Bray Arts Monday 2nd October 8pm @ The Martello Hotel Bray Admission 5 euro, 4 euro conc

As I Went Down To The River Styx

Douglas Ross and Ciara Julia Ryan present the fruits of their 18 month collaboration: an exhibition of mythic storytelling images, accompanied by a book and video. The video was edited by Leon Quinn and has a beautiful original music score by Paul McCormack.

Mary Rose Callaghan

Playwright and biographer, and an award-winning short story writer.  Her memoir, The Deep End, was published this year by the University of Delaware Press.

Mood Swings

Mood Swings have delighted audiences with Their close harmony singing , and are a regular at the Brayarts Nights .

As I Went Down To The River Styx

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Douglas Ross and Ciara Julia Ryan began working together in the Spring of 2016. Their first collaborative work “Peresphone’s Gate” was exhibited at the Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art in June 2016. Intrigued by the myth of Persephone and the Tuatha de Danann, they began to develop the script for As I Went Down To The River Styx. From May to September they worked intensively, shooting thousands of images, improvising and reshooting when required until they had sufficient material to produce prints for the upcoming exhibition in the Inspire Gallery, a book and a DVD. The monologues for the DVD were written collaboratively in the Spring of 2017 and filmed in May. Leon Quinn from Reverb Studios came on board the project as animator/editor for the DVD  , with music composed by Paul McCormack .

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Mary Rose Callaghan 

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Mary Rose Callaghan was born in Dublin in 1944, emigrated to the United States in 1975.  She has written nine novels, including Billy, Come Home, (2007) and A Bit of a Scandal (2009).  She is also a playwright and biographer, and an award-winning short story writer.  Her memoir, The Deep End, was published this year by the University of Delaware Press. She was married to the late Robert Hogan, editor of The Dictionary of Irish Literature, and lived for many years in Newark, Delaware. She now lives in Bray. 

Her novels include Mothers (Dublin, Arlen House 1982, London, Marian Boyars, 1984); Confessions of a Prodigal Daughter (London & New York, Marion Boyars, 1985); The Awkward Girl (Dublin, Attic Press, 1989); Has Anyone Seen Heather? (Attic Press, 1990); Emigrant Dreams (Dublin, Poolbeg Press, 1996), republished as I Met A Man Who Wasn’t There (New York, Marion Boyars, 1997); The Last Summer (Poolbeg, 1997); The Visitor’s Book (Dingle, Brandon, 2001); and Billy Come Home (Brandon, 2007).

As well as writing extensively for periodicals, she has published Kitty O’Shea: A Life of Katherine Parnell (London, Pandora Press, 1980, San Francisco, Pandora, 1994).

She has been assistant editor of, and wrote thirty articles for The Dictionary of Irish Literature, edited by Robert Hogan (Greenwood Press, 1979 and 1997), and has broadcast several stories on BBC radio. She was runner-up in the first Maxwell House Prize in 1979.

She lives in Bray, Co Wicklow.

Mood Swings

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Mood Swings have delighted audiences with our close harmony singing , and are a regular at the Brayarts Nights . Most recently we have played a private garden party the oyster festival in Dalkey and several Gigs for Jack’s Club we are looking forward to entertaining in Bray Arts once more xx

 

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Bray Arts Monday 11th Sept 8pm @ The Martello Hotel Bray

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Mark Granier Poet and photographer

Poetry Ireland Review describes Granier as, “a poet of individual poems,” poems that are, “perfectly operating verbal machines, which are their own fulfillment, with everything concentrated on the final, sealing line .

THE PATCHOS

A singing group set for world dommination with a lust for life !

Like a chameleon they keep coming back to us in many different guises .

Staring Aran McMahon , Theresa Bradley and Kerenza D’Arcy Barr

Sean Nolan Commedian

Winner of the RTE 2 New Comedy Awards, 29-year-old Bray comedian Sean possesses a highly creative and unique brand of one-liner comedy dealing with everyday topics at a blistering pace. Sean, has been doing standup for 5 years, has become one of the most talked about comedians on the Irish circuit

Sean Nolan Commedian

TWOGRASS

Rachel Kerrigan and Catherine Simpson

TwoGrass are a multi-instrumental Wicklow based singer-songwriter duo, performing old time and contemporary Americana music as well as original material.”

Neil Young – style folk duo with 5 string banjo. These gals perform old time Appalachian folk music, bluegrass, rockabilly and blues – as well as original Americana roots music.

Bray Arts Show

Martello Hotel, Bray

Monday 11th Sept 2017 @ 8pm

Admission 5 euro & 4 euro conc