Tag Archives: the festival

1964 – WIFLO Season Brochure

Back to 1964 and a real rarity – the season brochure from the Festival of Light Opera. There’s 156 pages of pictures, shows and even adverts from old shops to look at (sometimes the adverts are so nostalgic too!). Thanks so much to Aidan McGrath for passing this onto share with us all – much apprectiated. Added to the WIFLO …

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1970 – WIFLO Season Brochure

A look back into our WIFLO heritage today and the season brochure from the 1970 Festival, when the festival was truly international and it seemed to have more societies from outside the state competing. A fascinating look back at how things used to be! Added to the WIFLO archive here. 1970 – WIFLO – Season Brochure

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1974 – WIFLO Season Brochure

This is a rather unusual programme for WIFLO – it merely lists the shows and has all the usual paraphernalia with committees and lists etc… but has no actual details for the show casts etc. Worth adding to the archive though – and to the WIFLO page here. 1974 – WIFLO Season Brochure

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1977 – WIFLO Season Brochure

One for all the WIFLO fans today, and the season brochure from the 1977 festival. I always feel these are so important to keep – WIFLO was a huge part of our heritage in Waterford. Added to the WIFLO archive here. 1977 – Waterford International Festival Of Light Opera – Season Brochure.

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1978 – WIFLO Season Brochure

Its great to fill up the history of WIFLO with the season brochures… still a long way to go before I’m even close to it but it’s terrific to get older season brochures into the archive. This one is from 1978. Have a browse! Added to the WIFLO archive here. 1978 – Season Brochure    

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1994 – WIFLO Season Brochure

1994 was the year that De La Salle entered with ‘The King And I’ after scooping the AIMS best show award. We had 2 productions of Chess – Playback Productions and eventual winners Carrick On Suir. Here is the Season brochure for a browse. 1994 – WIFLO Season Brochure

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1997 – WIFLO Season Brochure

These season brochures are so important to archive. This year our sole Waterford representative was the Edmund Rice Choral And Musical Society with Iolanthe. Mind you our near neighbours from Carrick On Suir were down with an excellent Me And My Girl. Other outstanding shows that year included Some Like It Hot – Dublin Musical Theatre Players and a brilliant …

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1999 – WIFLO Season Brochure

1999 featured no Waterford Shows in the line-up – it is however always good to add in new WIFLO stuff to the archive!  Have a browse! Added to the WIFLO archive here. 1999 – WIFLO Season Brochure

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2001 – WIFLO Season Brochure

Once again for archiving purposes I like to include the season brochures of WIFLO from time to time. This year – 2001 – the sole Waterford entries were De La Salle College with a production of ‘Joseph’ – but Waterford’s Bryan Flynn did direct Fiddler on the Roof and our near neighbours Carrick on Suir were also taking part with …

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2002 – WIFLO Season Brochure

2002 was a quiet year for local participation, but Bowler Hat and local choir Lumen provided the final night concert. Added to the WIFLO Archive here 2002 – WIFLO – Season Brochure

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2006 – WIFLO Season Brochure

2006 was the year when Flaggy Lane lifted the international trophy for the second time in 2 years, and for only the second time out of 3 times in total that a Waterford show won the Festival outright. Have a browse! Added to the WIFLO archive here. 2006 – WIFLO Season Brochure

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2012 – The last WIFLO Season Brochure

By request here is the final WIFLO Brochure from 2012 – the festival that saw the South Eastern Theatre Group sweep the boards with Les Miserables. The Festival had fallen from 18 shows at its peak to just 5 competitive shows and a School music festival. Despite this, the Festivals popularity continued, and its demise is still bemoaned all over …

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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 being the ‘Mecca’ of Musical Theatre for a considerable part of the last 40 years. From it’s early days when it attracted entries from all over the UK …

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Video – Broadway Melody from ‘Singing In The Rain’ 2005

A clip from the ‘Singing In The Rain’ that took the WIFLO honours in 2005 from our own Flaggy Lane Productions… this is ‘Broadway Melody’ – enjoy!

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WTA 067 – A Day In The Life of WIFLO

This wonderful video (thanks to Clodagh Power) tracks a day in the life of WIFLO when in 2005 the Derby Gilbert & Sullivan company under the direction of multi-award winning Andrew Nicklin allowed the cameras in to follow them during their festival visit. Credits go to Cian O’Carroll for editing and recording, Mary Roche & Kevin O’Carroll for the script …

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The Festival – A Radio Documentary

This is the specially made program celebrating the 50th year of the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera.  Produced and edited by Wayne Brown, narrated by Jamie Beamish it was first broadcast on WLRFM in 2011.

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