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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Naul,
Co. Dublin.
Ireland.

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The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre

The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre

Tim Eady at the Séamus Ennis Centre

Tim Eady and Brendan Power

Brendan Power

Chris and Maire

The Parlour Sessions


What’s on at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre …

Saturday 25th February - NoCrows ~ Music

NoCrows 300wNoCrows celebrates twelve years of its musical journey in 2017 with a fifth CD, entitled ‘Why Us?’.
This dynamic folk orchestra from the multicultural melting pot of Sligo’s music scene, formed in 2005, NoCrows’ growing output of original material reflects its diverse musical roots, from Irish traditional to Latin rumba, classical, jazz, rock and Balkan music.

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  • “Why Us?” contains thirteen original musical delights, five songs and eight instrumentals and was recorded in Rian Trench’s Meadow Studios in Wicklow in September 2016. The band’s most mature recording to date includes compositions by all six members and displays the growing presence of multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, Ray Coen. “On this album” says Coen, “we have tried to capture the feel of our live performances, with all six of us recording together in one room. We believe that we have captured the essence of NoCrows on this CD”.

    NoCrows are: Felip Carbonell (guitar, percussion, voice), Ray Coen (guitar, fiddle, voice), Anna Houston (cello, mandolin, voice), Eddie Lee (double bass, electric bass, voice), Oleg Ponomarev (violin, voice) and Steve Wickham (fiddle, mandolin, viola, voice).

    “…oh, what a joy to listen to!” - Irish Music Magazine

    “…a beautifully wrought selection of instrumental music… Swing rarely felt this good” - The Irish Times

    This is always a sell-out show at the SEAC, please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

    Doors Open: 8:00pm
    Commences At: 8:30pm

    Admission:
    In advance: €18 / €14
    At the door: €20 / €16

     

    Website: https://nocrows.net

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €18 / €14 At the door: €20 / €16

Sunday 26th February - Swallows and Amazons ~ Family Cinema

Swallows And Amazons 300wDuring their summer holidays, the four Walker children set sail in their small boat ‘Swallow’ to lay claim to an island in the middle of the nearby lake. But they soon discover that they are not alone: another gang of children, the Amazons, has already set up camp there, and a battle for the island begins.
This new screen adaptation of the classic children’s novel Swallows and Amazons is full of adventure, thrills and charm. 

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  • Director: Philippa Lowthorpe

    Duration: 97 minutes

    Language: English

    Cert: PG

    Recommended Age: 7+

    Admission: €10 (admits a family of 4)

    €5 (admits 1 adult and 1 child)

    All children must be accompanied by an adult

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

    Doors Open: 1:30pm
    Commences At: 2:00pm

    Admission:
    In advance: SEE INFO

     

    Website: http://www.accesscinema.ie

     

Doors Open: 1.30pm Commences At: 2pm Admission: In advance: SEE INFO

Sunday 26th February - Sunday Singing Circle Session ~ Music, Community

Join us for another Sunday Singing Circle Session, where it’s all about the song. All singers are welcome, especially traditional singers, but we won't turn anyone away! This is an informal session where all participants are encouraged to perform and share songs in a relaxed environment. If you prefer to just listen, come along and enjoy some refreshments from The Cottage Café. The SEAC’s Sunday Sessions have established themselves as a great afternoon of music and a platform for local talent. As always, all performers and listeners are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Doors Open: 1.30pm Commences At: 2pm Admission: At the door: FREE

Monday 27th February - Exhibition by Aidan Flanagan ~ Exhibition

Aidan Flanagan Exhibition 300wAidan Flanagan is a Meath based printmaker who specialises in creating original prints of the landscape of Ireland, real and imagined. For this exhibition, he has created a new body of work using and combining the various printmaking techniques. The resulting work is a combination of editioned prints, monoprints and monotype prints.
Some of these prints were influenced by, and commenced during recent residencies at the Cill Rialaig Art Project in Co. Kerry. His landscape works are also inspired as a result of his 34 years of service in the Irish Air Corps. During that service, he was privileged to have the opportunity of viewing the landscape of Ireland from a “bird's eye” perspective.

