The Wicklow Writers are a group of writers and poets that meet every Monday evening in Wicklow Town.
The group has read at a variety of events including festivals, arts clubs and in retirement homes and has released a number of publications, the latest of which is 'Wicklow Writers - An Anthology, The Long Stone and Other Treasures', from which members will be reading excerpts.
Harbour is the name of a quartet of singers and musicians covering an eclectic mix of songs from Robbie Burns to Ewan Mac Coll, songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America as well as their own original compositions. The group consists of two generations of the McCabe family - Una and Dermot, their son Gavin and his partner Isolda Heavey. Una explained the thinking behind the title of the ensemble - her grandfather, Daniel Scraggs, was the harbourmaster in Bray and a harbour affords shelter and refuge to sailors - their musical mission, hopefully ,reflected in their name.
Vanessa Shipman writes to understand her own nature and it's connection with the rest of the world. It is a processing tool encouraged by the journey of self-reflection and awareness. It helps to calm the often constant whirring of her brain. She loves to share her writing because she believes that understanding comes from sharing and connectivity comes from understanding and hence, for all of us, feeling less alone in this world surrounded by so many. Vanessa read one of her poems at our last open mic in June so we very much look forward to hearing more of her work.
Annie Wolf is a singer-songwriter from Wicklow Town. Her music is experimentative in nature yet strives for melodic accessibility. Her subject matter varies from history to social issues to good old fashioned romance! Winner of the most recent Ri Sessions songwriter competition, Annie has also released one album and two EPs with her friend Mike Tinsley under the moniker of Aphrodite Lion. She also recently performed at one of State.ie's 'Faces of 2014' showcases.