Phil Lynott Tribute, The Warwick, January 2008.
PA and crew was supplied for this annual event in the Warwick early in January. Pictured is Philomena Lynott (left) and the band (below).
Charlie McBride's gig of the year...
Among the many selections for gig of 2007, Galway Advertiser theatre critic Charlie Mc Bride picked the Diane Jones show in the Warwick during the Galway Arts Festival 2007. Naturally, we provided the PA and FOH and monitor engineers for this show - the only selection from many nominations not in Galway's Roisin Dubh. Pictured below is the night and the artist in question. Congratulations also to the Roisin Dubh for the many top shows they put on in 2007.
Sleeping Beauty, Black Box, January 2008.
Sennheiser wireless system was supplied for the two week run of the Performing Arts School's production of Sleeping Beauty in the Black Box.
- Repair and maintenance of Halo and Central Park nightclub systems
- Install of JBL system in Central Park's new bar.
- PA and crew for HSE forum
- PA and crew for NUIG Music Society's band competition
- Wireless system for Roisin Dubh
- PA and crew for the Patrician Music Society annual fundraiser
The Sawdoctors, Black Box, Galway.
For the Doc's first Galway shows as Meteor Award winners, Alex Fernie Audio Ltd supplied the PA. FOH PA consisted of 12 stacks of Nexo AlphaE, 10 Logic System stage monitors with Nexo PS15 with Subs used as stage sidefills. Monitor engineer was also supplied for the two dates. "Savage" was Davy Carton's verdict. The band are currently on tour in the US.
The shows were part of Galway Student Rag Week, where systems were also on hire in the NUIG student bar, which played host to Republic of Loose and other acts over the 5 days of entertainment in aid of local charities.
Damien Dempsey, The Warwick, Galway
Damien Dempsey played to a packed Warwick Ballroom in aid of PREDA, an organisation dedicated to the abolition of world-wide child slavery. Alex Fernie Audio Ltd supplied PA, monitor engineer and crew for the event with regular Damien Dempsey engineer LON at FOH.
Cora Smyth on tour
Following on from the success of her Galway Arts Festival shows (with which we were also involved) trad fiddle player Cora Smyth recently undertook a short tour of Ireland in support of her latest album Are we there yet. Alex Fernie Audio supplied PA for a number of the dates, using a mixture of NEXO Alpha and PS systems depending on venue capacities. Pictured is sound check at Longford's Backstage Theatre.
NBCRI Valentines Ball, Radisson SAS, Galway.
Alex Fernie Audio Ltd supplied a combination of NEXO AlphaE and PS systems for the NCBRI Ball rather than use the in house Nexo Geo system which was unavailable for the event.
Galway International Rally, Clayton Hotel, Galway.
PA was supplied for the prize-giving for the Galway International Rally at John Glynn's Clayton Hotel, Galway.
102-104FM I-Radio Launch
Alex Fernie Audio Ltd supplied PA and technicians for the I-Radio launch. The event featured Tommy Tiernan and Hector O'Heoghoghan with a live performance by The Coronas. (Pics: Micheal Nestor)
Athenry Musical Society's The Pirates of Penzance
Alex Fernie Audio Ltd provided a NEXO PS system once again for Athenry's production of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic, using Sennheiser HSP2 headsets and wireless systems. Also in association with DBaudio, a DVD was produced of the show using 24-track digital for a clean audio recording.
The Timber Tramps @ The Warwick
PA and crew were provided for the Valentines Day show of the Timber Tramps in the Warwick.
Muscailt - NUIG Spring Arts Festival.
PA was provided for the week long student arts festival on the NUIG campus. Highlights were a performance by Mary McPartlan in support of her latest album and Limerick band We should be Dead.
Druid on tour - My Brilliant Divorce
Sennheiser wireless systems and mics are currently on tour with Druid's production of My Brilliant Divorce, starring Deirdre O'Kane.
Also in February.....
- PA supplied for The Big Gig in the Salthill Hotel in aid of Console. Featured performances by Arcady, Frankie Gavin, Liam O'Maonlai and many others.
- Sennheiser wireless and PA supplied for Oughterard School musical
- PA supplied to the Black Magic Orchestra for various dates
- PA supplied for the Spleodar annual dinner in the Ardilaun hotel, Galway. Spleodar runs the many Summer Irish courses throughout Connemara.
NUIG Gala Banquet, Radisson SAS, Hotel.
For the 6th year running, Alex Fernie Audio Ltd supplied PA and crew for the 2008 NUIG Ball, the last one for outgoing President Iggy O'Muirheartaigh. The event featured a performance by Contempo and Martin O'Connor. Lighting & Drape by Blacklight, photo courtesy Micheal Nestor (MN).
Croi Ball, Radisson SAS Hotel.
The 2008 Croi Ball featured a-capella singers, a string quartet, a tribute to Pavorotti, Rythym Corporation and Galway band Tightrope. MC and DJ was Lyric FM's Lorcan Murray.
