Category Archives: Wexford Town

Comhaltas Cabaret Gets The Mix Just Right

The Wexford town branch of Comhaltas, Craobh Loch Garman, presented a unique St Patrick’s Weekend event to a packed house at Wexford Arts Centre last Saturday. The Comhaltas Cabaret brought together some of the county’s top traditional musicians, singers and dancers along … Continue reading

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A Storyteller at the height of his powers

The practise of storytelling is as old as mankind. The way we tell our stories now, in this time of mass communication, may have changed. However, the art of good storytelling is still as vital as ever. Len Graham is … Continue reading

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Gem of a Concert with Rising Stars of Classical Music

The Very Best Young Irish Performers presented by The National Opera House in association with Conservatoires Ireland Sunday, 3 April, 2016 I nearly didn’t go to this concert last Sunday afternoon as TG4 had Kerry giving Cork a masterclass in … Continue reading

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Standing Ovation for Macalla 1916 at the Opera House

“Éire ní hamháin saor ach Gaelach chomh maith.” “Too long a sacrifice Can make a stone of the heart” Easter 1916 – WB Yeats Easter 2016 may, in time, come to be seen as one of those major coming-of-age moments … Continue reading

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The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, Op 51 by Joseph Haydn

Last Sunday the RTE Contempo Quartet came to Wexford. The talented foursome – Bogdan Sofei and Ingrid Nicola on violin, Andreea Banciu on viola and Adrian Mantu on Cello – were in town, at the invitation of Music for Wexford, … Continue reading

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The Voice Squad Hits All the Right Notes

One of the country’s most respected and best known traditional singing groups performed at Wexford’s National Opera House on Saturday night last. The Voice Squad are Gerry Cullen, Phil Callery and Fran McPhail. Formed back in 1985, they have taken … Continue reading

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And the prize for best festival supplement …

Wexford town is now well and truly in festive mode. And it’s wonderful. As Autumn fades rapidly to Winter and the nights close in, a deep-rooted primal communal spirit appears to take hold and bring out the pagan bacchanalian party … Continue reading

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