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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 …

Friday 24th March - Pilates ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event

Pilates 300wThese weekly classes take place on Fridays at 9:30 and 10:30am. For all levels of fitness, from beginners to advanced. Pilates is an exercise system developed to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve overall health. It works every part of the body, engaging the mind with the body to create exercises that involve the whole body. Pilates strengthens core, improves balance, increases coordination and decreases stress. It is appropriate for anyone from the age of 10 to 100. All are welcome! Pilates focuses on learning to move better so the benefits are felt in everyday life.
If you are interested, please don't hesitate in contacting Alannah on any of the following;
www.fitbod.ie | Email: [email protected] | Mobile: (087)3240595
Admission: €56 (for 6-week course)
Website: http://www.fitbod.ie
Doors Open: 9.30am Commences At: 9.30am Admission: In advance €56

Friday 24th March - Jem Mitchell & Band ~ Music

Jem Mitchell 300wJem Mitchell is a singer/songwriter from North East Dublin. Signed to A&M Records America at 19 with Fire Water Creed, Jem moved to Los Angeles to hone his song-craft. Having fronted a number of indie rock bands in the late 80's/early 90's and following a 14-year hiatus, Jem has re-emerged onto the live music circuit and has been steadily gigging. His debut 5 track EP ‘Sweet Amphetamine’ was released in mid 2015 and has established him as an accomplished singer songwriter, with rave reviews and awarded best male vocal from Pure M magazine.

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    Jem continues to collaborate and perform with long-time friend and guitarist Ken Browne [Christy Dignam (Aslan) King Christian Sound (Ex Missing Link) Razorlove]. Also, added to tonight’s live line-up is the stalwart rhythm section of brothers John and Mark Colbert (Jerry Fish, Black Bank Folk).

    Jem’s music has been described as alt-country, drawing on a rich seam of Americana and roots music. 

    Highly recommended!

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

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

    Admission:
    In advance: €13 / €10
    At the door: €15 / €12

     

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/Jem-Mitchell-Music-144411542318289/

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

Saturday 25th March - Mick Flannery ~ Music - This event is sold out

Mick Flannery 300wMick Flannery is an Irish singer-songwriter. His debut album Evening Train resulted from his time spent studying music and management at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa in Cork. It featured tracks which had previously won Flannery two categories at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, Tennessee, as judged by his idol, Tom Waits.
Following the release of his #1 album By The Rule in 2014, Mick Flannery took a short break and began writing again in 2015. His latest album I Own You features some of Mick’s finest material to date. Basing himself between the counties of Cork & Clare, Mick was moved and motivated by current events around the world, specifically one tragic event in April 2015 that inspired the title track.

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  • Speaking very directly, Mick states; "The song ‘I Own You’ is based on the idea of the "poor man" breaking into the "rich man's" house. It was inspired by wealth inequality in capitalist societies. It was also informed by the Baltimore riots, after the killing of Freddie Gray by police. I hoped the song would portray the anger felt by disenfranchised, powerless people. The video is intended to send the message that the greed of the super-rich must at some stage be reckoned with".

    “I Own You is arguably his most impressive record yet.” – The Irish Examiner

    Don’t miss Mick Flannery up-close in the intimate setting of the SEAC.

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

    Admission: SOLD OUT

     

    Website: http://www.mickflannery.com

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission:  SOLD OUT

Sunday 26th March - Phantom Boy ~ Children's Events, Cinema

Phantom Boy 300wWhile confined to bed with a serious illness, young Leo discovers that he has an incredible superpower. At night, he can leave his body, pass through walls and fly through the air completely invisible. When an evil gangster threatens New York City, Leo decides to use his unique gift to help policeman Alex fight against this wicked plot. Directed by the team behind the Oscar nominated A Cat in Paris, Phantom Boy is imaginative, funny and moving. This is a superhero film with a difference.

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  • This is a superhero film with a difference.

    Director: Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol

    Duration: 85 minutes

    Language: English

    Cert: PG

    Recommended age: 7+

    Admission: €10 (admits a family of 4)

    €5 (admits 1 adult and 1 child)

    All children must be accompanied by an adult.