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  • Aidan learned the art of screen-printing on his own during late 1990's, learning further printmaking techniques through a series of workshops in Graphic Studio Dublin during 2012. He creates all his work from his home-based studio in Ratoath, Co. Meath.
    This is Aidan's third solo exhibition of prints, having previously exhibited at Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne; RHA; RUA; Graphic Studio Dublin; Solstice Arts Centre; Dunamaise Arts Centre; Carlow Visual; International Print Center, New York; Manhattan Graphics Center; Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut and Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Spain.

    Aidan Flanagan’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the beginning of April 2017.

    Open daily, from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: Free

Monday 27th February - Creative Writing Classes ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event

Creative Writing Classes 300wThis introduction to creative writing explores a range of topics, from character and plot development to editing and style.
Through writing exercises and examples from literature, participants will develop an awareness of various literary tools and techniques, and become more comfortable putting pen to paper to express themselves creatively. This class provides space for the beginning writer to share their work in a supportive workshop environment.

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  • For further information and booking please contact Ross on (085)1395320 or email ros1_@hotmail.com

    See Ross Campbell/creative writing/facebook

    Ross Campbell who has a BA hons in English Literature from UCD has taught Creative Writing classes to adults in VEC schools and other centres for 5 years and writes for newspapers and magazines.

    From 10:30am to 12:30pm

    Admission: €120 (for the 10-week course)

    Doors Open: 10:30am

    Commences At: 10:30am

    Admission:

    In advance: €120

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/Ross-Campbell-creative-writing-165420553889343/

Doors Open: 10.30am Commences At: 10.30am Admission: In advance: €120

Friday 3rd March - Honeyfeet ~ Music

Honeyfeet 300w“Remarkable” - The Guardian
“Seldom has conspicuous greatness been more accessible” - CityLife
“One Jools Holland Appearance away from runaway success” - Manchester Music Review
Recently signed to Peter Gabriel’s Real World Label and guesting member of Afro Celt Sound System, Honeyfeet have in Ríoghnach Connolly, one of the most striking front women on the scene at the moment.

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  • Someone called it folk-hop. Someone else called it barrelhouse-pop. Someone called it jazz-funk. It's definitely not that. Folky, poppy, bluesy goodness. Eat it all up, and grow big and strong.

    Songs about eating people! Dancing on graves! Infidelity! But it’s not all bad news. Manchester’s finest ethio-trad exponents have the skill, charm and (frankly) tunes to pull it all together into a joyful, foot-banging sound.

    Honeyfeet released the album ‘It's a Good Job I Love You’ in November 2013. Their next, as yet untitled album is due for release soon.

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

    Doors Open: 8:00pm

    Commences At: 8:30pm

    Admission:

    In advance: €13 / €10
    At the door: €15 / €12

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €13 / €10 At the door: €15 / €12

Saturday 4th March - Kimmie Rhodes ~ Music

Kimmie Rhodes 300wSinger-songwriter Kimmie Rhodes is a native Texan who calls Austin home. A creative and prolific artist, she has recorded and released a total of sixteen solo CDs to critical acclaim in publications worldwide. Kimmie’s multi-platinum selling songs have been recorded by such stellar acts as Willie Nelson, Wynonna Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Joe Ely, Waylon Jennings, Peter Frampton, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. Together with Willie Nelson she recorded two of her originals for his album ‘Just One Love’ and they co-produced their duet album, ‘Picture in a Frame’.

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  • For the past year Kimmie has been touring in support of her current release of all new original songs titled ‘Cowgirl Boudoir’ with shows which included a sold-out concert at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for The Celtic Connections Festival; Kimmie’s tours have created a solid fan base in the UK, Ireland and Europe.

    “Kimmie Rhodes: The soul of a poet and the voice of an angel.” – Rodney Crowell

    “Kimmie has the voice of a beautiful child coming from an old soul. She touches us where the better angels of our nature dwell, and I believe we need that now more than ever. If you haven’t before, do yourself a favour and bring her into your listening life.” – Emmylou Harris

    Always a sell-out show at the SEAC, please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

    Doors Open: 8:00pm
    Commences At: 8:30pm

    Admission:
    In advance: €16 / €13
    At the door: €18 / €15

    Website: https://www.kimmierhodes.com

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €16 / €13 At the door: €18 / €15

Sunday 5th March - Garden Mosaic ~ Workshops & Classes

Garden Mosaic Workshop 300wBrighten up your garden with a beautiful unique piece of mosaic art in the form of a "stepping stone" or "garden wall mosaic”.
Mosaic art is so versatile and although this workshop will involve the creation of a garden mosaic, you will take away skills, and knowledge that you can transfer into future projects that you may wish to undertake, be it an interior mosaic or functional piece.

