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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 …

Monday 23rd April - Exhibition by Yanny Petters ~ Exhibition

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'Hedgerows' by Yanny Petters
Yanny Petters has been painting detailed portraits of wild plants since the 1990s. Her love and interest in botanical art stemmed from her work as a signwriter where plant themes were common in decorative design. Her paintings are in a number of important collections including the Dr. Shirley Sherwood Collection at Kew Gardens, London and the Office of Public Works, in Wicklow Mountains National Park and the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. She was recently awarded a Merit by the Golden Fleece Award. She is a member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, the Water Colour Society of Ireland and the Dublin Painting & Sketching Club. Yanny is represented by the Olivier Cornet Gallery in Great Denmark Street, Dublin. www.oliviercornetgallery.com

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  • In her exhibition at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre artist Yanny Petters will present a series of monotype nature prints of the plants associated with that iconic element of the Irish countryside, the Hedgerow.
    The hedgerow goes back a long way in our history, dividing and yet holding together a rich habitat that remains after our forests were cleared. Land boundaries can be traced back to Neolithic times and the circa 12th Century Townland boundaries are the countrys' longest standing land divisions.
    At a time when farming practices are changing in scale many of these valuable habitats are being removed. While we might plant new hedges, it is the ancient ones which support up to 3000 organisms from flowers and trees, birds and animals to insects and microscopic creatures, without which our land would become desolate.
    As we become more concerned about a changing climate we will look to hedgerows to serve as windbreaks, to shelter our livestock, reduce soil erosion, aid drainage and provide homes for beneficial predators who protect our food crops from pests. These harbours of biodiversity should be cherished for the health of our future generations.
    In Yanny Petters work she raises awareness of our wild plants, opening our eyes to a miriad of wonders in our local environment. It's not just a bunch of weeds, but truly amazing and beautifully evolved species living in symbiotic harmony.

    Yanny's exhibition will be displayed in our Easter Snow Gallery until the 1st week in June.

    Open daily from 10:30am to 4:30pm.

    All welcome.

    Doors Open: 10am
    Commences At: 10am

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

     

    Website: http://www.yannypetters.net

     

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: At the door: FREE

Tuesday 24th April - Yoga ~ Independent Event, Workshops & Classes

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Tuesday evenings from April 24th. 7:30pm to 8:30pm & 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Improve flexibility, attention and relaxation. These simple stretching, breathing and balancing exercises are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced students. Both male and female students are welcome and classes are tailored to individual needs and abilities. You will feel calm and grounded as well as learning a valuable wellness tool for everyday life. For booking and further information, please call or text Carmel on (087)2429489.
Doors Open: 7.30pm Commences At: 7.30pm Admission: In advance: SEE INFO

Thursday 26th April - In Between (Bar Bahar) ~ Cinema

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Layla, Salma, and Nour are three Palestinian women with Israeli citizenship living in an apartment in the vibrant center of Tel Aviv. Despite being "independent", they find themselves 'in between' the free and unfettered lives they're aspiring to lead, and the restrictions still imposed on them by their country and their families. Laila, a successful lawyer, craves the love of a good man who she thinks she's found in the apparently open-minded and handsome Ziad. Salma works at menial jobs in restaurants and bars hoping her long-held dream of being a DJ becomes a reality.

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  • Nour who is studying for a degree and seeks a simple life is set for an arranged marriage to fiancé Wissam, seemingly a pillar of the community but who behind closed doors is not the man he appears to be.
    The three girls are rocked by a shocking series of events that will push their beliefs to the limit and change their lives forever.

    **** "It's great fun, with a powerful sense of narrative." - The Times

    **** "A brave film befitting its brave depiction of women." - The Irish Times

    Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
    Duration: 103 minutes
    Language: Arabic, Hebrew (with English subtitles)
    Cert (UK): 15

    SEAC Friends/Members - FREE, advance booking essential

    Concessions and guests of SEAC Friends/Members - €4 in advance, €6 at the door

    Non-Members - €5 in advance, €7 at the door

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

    Admission:
    In advance: €5 / €4
    At the door: €7 / €6

    Website: http://accesscinema.ie

     

Doors Open: 7pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €5 / €4 At the door: €7 / €6

