Pictures from our October night

credit Deirdre Maher Ridgway

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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

 

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

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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

 

Brayarts Show Mon June 12th @ the Martello Bray 8pm

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Aran McMahon        Alan Heffernan     Thomas Dunne

Kevin Custardgas    James Conner        Coner  Gibson

Is a six piece jazz band playing various styles of jazz including latin/swing/funk/soulall the members have played with various bands and at festivals and venues throughout Ireland and abroad

 

Bray Arts Drama Group

Cliffâs Edge

A Black Comedy  by Paul Bear

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 A suicidal failed actor, a manically depressed pub landlord and a schizophrenic passer-by are the characters in this blackest of comedies.

Cliff –  Martin Davidson     Gary-  Simon Maxwell    Sue- Sonya Stafford

Director  Derek Pullen        S.M  Lucy Lynch

Brayarts June 12th @ The Martello Hotel 8pm

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Aran McMahon  James Conner  Coner  Gibson

Alan Heffernan  Thomas Dunne  Kevin Custardgas

Is a six piece jazz band playing various styles of jazz including latin/swing/funk/soul

All the members have played with various bands and at festivals and venues throughout Ireland and abroad .

Brayarts Show Monday April 3rd 17′

Bray Arts Show

Martello Hotel, Bray Monday 3th April 2017

Doors open 8:00 pm

everyone is welcome

Admission: €5 & €4 conc.

 

Brian Quigley                      Poet & JournalistBrian has been writing for 25 years, mainly poetry and journalism His book [‘Tommy’]  is a memoir of his grandfather. Brian`s father lived in Bray all his life, which was also almost the entirety of the 20th century. This is his story of life in the town and what it was like to live in Bray through Risings, World Wars and advancing technology.

Wendy Stephens
Wendy Stephens’ clown alter ego is Lucy. ‘Lucy likes to sing, dance and play the guitar. She is very shy but

sometimes, now and again, a very odd time… she does like to show her
talents. But remember she is shy, so please be nice.

Polyana Composer & Sound Artist

‘Polyana – Urban Musical Regeneration  is a composer and sound artist, whois currently exploring the relationship between rhythmic spaces, tonal and atonal synthesis, and found urban sounds

Chaos In Harmony

‘Chaos In Harmony Vocal Ensemble is a Community Music Collective.Formed in 2006 they are now based at Common Ground Food, Craft and Skills Co-op in Bray..

Bray Arts Show

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