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

    Doors Open: 1:30pm
    Commences At: 2:00pm

    Admission:
    In advance: SEE INFO

     

    Website: http://www.accesscinema.ie


Doors Open: 1.30pm Commences At: 2pm Admission: In advance: SEE INFO

Monday 27th March - Exhibition by Aidan Flanagan ~ Exhibition

Aidan Flanagan Exhibition 300wAidan Flanagan is a Meath based printmaker who specialises in creating original prints of the landscape of Ireland, real and imagined. For this exhibition, he has created a new body of work using and combining the various printmaking techniques. The resulting work is a combination of editioned prints, monoprints and monotype prints.
Some of these prints were influenced by, and commenced during recent residencies at the Cill Rialaig Art Project in Co. Kerry. His landscape works are also inspired as a result of his 34 years of service in the Irish Air Corps. During that service, he was privileged to have the opportunity of viewing the landscape of Ireland from a “bird's eye” perspective.

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  • Aidan learned the art of screen-printing on his own during late 1990's, learning further printmaking techniques through a series of workshops in Graphic Studio Dublin during 2012. He creates all his work from his home-based studio in Ratoath, Co. Meath.
    This is Aidan's third solo exhibition of prints, having previously exhibited at Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne; RHA; RUA; Graphic Studio Dublin; Solstice Arts Centre; Dunamaise Arts Centre; Carlow Visual; International Print Center, New York; Manhattan Graphics Center; Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut and Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Spain.

    Aidan Flanagan’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the beginning of April 2017.

    Open daily, from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: Free

Thursday 30th March - The Innocents (Les Innocentes / Agnus Dei) ~ Cinema, Food

Innocents 300wJoin us for a night of French food and cinema with our Cottage Café serving up some classic French dishes and wine ahead of the wonderful French/Polish drama The Innocents (Les Innocentes / Agnus Dei).
In 1945’s Poland, Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor comes to the aid of a group of Polish nuns, many of whom are in the advance state of pregnancy, after their vows were violated by Russian soldiers. Anne Fontaine’s assured and sensitive drama is based on real events, and is an emotionally layered, tender and insightful drama about faith and trauma.

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  • Based on real events, Fontaine explores this fraught situation with great humanity and sensitivity. Mathilde protects the nuns not only from further attacks but also from the convents hierarchy who wish to conceal the scandal at all costs.

    “A restrained but cumulatively powerful French-Polish drama about the various crises of faith that emerge when a house of God is ravaged by war” - Justin Chang, Variety

    “Played with restraint and individuality by a fine ensemble, this is a moving but provocative study of belief, duty, compassion and acceptance.” - David Parkinson, Empire 

     

    Director: Anne Fontaine

    Duration: 115 minutes

    Language: French, Polish & Russian (with English Subtitles)

    Cert: 15 (UK)

    Doors Open: 7:00pm (for food)

    Cinema commences: 8:30pm

    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*

    *General admission is not inclusive of food; please book the pre-event supper (€15) with your tickets if you wish to take part in the food event at 7:30pm

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

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

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

     

    Website: http://www.accesscinema.ie


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

Friday 31st March - LOL in Naul ~ Comedy

LOLinNaulSmall 300wJoin us for a new series of ‘LOL in Naul’, our regular Comedy night featuring the best of both up-and-coming and very special guest comedians! Last year featured appearances by PJ Gallagher, Neil Delamere, Fred Cooke, Ardal O’Hanlon, Deirdre O’Kane, Eleanor Tiernan, Chris Kent and Karl Spain. Check out the monthly listings on tseac.ie or the LOLinNaul Facebook page for details of this season’s very special guests and book your tickets for a great night of Comedy and craic!
Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/LOLinNaul for updates and more!
We would kindly remind patrons that it is not permitted to bring your own alcohol to events at the SEAC. Thank you for your co-operation.


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

Saturday 1st April - A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade ~ Theatre

Sacrilegious1 300wEveryone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, except in New York, where LGBT groups have been banned from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade for over 22 years. Since 2000, the ‘St. Pat’s For All Parade’ in Queens has championed diversity and inclusion.
A sell-out performance at the 2014 ‘Tiger Dublin Fringe’ and playing 6 nights at ‘Frigid Festival’, New York, 2015; in this one-man-show, Brian Fleming (is back!) directed by Raymond Keane, to take us for a romp through 14 years of celebration and resistance.

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  • Brian Fleming is a drummer, theatre maker and festival director; working extensively in theatre and dance, including with the Irish national theatre, The Abbey and with Dance Theatre of Ireland. He has also recorded on over 40 albums and performed with musicians such as Davy Spillane, Mamady Keita and The Chieftains. Brian is credited in the Guinness Book of World Records 2001 as the creator of the ‘Millennium Drum’, the world’s largest drum.