Friday 27th April - LOL in Naul ~ Comedy

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Join us for another 'LOL in Naul', our regular Comedy night featuring the best of both up-and-coming and very special guest comedians! This month features;
**Alison Spittle**
**Aoife Dooley**
**MC - Trevor Browne**
'LOL in Naul' has featured appearances by PJ Gallagher, Neil Delamere, Fred Cooke, Ardal O'Hanlon, Deirdre O'Kane, Eleanor Tiernan, Kevin McGahern, Chris Kent, Colm O'Regan, Colin Murphy, Foil Arms & Hog, Karl Spain and many more. Check out the monthly listings on tseac.ie or the LOLinNaul Facebook page for details of this season's very special guests. Be sure to book your tickets early for a great night of comedy!

BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

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

Saturday 28th April - Medicinal Herb Workshop Learn how to make your own safe and effective herbal remedies ~ Independent Event, Workshops & Classes

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Many common ailments can be safely treated at home, using wild or cultivated herbs. We can also boost our immune systems and fight infection by including herbs in our diet. This workshop will teach you how to make your own safe and effective herbal remedies and how to incorporate beneficial herbs into your everyday cooking. Participants will leave with enough knowledge and confidence to start using herbal remedies immediately to treat many conditions: sore throats; dry and chesty coughs; mouth and gum conditions; indigestion and stomach conditions; sprains and strains; burns and stings.

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  • Correct identification is vital when using wild plants for culinary or medicinal purposes. The morning session of this workshop takes place at The Herb Garden, where you will learn how to safely identify wild and cultivated medicinal herbs. The identification session will be followed by a practical demonstration on making base herbal preparations, i.e. infusions, decoctions, oils, tinctures and cough syrups. Once you learn these basic skills, you will then learn which herbs to use to treat specific ailments. Participants will receive detailed notes and recipes. Places are limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

    Denise Dunne runs The Herb Garden, a certified organic specialist herb nursery, established in 1995, and has many years' experience in growing and using medicinal herbs. www.theherbgarden.ie

    From 10.30am to 4.30pm

    Contact: Denise on 087 2758896 or email [email protected]

    Doors Open: 10:30am
    Commences At: 10:30am

    Admission:
    In advance: €85

    Website: http://www.theherbgarden.ie

Doors Open: 10.30am Commences At: 10.30am Admission: In advance: €85
Saturday 28th April - KGB Paddy Keenan, Frankie Gavin & Dermot Byrne ~ Music

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In a move that is sure to energize the Irish traditional music scene, three of Ireland's finest instrumentalists have come together to form 'KGB'. Paddy Keenan is one of Ireland`s finest pipers, best known as a founding member of the Bothy Band with whom he played in venues all over the world. Paddy's contributions to traditional Irish music were marked in 2002, when he received the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Musician of the Year award and in 2011 by the Irish Music Association, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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  • Frankie Gavin is one of Ireland`s greatest ever fiddle players. His name is immediately associated with the group De Dannan who are credited with breaking new ground in Irish traditional music through innovative choices of material and arrangements. Frankie has recorded and played with every genre of music from the Rolling Stones to Stephane Grappelli.

    Dermot Byrne is one of Ireland's most outstanding traditional accordion players. For many years a member of Altan, Dermot performed, recorded and toured extensively with the group along with artists like Donal Lunny, Steve Cooney and Stephane Grapelli. For his contribution to Irish music Dermot was chosen as TG4's Traditional Musician of the Year 2013.

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

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

    Admission:
    In advance: €20 / €16
    At the door: €22 / €18

    Website: http://www.paddykeenan.com/
    Website 2: http://www.frankiegavinanddedannan.ie/
    Website 3: http://www.dermotandflo.com/

Doors Open: 8.30pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €20 / €16 At the door: €22 / €18
Sunday 29th April - Slow Session ~ Workshops & Classes, Music

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Our Slow Sessions are aimed towards (adult) musicians who are learning an instrument and are at a stage where they wish to take part in a relaxed informal Session. These Sessions aim to encourage the participants to learn a repertoire of new tunes while playing with other musicians at slow to moderate tempos. All welcome. Hosted by Paudie O'Connor, a Button Accordion player well grounded in his local Sliabh Luachra tradition as well as being a nationally recognised performer. A list of tunes which are regularly played at the Slow Session is available to download from our website here.

