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Waterford Festival of Light Opera!


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,911 ✭✭✭✭ Johnboy1951

    I too have some fond memories of festival nights.

    I also remember The Tops of the Town and its junior compatriot Tops of the Clubs (youth clubs) in the late 60s

    At that time live music of all sorts was plentiful around town also.

    Essentially the music scene for all tastes was buzzing.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,151 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun

    Suppose it had to keep up with Wexford opera festival

  • Registered Users Posts: 259 ✭✭ curmudgeonly

    Filthy lucre is the answer.

    The cost of putting on a show of a winning caliber is north of €60,000 these days, and to travel with a show like this a Society would need at least €30k subsidy.
    So like the Tops money became the issue, and to keep it alive you would need to be pumping up to €500k minimum to keep it going and that would be on a shoe string.