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The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre

The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre

The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre Group Of Events …


Featuring live music, dancing, cinema, food and family friendly events.

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Sunday 15th July 2018 - The California Feetwarmers

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Put on your dancin’ shoes and join us for a family friendly afternoon of music, dance, food and fun in The Piper’s Garden at the SEAC. Hit the dance floor to incredible live music by the masters of Ragtime, Dixieland Blues and Early Swing, from Los Angeles, we’re delighted to welcome back to the SEAC, The California Feetwarmers!
Bring the family to enjoy a BBQ, Popcorn, Candyfloss and be in with a chance to pick up some great prizes for dance and costume too!

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  • The California Feetwarmers is the band that Keb’ Mo’ sought out to provide the right feel and authenticity for his latest album, BluesAmericana (winning them a Grammy-nomination), he did so as he wanted it to be “a joyous thing – a party”.

    Now, couldn’t we all do with a bit of that in our lives!

    “Enough spark to raise the dead!” – Folkworld

    “Should be on prescription for those who need their spirits lifted!” - AmericanRootsUK

    “Swing is a type of music and it’s a type of dance. It’s also a feeling and an attitude! But most of all it’s great fun. Swing dancing evolved in the underground clubs in Harlem in the 30’s to Swing Jazz music. Nowadays it’s an umbrella term for many dance styles, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Charleston, Balboa, Shag and much more!” - www.swingscene.ie

    Doors Open: 4:30pm
    Commences At: 5:00pm

    In advance: €13 / €5

    Website: http://www.californiafeetwarmers.com

Doors Open: 4.30pm Commences At: 5pm Admission: In advance: €13 / €5

Friday 20th July 2018 - Usher’s Island ~ with special guests

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The five names in this band read like a nominations list for an Irish traditional music hall of fame; Dónal Lunny (Bothy Band, Planxty, Moving Hearts, LAPD, Mozaik), Andy Irvine (Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, LAPD, Patrick Street, Mozaik), Paddy Glackin (Bothy Band, LAPD), Michael McGoldrick (Lunasa, Capercaillie) and John Doyle (Solas). Dónal Lunny, Andy Irvine and Paddy Glackin link the band’s heritage back to the glory days of Planxty and The Bothy Band while two of today’s leading heirs to these pioneers – signature guitarist John Doyle and virtuoso flautist Mike McGoldrick – bring their experience of Celtic and other international roots styles to the mix.

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  • Each is a talented soloist in their own right, but in this new band they offer a blend of old and young and of vocal and instrumental talents that results in exceptional music.

    This is an evening of super talents combined, not to be missed.

    Doors Open: 7:30pm
    Commences At: 8:00pm

    In advance: €25 / €20

Doors Open: 7.30pm Commences At: 8pm Admission: In advance: €25 / €20

Saturday 28th July 2018 - Family Matinee

Family Matinee1 300wBring the kids, bring your parents, bring friends and catch a classic Saturday matinee for only €3.
There’ll be Burgers, Popcorn, Candyfloss and other yummy treats available for adults and kids of all ages.

Doors Open: 1.30pm Commences At: 2pm Admission: In advance: €3

Saturday 28th July 2018 - Grease 40th Anniversary Hop

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Grease is the one that you want! Go back to school with Pink Lady, Sandy (Olivia Newton-John), leader of the bad-boy T-Birds, Danny (John Travolta), and a rockin' and rollin' all-star cast for a special 40th Anniversary screening of this iconic musical followed by live music by Riley & The Moonrockers.

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  • A three piece Rock ’n’ Roll band, complete with upright bass, guitar and drums; Riley & The Moonrockers play their own distinctive brand of Rockabilly and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

    With an energetic live show that has been entertaining audiences all over Ireland, UK and Europe and had the pleasure of performing with legends such as Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry to name a few, the band’s enthusiasm for what they do shines through in every performance. These guys live Rock ‘n’ Roll, and if you’ve been to one of their gigs, you’ll know how true this really is!

    So round up your Pink Ladies and T-Birds, get into costume, put your dancin’ shoes on and join us for a great night of Rock ’n’ Roll!


    Doors Open: 7:00pm
    Commences At: 7:30pm

    In advance: €16

Doors Open: 7pm Commences At: 7.30pm Admission: In advance: €16

Sunday 29th July 2018 - Rodney Crowell & Band plus special guest, Matt McGinn

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Rodney Crowell has been doing this for a while. In fact, his career has been so long and varied that you have to specify exactly which “this” you’re talking about. There’s the record-making, which dates back to 1978’s Ain’t Living Long Like This to a decade later with Diamonds & Dirt, which yielded five number-one country hits. There’s the fiercely lyrical and personal songwriting, which has attracted cover versions by everyone from Bob Seger to Keith Urban. And then there’s the autobiographical writing, which extends beyond the music world to a memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks, published in 2011.