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  • This workshop is suitable for beginners or those more experienced at making mosaics.

    During the workshop, you will be given a brief cutting demonstration and will be encouraged to cut your own tiles. Guidance will be given on gluing and spacing of tiles (tesserae), plus access to grouting tutorial, which must be completed by participants once the pieces have been allowed to dry for 24 hours.

    All tools, materials, adhesive, and backing boards/stepping stones will be provided. To get the most from your day we will be supplying some simple designs to get you started.

    So, take time out from your busy schedule and explore your creative side.

    Places are limited; please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

    From 10am to 4pm.

    Suitable for adults.

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

    Doors Open: 10:00am

    Commences At: 10:00am

    Admission:

    In advance: €85

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: In advance: €85

Monday 6th March - Exhibition by Aidan Flanagan ~ Exhibition

Aidan Flanagan Exhibition 300wAidan Flanagan is a Meath based printmaker who specialises in creating original prints of the landscape of Ireland, real and imagined. For this exhibition, he has created a new body of work using and combining the various printmaking techniques. The resulting work is a combination of editioned prints, monoprints and monotype prints.
Some of these prints were influenced by, and commenced during recent residencies at the Cill Rialaig Art Project in Co. Kerry. His landscape works are also inspired as a result of his 34 years of service in the Irish Air Corps. During that service, he was privileged to have the opportunity of viewing the landscape of Ireland from a “bird's eye” perspective.

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  • Aidan learned the art of screen-printing on his own during late 1990's, learning further printmaking techniques through a series of workshops in Graphic Studio Dublin during 2012. He creates all his work from his home-based studio in Ratoath, Co. Meath.
    This is Aidan's third solo exhibition of prints, having previously exhibited at Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne; RHA; RUA; Graphic Studio Dublin; Solstice Arts Centre; Dunamaise Arts Centre; Carlow Visual; International Print Center, New York; Manhattan Graphics Center; Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut and Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Spain.

    Aidan Flanagan’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the beginning of April 2017.

    Open daily, from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: Free

Friday 10th March - Jeff Scroggins & Colorado ~ Music

JeffScrogginsSmall 300wJeff Scroggins & Colorado is a high-energy five-piece bluegrass band located in the Western Frontier state of Colorado. Their distinctive sound showcases an eclectic range of influences that marry second and third generation bluegrass, delivering a unique experience that captivates audiences. It’s a powerful, high mountain “bluegrass explosion” that features world-class banjo and mandolin playing, incredible vocals, a solid and energetic rhythm and an easy stage banter that has delighted listeners all over the world.

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  • Fronted by internationally acclaimed two-time National Banjo Champion Jeff Scroggins, their distinct style is immediately recognizable due to Jeff’s unique and diverse range of influences. His fiery style and lightning-fast licks have earned him worldwide recognition and have left many a first-time listener in stunned disbelief!

    The band also features the award-winning mandolin playing of Jeff’s son Tristan Scroggins; West Virginia native Greg Blake provides powerful bluegrass vocals and phenomenal guitar playing steeped in country heritage; joined by Oregon native Ellie Hakanson on fiddle and vocals as well as champion multi-instrumentalist and veteran musician Isaac Calender on bass.

    Their last show at the SEAC completely SOLD OUT, so please book your tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment.

    Definitely, one not to be missed!

     

    Doors Open: 8:00pm

    Commences At: 8:30pm

    Admission:

    In advance: €16 / €13

    At the door: €18 / €15

     

    Website: http://www.jeffscrogginsandcolorado.com

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €16 / €13 At the door: €18 / €15

Saturday 11th March - Karrie O’Sullivan with Jimmy Smyth ~ Music

Karrie1 300wFrom Ballyhar, County Kerry, in a former life, singer/songwriter Karrie O'Sullivan was a successful horse-breaker and remains a woman of the land, living and working on her farm. Her other lifelong passion has been, of course, music. Like any 'real' artist, she only writes music that comes from her soul, and is, in fact, a self-proclaimed “reluctant performer”. Karrie has previously appeared (at a SOLD OUT show at the SEAC) with Mary Coughlan (who will be recording two of Karrie’s songs for her next album). Most recently, English singing star Rumer has been in contact with Karrie and is potentially recording one of her songs for a 2017 album release.

