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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

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Chris and Maire

The Parlour Sessions


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What’s on at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre …

Sunday 26th January - 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 26th January - 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

Monday 27th January - Exhibition by Susan Cairns ~ Exhibition

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Susan was born in Ireland in 1979 and grew up (and still resides) in Malahide, Co. Dublin. She achieved an NCVA Certificate in Art and Design and a Diploma in Interior Architecture and Design. Susan started painting in watercolour from 2002. After a few years, she decided to change direction to oil paintings specialising in still life.

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  • Susan exhibited in Dublin and Cork and she is proud to have many of her works in private collections worldwide as far a-field as England, Germany, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Canada and Australia.

    "Taking the old, broken, unwanted and often forgotten everyday objects, my ambition through painting is to capture character and beauty, transforming the usual into something unique and wonderful.
    With many years spent drawing and watercolour painting my current work in oils has evolved and developed into a style that is very identifiable, clear and detailed. Exploring light, colour, texture and tone is an essential part of my painting. Through my work I want the simple things to stand out, the not-so-pretty to be beautiful and everyday objects to shine."

    Open daily from 10am to 4:30pm

    Admission is Free.

    All welcome.

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

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

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

Thursday 30th January - The Peanut Butter Falcon ~ Cinema

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Zak, a 22-year-old wrestling enthusiast with Down Syndrome, lives in a retirement home because the state has nowhere else for him. After numerous failed attempts, he finally breaks out and heads cross-country to find his favourite wrestler, The Salt Water Redneck.
Stowing away in the boat of a troubled outlaw named Tyler, Zak manages to convince Tyler to help him get to a wrestling school run by his hero. The two set off on an adventure through the stunning North Carolina Outer Banks. Along the way they hunt, fish, drink and share their secrets. But hot on their heels is nursing home volunteer Eleanor, sent to bring Zak home.

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  • This modern-day Huckleberry Finn type drama is a pure, feel-good adventure.

    Winner of the Audience Award, SXSW Film Festival 2019

    “ … an odyssey audiences won’t soon forget.” - Peter Debruge, Variety

    "Deeply textured, deeply felt Americana.” - Tara Brady, The Irish Times

    “...harks back to the ragged romanticism of a Huck Finn adventure … this shambling buddy movie really works.” - Wendy Ide, The Observer

    Director: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
    Duration: 97 minutes
    Language: English
    Cert: 12A

    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

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30m Admission: In advance: €5 / €4 At the door: €7 / €6
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Friday 31st January - NoCrows ~ Music

NoCrows2 300w**2nd date added due to phenomenal demand!**

NoCrows is a dynamic folk orchestra from the multicultural melting pot of Sligo’s music scene. Formed in 2005, NoCrows’ growing output of original material reflects its diverse musical roots, from Irish traditional to Latin rumba, classical, jazz, rock and Balkan music. Audiences have been astonished by the unequalled width of the band’s original repertoire, from delicate Irish airs to Russian Gypsy mayhem, from Catalan Jota to original songs in many styles with lush string arrangements. The musical mix reflects the folk traditions of the various members but also a lifetime of experience of the various players involved across many genres of music.

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    NoCrows are;

    Felip Carbonell - Guitar, Percussion, Voice
    Ray Coen - Guitar, Fiddle, Voice
    Anna Houston - Cello, Mandolin, Voice
    Eddie Lee - Double Bass, Electric Bass, Voice
    Oleg Ponomarev - Violin, Voice
    Steve Wickham - Fiddle, Mandolin, Viola, Voice

    NoCrows have a history of musical collaborations over the years. Their third album, 'On the Moon', had more than twenty guests including Sharon Shannon, jazz drummer David Lyttle, Greek Oud player Haig Yazdjan and French singer Cali. They have toured around the world, confirming their exhilarating live reputation far beyond Ireland's borders. Audiences have been enthralled with the sheer energy of the band when performing live, a feeling they wanted to hear reflected on a NoCrows album. A band to give their listeners what they want, NoCrows released a new live album last summer. 'Escape' is a combination of fan favourites and new tunes, including collaborations with Lisa Lambe and Martin Tourish. The newest members of the NoCrows-collaborations-club.

