Here is a very popular selection from last Sundays Stream – the ‘Crooners’ scene from the 2010 Variety show featuring Des Manahan, Billy McCarthy, Vicki Graham, Ursula Hauck and Glenn Murphy.

The wonderful Des Manahan in the performance that he later told us all was his final performance on stage. Des plays Gus the Theatre Cat in the South Eastern Theatre Groups ‘Cats’. Well worth a look – Des is simply wonderful in the part.

Part 3 of 3 of this fascinating chat with Des Manahan – and I have to say I enjoyed every minute of editing and listening to it. This episode is like an ‘any other business’ episode where he talks of everything from the state of arts in Waterford today toContinue Reading

The first of a three part audio-podcast series with Des Manahan – recent winner of the Waterford News And Star Green Room Lifetime Achievement Award. I spoke to Des the day before he won the award and he didn’t have an inkling what lay around the corner the very nextContinue Reading

I had the absolute honour of being invited to Des and Monas house this weekend gone to sit down and record some of his memories of days gone by. There is an absolute treasure trove – Des is such a gentle and humble man. I was wondering where to startContinue Reading

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

I’m delighted to share this today and a special thanks to Ollie Breslin from Waterford Youth Arts for access to this video. It’s a video interview that WYA did with Des for a social history film that they produced called ‘Down The Down’. Des is to me one of theContinue Reading

In 2000 Red Kettle paired the legendary Anna Manahan with the equally legendary Des Manahan along with a host of other national names with it’s Irish Premier of Brian Foster’s ‘A Miracle In Ballymore’.  Here is the show programme for your perusal. 2000 – A Miracle In Ballymore – ShowContinue Reading

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