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Paper Flowers and Tin Cups is a documentary taking us a walk with Irish traveller Nora. Nora has been visiting friends in Tramore for 38 years and she tells us about her life in her own words. Produced and presented by Roisin Sheehy.
This years festival will run in accordance with guidelines from October 16th to 25th. As part of it, young artists are invited to submit work for an exhibition. Festival Manager Nora Boland had more details "On the Fringe."
Michael was joined in studio by his daughter Julie, a musician in her own right, who conducts City of Waterford Brass. He discussed the highs and lows of the past six decades of the band.
It explores the issues of gender and sexuality and runs at Garter Lane Arts Centre until October. 'i' was curated by Sandra Kelly. Director of Garter Lane Síle Penkert also joined the conversation.
Local man Andrew has been involved in the arts in Waterford for decades. He describes the last few months, where, like many others, all jobs suddenly ceased because of lockdown. He also looks ahead to new movie releases
Limerick based Sarah Cahill is a spoken word artist and playwright who has received funding to document the experiences of people during lockdown. She talks to Mary about #ShareYourStory
Author of six best-selling books including Ann Devine, Bolloxology and the Books of the Irish Mammy, Colm will bring his stand up show to Theatre Royal on August 28th. Ahead of that, he chatted to Mary "On the Fringe."
The accolade was given by the online reviewer recently, for the Medieval Museum and The Bishops Palace. Director of Waterford Treasures Eamonn McEneaney tells Mary "On the Fringe" that it's invaluable recognition.
Waterford Libraries has invited Dr. Maxine Keoghan to illuminate the joint histories and connections between Waterford, Ireland and Newfoundland, Canada in five short videos which have been showing for Heritage Week 2020. There is also a Q&A via Zoom on Friday August 21st. Maxine chatted to Mary "On the Fringe."
Dunmore East native Fatti has been illustrating books since 2015, often in collaboration with her father John. She's recently teamed up with the HSE to produce a series of posters encouraging people to socially distance and wear masks.
Currently on limited in release in cinemas nationwide (including at Dungarvan SGC,) 'Broken Law' tells the story of two brothers, who are poles apart, but brought together in an expected way that leads to a moral dilemma for one of them.
The overall winner of the 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize will announced in October 2020. The shortlisted stories will be published in an anthology by Tangent Books. Fiona, a previous winner of the Molly Keane Creative Writing award, joined Mary in studio.
The focus of a lot of Lisa's work is depictions of Waterford City and surrounding areas. As well as producing calendars, Lisa has worked on a number of commissions and she has an upcoming exhibition at The Coastguard Cultural Centre in Tramore. She spoke to Mary in studio.
Norma is a familiar face from many TV shows including "Can't Cope Won't Cope," "Damo and Ivor" and "Moone Boy." She's now out on her own, doing a podcast series and stand up show entitled 'Heal your Hole,' which comes to Theatre Royal on August 14th. Norma joined Mary in studio, "On the Fringe."
The market at 39 O'Connell Street in Waterford City features food traders, makers of arts and crafts, and plenty more besides, as Keith outlined to Mary "On the Fringe."
The organisation on the grounds of University Hospital Waterford has received funding from Creative Ireland to support its arts programmes for older people, as part of a government initiative. Assistant Director of Waterford Healing Arts Trust Maeve Butler chatted to Mary "On the Fringe."
The Heritage Council is calling on children across the country to put their imagination to good use this summer by using Lego bricks to recreate their favourite example of Irish built, natural or cultural heritage. Wildlife Officer Lorcan Scott spoke to Mary "On the Fringe".
First published in 2014, this is the story of Bloody Sunday and the shootings in Croke Park that killed 14 people on November 21st 1920. Michael Foley retells in vivid details the humans stories behind this terrible event. The new edition marks the centenary of Bloody Sunday and contains additional material. Michael chatted to Mary "On the Fringe."
It's been a long few months for people working in the arts with all theatre houses and other venues shut. Plans are afoot to reopen places in August, under strict new measures. One such place is Theatre Royal and manager Mary Boland chatted to Mary
The SGC Dungarvan is now re-open and while there are little or no new cinema releases at present, there are plenty of films on the line up to keep people entertained. Graham chatted to Mary about the summer plans for the venue.
For the first time in its 26 year history, there will be no Spraoi parade the August Bank Holiday weekend. Instead, an altered version of the festival will take place in September. Artistic Director Mike Leahy told Mary all about Spraoi Time 2020.
Visitors were welcomed back to the Hook at the end of June under social distancing guidelines. The lighthouse is over 800 years old and still intact. Noel Lynch tells Mary that it's a place with fascinating stories.
The bursary was launched by members of the arts community in tribute to Ted and Mary O'Regan who were hugely supportive of the arts in Waterford. It aims to be an opportunity for a Waterford person to develop his or her creative talent. This year there are four recipients; Martina Collender, Ciarán Power, Rose Keating and Keith Dunphy. Martina chatted to Mary "On the Fringe"
Sarah Jane, like many others, has had to think outside the box when it comes to re-opening her premises in Waterford City. She's collaborated with other food makers and crafts people for a new initiative called 'Room Service.'
John manages Fundrums and Creation sound therapy, working with lots of groups, with the main focus being on special needs. John currently has a GoFundMe page and he explains how he plans to spend the monies raised.
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Podcast Details

Created by
WLR
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Jun 20th, 2019
Latest Episode
Sep 15th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
180
Avg. Episode Length
11 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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