Crowd wowed by fresh tal­ent

Bray People - - News -

SOME OF Bray’s young peo­ple raised a phe­nom­e­nal € 7,000 for char­ity last Satur­day night at the town’s new­est live mu­sic venue, The Ruby­room, for­merly known as Liq­uid and even more for­merly known as the Disco Bar in Katie’s.

Ard­more Park woman Caoimhe Duane, who a year ago lost her beloved mother Breda to can­cer, was the driv­ing force be­hind or­gan­is­ing the sec­ond an­nual char­ity gig in aid of Bray Can­cer Sup­port Cen­tre.

The per­for­mance was held in loving mem­ory of Breda with lo­cal he­roes Peakin’ Trip­pers de­cid­ing to come out of hi­ber­na­tion in ad­vance of their sin­gle launch in the Vil­lage next month to head­line the con­cert. Breda’s son Cil­lian plays lead gui­tar for the pop­u­lar band who are set to release their sec­ond sin­gle ‘For­got­ten Man’, in March. The video for the new song is cur­rently avail­able on Youtube.

The Pop­u­lar Front were noth­ing short of spec­tac­u­lar with a unique, re­fresh­ing and in­cred­i­bly tight de­liv­ery and an ir­re­sistibly grungy style. They sold their CDs on the night with all the money gen­er­ously do­nated di­rectly to Bray Can­cer Sup­port.

Saoirse Duane also paid trib­ute to her mother, with a great set from her band Wyvern Lingo. Soairse plays gui­tar in Wyvern Lingo, which is set­tling in to a dis­tinct acous­tic style.

Caoimhe stole the show when she was in­vited up by acous­tic sup­port act Nay­lor and Pok to as­tound the au­di­ence as al­ways with her in­cred­i­ble vo­cal dex­ter­ity. She sang a few songs, in­clud­ing Va­lerie, and Lady Star­dust.

Breda’s hus­band Dave was de­lighted that the huge crowd had poured in to the venue to raise money for a wor­thy cause. ‘The work that they do is very nec­es­sary,’ said Mr. Duane of Bray Can­cer Sup­port.

Grace Shee­han, Re­becca O’Toole, Ni­cola O’Toole and Hazel Fitz­patrick en­joy­ing the night in the Ruby Rooms.

Karen Kelly singing with Wyvern Lingo.

Me­gan Crow­ley, Ciara Be­han, Sarah Daly and Anna Ruth en­joy­ing the char­ity night for Can­cer Sup­port.

Katie Ver­bruggen, Vanessa Lewis, Anna Lough­lin and Roisin Di­a­mond looking stylish on the night.

Caoimhe Barry singing with Wyvern Lingo.

Saoirse Duane deep in con­cen­tra­tion as she en­ter­tains the au­di­ence.

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