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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

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Chris and Maire

The Parlour Sessions


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What’s on at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre …

Friday 22nd February - Saturday 31st August ~ Séamus Ennis Centenary Celebrations ~ Music, Talk

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A year-long series of concerts and presentations in honour of Séamus, curated by piper Ronan Browne.
There are 9 Events in this Group: (7 remaining)

S.E.A.C. GROUP OF EVENTS

Friday 21st June - Saturday 24th August ~ Garden Party 2019 ~ Garden Party, Food, Dance, Community, Cinema, Children's Events, Music

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This is the Garden Party 2019 group of events.

S.E.A.C. GARDEN PARTY

Sunday 25th August - Launch of Exhibition by Raphael Hynes ~ Exhibition

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Raphael Hynes was born in Drogheda in 1959. He studied fine art at NCAD between 1978 and 1981. Since 1997 he has concentrated on painting still-life objects from life. He uses simple mathematical ratios to help place the objects within the picture. The paintings are built up slowly with small measured units. This method and these ratios are used in an attempt to give the still-life objects some emotional weight. Raphael has won numerous awards including The Charles Brady Memorial Award, RHA, Dublin. He has exhibited widely in Ireland including the Oireachtas Exhibition, RHA Annual Exhibitions, National Portrait Exhibition and many more. This exhibition will run until the end of September, open daily from 10am to 4:30pm. All Welcome.
Doors Open: 2.30pm Commences At: 3pm Admission: At the door: FREE

Friday 6th September - Irish Dancing ~ Workshops & Classes, Dance, Children's Events

The McFadden-O’Shaughnessy School of Irish Dancing hold classes every Friday from 3pm for boys and girls of all ages.
Why not bring your child along on Friday for dance, music and fun?!
For booking and further information, please contact Ann on (087)6648428
Doors Open: 3pm Commences At: 3pm Admission: In advance: SEE INFO

Saturday 7th September - Chris Jones & The Night Drivers ~ Music

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Chris Jones is a quadruple threat as a singer, a songwriter, a guitarist, and, thanks to his role hosting SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction, as one of the most widely heard broadcasting voices in bluegrass music. His immediately recognizable voice, warm sense of humor and abundance of talent have combined to make him one of the music’s most distinctive personalities, and one of its strongest artists.

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  • Whether it's in the studio or on stage, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving music to be heard anywhere today, delivering it with a unique blend of dry wit, emotional authenticity and broad humour that's won the loyalty of a growing number of fans across the US.

    Chris Jones' soulful lead-singing and solid rhythm and lead guitar boasts extensive performance credits as a sideman with artists like Lynn Morris, Vassar Clements, Special Consensus, Dave Evans, Earl Scruggs, and The Chieftains. Mark Stoffel, originally from Munich, Germany, has a mandolin style that perfectly fits the band sound with his beautiful tone, taste, and rhythmic sense. Jon Weisberger, whose playing has made him a sought-after fill-in bass player in Nashville with The Del McCoury Band, the Roland White Band, Larry Cordle, and others, anchors the band's strong rhythmic foundation. Newest member, Gina Clowes, was a frequent finalist in the prestigious Galax banjo contest, and came to The Night Drivers after a long stint with the the popular West Virginia/Virgina band, Bud's Collective.

    ". . . some of the best players in bluegrass! Chris Jones' voice is there with the great masters." - Steve Martin

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

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

    Website: http://www.chrisjonesgrass.com

BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

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

Tuesday 10th September - Yoga ~ Workshops & Classes

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Tuesday evenings from September 10th.
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

Sunday 15th September - Artisan Food Fair ~ Food

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Come along to our Artisan Food Fair in The Piper’s Garden at the SEAC on Sunday, Sept 15th. There will be tasty Breads, Cakes, Olives, Farmhouse Cheeses, Handmade Chocolate, Chutneys, Jams, Free Range Meats and much, much more. More details available soon.
Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission:  At the door: FREE

Saturday 21st September - Fred Cooke Fred Space ~ Comedy

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Fred Cooke is leaving his twinkle toes behind him from 'Dancing with the Stars’ and taking to the road for his new comical tour of musical madness. Becoming “Irish Comedian of the Year 2018” (Tatler Magazine), he has supported Irish Comedy Legend Tommy Tiernan on his Nationwide Tour.
"Cooke’s guitar plucking panache enables him to paint comical situations before delivering unexpected killer-punch lines that leave his audience elevated to hilarity.” - The Scotsman.
"His new Nationwide Tour 'Fred Space’ has brought Cooke to a whole new level of Comical Mayhem placing him in the Premier League of Irish funnymen.” - Hot Press
"Sit back and enjoy a performer with enough energy to power a small village in west Kerry” - The Laughter Lounge
“Priceless” - Chortle
"I love Fred. He has the spirit of the Clown in him.” - Tommy Tiernan

