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! .
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.
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.
Watch out for the surprise act !
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).
The Art and the Voice of Édith Piaf on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of her death
in 1963, age 47 .
An illustrated memoir written and presented by George Fleeton
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.
Cheyenne Black singer/songwriter/producer
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Photography by: Deirdre Ridgeway
The Shed Poets Society
Musicians – Brian Whelan and John Hutchings who played tribute to the music of Gordon Lightfoot.
Photographic work showcased – Deirdre Maher Ridgeway