leading music in healthcare training organisation. Admission is free, but ticketed, as places are limited. Booking details and further information from or (051) 842664.

Announcing details of the forthcoming talk, Claire Meaney of Waterford Healing Arts Trust said "Evidence-based research shows that just one hour per day of social interaction brings benefits to people with dementia, as

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

There are 2 debuts at Shortts this week; firstly the hottest new act on the local live scene, BabyVegas, launch a new monthly Thursday night residency; and then Freddy & Chez of the Backroad Smokers Club launch a bi-monthly DJ residency on Friday. Plus there are appearances by two of Shortts favourite bands, Supersoul Machine and Saucebirds, and we say goodbye to Terrace legend, Jay Ru, who plays his last Saturday night set after 6 years of memorable nights.



This 3 piece of well known faces on the local scene, took the roof off the Market Bar at their debut gig last month. They were immediately signed up for a monthly residency at Shortts and they are guaranteed to shake up your Thursday night out on the town with a 2 hour set of alternative rock and pop classics.


Backroad Smokers Club

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

This concert promises to be a fantastic night's entertainment featuring an all female cast of Waterford's finest young performers and some special performances on the night. You'll be singing along to all your favourite songs from shows such as: Evita, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia, South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun and many more!

This is sure to be a fantastic night's entertainment that will have you singing and dancing out the door! Get your tickets for what is sure to be a musical highlight of the year! You won't want to miss this!

Waterford's West End, Saturday April 28th, St. Patrick's Gateway

Tickets €10

Book online at or call them on 051 843589!

Directed By: Jack Cunningham

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

See the living guitar legend live this May at the Theatre Royal

Albert Lee played with many artists but his most acclaimed performance, was with Eric Clapton's ''Just One Night' and the following tour. Albert Lee is a two-time Grammy Award winner.

Albert was also a member of the UK band Hogan's Heroes, and spent many years touring with Bill Wyman's band, the Rhythm Kings.

Most recently in 2017, he was recognised by The Americana Music Association UK for his contribution to the genre over his long career and was presented with the Trailblazer Award.

Albert is finally giving his loyal fans what they always wanted, Albert Lee as Albert Lee!

Show starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets: €26/€23 euro concession available from Box Office/Tel: 051-874402 or

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Theatre RoyalApril 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.

In 2016, Paddy also released a 4-song EP called 'Ran Out of Road.' He's currently working on new original material for a record launch in 2018!

Show starts @ 8p.m. Tickets: e25 available from the Box Office 051-874402 or

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Deserter's Songs 20Th Anniversary Show

Theatre Royal Thursday 19 April

The Theatre Royal hosts a very special gig this Thursday (19 April) when legendary alternative U.S. band Mercury Rev celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their opus 'Deserter's Songs', one of a select number of shows around Europe for this landmark event. Mercury Rev last visited Waterford in 2008 when they played the intimate setting of Electric Avenue, for what many local music fans consider to be one of the best gigs ever held in the city. Now 10 years on, the anticipation for their return is high with just a limited amount of tickets available at the venue on the night. When Mercury Rev's Deserter's Songs was released in 1998, it kick-started one of the greatest, and most unexpected second acts in music history. They had been known for making indie rock

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Letters to the Editor

  • Our View

    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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