Music

A full Winterval Festival programme of events is on offer on the streets and at venues across the city from November 18th to December 23rd. Here are some of the highlights you shouldn’t miss out on this weekend.
Tonight, Ryan Tubridy, Dorothy, Toto and a whole host of munchkins are off to see the Wizard in what is sure to be the most magical night on Irish television. So settle in, grab some popcorn and get ready to be transported to a land of love, courage, friendship and unity. See you on the other side of the rainbow!
Come along to support two very worthy causes and enjoy a Christmas Concert hosted and held by Ad Hoc Chorale and SETU on December 1st. It’s in aid of St. Vincent de Paul and the Waterford Women’s Centre.           
There’s something for everyone at the weekends during Winterval so bookmark these fun, free events—suitable for little kids and big kids alike.
Winterval launches this Friday with a Christmas parade, so get yourself and all the family into town to see Santa and his helpers and join in the fun to celebrate the return of Winterval and the launch Ireland’s largest Christmas festival.
Winterval’s Main Stage on O’Connell Street is the place to be for live music. The street will be fully pedestrianised for the four weeks (November 18 to December 23) of the Christmas festival, so we can enjoy all the music sessions laid on. Here’s what we can look forward to in the first two weeks.
There’s a touch of FOMO here today with the end of what has been a brilliant week of culture, history, art, music and a whole lot more. Celebrating 21 years, 2022’s Imagine Arts Festival is done and dusted and we’re sad to have no more events to attend. Here’s a recap of what happened on the final day of Imagine.
Saturday was a day of fun and celebration at the Imagine Arts Festival with a 9 a.m. in Jordan’s bar for their 10th annual Booze, Blaas and Banter get-together. Writer’s Weekend, as part of the Imagine Festival, also got off to a flying start with book talks hosted by Eimear Cheasty. We finished off with a special gig performed by local musicians in Patrick’s Gateway to celebrate John Palmer’s 35 years in business in the city.
And so it's here--the last day of what has been a brilliant festival…and there is so much to enjoy before the final act on Sunday night. Start your day with spraypainting then take a tour of Waterford City to see how our ancestors lived. There’s single and book launches…and do not miss award-winning Dublin folk singer John Francis Flynn in St. Patrick’s Gateway. There’s so much to see and do…so get yourself into town!
More than 15 events throughout Friday had us hopping from venue to venue all over town for culture, history, heritage, drama, poetry, literature and music. Friday’s festival finished with Moonlight Benjamin in St. Patrick’s Gateway…and what a finale it was. Moonlight’s magnetic presence and energy captivated the crowd from the moment she stepped barefoot on stage.
We’re on the second last day of what has been an epic festival and it’s a jam packed schedule this Saturday. Start the day in Jordan’s for the annual booze, blaas and banter…always guaranteed to be a bit of craic. Then add in a bit of art, poetry, music and more…and that’s your Saturday sorted!
The highlight of Day 3 of the Imagine Arts Festival was the Susan O’Neill gig. With her multitude of musical instruments and her amazing voice, Susan and her band wowed the packed venue last night in Christ Church Cathedral.