Wicklow’s newest & fastest growing youth theatre.,will present a short film, “Upon The Shore”, made with the assistance of The Arts Council. It first screened in THE MERMAID THEATRE on the 9thJanuary.present a short film, “Upon The Shore”, made with the assistance of The Arts Council.
Ruthie Corbett, Hazel Evans and Marion Smith. We have an eclectic mix of songs to suit any occasion and taste.2018 was a busy year for us,,This will be our second gig for 2019 We are very happy to be singing for Bray Arts again..
Roisin O Meadhra Painter
Since these early years Róisín’s career has progressed and has been as colourful as her paintings. She has worked in film and television, theatre, Interior Design and teaching. However she has always returned to painting as a true form of expressing her imagination and her view of the world
Róisín now lives by the sea in Wicklow and draws inspiration from the surrounding wildlife and landscape.
Originally from Cork, RóisÍn’s childhood was spent painting, drawing, and doing all types of crafty things taught to her by her mother. When it was time to leave the nest RóisÍn decided to chase her dream and started her artistic journey with a foundation year in Art and Design at Scoil Stiofáin Naofa, Cork. After this transformative year, she then set off to Waterford Institute of Technology to further her studies in Art with an Ordinary Degree in Applied Art. On moving to Dublin she then studied successfully for a Diploma in Interior Design at The Dublin Institute of Design.
“I believe that our imagination is a powerful gift, and when used to its full potential, can help us overcome almost anything in life.“
The Surprise act is a dangerous Lady ! Come if you dare
“Rose Lawless flying the flag for the true spirit of Cabaret “
Is sort of a rich girl gone wrong . Her pedigree is dark and dramatic , she’s the fallout of an illicit passion between an Irish diplomat’s wife and a revolutionary Hungarian street entertainer . Her life , like her art , is like the international scandal they will never manage to hush up . She sits on a barbed wire fence between heaven and hell and sings her blood red songs of longing and rage . Welcome to the cabaret ! Vive la Liberte! .
Aoife Hester (Bass Guitar) and Niall Cloak (Fiddle)
Will be performing an emigration tune. A new exploratory improvisational collaboration.
Billy O’Hanluain Story Teller
Billy lives in Dublin with his cat Mr Monk. He has been a frequent contributor to RTE’s Arts Tonight and Arena. He hosts Ireland’s only Irish language Jazz show, An Nóta Gorm on Raidio na Life. A number of his audio essays can be heard on Soundcloud. He is currently working towards a collection of autobiographical pieces. He has published work in The Village Magazine and The Passage Between. He has read at many open-mic nights over the last two years.
Tommy Keyes played in prominent bands in the 1970s then disappeared for almost 40 years. Returning to music in 2016, he’s currently touring in support of his 4th album, Temptation Once Again. His blues-inflected singing and piano-playing are reminiscent of Randy Newman and early Tom Waits.
‘The Zoryanna’ dance in the style of American Tribal Style belly dance. Our movements are inspired by folkloric dances of the Middle East, North Africa, Spain India, & Ireland .
For The Bray Arts Show we will be performing Indian inspired dances Rajasthani & Odissi style . We will be joined by Erna O’ Connell performing an ancient Indonesian dance.
The Randomers – 5 years ago at an open mic night in Jim Doyles. Johnny and Damian Joyce spontaneously joined in with Caoimhe Messitt on stage. That was the beginning of a band which, like many others has seen additions and subtractions in personnel. With the recent acquisitions of Klaus Jensen on lead guitar and Seay Ledwidge on keyboard we have the right formula now. Our aim is to play obscure covers untouched by other bands and to write and perform original numbers in a collaborative manner. All band members live in Bray which is very convenient. We are hobby musicians with no aspirations other than to enjoy ourselves, entertain others and create something new. Lineup: Caoimhe Messitt (lead vocals and acoustic guitar) Damian Joyce (rhythm guitar and backing vocals) Claus Jensen (lead guitar) Seay Ledwidge (keyboard) and Johnny Joyce (drums).
Lorraine O Brien Storyteller
Meet Peig Meg, Seanachai, Lilter of tunes, and seventh daughter of a seventh daughter. Some say she is a Witch others say she is a Shape –Shifter. There are those who swear she is in cahoots with the Pookas and the Fairies. Peig however assures us she is merely a Walking Women telling her stories. .
The enigmatic character of Peig Meg, Shanachai was, created and is performed by Lorraine O Brien who is passionate about keeping the oral tradition of storytelling alive.