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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Naul,
Co. Dublin.
Ireland.

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The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre

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Tim Eady at the Séamus Ennis Centre

Tim Eady and Brendan Power

Brendan Power

Chris and Maire

The Parlour Sessions


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What’s on at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre …

Thursday 27th February - In The Aisles (In Den Gängen) ~ Cinema

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Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland. Attentive and quiet, Christian (Franz Rogowski) is a new hire assigned to the “Beverages” aisle in an East German hypermarket, where he learns the ropes from the gruff, burly veteran Bruno (Peter Kurth). Peering through the shelves, he is drawn to Marion (Sandra Hüller), who works in the “Sweet Goods” aisle.

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  • While mastering the light touch and meticulous timing required to manage a forklift, Christian bonds with Bruno and flirts with Marion. But his gentleness is shadowed by murky hints of a less peaceful past: he is covered from neck to wrist in densely-inked tattoos.

    In the Aisles is an understated, concise story about frustrated hopes and desires, and how we long for the freedom to forge our own destiny.

    Winner - Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin International Film Festival 2018

    Winner - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, German Film Awards 2018

    "The amusing and entertaining thing about In the Aisles is that it is, in its way, a love letter to the vast, mysterious and strangely beautiful cathedral that is the vast retail warehouse where Marion, Bruno and Christian work. In the Aisles is a poignant and richly sympathetic film.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

    Director: Thomas Stuber
    Duration: 125 minutes
    Language: German (with English subtitles)
    Cert: 12 (Germany)

    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
    Website 2: https://www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/index.html

     

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €5 / €4 At the door: €7 / €6

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Saturday 29th February - K.G.B. Paddy Keenan, Frankie Gavin & Dermot Byrne ~ Music

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The trio are synonymous with Irish music both in their own individual right and as members of some of this country's most famous traditional bands, dating from the early 1970s to the present day. All are multiple award winners who have made outstanding contributions to traditional Irish music.

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  • Paddy Keenan is one of Ireland`s finest pipers, best known as a founding member of the Bothy Band, one of Irish music's most influential bands of the 1970s, with whom he played in venues all over the world. Paddy is also an accomplished low whistle and banjo player. Paddy’s contributions to traditional Irish music were marked in 2002, when he received the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Musician of the Year award, which is presented to musical heroes of the modern age, and in 2011 by the Irish Music Association, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Frankie Gavin is one of Ireland`s greatest ever fiddle players. His name is immediately associated with the group De Dannan who were also formed in the 1970s and are credited with breaking new ground in Irish traditional music through innovative choices of material and arrangements and a unique style of playing. Frankie has recorded and played with every genre of music from the Rolling Stones to Stephane Grappelli. He has the distinction of playing for four US presidents. In addition to being a world-class fiddle player Frankie is also a top class tin whistle and concert flute player.

    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, bringing the beauty and joy of traditional Irish music to audiences all over the world. In other collaborations he has performed previously with Frankie Gavin, Sharon Shannon, and The Stunning along with many other outstanding Irish and international musicians. For his contribution to Irish music Dermot was chosen as TG4's Traditional Musician of the Year 2013.

    Tickets are limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

     

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

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

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €20 / €16 At the door: €22 / €18

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Monday 2nd March - Exhibition by Margo Banks ~ Exhibition

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Growing up in Clontarf with sweeping views of Dublin Bay, Margo Banks was an artistically precocious child and began oil painting classes at 13 years of age. Margo is a Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation and has exhibited widely around Ireland including the Royal Hibernian Academy and Royal Ulster Academy. Her works sits in private collections across Ireland, the US, UK and Holland as well as the Office of Public Works, Enterprise Ireland and Cill Rialaig Arts Centre.

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  • “The Role of drawing is fundamental to my work. These drawings of crows and animals are sometimes prefaces to paintings, and sometimes a relaxation from them. They are works in their own right. They are witnesses to the changes to the landscape of Teeromoyle in South West Kerry – my mother’s place.” - Margo Banks
    Margo’s exhibition will be officially opened by RHA Artist James English on Sunday 9th February at 4pm and will run until the end of March. Open daily from 10.00-4.30pm. All welcome.

Doors Open: 10am - 4.30pm Admission: At the door: FREE

Friday 6th March - The 4 Of Us ~ Music

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**2nd date added due to phenomenal demand!**
The Murphy brothers make a welcome return to the SEAC, following a major UK and Irish tour with folk legends Fairport Convention, and as special guests of Robert Plant’s latest band Saving Grace.
Interspersed by Brendan Murphy's often hilarious stories and musings on the band's three decades in music, the set list features all the old hits, such as Mary, Drag My Bad Name Down and Sunlight, as well as tracks from their recent critically acclaimed album, Sugar Island.