    “Irish Fringe Favourite at the Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014... there’s something original and sweet about seeing a tale of gayness, diversity and tolerance projected through a different lens.” - The Irish Times

    “Fleming’s performance is strong and he knows how to work an audience. Above all, he’s likeable; he’s the guy down the pub who’s just come back from New York and the pints are flowing.” - The Public Reviews

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

    Doors Open: 8:00pm
    Commences At: 8:30pm
    Admission:
    In advance: €13 / €10
    At the door: €15 / €12

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

Sunday 2nd April - Life Lessons from Fairy tales ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event

Life Lessons From Fairy Tales 300wDo you remember what your favourite fairy tale was when you were a child?
Do you know how powerful fairy tales can influence our thinking and help keep us safe?
How they can inspire us to take big steps and make courageous decisions?
This 1-Day workshop with Anne McDonald will explore the magic and mystery of everyday fairy tales;
- the inspiration we can find from myths & fairy tales
- symbols, motifs & cultural differences of common fairy tales
- using fairy tales to build healthy boundaries and take care of yourself.
Suitable for adults. From 10am to 4pm. For more information, contact Anne on 0868678750 or [email protected]
or visit www.facebook.com/annemcdonaldandassociates/

BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

Website: https://www.facebook.com/annemcdonaldandassociates/

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: In advance: €40

Monday 3rd April - Exhibition by Aidan Flanagan ~ Exhibition

Aidan Flanagan Exhibition 300wAidan Flanagan is a Meath based printmaker who specialises in creating original prints of the landscape of Ireland, real and imagined. For this exhibition, he has created a new body of work using and combining the various printmaking techniques. The resulting work is a combination of editioned prints, monoprints and monotype prints.
Some of these prints were influenced by, and commenced during recent residencies at the Cill Rialaig Art Project in Co. Kerry. His landscape works are also inspired as a result of his 34 years of service in the Irish Air Corps. During that service, he was privileged to have the opportunity of viewing the landscape of Ireland from a “bird's eye” perspective.

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  • Aidan learned the art of screen-printing on his own during late 1990's, learning further printmaking techniques through a series of workshops in Graphic Studio Dublin during 2012. He creates all his work from his home-based studio in Ratoath, Co. Meath.
    This is Aidan's third solo exhibition of prints, having previously exhibited at Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne; RHA; RUA; Graphic Studio Dublin; Solstice Arts Centre; Dunamaise Arts Centre; Carlow Visual; International Print Center, New York; Manhattan Graphics Center; Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut and Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Spain.

    Aidan Flanagan’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the beginning of April 2017.

    Open daily, from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: Free

Friday 7th April - Gavin Povey & The Oke-She-Mokes-She-Pops ~ Music

Gavin Povey 300wAll about New Orleans style piano rhythm & blues, Gavin Povey plays piano and sings in an eclectic style, including boogie-woogie, swing, stride, funk and rock’n’roll mixed with hints of jazz, country and blues.
From learning the piano at 5 years of age to discovering rhythm & blues at age 13 (when he heard a 78rpm of Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson performing ‘Boogie Woogie Man’) Gavin has toured and performed with artists such as Van Morrisson, Shakin’ Stevens, Albert Lee, Kirsty MacColl, Graham Parker and Steve Cropper.

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  • He’s joined onstage by bass player Simon Farrell (who’s toured and recorded with Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club, Imelda May, Shane McGowan, Paolo Nutini, Donovan and Albert Lee) and an authority on blues, rock’n’roll and funk “morphing second-line New Orleans grooves into big band swings and shuffles”, drummer Shane Atlas.

    Forget toe tapping, this band makes you want to get up and dance!!

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

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

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

     

    Website: http://www.gavinpoveyband.com/HOME.html

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

Saturday 8th April - Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny ~ Music - This event is sold out

Andy Irvine Donal Lunny 300wTwo giants of Irish music, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny unite for an evening of great music, a mixture of traditional songs and original compositions. Between them, Irvine and Lunny have been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, The Bothy Band, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island. Their unique style of accompaniment is an ongoing influence in the wider world of Irish music. In their separate ways, the duo has contributed to a veritable renaissance in Irish traditional music. Between them, Dónal Lunny and Andy Irvine have careers that read like a 'Who's Who' of popular music.
Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance:  This event is sold out

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