Live Music Stage on Broad Street Set to Rock Waterford’s Harvest Festival

Attendees at Waterford’s Harvest Festival this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (September 8 to 10) can get ready to bop til you drop as Broad Street will be alive with the sound of music. Programmed by WAMA’s Trevor Darmody, local artists will take centre stage every day throughout the festival.

Kicking off the beats on Friday from 2 p.m. will be hip hop, reggae and swing sounds from Baby Root Acoustic. Then at 3 p.m., Liam Merriman Duo will take the stage followed by a little Jazz from Calypso Trio at 4.15 p.m. Taking Friday evening to a close at 5.30 p.m. there will be bluegrass sounds from Omega 3.


On Saturday, live music commences from 12 noon with Damn Dirty Apes—a four-piece Rock Covers band. The Mulligans Celtic then take the stage with traditional music at 1.15 p.m. followed by alternative pop band Sand at 2.30 p.m. At 3.45 p.m., Shellakybookies play, followed by The Rambling Paddy’s (Irish folk and pop) at 5.15 p.m. Closing the evening of music at 6 p.m. is a little funk and soul from the Conor Clancy Band.

Conor Clancy Band

On Sunday, the WAMA Drum Band will kick things off at 12 p.m., followed by the acoustic duo Cadence at 12.45 p.m. O Albatross then play at 2 p.m. From 3.15 p.m., the Deise Brass 10-piece play and at 4.45 p.m. the 5-piece 2Time Charlie will entertain with some pop, funk and soul. Lower East Side will close the festival weekend with a smooth jazz set from 6 p.m.

The Waterford Harvest Festival is funded by Waterford City & County Council and is a weekend-long celebration that will see the city come to life with markets, special dining events, panel discussions and more. For further details and to browse the full programme of free entertainment and events, see

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