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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 …

Thursday 27th April - The Olive Tree (El Olivio) ~ Cinema, Food

The Olive Tree 300wJoin us for a night of Spanish food and cinema with our Cottage Café serving up some classic Spanish dishes and wine ahead of the wonderful family drama, The Olive Tree (El Olivio).
From the pen of Paul Laverty (The Wind That Shakes the Barley), comes a heartfelt family drama about reconciliation and hope. Lena’s family, from austerity-hit Castellón region of Spain, is struggling. Her grandfather, once the proud owner of an Olive farm has withdrawn into himself; her father and uncles fight among themselves about what the future could hold.

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  • Impulsively Lena sets forth on a journey to recover her Grandfather’s Olive Tree, a spiritual quest to reconcile her family’s past and to provide light to her grieving Grandfather. Uplifting, passionate and delightful, The Olive Tree is a film about hope, honouring past generations and a belief in the strength of familial bonds.

    Please note; ‘The Olive Tree' contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

    “A deceptively simple drama about a family and its thousand-year-old olive tree that is rooted in the best cinematic soil there is - emotional truth…” - Hollywood Reporter

    “…universally appealing, grafting gentle comedy, bristling social consciousness…” - Variety

    Director: Icíar Bollaín

    Duration: 100 minutes

    Language:, Spanish/German/English/French (with English subtitles)

    Cert: 12 (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) with your tickets if you wish to take part in the food event at 7:30pm

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

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

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

     

    Website: http://www.accesscinema.ie


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

Friday 28th April - 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 29th April - Herb Growing ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event, Food

Growing Herbs 300wLearn how to design, plant and maintain your own herb garden.
Herbs have been used for food and healing, by all cultures, for thousands of years. This workshop will teach you how to design, plant and maintain your own herb garden, from a small container herb collection to a large decorative herb garden. It will also teach you how to propagate your own plants from seeds and cuttings.

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  • The following topics will be covered.

    * Planning and design concepts
    * Site preparation
    * Planting plan
    * Herb growing principles
    * Plant care and maintenance
    * Propagation – seeds, division, stem and root cuttings
    * Container growing
    * Harvesting and preserving
    * Herb identification and uses

    The workshop will include a practical demonstration on propagation, where everyone will get a chance to sow seeds and prepare cuttings to take home.
    You will also learn a method of creating a substantial herb garden in just a few hours, without involving any digging or weeding!

    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 culinary and medicinal herbs.

    Venue: The Herb Garden and The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin

    From 10.30am to 4.30pm

    Admission: €85 (including seeds and cuttings to take home) 

    To book your place and for more information, 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 29th April - Amy McAllister ~ Music - POSTPONED

Unfortunately, this event has been postponed until later this year. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Amy McAllister 300wAmy McAllister is a new exciting talent on the traditional music scene. Hailing from Co. Antrim, Amy is an in-demand harpist and singer. Drawing on her traditional roots, she adopts a contemporary approach to her music with clear and distinctive vocals and a contemporary harp style. Amy has toured across North America, Canada and Japan with Celtic Crossroads and Rhythm of the Dance, has performed at Belfast’s BeatRoot Festival, represented Ireland at the Rio Harp Festival (one of the largest international harp festivals) and was selected as one of Moving On Music’s ‘Emerging Artists’ in 2016. Amy will launch her debut album String on String at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, featuring several special guest musicians in what will no doubt be an evening of quality traditional music and song.
“Antrim harpist Amy McAllister is making her own way with the instrument…she impresses as much for her vocals as she does for her playing…a talent to watch out for.” - Ian Patterson, The Thin Air
Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: POSTPONED

Monday 1st May - EXHIBITION BY LEONARD SEXTON ~ Exhibition

Leonard Sexton Exhibition 300wRecently considered for the East End Painting Prize, London. Leonard Sexton received an equivalent Bachelor of Art and Design from D.I.T. Dublin in 1987, majoring in painting. He cites conversations with the painter Patrick Graham as forming the major part of this training. In a career spanning nearly thirty years as a full-time painter, he has exhibited in England, Ireland and the US and has had work shown at major Art Fairs. His work forms a part of many private collections. His Broken Halo series completed in 2008, is housed in part of Dublin's UCD University.

