WTA 008 – Denny, Nicky and Dermot Remember the Old Times

Here is a classic Tops moment from the Tramore Tops of 1989  – but the video also includes a slide show of some legends of Tops from years gone by. This video […]

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Jesus Christ Superstar 2000 added today!

Today it’s a show brochure from Bryan Flynn Theatrix original production of Jesus Christ Superstar way back in 2000.  It’s a production that so many still remember fondly for a wide variety […]

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De La Salle MS Programmes added to archive!

Today I have two classic De La Salle Programmes for you. 1987 – The Pyjama Game and 1988 – South Pacific. Enjoy! As always they are added to the De La Salle […]

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WTA 007 – Waterford Crystal 1986 Me And My Girl Scene

Today I’m delighted to add the video of the 1986 ‘Me and My Girl’ scene that featured in the national final. Waterford Crystal reached the televised final 2 years in succession – […]

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The Millennium Concert – December 31st 1999

Just like so many other places in Ireland and the world Waterford had a concert as part of its Millennium celebrations. Waterford’s one was produced by Brian Merriman and featured so many […]

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WIFLO 1996 Season Brochure added to Archive

In 1996 Stage Fright were doing ‘Chess’, Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society were presenting ‘The Mikado’ and Tramore Combined Schools were performing the premier of ‘Whistle Down The Wind’. It was the […]

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WTA 006 – The Bilberry Goats performing an Irish Ballad.

Mondays seem to have become the ‘alternative’ video day – a bit of comedy.. a bit of everything. Delighted to share this Bilberry Goats video with their hilarious take on Irish Ballads […]

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Some Vintage Tops Programmes Added

Adding to the archive of Tops material we have 3 vintage Tops programmes – the 1975 National Semi-final in Salthill between Waterford Banks and Finance and Sunbeam ltd, the 1980 local rounds […]

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WTA005 – John Player Tops Promo Video added

    Todays update is a video put together by John Player towards the very end of the Tops competition in an attempt to encourage groups to enter.. feauturing adjudicators, Niall O’Flynn […]

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The first Waterford International Festival of Light Opera – 1959 Press Coverage

Back in 1959 the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera was a huge deal that involved the entire city. Reading through this selection of press clippings and looking at the photos will […]

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Some WDS Material Added

WDS – the longest running society in Waterford recently celebrated 80 years! What an achievement. I still don’t have a huge amount of their material, but here are 3 programmes. 1988 – […]

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2011 – The Gods Are Angry Miss Kerr Photos added

Some photographs added to the archive today –  from the 2011 Theatre Royal production of Jim Nolan’s ‘The Gods Are Angry Miss Kerr’. You can check out the Theatre Royal productions page […]

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Some Panto Material Added

I’m sure everyone expects some Panto stuff now and again, so I don’t feel too guilty since we are three weeks in 🙂 Found these last night – 2 from pre-Waterford Panto […]

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Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society Material Added

Some vintage show programmes for the archive today. 1980 – Calamity Jane, 1984 – Die Fledermaus and 1985 – The New Moon. This is a throwback to the time when there were […]

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WTA 004 – The Mighty River Suir – Port and Docks 1992

Today we’re looking back to a video from 1992 to ‘The Mighty River Suir’ which flows into ‘Downtown’. The Port and Docks group featured ‘The Mighty River Suir’ in all of their […]

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Stage Fright material added

Stage Fright was the society that re-invigorated the theatre scene in Waterford in the early 90’s and brought to the fore the talents of a young Bryan Flynn.  Today I’m adding the […]

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WTA003 – The Bilberry Goats meet Enda Kenny.

Konor Halpin gives a great version of Enda Kenny as he visits Waterford to announce good news on the jobs front! From the Bilberry Goats 2014 show and starring Scol Grant, Brian […]

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1983 Tops Magazine with Loads of Waterford Content

Have a look at the national magazine published in 1983 by the national Tops organisers. There’s loads of Waterford photos from various years, pieces on Waterford Tops, articles from Tops people – […]

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Waterford Youth Arts (Drama) Material Added

Three programmes for you today from 1994 / 95 and 1996. So many people started out on their theatrical journey through the Youth Arts (or Drama as it was back then). Have […]

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De La Salle Musical Society Material Added

4 New programmes for you today! So – if you were in 1983 ‘The Gypsy Baron’, 1985 ‘The Merry Widow’, 1990 ‘The Music Man’ or 1992 ‘Hello Dolly’ this update is for […]

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WTA 002 – 1983 Waterford Crystal ‘My City Of Music’ scene video.

Today’s update is a video. It is the scene from the 1983 Waterford Crystal Tops where ‘My City Of Music’ first appeared. Featuring music from Val Doonican, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Tom Dunphy, and […]

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1979 Tops Original Adjudicators sheets added today!

This is quite a find – the original adjudication sheets from the Waterford Crystal tops show of 1979. The show was adjudicated on 3 separate occasions, and you can see each adjudication […]

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Red Kettle Material Added – The Salvage Shop and The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

Today’s update sees programmes and press clippings from 1998 and 2002 as Red Kettle brought us Jim Nolan’s iconic play ‘The Salvage Shop’ and C.S. Lewis’s classic tale ‘The Lion, The Witch […]

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The Waterford International Festival of Light Opera (WIFLO)

The Waterford International Festival of Light Opera or WIFLO as it was more affectionately known was one of the main reasons (the other being The Tops) that Waterford enjoyed a status of […]

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Theatre Royal Variety Show Material Added!

Today’s update is from the Theatre Royal Variety Show. When it comes to keeping variety alive, Michael Grant and Padraig O’Griofa and the Variety Club of Waterford immediately spring to mind in […]

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Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society Programmes added

Today we’ve added 3 programmes to our Edmund Rice archive – to view them click on 1990 – Guys and Dolls 1993 – South Pacific 1994 – Pirates of Penzance That completes […]

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Really Youthful Theatre Group (2001 – 2004)

The Really Youthful Theatre Group has a short albeit successful history. It was the direct predecessor of Flaggy Lane Juniors, and consequently Flaggy Lane Productions itself. Although only producing 3 shows it […]

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The Stage Fright Kidz 1993 – 1998

The Stage Fright Kidz was one of the original stage schools in Waterford. Set up by the multi-talented Bryan Flynn and Michelle Condon it was where many Waterford singers and dancers spent […]

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WTA 136 – The Finale From The Tramore Tops 1993

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The brilliant family from the 1993 Tops of the Town Tramore show that reached the televised final in the Gaeity Theatre. Using songs from the Pyjama game to a Chorus Line it […]

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1961 – Die Fledermaus – De La Salle MS

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Back 58 years to 1961 and the show programme from the De La Salle Musical Society production of Die Fledermaus. Added to the DLS Archive here. 1961 – Die Fledermaus – Show […]

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1976 – ACEC Audio From the Tops Of The Town National Final

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Here’s a blast from the past – 43 years ago the final of the Tops of The Top Final was won for the third time by the ACEC. No video exists (to […]

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OLIVER! Live recording from the 1995 Festival of Light Opera

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Today’s update is a pretty special one. Not much remains of the show video and image wise, but this recording of a live broadcast of Oliver! that WLR put out the night […]

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