    “Escape captures in glorious technicolour some of the heat and light that is NoCrows …fearless and forever adventurous in their quest for musical expression. A glorious melee that lures the listener in from the get-go.” - Irish Times Oct 2019

    “When an LP is as finely recorded as this, with such sparkling musicianship, there’s
    nothing much to do but luxuriate in it ..almost a full hour of classy music that takes you here, there and everywhere,
    evoking a full bag of emotions along the way.” - Hot Press Sept 2019

    “…notes and harmonies and counter melodies flying about like acrobats and
    trapeze artists and fire-breathers all dancing to a finely choreographed frenzy of
    fun.” - Irish Music Magazine Sept 2019

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

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

    Website: https://nocrows.net

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

BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

Saturday 1st February - NoCrows ~ Music

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NoCrows is a dynamic folk orchestra from the multicultural melting pot of Sligo’s music scene. Formed in 2005, NoCrows’ growing output of original material reflects its diverse musical roots, from Irish traditional to Latin rumba, classical, jazz, rock and Balkan music. Audiences have been astonished by the unequalled width of the band’s original repertoire, from delicate Irish airs to Russian Gypsy mayhem, from Catalan Jota to original songs in many styles with lush string arrangements. The musical mix reflects the folk traditions of the various members but also a lifetime of experience of the various players involved across many genres of music.

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  • usic.

    NoCrows are;

    Felip Carbonell - Guitar, Percussion, Voice
    Ray Coen - Guitar, Fiddle, Voice
    Anna Houston - Cello, Mandolin, Voice
    Eddie Lee - Double Bass, Electric Bass, Voice
    Oleg Ponomarev - Violin, Voice
    Steve Wickham - Fiddle, Mandolin, Viola, Voice

    NoCrows have a history of musical collaborations over the years. Their third album, 'On the Moon', had more than twenty guests including Sharon Shannon, jazz drummer David Lyttle, Greek Oud player Haig Yazdjan and French singer Cali. They have toured around the world, confirming their exhilarating live reputation far beyond Ireland's borders. Audiences have been enthralled with the sheer energy of the band when performing live, a feeling they wanted to hear reflected on a NoCrows album. A band to give their listeners what they want, NoCrows released a new live album last summer. 'Escape' is a combination of fan favourites and new tunes, including collaborations with Lisa Lambe and Martin Tourish. The newest members of the NoCrows-collaborations-club.

    “Escape captures in glorious technicolour some of the heat and light that is NoCrows …fearless and forever adventurous in their quest for musical expression. A glorious melee that lures the listener in from the get-go.” - Irish Times Oct 2019

    “When an LP is as finely recorded as this, with such sparkling musicianship, there’s
    nothing much to do but luxuriate in it ..almost a full hour of classy music that takes you here, there and everywhere,
    evoking a full bag of emotions along the way.” - Hot Press Sept 2019

    “…notes and harmonies and counter melodies flying about like acrobats and
    trapeze artists and fire-breathers all dancing to a finely choreographed frenzy of
    fun.” - Irish Music Magazine Sept 2019

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

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

    Website: https://nocrows.net

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30m Admission: In advance: €20 / €16 At the door: €22 / €18
BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

Saturday 8th February - The Frank and Walters Acoustic Duo ~ Music

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The Frank and Walters are out on the road for a series of intimate acoustic gigs. With a back catalogue of hundreds of songs penned over 3 decades, the band will be playing all your favourites and some long lost classics in all their acoustic glory. Paul also shares some of the stories behind the songs and anecdotes from the hippy diddly crazy world of life in one of Irelands most enduring bands. Expect to hear hits such as ‘After All’ and ‘Fashion Crisis Hits New York’ coupled with timeless classics like ‘How Can I Exist’ and ‘Landslide’.

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  • Paul said “It’s been a while since we’d done any acoustic gigs so we've dusted off our acoustic guitars and I can’t wait to share the songs and stories with our fans, old and new”

    The band originally became world famous on the ‘90s indie scene and have produced seven studio albums. Paul has lost none of his talent or motivation to produce fantastically crafted and catchy indie songs and continues to write new material to this day. This summer the band also achieved a life-long ambition when they played with a full orchestra at the Cork Opera House.

    Recently the band captured a whole new audience when their ‘90’s hit single ‘After All’ featured on the cult comedy show ‘The Young Offenders’ (the infamous ‘Billy Murphy’ bus hijack scene) and their recent single featured Peaky Blinders' Cillian Murphy doing a voiceover on the track ‘Stages’.

