This site is dedicated to all our musical friends in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland.
In spring 2009 we (Jörg, Constantin and Conny) met Antoin MacRoibín on the occasion of a session at Katie Gallagher's Pub. Tony plays the box (button accordion) and teaches a session class at Ballywaltrim Community Centre Bray (BCC).
This community centre is very similar to our Socio-Cultural Centre. Many groups meet there to pursue their manifold hobbies. The session group "Seoidín" (Little Jewel) is meeting every Wednesday night in order to play and preserve traditional Irish music. The night before our return home, Tony invited us to join in the session class at BCC.
With our whistles, flute and spoons we shared in the jolly music-playing, and even a few dances had been done. Between the tunes, ginger cookies and tea were served. In the gym on the ground floor, an Irish dance group was just rehearsing, and Tony introduced us.
Since then we have stayed in lively e-mail contact with Tony. We exchanged on all kinds of stuff: Irish and German folk music, cooking recipes, history, living in divided countries and much more.
This summer (2011) we met Tony and our musical friends of BCC session class for the third time already. We were welcomed like old friends and of course they invited us to play music together.
We send our warmest greetings to our musical friends in Bray. Your friendship is a big honour to us. We hope we will meet again one day!