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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:


Sunday 29th September - WARMTH, WIT & WONDER - JAMES KELLY & BRIAN O'ROURKE ~ Séamus Ennis Centenary Celebrations

Warmth Wit Wonder Collage 300w

**Venue: The Cobblestone, 77 King Street North, Smithfield, Dublin 7**
James Kelly - Born in Dublin in the late 1950s, James is one of our most respected fiddle players, with a keen insight and interpretation. He approaches each tune afresh, bringing out its very best, in a marvellous juxtaposition of inventive playing and steely respect for the tune itself. Now living in Florida, James originally learned from his father John Kelly. John, in turn, carried the music of his mother Elizabeth and grandmother Mary Brennan. There are many special tunes now in the Irish music repertoire which trickled directly down through this thin musical thread. With this music inside him, it is no wonder that, not only does James play Irish music to die for, but he also makes tunes himself, many, many wonderful tunes.
Brian O’Rourke - “A wonderful songster, uniquely Irish, engaging to the point of being a meditation in himself, Brian has, for many years, been one of my favourite Irishmen to envy.” – Ronan Browne - And what better way to catch a glimpse of his performance than through the man’s own words: “Unaccompanied (and undistinguished!) solo singing, of songs in would-be traditional mode – unoriginal, overlong often, radio-repugnant – is not the most profitable of activities. So, why bother? What am I trying to peddle? In one word: stories. Stories – with luck, as engrossing as magic; at best, as essential as the air…”
Tickets are limited, please book early in advance to avoid disappointment.

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


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.

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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.

    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

    In advance: FREE

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

Saturday 7th December - AN EVENING OF SONG & PIPING ~ Séamus Ennis Centenary Celebrations

An Evening Of Piping Song Collage 300w

**Venue: The Cobblestone, 77 King Street North,
Smithfield, Dublin 7**
Sarah Ghríallais - Originally from Muiceanach-idir-Dhá-Sháile in Connemara, Sarah has long been acknowledged as an exceptional singer, winning the Oireachtas Corn Uí Riada award in 1984. That same prize has also been taken home by her late sisters Nóra and Nan, her son Michael, and her niece Celia Ní Fhátharta – an impressive feat for one family. Sarah’s striking singing voice defines the finest qualities of Connemara singing.

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  • Lillis Ó Laoire - Growing up in Gort A'Choirce, in the Donegal Gaeltacht, Lilliis learned songs as a child. Becoming interested in collecting and performance while studying at UCG, he began visiting Tory Island in the 1980s, and wrote his PhD on the singing of the island, “On a Rock in the Middle of the Ocean”. Lillis is presently a senior lecturer in Irish language, Folklore and Celtic Civilisation in the School of Languages, NUI Galway.

    Pádraic Keane - Born in Galway to a great musical family, Pádraic is a tutor and performer at festivals in Ireland and abroad. In 2011 he was awarded TG4 “Young Musician of the Year”. He has performed with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, The Irish Chamber Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra and RTE Symphony Orchestra. In 2019, he featured at The Masters of Tradition festival in Bantry.

    Tickets are limited, please book early in advance to avoid disappointment.

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

    In advance: €10


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

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