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  • Now there’s a new album, Close Ties, featuring the award winning It Ain’t Over Yet, a vocal collaboration between Crowell, his ex-wife Rosanne Cash, and John Paul White. It’s at once his most intimate record and his most accessible, the product of years of understanding the ways songs can enter, and be entered by, life.

    Rodney’s special guest is Matt McGinn. His second album Latter Day Sinner was critically acclaimed receiving praise from Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 - “I’ve seen Matt play live and he’s fantastic and Latter Day Sinner is a beautiful album”. Matt has just released his third studio album Return of the Common Man.

    Doors Open: 7:30pm
    Commences At: 8:00pm

    In advance: €25

    Website: https://www.rodneycrowell.com
    Website 2: http://mattmcginnmusic.com

Doors Open: 7.30pm Commences At: 8pm Admission: In advance: €25

Saturday 11th August 2018 - Céilí Mór with The Johnny Reidy Band

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“There is always a very special atmosphere when Johnny Reidy plays”. One of the most popular Céilí Bands in the country and on the continent, this Kerry based band play a very lively selection of Reels, Jigs, Polkas and Hornpipes. Formed in 1996 by Johnny Reidy and Eddie Lee, the band has toured America, Germany, Holland, England and of course, Ireland extensively. The current line-up which has been together for the past number of years are: All-Ireland champion Johnny Reidy on accordion from Scartaglen; Martina O' Neill on fiddle from Kenmare; Tom Skelly on banjo from Ballymahon in Longford, and Eddie Lee on keyboards.

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  • With this group of such talented players, dancers can look forward to a fantastic night.

    Doors Open: 7:30pm
    Commences At: 8:00pm

    In advance: €10

Doors Open: 7.30pm Commences At: 8pm Admission: In advance: €10

Saturday 25th August 2018 - Baile an Salsa

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Baile An Salsa brings together an international mix of world-class musicians to deliver a distinctive blend of Latin rhythms and traditional Irish Music – a fusion which they call “Salsa-Trad.” The musicians seamlessly blend their influences from Latin America, Europe and the United States to create a contemporary twist on traditional tunes with original compositions. Vocals in English, Spanish and Irish, provided by the band’s founder, Andres Martorell, meld with the group’s vibrant combination of instruments, creating a full, rich sound that is fun and danceable.

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  • Baile An Salsa have enjoyed popularity worldwide since forming in 2012 in Galway city. Their self-titled debut EP received airplay and rave reviews at home in Ireland and as far away as Poland, South America, Singapore and China (where their songs were played at Salsa Festivals). This success was quickly followed by a live appearance on The Late Late Show and the release of their first full length album, Tribú.

    Their positive message of diversity and unity contributes to their growing appeal, which allows the band to perform at a variety of cultural gatherings. Powerful and engaging, Baile An Salsa’s energetic and entertaining stage performance makes it nearly impossible for their audience to stay in their seats!


    Doors Open: 7:30pm
    Commences At: 8:00pm

    In advance: €10

    Website: http://www.baileansalsa.com

Doors Open: 7.30pm Commences At: 8pm Admission: In advance: €10

Friday 31st August 2018 - Hudson Taylor plus special guests Wyvern Lingo

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Irish duo, brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor, have just released their ‘Feel It Again’ EP; their first new music since their album “Singing for Strangers” debuted in 2015. The EP gives their fans the first taste of Hudson Taylor’s forthcoming second album.
The multi-talented siblings enjoyed a busy 2017; playing to one of the biggest crowds at the Electric Picnic, their single ‘Feel It Again’ was one of the biggest Irish hits of 2017 and they rounded off the year with a sold out tour. Barely pausing for breath, 2018 has already seen the brothers sell out a tour of the UK and Europe, and an exciting US tour with Gabrielle Aplin.

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  • Returning to Ireland to find their second single ‘Run With Me’ in the airplay Top 10 and surging past 1.3 million streams on Spotify; Hudson Taylor are thrilled to be on tour back home.

    “Young hearts but witchy old souls with a private language - the wyvern lingo”.
    Music is the glue that helped Wyvern Lingo stick together. Originally bonding over hand-me-down albums by Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell and Simon & Garfunkel; then starting their own thread of music, which stitches together a rough but resilient tapestry of influences, taking in folk, hip-hop, rock and R&B, all united by the spectral chill triggered by their unique vocal harmonies.
    “This sensual, beat-driven, R&B-flavoured pop plonks itself down on your lap, coils an arm around your shoulder and seduces you to listen to every note. Resistance is futile.” – The Irish Times

    Doors Open: 7:30pm
    Commences At: 8:00pm

    In advance: €27.50

    Website: https://www.hudsontaylormusic.com
    Website 2: http://www.wyvernlingo.com

Doors Open: 7.30pm Commences At: 8pm Admission: In advance: €27.50

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