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Waterford Music Waterford Voices

Waterford Music is delighted to bring you the voices of celebrated local musicians Róisín O'Grady (soprano) & Bridget Knowles (mezzo-soprano), accompanied on piano by Deirdre Collins, at the Large Room, City Hall, Waterford on Thursday 28 March at 7:30 pm. They will perform a selection of vocal duets and solos by Purcell, Mozart, Fauré, Strauss, Schubert and much more!

Tickets €17 / €15 (conc.) / €5 (students) on the door.

Soprano Roisin O’Grady has performed with orchestras and choral societies throughout Ireland including the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Irish Baroque Orchestra. She is a member of the early music duo tonos who performed in the John Field Room, NCH and was broadcast in concert by Lyric FM. Recitals include the Hugh Lane Gallery Concert Series, Dublin International Organ Festival and Galway Cathedral Recital Series. Festival performances include Galway, East Cork, Ardee and Sligo Baroque Festivals, Kilkenny Arts Festival, West Cork Chamber Music and Gŵyl Gregynog Festivals.  

Mezzo-soprano Bridget Knowles has graced many top national and international stages including the National Concert Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the Händel-Halle in Germany. She has performed with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Welsh National Opera, the Irish Baroque Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and has worked with such conductors as Sir Charles Mackerras, Alessandro Anissimov, William Christie and Prionnsias ÓDuinn. Bridget is currently researching Handel’s operatic contralto roles and is a lecturer in the Department of Creative and Performing Arts at WIT.

Waterford native, Deirdre Collins, enjoys a busy teaching and accompanying career in CIT Cork School of Music, as well as freelance work as a repetiteur, musical director and concert/theatre producer. She has worked with a wide range of instrumentalists, vocalists and choirs, and has performed as a soloist around Ireland and in the Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York. She is the chairperson of Cork Operatic Society, manager of the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra, and course co-ordinator of the new BA in Musical Theatre at CIT Cork School of Music. 

Beat Workshop Ralph Van Dijk

Beat has a really exciting event coming up next month.

We have invited Ralph Van Dijk a world renowned audio advertising expert to come and share his impressive insights at two private Beat sessions taking place in Wexford.

He provides fascinating yet simple tips on how to create an advert for your business.  Importantly, he does so in a fun and engaging way.

Spaces are limited for this free session so register as soon as you can by following the link below:

This is purely a creative workshop session, not a sales event and we really think businesses can take something positive away from it.

Also one lucky business will win a €1,500 campaign with Beat, this is free to enter and the winner will be picked within two weeks of the event.

Lafcadio Wedding Fair

The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens will be showcasing their Wedding Ceremony Layout in the gardens on Easter Monday (22nd April) and would like to invite local businesses who provide products or services for weddings, to exhibit in the gardens on the day.

For more details and booking form please contact Janet: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 087-7973861.

Crackerjack Consulting Offer

Are you leaving money on the table with your digital strategy? Are you ignoring the 53% of global internet users that have made a purchase online? Or, perhaps the 81% of shoppers that research their product online before making a purchase.

Let Crackerjack Consulting provide you with a FREE no obligation Consultation to help you understand how to increase sales, leads, and ROI with highly-targeted, measurable digital marketing campaigns.

Waterford Chamber members receive a 30% discount for 3 months on tailored digital marketing services.

Click here to claim your FREE Consultation

Swift Memorial Cards

Commemorate your loved ones.

An easy way to design your own stunning memorial cards, acknowledgement cards, bookmarks and wallet cards. With design, print and delivery made easy, it’s one less stress when commemorating your loved ones.

Personalise existing designs

Select a Memorial Card Template from the wide range on offer and personalise it with your loved one's photograph and information.

Choose a Template

Choosing a template, gives you a basic layout with all the foundations of the memory card. You then fill in all your information, choose your colours and select background images from the extensive selection of Pixabay.

Design from Scratch

This option gives you full control of the editor so you can design your memory cards from scratch to your custom specifications.

Visit Swift Memorials today!

Pimbrook Sage 50 Demonstration

Would you like to learn more about the differences between TAS Books and Sage 50?

Click on the following link now - and watch the recording of Pimbrook’s online event on TASBooks Vs Sage 50 which took place on Tuesday, February 12th, where we discussed and demonstrated key features such as:

  • Reporting
  • Drillable Reporting
  • Electronic Bank Reconciliations
  • Automatic Back-up
  • Departmental Budgeting
  • 3rd Party Applications

Tower Hotel collage

The Tower Hotel re-opened its doors to the public on Friday February 8th after a brief closure to allow for extensive renovations. The hotel was refurbished with a complete redesign and stylistic overhaul of the lobby area and bedrooms.

The hotel which was purchased by the Neville family in November 2016 is set to be one of the leading 4 star hotels in the country and undoubtedly one of the best hotels in the Southeast once all work is completed.

In July 2017 the Ardmore ballroom and lounge area were completely re-furbished and this was followed in May 2018 when Pier 37 was opened much to the delight of locals and guests alike. Pier 37 Bar & Grill boasts spectacular views over the Suir River. With floor to ceiling windows it is a bright and ambient space to dine whether you are staying in the hotel or just dropping in for a spot of lunch or dinner. Bar food is served all day with an extensive cocktail menu and afternoon tea now available also.

The new Hobson’s restaurant opened in October 2018 and is situated on the first floor of the hotel with panoramic views of the City and the River Suir. Similar to the new bar, the restaurant features floor to ceiling windows and is a stunning, bright and airy space to dine. The restaurant offers a superb Early Bird Menu and A La Carte Menu. 

In January 2019 all of the hotels public areas underwent a complete facelift. The hotel now boasts a spectacular lobby area with an impressive atrium overlooking Reginald’s Tower. All of the ground floor of the hotel have now been upgraded and work continues on the hotel’s bedrooms.

All existing bedrooms are being re-furbished and upgraded and all rooms will be of a 4 star deluxe standard with riverside deluxe rooms and suites.

The new Conference Centre is still in the planning process, but the hotel hope to commence construction of this in late 2019/early 2020

For further information please contact the hotel on 051 862300 or visit


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