Youghal’s Steve Whelan Band appearing on Balcony TV at The Clarion Hotel, Cork City
The Steve Whelan Band are a 5 piece High Energy rock/reggae/blues band from Co. Cork with Award winning singer/songwriter Steve Whelan at the helm and with Tony Kiely on Guitar, Oliver Loughnan on drums and Warren Tivy on bass. The Steve Whelan Band has gone from strength to strength. The band also guest musicians like Eanna Dowling on keys and Tom Edwards on sax for different shows
The Steve Whelan Band have been making a name for themselves performing in venues, pubs and festivals around Ireland for the last 2 years such as electric picnic, castlepalooza, rockanore and the myrtle groove and have received some great feedback from the gigs. The Band are currently promoting a new cd ‘Shadows become Faces’ which they are hoping to have out soon. Steve has a solo album out ‘The Last Walk’, which you can find on the net.
Published on Feb 1, 2013
PRESENTED BY JOANNE COLLINS
PRODUCED BY JOHN HOUGH & JOANNE COLLINS
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.
Community Radio Youghal CRY 104FM are moving to their new premises at Nagle House, Youghal. The brand new studio’s will enable CRY104fm to provide training facilities with more studio’s, allowing better service to the community and work with a larger number of community groups.Click on the HD Video below to see the CRY 104FM move
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. Pictures below were taken at Nagle House, South Abbey, Youghal, on Wednesday 9th January 2013 where work has begun on the new studios.
Up to 30 acts auditioned in The Hot Spot Youth Centre Youghal on Saturday the 18th of December for a chance to perform at The Y Factor Talent Show 2010 at the Walter Raleigh Hotel on Saturday January 8th
The show organised by Sacred Roots will hosted by Cry Fm’s Jane Holly Show along with some special guests.
12 Performers 6 under 14 & 6 over 15 were piked to strut they’re stuff on the night in front of three judges who will choose two winners from each category to receive the accolade of Y Factor winner 2010 plus a cash prize and studio time courtesy of Claycastle Recording studios Youghal.
Its gonna be a cracker so Don’t miss it !!!
The auditions and the show will be filmed and available on dvd in the new year.
Sacred Roots is a non-profit voluntary run project encouraging and helping people realise they’re potential through the form of music.
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