Arcadia Ballroom, Bray

March 7, 2011 § 1 Comment

Mylesday plans for the reconstruction of the Arcadia ballroom in Bray continue apace and work should be completed by April 1st.

This is of course to honour the pride of place given this fondly-remembered County Wicklow dancing venue in the Keats and Chapman story ‘Et ego in Arcadia vixi’.

[Photograph: The Arcadia in its heyday, featuring Jimmy Saville on stage with the Miami Showband.  It does not get more cutting edge than this. Not in Wickla, anyway.]

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§ One Response to Arcadia Ballroom, Bray

  • Plain People of Ireland says:

    Did ye know that “Et ego in Arcadia vixi” is the motto of the Pagan Symphony by that once-famous tunesmith Granville Bantock? Could it have been the very number which provoked the pagan behaviour exhibited by Mr Saville in the affixed daguerrotype?

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