Music festival makes waves

Anthony O'Flynn, Pauline McGann, Irene O'Leary, Rebecca Doyle, Robert Gerard, Oonagh Heffernan, Pat Kent and Orla Doyle pictured at the launch of the Waves Music Festival in Loftus Hall. Pic: John Walsh
A NEW music festival has been officially launched in Wexford. The Waves Music Festival will take place on August 18 and will feature Irish country star, Nathan Carter, as the headline act. He will be joined on the day by...

Read More

Where’s the beat, buddy?

WHEN I began this column I highlighted that while predominantly about reviewing new original music there would be times when I’d branch out into alternative strands of the arts and creativity and so it this week. I’m about to commit...

Read More

New musical society to be launched

A NEW musical society in County Wexford will be launched next month. The Little Sea Musical Society will be unveiled...

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 9:33pm Read More

Coolgreany progress with confined victory at Gorey drama festival

Coolgreany Amateur Drama Group’s production of ‘Greta Garbo Came to Donegal’, by Frank McGuinness was the winner at the 60th...

Sunday, 13/03/16 - 12:50am Read More

Kilmuckridge Drama Festival is all set for nine performances

The curtains are up on the 2016 drama season and nine nights of top groups and excellent plays are coming...

Wednesday, 17/02/16 - 3:38pm Read More

Three Oscar nominations for Brooklyn

Saoirse Ronan filming outside St. Aidan's Cathedral in Enniscorthy. Pic: John Walsh
ENNISCORTHY’S DREAM of being home to an Oscar-winning movie took a step closer to becoming a reality today after it...

Thursday, 14/01/16 - 2:55pm Read More

Superstars Stage Academy Christmas Showcase 

Superstars Stage Academy all set for their Christmas Showcase Show which will be staged in the Dun Mhuire Theatre on Saturday, December 19th. Pic: John Walsh
ROUNDING OFF what has been a very busy year for the Superstars Stage Academy, the group’s Christmas showcase will take...

Wednesday, 16/12/15 - 12:40pm Read More

Glitz and glamour a-plenty at Brooklyn premiere

IT WAS glitz and glamour all the way at The Riverside Park Hotel on Wednesday night as the Brooklyn premiere...

Tuesday, 03/11/15 - 11:40am Read More

Ag comóradh Éirí Amach na Cásca

THUG BEIRT saighdiúirí cuairt ar Ghaelscoil Charman le déanaí chun brat na hÉirinn a ardú. D’eagraítear an ócáid chun Éirí...

Monday, 02/11/15 - 11:32am Read More

Eleanor’s winning short story on RTE Radio 1 tonight

Eleanor O'Reilly. Pic: Christy Farrell
RTÉ Radio 1 has announced that the winner of the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2015 is Eleanor O’Reilly for...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 11:58am Read More

Closing concert summed up festival

Rosie Briscoe, Maura Hegarty and Daria Van Den Bercken pictured at the New Ross Piano Festival 'Closing Afternoon Concert' in St. Mary's Church, New Ross. Pic: John Walsh
THE CLOSING concert at this year’s New Ross Piano Festival, whether by chance or design, summed up the overall mood...

Wednesday, 30/09/15 - 11:30am Read More

Tickets for second Brooklyn screening on sale tomorrow!

Saoirse Ronan on the set of Brooklyn in Enniscorthy last year. The actress has confirmed her attendance at the Enniscorthy premiere.
TICKETS FOR the second screening of Brooklyn which will take place in The Riverside Park Hotel on October 28 will...

Tuesday, 29/09/15 - 11:52am Read More

Film director, Neil, loves Wexford

Film-maker, Neil Elworthy has spoken exclusively to the Echo about his love of Wexford.
AN AWARD-winning film-director has spoken exclusively to the Echo about his interest of county Wexford and why he loves coming...

Thursday, 03/09/15 - 10:50am Read More

Turning the Corner with a new video

Corner Boy's Matthew O'Brien in their new video for "Untie the Noose"
WEXFORD’S CORNER Boy can accurately be described as a band in transition. Having well and truly conquered their home county...

Thursday, 13/08/15 - 10:31am Read More

New name for popular band TouchWood

Where Buildings Fall are, from left to right: Sam Ali, Mark Caplice, Michael Fleming and Brian Fleming.
The newly named band, Where Buildings Fall, are set to debut their forthcoming self-titled album on stages across the country...

Tuesday, 23/06/15 - 10:02pm Read More

Draw takes place for All-Ireland drama finals at Kilmuckridge

Launching the 63rd All-Ireland Confined Drama Festival at Kilmuckridge are Margaret walsh, Michael Johnston (Festival Director), Cllr Mary Farrell and Dan Walsh. Pic: Christy Farrell.
All systems are in place for the 63rd All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals opening in Kilmuckridge Memorial Hall on Friday, April...

Sunday, 29/03/15 - 10:12pm Read More

Full houses every night for the South Wicklow Drama Festival

Kieran Tyrell, Eamonn Doran (Chairman), Donal Courtndey (Adjudicator) and Kevin McElroy at the  South Wicklow Drama Festival running in St Brigid's Hall, Carnew, all this week. Pic: Christy Farrell.
THE 11th South Wicklow Drama Festival opened in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew, last Thursday night and the organisers are delighted...

Tuesday, 24/03/15 - 10:11pm Read More

Theatre stalwarts get surprise presentation

BK0532-A
TWO VETERANS of the stage were honoured in Campile at the weekend for an association with the local hall and...

Thursday, 29/01/15 - 10:05am Read More

Carol service in Augustinians

WHEN LOCAL choral group, New Ross Singers, performs its annual mix of Christmas carols in the Augustinian Church it signals...

Wednesday, 10/12/14 - 11:43pm Read More

Prosperous and Kilrush are tops in Gorey One-Act Drama Festival

Peter O'Gorman and Gillian Dunlop of Camross Drama Group on stage at the Gorey One-Act Festival.
The three nights of the Gorey One-Act Drama Festival brought along good sized audiences for some high class presentations in...

Monday, 24/11/14 - 10:22pm Read More