Sebastian Ingrosso & Steve Angelo, Black Box, Galway.
Alex Fernie Audio Ltd supplied PA for the funky electro and progressive house sounds of Angelo and Ingrosso. Supplied was a NEXO Alpha E System with PS15 and subs for stage monitors.
Sean Keane, Live at the Black Box, DVD.
Alex Fernie Audio Ltd supplied a NEXO AlphaE system with full monitor system with crew for the 2 live dates in Galway's Black Box. The best of the two shows will be available on DVD later in the year. House sound was mixed by Luis Asturias.( Photo MN)
Future Kings of Spain,
NUIG Students Union Bar.
PA and crew was supplied for a FKOS gig during March in the Students Union in NUIG. (Photo courtesy FKOS website)
Also in March:
- PA supplied for CocaCola Blast Beat events.
- PA supplied for Don Baker shows in Galway.
- PA supplied for various small shows in Galway Arts Centre throughout March.
- PA supplied for various Black Magic Orchestra dates throughout Ireland.
Galway Independent Birthday.
Alex Fernie Audio Ltd supplied PA and crew for the Galway Independent Birthday held in the Hotel Meyrick, Galway.
NEXO GEO S12 for Run Johnny Run Launch.
5th April 2008.
The Run Johnny Run Ball in the Radisson SAS hotel Galway was the venue forthe first gig with our new Nexo GEO S12
system. The ball was in aid of Seachange, an Irish organisation offering micro-credit to the world's poor.
The night featured a phenomenal drumming performance by Johnny Donnelly, Noel Eccles and Noel Brady with Arcana.
For more info on Seachange, see The Seachange Foundation
Visuals, lighting and drape by Blacklight
Jose Gonzalez, Black Box Galway.
5th April 2008.
On the same night, we also provided the PA for Jose Gonzalez' Galway show with a Nexo Alpha system with 5 way Logic System monitors mix all looked after by PK and JC.
Green Party National Conference,
Fairways Hotel, Dundalk. April 10-13th 2008.
Alex Fernie Audio Ltd once again provided PA and AV for the Green Party conference in Dundalk. A Nexo GEO S12 system was deployed for the main auditorium seating 600 people, with Nexo PS10s used for feeds in overflow, press and media areas. 20 lines were provided for press and news feeds with ISO splits to the OB for the live broadcasts on RTE.
On top of that, we provided camera relay for visual feeds to 5 plasma displays throughout the hotel, recording the event for Green Party archive purposes.
(Pic Top Right - MN)
Abu Media - new season of TG4's "Bog Stop".
Black Box, 16 - 30 April 08
TV production company Abu Media hired a sizable Sennheiser wireless system with HSP2 headset mics for the 3 week recording of the new season of TG4's kids gameshow Bog Stop.
Every Wednesday evening on TG4.
Sawdoctors in University of Limerick
14 April 2008.
The Docs played a one off show in Limerick University to celebrate 21 years of the Stables venue. Nexo AlphaE was supplied.
Gift Grub's Mario Rosenstock,
Irish Taxation Institute's Conference,
Radisson SAS hotel, 24 - 26 April 2008.
Gift Grub was the after dinner entertainment during the recent ITI conference in the Radisson. A Nexo PS10 system was provided for the main auditorium with Sennheiser wireless and speech mics for the 2 day conference.
Also in April:
- A variety of Nexo PS systems with wireless equipment for the Cuirt festival including the launch in Galway Museum.
- PA, crew and wireless for a selection of end of term musicals and cabaret events throughout Galway city and county.
Iron & Wine, Black Box Galway, May 10th 2008.
Alex Fernie Audio Ltd provided the PA for the Galway date of Iron & Wine's Irish tour. Supplied were two hangs of 4 Nexo GEO S12 with a pair of Nexo RS15 as FOH PA. A 40 ch Crest VX took care of the FOH mix with an A&H ML3000 looking after the 6 floor mixes and the bands own In-Ear monitor set-up. Pictured is I&W front-man Sam Beam, courtesy MN.
Inish Bofin Arts Festival, May 9-11, 2008
The Hothouse Flowers were the headline act for the 3 day music and arts festival on Inishbofin. Other highlights were trad act Island Eddy and the Niall Toner bluegrass band. A Nexo AlphaE FOH system was supplied with Nexo PS10s and PS15s for the six way monitor mix.
Volvo World Ocean Race - Galway Stopover
Press Launch, May 21st 2008.
Alex Fernie Audio Ltd supplied a Nexo GEO system for the launch of the Galway leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in 2009 in the Galway Bay Hotel. Pictured is MC, Hector O'Heochagain and Minister Martin Cullen TD. PS15s and PS10's were supplied for overflow rooms.
Earlier in the day a small PS10 system was supplied for the press briefing in Galway's Meyrick Hotel.
(Photos courtesy of www.letsdoitgalway.com
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