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  • The success of this most recent album (hailed by Hot Press magazine as 'excellent') - along with the band's award-winning back catalogue and inclusion in prestigious lists such as TV3's Top Ten Irish Bands of All Time  and Today FM's Top Five Irish Singles - has led to a string of sold-out live performances and rave reviews.

    "Never before have I been to a gig where the atmosphere has been so electric” - Irish News

    "The song choices hit home, delight the crowd and serve as a timely reminder just how many good songs in the tank they have. There is a remarkable freshness and vitality to their songbook" - Irish Independent

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

     

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

    Admission:
    In advance: €25 / €22
    At the door: €27 / €24

    Website: https://the4ofus.com

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €25 / €22  At the door: €27 / €24

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Saturday 7th March - The 4 Of Us ~ Music - This event is sold out

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The Murphy brothers make a welcome return to the SEAC, following a major UK and Irish tour with folk legends Fairport Convention, and as special guests of Robert Plant’s latest band Saving Grace.
Interspersed by Brendan Murphy's often hilarious stories and musings on the band's three decades in music, the set list features all the old hits, such as Mary, Drag My Bad Name Down and Sunlight, as well as tracks from their recent critically acclaimed album, Sugar Island.

  • read more
  • The success of this most recent album (hailed by Hot Press magazine as 'excellent') - along with the band's award-winning back catalogue and inclusion in prestigious lists such as TV3's Top Ten Irish Bands of All Time  and Today FM's Top Five Irish Singles - has led to a string of sold-out live performances and rave reviews.

    "Never before have I been to a gig where the atmosphere has been so electric” - Irish News

    "The song choices hit home, delight the crowd and serve as a timely reminder just how many good songs in the tank they have. There is a remarkable freshness and vitality to their songbook" - Irish Independent

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

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

    Admission:
    In advance: SOLD OUT
    At the door: SOLD OUT

    Website: https://the4ofus.com

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: this event is sold out

Monday 9th March - Exhibition by Margo Banks ~ Exhibition

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Growing up in Clontarf with sweeping views of Dublin Bay, Margo Banks was an artistically precocious child and began oil painting classes at 13 years of age. Margo is a Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation and has exhibited widely around Ireland including the Royal Hibernian Academy and Royal Ulster Academy. Her works sits in private collections across Ireland, the US, UK and Holland as well as the Office of Public Works, Enterprise Ireland and Cill Rialaig Arts Centre.

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  • “The Role of drawing is fundamental to my work. These drawings of crows and animals are sometimes prefaces to paintings, and sometimes a relaxation from them. They are works in their own right. They are witnesses to the changes to the landscape of Teeromoyle in South West Kerry – my mother’s place.” - Margo Banks
    Margo’s exhibition will be officially opened by RHA Artist James English on Sunday 9th February at 4pm and will run until the end of March. Open daily from 10.00-4.30pm. All welcome.

Doors Open: 10am - 4.30pm Admission: At the door: FREE

Thursday 12th March - Extra Ordinary ~ Cinema

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Rose is a sweet, lonely driving instructor with supernatural abilities called ‘The Talents’ that allow her to communicate with spirits.
But Rose has a love/hate relationship with her gifts and ignores the community’s requests to investigate bizarre happenings in town.
When widower Martin, haunted by his nagging ex-wife Bonnie, contacts her for help she has to at least consider the job. Meanwhile, ageing rock star Christian Winter has a sinister plan for success – virgin sacrifice.

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  • "This hilarious must-see comedy is filled with twists, turns, hilarity, exorcisms and haunted wheelie bins” - Galway FIlm Fleadh 2019

    “Riotously hilarious. Top-notch comedic performances” - We Live Entertainment

    “The Year’s Best Comedy” - Den of Geek

    Director: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman
    Duration: 94 minutes
    Language: English
    Cert: 15A

    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: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €5 / €4  At the door: €7 / €6

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Saturday 14th March - Greenshine ~ Music

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On the back of a wonderful series of sell-out concerts and festivals to launch their latest album 'Family', Cork trio Greenshine makes a welcome return to The SEAC.
'Family' received many accolades including being made Eve Blair’s Late Show Album of the Week on BBC Ulster, Euro American Charts’ “Ones to Watch”, KCLRfm ‘Ceol Anocht’ with Martin Bridgeman “Record of the Week”. Christy Moore described Greenshine as "...the sound of a family immersed in music, tight in harmony, in love with song," - a fitting tribute to a family who has made music their life

