Some big names in rock ‘n’ roll will be taking to the stage in Waterford this weekend as part of the Imagine festival.
The festival of arts, music and culture has been running in the City for the past week and concludes this Sunday October 29th.
This weekend has a lot for festivalgoers to enjoy with music gigs on offer with lead guitarist with the legendary indie band The Coral Bill Ryder Jones, Martin Stephenson (pictured) and the Daintees and a gig with the critically acclaimed James Yorkston, Jon Thorne and Suhaul Khan plus Shaun Walsh on classical guitar at Garter Lane.
Art is also to the fore with lots of exhibitions to check out.
Plus the annual ‘Booze, Blaas n’Banter’ celebrating the City’s Quayside and maritime heritage will offer lots of interesting chats at Jordan’s American Bar on Waterford’s Quays, on Saturday at 9 am kicking off the festival’s history day.
This year some of the speakers include Liam Cahill speaking on Irish Soviets incl. Waterford Gasworks in 1923; Elaine Power on the sinking of the ‘Alfred D Snow’ in 1888 off Dunmore; Brid Smith will look at women’s liberation within the Russian Revolution in 1917; Roddy Cleere will talk on Pirate Radio and Sinnott’s record shops, and many more.