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8pm Admission: In advance: €5 At the door: €5

Monday 30th April - Exhibition by Yanny Petters ~ Exhibition

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'Hedgerows' by Yanny Petters
Yanny Petters has been painting detailed portraits of wild plants since the 1990s. Her love and interest in botanical art stemmed from her work as a signwriter where plant themes were common in decorative design. Her paintings are in a number of important collections including the Dr. Shirley Sherwood Collection at Kew Gardens, London and the Office of Public Works, in Wicklow Mountains National Park and the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. She was recently awarded a Merit by the Golden Fleece Award. She is a member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, the Water Colour Society of Ireland and the Dublin Painting & Sketching Club. Yanny is represented by the Olivier Cornet Gallery in Great Denmark Street, Dublin. www.oliviercornetgallery.com

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  • In her exhibition at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre artist Yanny Petters will present a series of monotype nature prints of the plants associated with that iconic element of the Irish countryside, the Hedgerow.
    The hedgerow goes back a long way in our history, dividing and yet holding together a rich habitat that remains after our forests were cleared. Land boundaries can be traced back to Neolithic times and the circa 12th Century Townland boundaries are the countrys' longest standing land divisions.
    At a time when farming practices are changing in scale many of these valuable habitats are being removed. While we might plant new hedges, it is the ancient ones which support up to 3000 organisms from flowers and trees, birds and animals to insects and microscopic creatures, without which our land would become desolate.
    As we become more concerned about a changing climate we will look to hedgerows to serve as windbreaks, to shelter our livestock, reduce soil erosion, aid drainage and provide homes for beneficial predators who protect our food crops from pests. These harbours of biodiversity should be cherished for the health of our future generations.
    In Yanny Petters work she raises awareness of our wild plants, opening our eyes to a miriad of wonders in our local environment. It's not just a bunch of weeds, but truly amazing and beautifully evolved species living in symbiotic harmony.

    Yanny's exhibition will be displayed in our Easter Snow Gallery until the 1st week in June.

    Open daily from 10:30am to 4:30pm.

    All welcome.

    Doors Open: 10am
    Commences At: 10am

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

     

    Website: http://www.yannypetters.net

     

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: At the door: FREE

Friday 4th May - Whitney Rose & Her Band ~ Music

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Whitney Rebecca Rose was born and raised in Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island. Her grandparents ran a bar called the Union Hall. Rose's favorite song from the age of two was Hank Williams’ “There’s a Tear in My Beer”, which she'd sing to bar customers — sometimes crawling downstairs after her bedtime, and sometimes being paid a dollar to sing. As she jokes, "I guess it became my career pretty early on. And the pay is about the same now, too. Not much has changed.”

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  • Turning her nose up at her family collection of more currently popular fare, Rose favored the "queen bees" of Nashville like Kitty Wells, Tammy Wynette, and Dolly Parton. She also preferred "country kingpins" like Hank Williams, George Jones, and Keith Whitley. Rummaging through her grandparents’ cassette tapes, she discovered the Ronettes and “the ‘Runaround Sue’ guy,” Dion DiMucci. Of her taste for music, Rose says, “I still listen to that stuff today. And I did even through my teenage years. My friends never wanted to drive with me because I would not be listening to like quote-unquote, cool music”.

    "Don't Take Yourself Too Damn Seriously”, is the origin of both the title and ethos of Whitney Rose's latest album, Rule 62.
    Playful yet uncompromising, Whitney Rose reminds us of popular music's rich history of strong female voices and perspectives, and on Rule 62, she channels her inner Nancy Sinatra, Bobbie Gentry and Françoise Hardy. Rule 62 finds Rose "breaking up with patriarchy," a breakup evidenced by new songs that show verve, swagger and self-assurance in Rose's instinctive sense of tone, broadened scope and attention to detail.