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  • Hallmarks of a Greenshine performance are tight family harmonies, multi instrumental work, the strength of their own song-writing and choice of wonderful songs written by songwriters they admire including John Prine and Townes Van Zandt. Two singles released from 'Family', 'Dandelion Seed' and 'The Good is Gone' were co-written by Ellie and Mary and both hit the No. 1 spot on RTE Radio 1's Airplay list where they rested for several weeks, emulating the success of previous single ‘The Girl In The Lavender Dress’ (which went on to be third most played Irish track on RTE Radio 1 in the year of its release). A third single, 'Brother' from the album which Mary wrote with Cork songwriter Cormac O' Caoimh has reached No. 2 in the RTE Airplay Chart.
    Noel and Mary have appeared on the albums of artists as diverse as The Republic of Loose, Dr. Strangely Strange and Christy Moore while Ellie has sung on projects including Ger Shine's 'All The While' and Grandfather 'Paddy Greene's Family Album'. Their latest album is dedicated to families in all their forms and features material which runs the gamut of emotions from happiness to grief.

    "Just waiting any day now for their music to take off in the States. Their melodies and musicianship are just top notch, totally effortless” - Mathieu Norry, RTE Radio1 & RTE Lyric FM

    "This album is simply stunning" - Jimmy Stafford, Highland Radio

    Doors Open: 8:00pm
    Commences At: 8:30pm
    Admission:
    In advance: €16 / €13
    At the door: €18 / €15

    Website: http://greenshinemusic.com

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

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Monday 16th March - Exhibition by Margo Banks ~ Exhibition

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Growing up in Clontarf with sweeping views of Dublin Bay, Margo Banks was an artistically precocious child and began oil painting classes at 13 years of age. Margo is a Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation and has exhibited widely around Ireland including the Royal Hibernian Academy and Royal Ulster Academy. Her works sits in private collections across Ireland, the US, UK and Holland as well as the Office of Public Works, Enterprise Ireland and Cill Rialaig Arts Centre.

  • read more
  • “The Role of drawing is fundamental to my work. These drawings of crows and animals are sometimes prefaces to paintings, and sometimes a relaxation from them. They are works in their own right. They are witnesses to the changes to the landscape of Teeromoyle in South West Kerry – my mother’s place.” - Margo Banks
    Margo’s exhibition will be officially opened by RHA Artist James English on Sunday 9th February at 4pm and will run until the end of March. Open daily from 10.00-4.30pm. All welcome.

Doors Open: 10am - 4.30pm Admission: At the door: FREE

Tuesday 17th March - St Patrick’s Day Traditional Music Session ~ Music, Community

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Join us for an afternoon of great tunes and craic from 2pm to 4pm to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Featuring local traditional musicians and special guests.

All musicians and listeners welcome.

Be sure to get here early to grab a good seat!

Doors Open: 1.30pm Commences At: 2pm Admission:  At the door: FREE
Saturday 21st March - Shadows & Light ~ Music

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Shadows and Light make a welcome return to the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre; where they filled the venue and were rewarded with a standing ovation. Now a four-piece, with percussionist Dave McCune adding extra sparkle and energy, the combination of Maura Vambeck on vocals, David Mulligan on vocals and guitars, and Paul Enright on keyboards - brings Joni’s music to a whole new level. While their performances are true to the originals and to the spirit of Joni, they succeed in bringing something new, alive and fresh - making the genius of Joni’s words and music more present and relevant to us today.

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  • By recounting wonderful little stories between the songs, and highlighting lyrics from the songs - the show becomes more than just the captivating and beautifully-performed songs - Maura brings us on a magical tour through Joni’s life, from her early and troubled beginnings, to the Blue album, through her various and famous lovers, the Woodstock years, acute observations on American life, on touring, her heartbreaks and joys, and the poignant story of her daughter. We navigate around musical genres too - as Joni did - weaving from folk to jazz, pop and even orchestral.

    If you know a bit of Joni, you will love this. If you know no Joni, you’re in for a treat.

    Doors Open: 8:00pm
    Commences At: 8:30pm
    Admission:
    In advance: €16 / €13
    At the door: €18 / €15

    Website: https://shadowsandlightmusic.com

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

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Sunday 22nd March - 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: 2pm Commences At: 2.15pm Admission: At the door: FREE

Sunday 22nd March - Slow Session ~ Music, Workshops & Classes

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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 traditional music 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.
A list of tunes which are regularly played at the Slow Sessions is available to download from our website www.tseac.ie by clicking on About Us. All welcome! Slow Sessions are hosted by Paudie O'Connor; a Button Accordion player grounded in the Sliabh Luachra tradition as well as being a nationally recognised performer.

Doors Open: 7.45pm Commences At: 8pm Admission: In advance: €5  At the door: €5

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