Wednesday, 27th June 2012
Christine Smith, granddaughter of Tom and Peggy (Devereux) Connolly, Holy Cross, Butlerstown is now an Emmy Award Winning Producer. Christine received her Emmy on Saturday night at The Daytime Emmy Award Show held in Hollywood. Christine has been working in the television industry since graduation from Boston College in May 2006. She currently lives and works in Manhattan, NY where she is a Producer on the Dr. Oz Show. The Dr. Oz Show was put forward and won in the category: BestTalk Show Informative
Christine has spent many a summer and Christmas in Ireland while growing up and has a very close relationship with her many cousins, aunts and uncles around Waterford and Slieverue. Christine's mom, Kathleen Connolly, moved to the States back in 1980 (but never really left home). Christine holds close and dear to her heart the 3 months she spent as a student at St. Paul's Community College back in Waterford in '96 and the semester she studied Irish History at U.C.C. back in 2004. She was last back in Ireland a year ago February for her cousin Jennie Devereux's wedding. Christine is hoping that the whole Smith family can spend next Christmas at her Nanny and Grandad Connolly's house in Butlerstown, after-all there is nowhere like home for the holidays!
Love: Live Music in Waterford Regional Hospital
Tramore Gospel Singers and the Music in Motion Choir performed together in Waterford Regional Hospital for Love Live Music Day on Thursday 21st June.
In celebration of Love Live Music Day the Tramore Gospel Singers and the Brothers of Charity Music in Motion Choir performed a special concert in association with Waterford Healing Arts Trust on Thursday 21st June at 7.30pm in the WRH foyer.
The Tramore Gospel singers was founded and in 2004 and is musically directed by well known local musician Jane O'Brien Moran. The choir since establishment has grown from strength to strength and currently has in excess of thirty members. They regularly perform at events which include corporate functions, weddings and festivals and play various music ranging from gospel and spirituals to folk and popular.
Music in Motion is a newly established choir set up in 2011 by speech therapist Ashley Boyle. The choir is made up of staff and service users of the Brothers of Charity Services who use the lámh sign system, for children and adults with intellectual disability, to sing along to songs.
The event for Love Live Music Day was the first collaboration between the two choirs. Tramore Gospel Singers performed classics such as Oh Happy Day, Wade in the Water, O Mary Don't You Weep and River Jordan before Music in Motion joined to perform Down in the River We Pray, One Love and Lean On Me
The performance in the WRH foyer was very well attended and has received great feedback from all present.
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