Brayarts Show Mon 1st April @ The Martello

Raffle Fundraising for the Brayarts

Diversity Night at Bray Arts Show 

Monday 1stApril @8pm 

We welcome the diverse communities who live locally to share their dance & songs with us Irish, Indonesian, Persian. Japanese, Brazilian , Polish & Russian .

1 Tracy Butler Booth    Ireland

“The Blackbird”, an Irish traditional solo set dance.  This is believed to be the oldest of the traditional set dances, the set composed by a Limerick dance master named Keily as far back as 1820.  The tune itself, also a song, is believed to be very much older.  This old-style version of the dance includes the “Grandfather Step”, a hornpipe step composed by Tracy’s great‑grandfather, Tim Butler of Enniscorthy.

“The Priest and His Boots”, a form of set dance (danced to the tune of the same name) in jig tempo.  Tracy learned this dance from Michael Tubridy who got it from Dan Furey, a dancing master from Labasheeda, County Clare who contributed greatly to the survival of the old style step-dances.  With its gentle, stylish elements, “The Priest” has proved a popular and easy dance to learn among fans of old style both at home and abroad. 


We are a Japanese traditional dance group called “ODORIKKO” which was established several years ago by 14 Japanese ladies all living in Ireland.  We perform one of the traditional Japanese dances known as “NIHOMBUYO” at cultural events relating to Japan and secondary schools for their transition year students.  Our commitment is to encourage as many people in Ireland as possible to experienceJapanese culture.

Mojgan

3 Mojgan Maidi            Iran

Aref  :        KI Behtar Az To


4 Khatuna & Russian Folk Group

Minus-oy-cvetet kalina

ER

5 Erna O Connell Indonesia

 Tari Yapong Oleh ibu Septin             

6 Justyna Kosmulska & Friends  Poland

Circle of Magical White Song / Krag Magiczneyj Bialej Piesni

7      Lara  Fabiola & Brayzil 

       The Martello Brazil

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Brayarts Show Feb 4th @ The Martello 8pm

Monday 4th Febuary  2019           @  8:00pm

All  welcome     Admission:       €5 & €4 conc

Roisin O Meadhra     Painter

Mr Sands Youth Theatre 

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.

Mood swings

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.“

-Róisín O Meadhra

http://www.roisinomeadhra.com    email:romeadhra@gmail.co

Brayarts Show Mon 7th January 19’@ The Martello

The Surprise act is a dangerous Lady ! Come if you dare

“Rose Lawless flying the flag for the true spirit of Cabaret “

Irish Independent

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! .

Brayarts Show Mon 7th January 19’Martello Hotel Bray @ 8pm

Monday 7thJanuary  2018           @  8:00 pm

All  welcome     Admission:       €5 & €4 conc

 

Aoife Hester (Bass Guitar) and Niall Cloak (Fiddle)

Will be performing an emigration tune. A new exploratory improvisational  collaboration.

48409521_2562552633769878_3391262505694134272_oBilly 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.

Watch out for the surprise act !

Bray Arts Show Monday 3rd December @ 8pm. All welcome. Admission: €5 & €4 conc.

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.

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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).