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

Thursday 3rd October - Woman At War (Kona fer í stríð) ~ Cinema

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Meet Halla, a music teacher in her forties. She is a happy, upbeat woman who leads a quiet and routine life. But unbeknown to most she is also ‘The Mountain Woman’: a lone wolf environmental activist who disrupts the operations of an aluminium plant in the Icelandic highlands, by cutting power supply and damaging pylons in acts of industrial sabotage.
As the authorities intensify their campaign to catch her she receives an update on a long forgotten adoption application- she has been matched with a four-year-old girl in the Ukraine. Can she reconcile this with her crusade to protect her homeland from big industry or will her efforts destroy her chances of finally becoming a mother?

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  • A funny, moving and utterly unique film.

    **** “Woman at War is a huge showcase for Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, who brings grit, determination, and quiet charisma to every scene. An engaging curiosity and an absolute joy.” - Tara Brady, The Irish Times

    “Offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite.” - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

    **** “a subversive romp that splendidly overturns action-movie cliches… presenting its life-or-death struggles in thrillingly offbeat fashion.” - Mark Kermode, The Observer.

    Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
    Duration: 101 mins
    Cert: 12A
    Language: Icelandic, Spanish, English, Ukrainian (with English subtitles)

    Admission: SEAC Friends/Members: FREE, advance booking essential
    Non-members: €5 in advance, €7 at the door
    Non-members Concessions: €4 in advance, €6 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: 8pm Commences At: 8.30m Admission: In advance: €5 / €4 At the door: €7 / €6

Friday 4th October - Session Americana ~ Music

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Featuring: Ry Cavanaugh, Billy Beard, Jim Fitting, Dinty Child, Kimon Kirk and Jefferson Hamer. Session Americana (Boston) is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny.

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  • The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag”.

    Session Americana’s new album is an exploration of popular and folk music from the Northeastern United States as filtered through the many tastes and voices of the Session Americana community. "For this project, we asked friends and collaborators from our home region to bring in great songs with New England roots, without guidelines as to era or genre. The musicians who joined us for this project are John Powhida, Rose Polenzani, Kris Delmhorst, Isa Burke, Duke Levine, Merrie Amsterberg, Peter Linton, Jason Anick, Dietrich Strause, Zak Trojano, Jennifer Kimball, Ali McGuirk, Billy Beard, Jon Bistline, Dinty Child, Jim Fitting, Jeffrey Foucault, and Ry Cavanaugh".
    Included are songs by Patty Griffin, Donna Summer, James Taylor, Jonathan Richman, Tom Rush, Carly Simon, Al Anderson, Amy Correia, Pixies, Chris Pappas, Bill Morrissey, Chandler Travis, and Mark Sandman.

    "It's right there in the name for this ultra-gifted, rotating collective of singers and multi-instrumentalists. And sprawl is a good word when it comes to the Boston-based group's raucous live shows, which were initially built around the community concept of traditional Irish seisiúns. The group, whose members have played with a variety of acts including Patty Griffin, Josh Ritter and the J. Geils Band, expertly blends vintage American roots music styles — from country to jazz to rock — in a rowdy but deft fashion." - Rolling Stone

    "Session Americana has developed into a travelling medicine show which eschews snake oil in favour of an ongoing grail quest for the perfect collaborative experience." - Hot Press

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

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

BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

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

Sunday 6th October - Launch of Exhibition by Lorraine Sherry ~ Exhibition

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Lorraine Sherry is from Loughshinny, Co. Dublin and is an award winning photographer employed by RTÉ. Lorraine creates special effects using various lighting and filming techniques seen in many documentaries. Lorraine started painting a number of years ago and won the Skerries Artwaves people’s choice award in 2016. This was followed by a successful exhibition in Skerries Mills in 2017. She is an active member with the ‘boathouse painters’ plein air group.

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  • Lorraine’s exhibition in our Easter Snow Gallery will be a combination of local 'plein air' paintings and still life. The landscape paintings are a study of values using a limited palette in complementary colours, all the while delving into the greys. The still life’s are little gems taking centre stage by using contre-jour lighting technique.