    Don’t miss them up-close-and-acoustic at the SEAC.
    Tickets are limited, please book early in advance to avoid disappointment!

     

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

    Admission:
    In advance: €26
    At the door: €28

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30m Admission: In advance: €26 At the door: €28
BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

Sunday 9th February - Launch of 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: 4pm Commences At: 4pm Admission: At the door: FREE

Thursday 13th February - Le Brio ~ Food, Cinema

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Join us for a night of French Cinema and food* with our Cottage Café serving up some classic dishes with accompanying wines ahead of the wonderful comedy-drama, 'Le Brio'.
Presented with the support of the French Embassy and the Institut Français.

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  • Neïla is a first year law student of Algerian descent, who hails from one of the sprawling suburbs of Paris. On her first day at the renowned Assas University she clashes with Pierre Mazard, a controversial law professor.
    Their public altercation goes viral when Pierre uses language tainted with racist slurs. He is pulled before the School President and given one chance to redeem himself - he must mentor Neïla for an upcoming prestigious debating contest.

    The two initially struggle to be in the same room, but slowly they begin to find common ground and warm to one another. Meanwhile Neïla is faced with an identity crisis, as her newfound eloquence alienates her from old friends back home.

    Director: Yvan Attal
    Duration: 97 minutes
    Language: French (with English subtitles)
    Cert: PG (UK)

    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 for a main course and a glass of wine) with your tickets if you wish to take part in the food event at 7:30pm*

    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
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Friday 14th February - Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny ~ Music

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Two giants of the Irish traditional music scene, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny are uniting for an evening of great music, a mixture of traditional songs, and originals composed by Andy. 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.

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  • Between them, Dónal Lunny and Andy Irvine have careers that read like a 'Who's Who' of popular music.

    Lunny has produced albums for Elvis Costello, Paul Brady, Clannad, and The Indigo Girls, and composed the soundtracks for Eat the Peach, and Teardrops. As a musician, Lunny has performed on more than a dozen Christy Moore albums, and was an integral part of such notable ensembles as Planxty, the Bothy Band, Mozaik and Moving Hearts. He has appeared on the BBC TV series, Transatlantic Sessions alongside the likes of James Taylor, Eddi Reader, Diana Krall and others.

    Donal was MD of the House Band on the "Céiliúradh" concert in the Royal Albert Hall, part of President Michael D. Higgins' state visit to the UK. Andy Irvine also performed at this prestigious event.

    Andy Irvine is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter with several solo albums to his credit. Formerly of Planxty & Sweeney's Men, Andy is a member of Mozaik, and Usher’s Island along with Donal. He has played & recorded with Paul Brady, Christy Moore, Bill Whelan and Davy Spillane, and shared the bill in Dublin with Billy Bragg, celebrating the Woody Guthrie Centenary. He also recently took part in the Imagine concerts in the National Concert Hall, Dublin and the Royal Festival Hall in London.

    Lunny and Irvine will present a programme of Irish music and Andy's songs. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see these two legends of Irish music on stage together at the SEAC.

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

    Admission:
    In advance: €25 / €20
    At the door: €28 / €23

    Website: https://donallunny.weebly.com/irvine--lunny.html

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30m Admission: In advance: €25 / €20  At the door: €28 / €23
BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

Sunday 16th February - 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 16th February - 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

Monday 17th February - 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

Thursday 20th February - Des Bishop Mia Mamma ~ Comedy

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I am often asked “where do you get your material from?” The truth is really that I try to see the funny in everything. My mother died in March 2019 and of course it was sad and grief can be tough sometimes but I saw a lot of funny in that too. Since death comes to us all and grief is something most of us will experience I thought there must be plenty of people who would like that funny to be shared. Also I did a show about my Dad being sick back in 2010 and I couldn’t face my mother in the afterlife because I know her first question would be “your Father got a show, how come I didn’t get one?”

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  • I think it’s tougher to lose your mum. My Dad was best supporting actor. My mother was the actress in a leading role. You are never ready when the star of the show dies. So this is a show about My mother. It’s a show about motherhood and sacrifice, anxiety and grief, the mistakes you make as a mother and a son and the hard road to forgiveness and finally it’s about loss, grief and the chaos that surrounds it.

    Where do I get my material from?

    Life and death!

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

    Admission:
    In advance: €26

    Website: http://www.desbishop.net

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30m Admission: In advance: €26
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