May 13th Brayarts Show

8pm @ The Martello ,Strand Road , Bray , Co . Wicklow

Adm : 5 euro Conc : 4 euro

Jessica Traynor’s debut collection, Liffey Swim (Dedalus Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award. She won the 2011 Listowel Poetry Prize, was named Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year in 2013, and received the 2014 Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary. Commissions include ‘An Island Sings’ with composer Elaine Agnew for Poetry Ireland and Chamber Choir Ireland, and a libretto for Galway 2020. Her latest collection is The Quick.

Poet & Writer


Bray School Of Speech and Drama
Maeve Miller is a qualified Speech and Drama teacher and Examiner with the Leinster School of Music and Drama

Scarlett Glynn

Poem:  Aunts Mattered by Orla Martin 

Drama Extract:  Once a Catholic by Mary O’Malley

Mia Reynolds

Poem:  Driving to the Debs by Michael Pattwell

Annabel Garstin 

Poem:  To My Mother by Seamus Heaney

Drama Extract:  Made in Spain by Tony Grounds

Beatrice Smith 

Poem:  How do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 

Drama:  The Provoked Wife by Sir John Vanbrugh

Éabha O’Ceidigh

Poem:  If we must Die by Claude McKay

Drama:  An extract from Portia Coughlin by Marina Carr

Sally Shanley

Poem:  Speaking to My Father by Theo Dorgan

Emily Kate Warnock

Poem:  Remember by Christina Rossetti

Hidden  Stills Music

Wicklow based duo ,Christian Hind & Mildred Fox of ‘Hidden Stills’ have been writing and performing their own style of pared back contemporary folk songs since the start of 2017. They have created songs of reflection and introspection with close harmonies and interesting melodies, which are at times dark and emotional.

Since their first appearance at Bray Arts, in October 2017, they have recorded an album, a collection of 11 songs which is due for release later in the year. They have released 3 singles ahead of the album release, and have played numerous gigs such as Garageland, Vantastival and The Acoustic Yard Festival. Their music is available on all of the usual digital platforms such as Soundcloud itunes, Spotify etc.

Link to Soundcloud