    This exhibition will be officially opened by artist Dave West on Sunday 6th October at 4.00 p.m.
    The exhibition will run until the end of November.

    Lorraine is donating 25% of the exhibition proceeds to the Samaritans : Freephone 116123 in order to raise awareness of PTSD.

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

    Admission:
    In advance: FREE

Doors Open: 4pm Commences At: 4pm Admission: At the door: FREE

Saturday 12th October - Fused Glass Workshop ~ Workshops & Classes

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This one day beginner’s class is a hands on practical workshop aimed at providing the learner with a basic knowledge of glass fusion art.
Participants will make their own Glass Art Plate or Clock, Jewellery Pendants and Keychains.
From 11am to 4pm
All materials provided.
Suitable for adults and teenagers aged 16 upwards.

Doors Open: 11am Commences At: 11am Admission: In advance: €70

Monday 14th October - Exhibition by Lorraine Sherry ~ Exhibition

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Lorraine Sherry is from Loughshinny, Co. Dublin and is an award winning photographer employed by RTÉ. Lorraine creates special effects using various lighting and filming techniques seen in many documentaries. Lorraine started painting a number of years ago and won the Skerries Artwaves people’s choice award in 2016. This was followed by a successful exhibition in Skerries Mills in 2017. She is an active member with the ‘boathouse painters’ plein air group.

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  • Lorraine’s exhibition in our Easter Snow Gallery will be a combination of local 'plein air' paintings and still life. The landscape paintings are a study of values using a limited palette in complementary colours, all the while delving into the greys. The still life’s are little gems taking centre stage by using contre-jour lighting technique.

    This exhibition will be officially opened by artist Dave West on Sunday 6th October at 4.00 p.m.
    The exhibition will run until the end of November.

    Lorraine is donating 25% of the exhibition proceeds to the Samaritans : Freephone 116123 in order to raise awareness of PTSD.

    Open daily from 10am to 4:30pm

    Admission is Free.

    All welcome.

    Doors Open: 10:00am
    Commences At: 10:00am

    Admission:
    In advance: FREE

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

Thursday 17th October - Woman At War (Kona fer í stríð) ~ Cinema

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, gives a stand out performance as Lisa Spinelli a Kindergarten Teacher who inadvertently discovers her five-year-old student, Jimmy (Parker Sevak) is a gifted prodigy. Unfortunately for both, Lisa’s good intentions to nurture Jimmy’s undoubted gifts slowly turn to inappropriate protectiveness and erratic decision-making.

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  • Gyllenhaal’s portrayal of the seemingly patient and caring Lisa is a remarkable portrait of the psyche of a disillusioned woman. An aspiring but frustrated poet, Lisa yearns to be more than what she has becomes and confuses Jimmy’s gift as the means to refashion her frustrated life. Nuanced and subtly unnerving, Sara Colangelo adaption of Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid’s 2014 film of the same name, deservingly won the Directing Award at Sundance 2018.

    “…a brilliantly observed ethical pretzel about a poetically gifted kid” - The Guardian

    Director: Sara Colangelo
    Duration: 99 mins
    Language: English
    Cert: 15A

    Admission: SEAC Friends/Members: FREE, advance booking essential
    Non-members: €5 in advance, €7 at the door
    Non-members Concessions: €4 in advance, €6 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: 8pm Commences At: 8.30m Admission: In advance: €5 / €4 At the door: €7 / €6

Friday 18th October - Joe Rooney & Patrick McDonnell Culchie Warriors ~ Comedy

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'Culchie Warriors' brings two of the most memorable characters from Father Ted together for a night of hilarious comedy plus a chance to compete in a "Lovely Girls" competition. Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) are renowned stand-up comedians with a unique take on Irish society. Between them they have written and appeared in some of the most popular TV comedies of the last ten years; Naked Camera, Killinascully and The Savage Eye. Lately they’ve been making online waves with their Joe and Pat sketches which they've recently adapted for this exciting new live show. Expect improvised audience interaction, musical comedy, sketches, stand up and more!
“If they don’t get their own TV show at the end of the run, there is something very wrong with the world” - The Scotsman

BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

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

Saturday 19th October - National Harp Day ~ Music, Talk, Workshops & Classes

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This is a group of events run in association with the Historical Harp Society of Ireland as part of National Harp Day

S.E.A.C. NATIONAL HARP DAY

The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre



Séamus Ennis

Caladh Nua

Caladh Nua

Kimmie Rhodes

Edel Fox on Dublin Sessions

The Sunday Sessions

Chris Newman at The Séamus Centre

 

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