Community Radio Youghal (C.R.Y. 104fm), took a major step forward this week, ( 9th Jan 2013 ) with the official commencement of works at its future home, Nagle House, Youghal. Representatives of various stakeholders were on site to mark the beginning of the refurbishment of the premises. Among these, was the Society of St Vincent de Paul, owners of the Nagle House building. The Society was represented by former Area President, Robin Triggs.
Click on the video below to see CRY 104FM on the move – in HD
Pictured above are Brandon Duarte, Site Manager, MMD Construction Ltd; Robin Triggs, St Vincent de Paul; John Geany; Matt O’Mahony & Assoc, Mech Elec Engineers; Mervyn Scott, Chairperson, Community Radio Youghal (CRY104fm); Colin Brennan, Engineer, David Kelly Partnership; Sinead Conroy, SECAD; Jim Dunne, MD Integrated Acoustic Solutions, studio builders; Cormac Smith, Director MMD Construction Ltd, main contractors; Declan Gibbons, Station Manager, Community Radio Youghal. – 9th Jan 2013
Community Radio Youghal (C.R.Y. 104fm) has experienced huge growth in recent years and now has well in excess of 100 people actively volunteering in several capacities. The station is registered as an accredited training centre and began to roll out accredited training courses in the Summer of 2011.
The Chairperson of Community Radio Youghal, Mervyn Scott told Youghal Online that the project is “a tremendous example of partnership and of people working together, with St Vincent de Paul, SECAD, Cork County Council and ourselves. It’s just been a tremendous example of co-operation”.
Colin Brennan of Youghal’s David Kelly Partnership the main engineers on the project was joined on site by Cormac Smith of MMD Construction Ltd, main contractors and by John Geany, Mechanical Electrical Engineer. South and East Cork Area Development Ltd (SECAD) were represented by Sinead Conroy.
C.R.Y104fm Station Manager, Declan Gibbons said “this much needed development would not be possible without the support of South and East Cork Area Development Ltd (SECAD), which last year granted Rural Development Project (RDP) funding of €149,745 towards the project. We are also grateful to Cork County Council, which will be providing €25,000 from its Community Grant Scheme”, he said.
Community Radio Youghal (C.R.Y. 104fm) employs five permanent and eight part time staff. Four of these part time positions are funded by the Community Employment Scheme, with two further positions funded by SECAD under the TUS initiative. The station also serves as a valuable social outlet for more than 100 people who volunteer as researchers; presenters; contributors; reporters; answer the telephone and carry out many other functions.
Commenting on the start of works on the site, Chairperson, Mervyn Scott said “It’s great for Community Radio Youghal (C.R.Y. 104fm) to see this work commencing. “It’s a very exciting development for the future of Community Radio Youghal; for the town of Youghal and its surrounding areas and the region beyond. And I think for the people involved and the people who listen to the service we provide, it’s a very exciting day and there’s a very exciting future ahead for the station”, he added.
When completed, the new complex will have two new fully functional and soundproofed studios for broadcasting and recording. The facility will also have a training room for the provision of training courses. Crucially, for a community building , the new studios will be central, convenient and accessible.
The main contractor for the project, MMD Construction Ltd, was selected through a public tendering process. Based at the Airways Technology Park in Cork, MMD Construction recently completed a major refurbishment job at Youghal District hospital. The company has also won the contract for the forthcoming renovation and conservation of Youghal’s Clock Gate, which will begin soon. It’s estimated that the entire development at Nagle House will take around 18 weeks to complete.
Declan Gibbons says that during that time, the station will continue to run a range of events to help raise the much needed matching funding required to make the project a reality. “Annual Membership is a great way to support your local community station”, he said, adding that 2013 Membership is now available at just €10 for the year.
Click on the audio tracks below to hear station manager Declan Gibbons and Mervyn Scott, Chairman of the station, speak on the forthcoming move which will be in the next few months.
ABLETON LIVE COURSE Friday 17th & Saturday 18th of FEB 2012
Claycastle Studios are happy to announce that we will be running an Ableton Live advanced course alongside our now well-established beginners course.
The students can be split between Barry Dempseys main course and a secondary room with a separate Ableton tutor for those that wish to advance in a specific areas. Students can move freely between rooms as we now understand that some may be advanced in one area and not in another and visa versa. This opens up the opportunity to learn new skills as well as touch up on what you already know.
The next course is on Friday 17th & Saturday 18th of Feb 2012
Total Cost of the course is €250 (with 10% discount available to repeat students)
€100 deposit required no less than 1 week in advance of the course
To apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0871622964 (John Burke Course Coordinator) or 024/90885
Course will cover some of the following areas;
Setting up mac/PC for use with Live and audiocard settings for MIDI &
audio applications .
Creating drumloops, Baselines, Hooks and synth-leads in Live.
Warping, cut’n paste, top’n tailing & sequencing audio loops.
FX / Processing:
Using Ableton plug-in FX to bring colour and life to tracks.
Tips & Tricks: For more effective mixing results.
Audio Mixdowns & Rendering:
2 – track mix creation for playing out.
DJing in Live:
Warping / MIDI Controllers / Audiocards / Live Looping / Live performance.
Creating your very own patches using Ableton Live; including leads,
percussion and the all-important ‘hook’.
Rendered 2-track mixes get the final works before burning to CD!
Date: 17th &18th Feb 2012
Time: 10am to 6pm ( lunch hour from 1pm to 2pm each day).
