Brayarts March Photos by Deirdre Ridgeway

April 3rd Brayarts Show

Tuesday 3rd April Brayarts Show

@ Jim Doyle’s Bray 8pm

Adm: 5 euros , Conc: 4 euros

Sofia Arteaga Musician , Sound artist ,Mother

Sofia Arteaga is a French Uruguayan, mother of two teens , residing in Ireland for 14 years, and student in Music production.  Sofia grew up in Mexico, Uruguay, Brazil and France, but the longest period of time in one place is in South County Dublin. Completing her honours degree course this year .

Sofia is a world musician experimenting and painting with sound , She draws her audience into the experience as they vocalize and play instruments , with out prior knowledge to create a wave of fascinating sound , evolving all the time . She has presented her work at the Brayarts before and was much loved .

She will present some of her projects for college in the past few years, including sound for animation and video games, contemporaneous composition, and self portraits in sound .


John and Enda Kelly have just released their debut single Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain , it will go out on radio and iTunes. There will also be a video on Keep it Country, Sky tv. They have performed the song in RTE studios a family show that will be screened on Saturday evenings in May. The single will also be available on their website The lads have launched the single in the Hotspot Music Club in Greystones on the 16th of March. Two local lads doing what they love.

Enda is also a singer song writer and poet  , performing his work at Carmen Cullen’s Arts evenings at the Gato Negro Café in Bray .

John and Enda have presented their work at the Brayarts with their magnificent harmonies with also their passion for the Everly Brothers .

Bray Arts, Jim Doyle’s Back Bar Tuesday 6th Feb @ 8pm, Admission 5 euro, 4 euro conc

Photographer, hiker, Viatly Zukov from Daugaupils in Lativa will show  slides of his fantastic photographic work from his budget  adventures around the world. Vitaly has been living in Ireland now for 16 years and his  travels have taken him  to near and  far off lands. His camera is always at the ready and being also a very fit  hiker and  he has managed to capture  some extraordinary images in extraordinary places . His photographs which  interpret the landscapes  in a very diverse way and they  response to the great outdoors be it  urban or rural and  his style is often  unconventional .

His work is both  inspirational and motivating  and he  will inspire  ‘ the wander lust’ in people  to travel and  seek out amazing places.

Lorraine O’Brien

The Seanchai Irish Story Teller were the definition of entertainment in the old days in  Ireland. Lorraine O’ Brien plays the part of ‘Peg Meg’ a female Seanchai who with wit and wisdom will tell you about her life and make you laugh with her stories.

Short Bio: Evelyn Campbell, singer/songwriter.

In the great folk tradition of telling stories through song, Evelyn Campbell is the Irish folk songwriter of our times. Her work catalogues the move towards social justice and equality and peace on Earth that is arising globally and being shaped in the hearts and minds of ordinary people. Her songs are of them and for them.

Throughout the Right2Water campaigns tens of thousands of Irish people heard ‘ROBBING PETER’, ‘COLD WIND BLOWING’ and ‘2014 RISING’ during the rallies that challenged injustice and austerity.

During our commemorative year, 2016, Evelyn raised issues such as
* the absence of women from the narrative in ‘FENIAN WOMENS BLUES” which boasts (70,000 +

views on Facebook)
* and the connection between the current movements for social justice with the struggles of 1916

in ‘PATRIOTIC GAMES’ (7,000 +)

While continuing to add to the ‘Old Stories, New Songs’ Collection, Evelyn has also written on contemporary issues such as
* the current homelessness crisis with ‘ I CANT FEEL MY HEART BEAT’
* the campaign for Medicinal Cannabis with ‘LEGALISE FOR AVA’

Her back catalogue also contains songs of deep personal and universal emotional experience and occasional dark humour from the album Overdue Review.

In the intimate setting of Bray Arts Club Evelyn will invite the audience to suggest themes of interest to them and then offer songs from her repertoire that match those themes.