    "WHITNEY ROSE’S VOICE SOUNDS LIKE IT'S COMIN' ON OUT OF A TIME MACHINE IN RCA’S STUDIO B IN NASHVILLE CIRCA 1960. HER SONGWRITING BLENDS VINTAGE R&B AND RETRO COUNTRY.” - MAGNET

    “THE SOUND THE YOUNG SINGER-SONGWRITER HAS CRAFTED FOR HERSELF IS ENTIRELY TEXAN TWANG.” - ROLLING STONE

    “READY-MADE FOR PACKING A CENTRAL TEXAS DANCE HALL.” - AUSTIN CHRONICLE

     

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

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

     

    Website: http://whitneyrosemusic.com

     

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €16 / €13 At the door: €18 / €15
Saturday 5th May - Robbie Hannan & Paddy Glackin Tribute to Séamus Ennis ~ Music

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Join us as we celebrate the life and work of our namesake, Séamus Ennis, on the date of his 99th birthday. Robbie Hannan was born in Belfast and raised in Holywood, Co. Down. He began to take an interest in Irish traditional music as a result of listening to his parents' record collection. Hearing the recordings of Paddy Maloney with the The Chieftains and Liam O'Flynn with Planxty, he decided to take up the pipes in 1977. Influenced by the piping of Séamus Ennis, Willie Clancy and Tommy Reck, he has also adapted some of the repertoire of the Donegal fiddle playing tradition to the pipes. Robbie has made numerous recordings including a duet recording with fiddle player Paddy Glackin (for Gael-linn) and has taught the advanced piping class at the Willie Clancy Summer School in Co. Clare and at Scoil Acla in Co. Mayo for several years. Robbie studied Celtic languages and literature and Law at Queen's University, Belfast and is currently Curator of Musicology at The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.

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  • Paddy Glackin, a former member of the well-known Bothy Band and a noted commentator and lecturer on Irish music is also greatly in demand as a session player.

    Paddy, as a young fiddler, became close to Séamus Ennis from 1970 onwards. “Séamus was a legend even in the 1950s and 1960s... I remember one night in the 1970s he did a gig without a note of music – just talk. And he got a standing ovation at the end of the night.”

    Now a senior producer in RTÉ Radio, Paddy is as comfortable playing the music of John Cage as he is sitting down to play tunes with Robbie Hannan.

    Tickets are limited, please book 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 / €14

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €16 / €13 At the door: €18 / €14
Sunday 6th May - Sunday Singing Session ~ Music, Community

Join us for a regular Sunday Singing 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: 2:00pm Commences At: 2:00pm Admission: At the door: FREE

Monday 7th May - Exhibition by Yanny Petters ~ Exhibition

Launch Of Exhibition By Yanny Petters 300w

'Hedgerows' by Yanny Petters
Yanny Petters has been painting detailed portraits of wild plants since the 1990s. Her love and interest in botanical art stemmed from her work as a signwriter where plant themes were common in decorative design. Her paintings are in a number of important collections including the Dr. Shirley Sherwood Collection at Kew Gardens, London and the Office of Public Works, in Wicklow Mountains National Park and the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. She was recently awarded a Merit by the Golden Fleece Award. She is a member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, the Water Colour Society of Ireland and the Dublin Painting & Sketching Club. Yanny is represented by the Olivier Cornet Gallery in Great Denmark Street, Dublin. www.oliviercornetgallery.com

  • read more
  • In her exhibition at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre artist Yanny Petters will present a series of monotype nature prints of the plants associated with that iconic element of the Irish countryside, the Hedgerow.
    The hedgerow goes back a long way in our history, dividing and yet holding together a rich habitat that remains after our forests were cleared. Land boundaries can be traced back to Neolithic times and the circa 12th Century Townland boundaries are the countrys' longest standing land divisions.
    At a time when farming practices are changing in scale many of these valuable habitats are being removed. While we might plant new hedges, it is the ancient ones which support up to 3000 organisms from flowers and trees, birds and animals to insects and microscopic creatures, without which our land would become desolate.
    As we become more concerned about a changing climate we will look to hedgerows to serve as windbreaks, to shelter our livestock, reduce soil erosion, aid drainage and provide homes for beneficial predators who protect our food crops from pests. These harbours of biodiversity should be cherished for the health of our future generations.
    In Yanny Petters work she raises awareness of our wild plants, opening our eyes to a miriad of wonders in our local environment. It's not just a bunch of weeds, but truly amazing and beautifully evolved species living in symbiotic harmony.

    Yanny's exhibition will be displayed in our Easter Snow Gallery until the 1st week in June.

    Open daily from 10:30am to 4:30pm.

    All welcome.

    Doors Open: 10am
    Commences At: 10am

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

     

    Website: http://www.yannypetters.net

     

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: At the door: FREE

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