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  • These, and many more endorsements from very credible Music Industry sources, have validated Karrie's - and others'- belief in the importance of her song-writing talent. 

    ‘Perpetual Motion’, the new album from Karrie with accompaniment from Grammy nominated guitarist Jimmy Smyth (and band) was officially launched in October 2016 in Whelans, Dublin, and the Triskel, Cork. The album’s first single, ‘This Time’ has been play-listed by RTE, BBC NI, and several regional Radio stations all around Ireland. 

    “Which local star in any field should the world outside of Britain & Ireland know about? The Kerry singer Karrie, she has a beautiful voice.”- Declan O' Rourke 

    “Karrie O'Sullivan is Ireland's Joni Mitchell.”- Sharon Shannon 

    “I was driving late at night when I first heard Karrie’s song on the radio. Something in her voice connected with me and I pulled over to the hard shoulder and cried for about 20 minutes!” - Mary Coughlan 

    “Perpetual Motion is terrific, with the song structure, Karrie's vocals, the playing and the production pretty well faultless. There's a consistency to the album that makes it more than just a bunch of songs strung together.” - Jackie Hayden (Hot Press)

    Highly recommended!

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

    Doors Open: 8:00pm
    Commences At: 8:30pm

    Admission:
    In advance: €13 / €10
    At the door: €15 / €12

     

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/karriesmusic/

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €13 / €10 At the door: €15 / €12

Sunday 12th March - Shaun the Sheep: The Movie ~ Family Cinema

Shaun The Sheep 300wIn the first big-screen outing for everyone's favourite mischievous sheep, Shaun's attempt to liberate himself from another dull day on the farm goes disastrously wrong, leaving The Farmer lost in The Big City with amnesia. Baaaa-nding together with the rest of the flock (and that stickler for rules, Bitzer the Sheepdog), Shaun sets out to bring The Farmer back home. Packed with that signature Aardman wit and charm, Shaun the Sheep will have you rolling in your seat with laughter - so catch it if ewe can! - Toronto International Film Festival 2014

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  • Director: Mark Burton, Richard Starzack
    Duration: 85 minutes
    Language: English
    Cert: G
    Recommended age: 4+

    Admission: €10 (admits a family of 4)
    €5 (admits 1 adult and 1 child)

    All children must be accompanied by an adult

     

     

    Doors Open: 1:30pm
    Commences At: 2:00pm

    Admission:
    In advance: SEE INFO

    Website: http://www.accesscinema.ie


Doors Open: 1.30pm Commences At: 2pm Admission: In advance: SEE INFO

Monday 13th March - Exhibition by Aidan Flanagan ~ Exhibition

Aidan Flanagan Exhibition 300wAidan Flanagan is a Meath based printmaker who specialises in creating original prints of the landscape of Ireland, real and imagined. For this exhibition, he has created a new body of work using and combining the various printmaking techniques. The resulting work is a combination of editioned prints, monoprints and monotype prints.
Some of these prints were influenced by, and commenced during recent residencies at the Cill Rialaig Art Project in Co. Kerry. His landscape works are also inspired as a result of his 34 years of service in the Irish Air Corps. During that service, he was privileged to have the opportunity of viewing the landscape of Ireland from a “bird's eye” perspective.

  • read more
  • Aidan learned the art of screen-printing on his own during late 1990's, learning further printmaking techniques through a series of workshops in Graphic Studio Dublin during 2012. He creates all his work from his home-based studio in Ratoath, Co. Meath.
    This is Aidan's third solo exhibition of prints, having previously exhibited at Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne; RHA; RUA; Graphic Studio Dublin; Solstice Arts Centre; Dunamaise Arts Centre; Carlow Visual; International Print Center, New York; Manhattan Graphics Center; Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut and Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Spain.

    Aidan Flanagan’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the beginning of April 2017.

    Open daily, from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: Free

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