Ballyraine and BRI Nua Music Group

Last Friday night in the Arklow Bay the ‘the heart-stopping, booty-shaking, earth-quaking, justifying, death-defying, legendary’ Ballyraine and BRI Nua music group played their hearts out in the Arklow Bay Hotel.

Even in this early stage the group has developed and grown in confidence with the support of tutor and mentor Tommy Breen.

More importantly than that, the guys were unconditionally and warmly accepted and given recognition as musicians, by musicians and local people, from their own community – as the below video shows.


Well done to all of the guys, Tommy Breen and Lorraine Newsome – It was an amazing night.

You can check out the video below and watch out for the standing ovation at the end which went on long after this video stopped.



Standing ovation for sunbeam last night it was amazing I got so emotional for them. They are truly amazing people and where so proud of them selves.❤

Posted by Stephanie Burke on Saturday, November 12, 2016


Some words used in the above email were courtesy of another great musician – Bruce ’The Boss’ Springsteen (credit where credit’s due)

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