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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Naul,
Co. Dublin.
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The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre

The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre

The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre Group Of Events …

Fri, Feb 22nd 2019 to Tue, Dec 31st 2019:

SÉAMUS ENNIS CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

Saturday 27th July - Con ‘Fada’ Ó Drisceoil, Kevin Glackin & Ronan Browne Séamus Ennis Centenary Celebrations

Ronan Kevin Con Fada 300w

Con ‘Fada’ Ó Drisceoil is a songwriter and accordion player from Skibbereen, West Cork. With Johnny McCarthy and Pat Ahern he is a member of The Four Star Trio, a mature boy-band. Con has written and published comic songs on subjects which include canine castration, Shakespearean tragedy, unwelcome percussionists, hair loss, and the wildlife of Clare. In 2009 he received the Composer’s Award at Gradam Ceoil TG4.

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  • Kevin Glackin’s family name is synonymous with fiddle playing. His father Tom came from Donegal and the style associated with this region is strongly evident in Kevin’s playing. He has toured extensively, appeared on numerous albums, television & radio programmes, teaches undergraduates in Dublin’s Institute of Technology, and regularly features at the ‘Willie Clancy Summer School’ and at the Glencolmcille ‘Fiddlers Week’.

    Besotted since childhood with the music of the old masters, Ronan Browne began piping in 1972. Having worked on nearly 200 albums and toured the world over many times, he now leads a gentler life in Conamara and doesn’t get out of bed for less than a tenner. One of his favourite, though rare, diversions is playing tight-formation music with Kevin.

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Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €10

Wednesday 14th August - Mise An Fear Cheoil As part of #Séamus100: Séamus Ennis Centenary Celebrations

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Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019
Venue: Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Séamus Ennis was one of the most important figures in Irish traditional music in the 20th century. One very valuable aspect of Séamus’ life was his work collecting traditional music and song in all parts of Ireland. One single person from whom he gathered over two hundred songs, lilts, tunes and stories for the Folklore Commission of Ireland was Colm Ó Caodháin of Glinnsce in Conamara.
Mise an Fear Ceoil shines an interesting and entertaining light on this one part of Séamus’ work.

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  • Ríonach uí Ógáin tells us about the daily life of the folklore collector at that time – the 1940s.
    Ríonach has written of this in both of her books; Mise an Fear Ceoil and Going to the Well for Water, giving a fascinating insight into Ó Caodháin’s repertoire and the interaction between the two men.

    Róisín Elsafty, a celebrated sean-nós singer from the Conamara Gaeltacht, will perform songs which come to us from the Ó Caodháin collection and uilleann piper Peter Browne who learned music directly from Séamus Ennis will play tunes from both Ó Caodháin and Ennis.

    In this, the centenary year of Ennis’ birth, Mise an Fear Ceoil is a uniquely entertaining and informative hour of speech, song and music.

    Tickets available from www.fleadhcheoil.ie
    or call the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre on 01-8020898

    Image courtesy of the RTE Photographic Archive

Doors Open: 3.30pm Commences At: 4pm Admission: In advance: €16 At the door: €16
Friday 30th August - “I Remember, I Remember" Séamus Ennis Centenary Celebrations

Len Graham 300w

Venue: Rush Library, Chapel Green, Rush, County Dublin, K56 ED95
Len Graham in conversation with Ronan Browne
Len Graham shares some musical memories from his journey in the Ulster Song Tradition.
County Antrim born Len Graham has been a full-time professional traditional singer since 1982. From the early 1960s he sought out and recorded older singers such as Eddie Butcher and Joe Holmes.

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  • Poet and writer Ciarán Carson says, “By definition, any traditional Irish singer is obliged to the past, but he assimilates the songs in the here-and-now, and re-makes them in his own voice, continually. Those who know Len Graham’s singing will recognise artistry and the spontaneity of his voice; but there is no spontaneity without recollection. To be here, you must have been there; and Len has, many times.”

    Over the years, Len has collaborated and worked with numerous musicians, poets and storytellers but especially late Joe Holmes and the John Campbell. His association with John Campbell brought storytelling and song to a world audience.

    Len’s extensive repertoire of Irish songs covers the whole gamut of themes and human experience as portrayed in early classic ballads, broadside ballads, local songs, come-all-ye’s, lyric folksongs, music hall pieces; songs on politics, murder, love, emigration and much more.

    Booking essential, book online at tseac.ie or call us on 01-8020898

    Doors Open: 1:30pm

    Commences At: 2:00pm

    Admission:

    In advance: FREE

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Doors Open: 1.30pm Commences At: 2pm Admission: In advance: FREE

Saturday 5th October - MISE AN FEAR CEOIL - AS PART OF FINGAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORY

Mise An Fear Cheoil 300w

#Séamus100 at The Fingal Festival of History
Venue: The Archbishop’s Chapel, Swords Castle, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 X439
Séamus Ennis was one of the most important figures in Irish traditional music in the 20th century. One very valuable aspect of Séamus’ life was his work collecting traditional music and song in all parts of Ireland. One single person from whom he gathered over two hundred songs, lilts, tunes and stories for the Folklore Commission of Ireland was Colm Ó Caodháin of Glinnsce in Conamara. Mise an Fear Ceoil shines an interesting and entertaining light on this one part of Séamus’ work.

  • read more
  • Ríonach uí Ógáin tells us about the daily life of the folklore collector at that time – the 1940s.
    Ríonach has written of this in both of her books; Mise an Fear Ceoil and Going to the Well for Water, giving a fascinating insight into Ó Caodháin’s repertoire and the interaction between the two men.

    Róisín Elsafty, a celebrated sean-nós singer from the Conamara Gaeltacht, will perform songs which come to us from the Ó Caodháin collection and uilleann piper Peter Browne who learned music directly from Séamus Ennis will play tunes from both Ó Caodháin and Ennis.

    In this, the centenary year of Ennis’ birth, Mise an Fear Ceoil is a uniquely entertaining and informative hour of speech, song and music.

    Advance booking essential. Tickets available from www.tseac.ie or call us on 01-8020898

    Image courtesy of the RTE Photographic Archive

    Doors Open: 2:45pm
    Commences At: 3:00pm

    Admission:
    In advance: FREE

Doors Open: 2.45pm Commences At: 3pm Admission: In advance: FREE

The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre



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