Total cost €250
to book a place call 024/90885 or email email@example.com
Barry Dempsey Ableton Live certified trainer http://www.ableton.com/education/certified-training/ireland/barry-dempsey-dublin
A range of Ableton Live merchandise is also available to students who take part in the course at Claycastle Studios with Barry
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A selection of artists and their tracks released with kind permission of each artist (recording and copyright belong to each artist respectively) to a) showcase the work of local and visiting artists that played at the sessions this year. we didn’t get everyone featured but more releases are hoped for next year including live recordings once we get new audio equipment for the marine which this cd is raising money for in order to make it more of a contender as a live venue.
Kudos to all the artists who played at the Marine, and contributed previously recorded material, thanks to Claycastle Studios for any extraneous recordings and mixes and masters, and to claire for her free time for artwork and other bits and bobs!
Looking forward to a year of great sessions plugged and unplugged in the Marine Youghal 2011. If interested in playing contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CLAYCASTLE RECORDING STUDIO
Seafield business center,
Aimed at both local and visiting musicians, it provides an intimate platform for individuals or groups to have their original or cover works listened to. More info from Claire Regan and Warren Tivy from Claycastle Recording, Youghal
The evening will close with Warren playing a selection of his own vinyl, and those discs brought in by the customers.
Michael Del Punta is the latest singing sensation to come out of Youghal. The talented 19 year old crooner wows the diners with his singing in the popular Capri Bay Italian restaurant in Youghal, where he works as a part time waiter. The diners have discovered that Michael is not only good at serving tables, he displays his fine talents singing his favourite songs by artists such as Sinatra, Crosby, Tony Bennett, etc., much to their delight and surprise.Report/Photo: Michael Hussey & Tony Irwin for YoughalOnline.com
The UCC student found he could not afford to bring his girlfriend to fancy restaurants so he decided to work as a part-time waiter in town. After meeting the proprietor of Capri Bay, Gerald Esposito, he immediately got the job and has been working there part-time for the past seven months. While working, Michael would often break out in song in the kitchen, when Gerald and his father Rocco asked him, with such a magnificent voice, to go out and sing to the customers. This has proved to be so popular that he has been affably called ‘the singing waiter’ by the customers and now Michael sings regularly to the packed restaurant. Now, customers come from far and wide to hear Michael serenade them at the tables as ‘the singing waiter’.
A recent Youtube videoclip of Michael singing in the restaurant, made by YoughalOnline.com, is rapidly climbing in the rankings of the entertainment section and is just one of many to be uploaded by YoughalOnline.com in the near future. Michael was also interviewed by Shane Supple on Youghal’s local radio station, C.R.Y.
His debut self-titled EP, recorded at Claycastle Studios in Youghal, has exceeded all expectations, so much so that he had to order a second pressing, such is the demand for the singing waiter. Michael says his goal one day is to sing at Madison Square Gardens in New York City, sell twenty five million albums and appear on the Late Late Show!
Michael and his family, who have been living in Youghal for the past seven years, originate from Verona, Italy. Since he was a young boy, when his older siblings were listening to the likes of Depeche Mode, Michael Jackson, Madonna or Kylie, Michael’s first contact with music was through his mother’s record collection consisting of works by Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. He has continued this love of that ‘big band’ genre ever since. He has trained his voice with the help of well-known music conductor, Mary Peadar-Daly where she taught him to study his breathing technique so much so that Michael and his mature voice have been likened to Michael Bublé, although his favourite artist of all time and greatest influence is undoubtedly Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra.
After moving to Youghal from Italy and studying at the old Youghal CBS school (he was the last person to do the Italian Junior Certificate exam in that school), he completed his fifth and sixth year studies in Pobalscoil na Tríonóide and now currently studies Arts at UCC, Cork City.
Michael has proved to be so popular, he is asked to sing regularly by friends at parties and weddings and is growing in confidence all the time. Speaking exclusively to YoughalOnline.com, he said “I am amazed by the reaction of the Youtube video and would like to thank YoughalOnline.com and everyone involved for their support” and confidently added “the way I see it, you should be able to do whatever it takes to make it to the top.”
So on your next trip to Capri Bay Italian restaurant to hear the singing waiter, when ordering your “big-a pizza pie”, you’ll get “Amoré” than you bargained for!
For the latest updates on Michael Del Punta go to his fanpage on Facebook or click here to view his Youtube videos.
The Mary Coughlan Trio performed recently at the Youghal International Spanish College Chapel. Event organiser Bobby Lee from Sacred Roots Productions said he was delighted with the new venue which was another first in his promotion of music in the town. Previous Sacred Roots Productions events were held at St. Mary’s Collegiate Church and The Mall Arts Centre.
Photo: Michael Hussey www.youghalonline.com Email: email@example.com
Bobby lee is a well known musician, recording artist,producer and facilitator with brother Fergal established sacred root records in 2005.
‘Sacred root is all about lives, in helping people realise theyre potential and dreams as human beings through the form of music’
Thank you for contributing toward the build bless you all we built 63 houses, a community center and a school t in a week by the grace of god.
Temperatures rose from 37 to 49 degrees celsius at one point hitting 56 in the kitchen melting we were with no casualties, Thank god
We are going again in October and are beginning to fund raise again so please continue to help if you can.
CONTACT BOBBY @ firstname.lastname@example.org - OR TEL 087 995 7102
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