One of the First Ladies of Waterford Musical Theatre – Martina Flynn – in a brilliant performance of ‘Lost In His Arms’ from the 1992 Edmund Rice Choral And Musical Society’s production of Annie Get Your Gun.

I had a request for this one – and am happy to oblige. From the 1995 production of Brigadoon at the Theatre Royal here is the opening number. The show was produced by the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society.

Jumping back 24 years today to 1996 and a piece of G&S. The Edmund Rice Choral And Musical Society presented ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ in the Theatre Royal and here is an extract. This featured Denny Corcoran as a Groucho Marx styled Chief of Police!

A little bit of Me And My Girl today and the opening to Act 2 – ‘The Sun Has Got His Hat On’. This is from the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society and this production was staged in 2003, directed by Bryan Flynn. Enjoy!

Des Manahan has long been the definitive G&S performer in Waterford and beyond, and in 1996 and 1998 he played one of his favourite parts for the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society – Major General Stanley. We’ve already featured the 1998 production in a previous video – so hereContinue Reading

This is another classic scene from the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society’s production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ in 1992 starring the legendary Martina Flynn as Annie and Denny Corcoran as Chief Sitting Bull.

Another classic video today – way back to 1991 and the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society’s production of ‘My Fair Lady’. Featuring the late great Denny Corcoran as Alfie Doolittle, it also features prominently the late Peter O’Brien, another stalwart of the music and choral scene in Waterford.

It’s the AIMS weekend – the Oscars of musical societies in Ireland and Killarney is the place to be tonight! Time to reminisce on older AIMS awards – back 20 years to 1998 when Premier Productions was nominated for ‘Joseph’ as best show, Michelle Condon for Best Choreographer and BenContinue Reading

Back to 1995 we trip to the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Societies production of Brigadoon. Featuring the lovely voice of Michelle Kennedy here is ‘Waiting For My Dearie’, one of the early songs in the show with the female chorus. https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=ZW3zXaVz8qg

Today’s look back is to 1995 and some original press clippings from the pre-publicity for the Edmund Rice Choral And Musical Societies production of  ‘Brigadoon’. Clipping 1 Clipping 2 Clipping 3 Clipping 4

Here is an unusual piece of memorabilia, but no less significant… Two AIMS banquet menus with Waterford nominations listed on them. 1996 and Stage Fright’s Chess was nominated for Best Set, Best lighting and Best Stage Manager – winning the Stage Manager award. Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society pickedContinue Reading

I didn’t have to think twice about sharing when this footage came into my hands. It is of course from the 1992 production of Annie Get Your Gun by the Edmund Rice society. There are so many legends in this video that are not with us anymore. Sylvia Walker –Continue Reading

In 1999 Edmund Rice produced the classic ‘Showboat’ in the Theatre Royal. Directed by Pat McEvoy it managed to pick up an AIMS nomination for Richie Hayes in the role of rubber face at the 1999/00 awards. Here is the show programme. 1999 – Showboat – Show Programme

Today I have a programme from the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society’s production of Oklahoma! way back in 1987. Its actually quite a unique programme because a lot of the production team and cast signed it, and it’s part of Peter O’Brien’s collection. Thanks to Paul for letting meContinue Reading

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 most Waterford societies ever to appear competitively in the same festival. Have a look at the season brochureContinue Reading