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  • Since then his painting has tried to personalize and draw comparisons between certain social and political ideals. Titles of bodies of work from the last decade include 'The Ballad of Arthur Mac Bride', the negotiating of lives; ‘Images from the Life of a Dancer’, their connection to the world outside; 'The over Familiar’, the inclusion of all in one space; ‘A Matter of Unsustainable Weight’, depicting the structures and weakness of mankind; ‘A London Room’, the awareness of waiting and what we do in time, and currently a large body of work influenced by the text of Dante's Inferno. He was selected to paint RADA, exhibited at the National Theatre for Buro Four and included in the selected group representing Irish Art at Westminster Hall.
    BRETH OF NATURE - These paintings, developed in a corner of the studio over a number of years have become a diary, giving a visual voice to the spirit of Fingal. “They attempt to develop what I see and carve it into the actuality of consciousness.”
    Leonard Sexton’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of May 2017.
    Open daily, from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.

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

Tuesday 2nd May - The Metropolitan School of Dance ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event, Children's Events

The Metropolitan School Of Dance 300wEnrol today! From studio to stage, step into the magical world of ballet. We welcome children from 3 years of age. Our young dancers program offers specially designed classes that introduce creative movement exercises in a fun-filled and caring environment. Through these, children are helped develop strength, co-ordination, musicality and are given a pathway to explore their own imagination. As our young dancer’s progress, there are opportunities to enter for examinations of the Royal Academy of Dance. Our school productions take place every three to four years in the O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College. This has proven to be a hugely popular and professionally produced event. There is no doubt that our productions have and will continue to create wonderful lifelong memories for all! For booking and further information, please contact Mairead Langan on (087)2308137 or [email protected]
Website: http://www.metropolitanschoolofdance.ie
Website 2: https://www.facebook.com/MetropolitanSchoolofDance
Doors Open: 3pm Commences At: 3pm Admission: In advance SEE INFO

Wednesday 3rd May - Mindfulness and Positive Psychology ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event

Mindfulness And Positivity Course 300w6-week course in mindfulness and positive psychology. 11am to 12 noon, Wednesdays from May 3rd to June 7th.
As a life coach and trainer with over 13 years’ experience, Adrianna Mannix specialises in helping others become the best version of themselves. Through a process of inspiring others with her own challenges and victories, Adrianna engages an open and trusting environment and connection that encourages others to grow.

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  • “My passion is helping others become their own superhero by challenging self-limiting beliefs and empowering their greater selves. My key strengths and qualifications include; cognitive behavioural therapy; nutrition and body management; positive psychology (mind body and soul); resilience and confidence building; motivational interviewing; mindfulness; 1 to 1 coaching and group coaching”.

    Places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

    GoalGetters
    It’s Up 2 U!
    Change your thinking, change your life.

    For booking and further information, please contact Adrianna on 087 689 8087 or email [email protected]

    Doors Open: 10:45am
    Commences At: 11:00am

    Admission:
    In advance: €95

    Website: http://www.goalgetterseat4life.com

Doors Open: 10.45am Commences At: 11am Admission: In advance €95

Thursday 4th May - American Epic, The Big Bang ~ Cinema

American Epic Collage 300wAs part of this year’s Séamus Ennis commemorations, we invite you to an exclusive preview screening of American Epic, The Big Bang.
At the height of the Roaring Twenties, music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology set out across America to capture the breadth of American music and discover the artists that would shape our world. The recordings they made of all the ethnic groups of America democratised the nation and gave a voice to everyone. From the hills of Appalachia and the streets of Memphis, from the sanctified shout of the gospel church, to the coal mines of West Virginia and the cotton fields of Mississippi, music provided relief from tough lives and hard times.

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  • New rhythms were born in the echoes of stomping feet, the bite of pick-axes, and the ambling gait of tired mules. For the first time, a woman picking cotton in Mississippi, a coalminer in Virginia or a tobacco farmer in Tennessee could have their thoughts and feelings heard on records played in living rooms across the country.
    It was the first time America heard itself.

    As told by music pioneers, their families and eyewitnesses, American Epic travels back in time to the "Big Bang" of modern popular music.

     

    Narrated by Robert Redford
    Director: Bernard MacMahon
    Duration: 110 minutes
    Language: English

    Join us to celebrate the legacy of a generation of music collectors akin to Séamus Ennis, whose collection "is testimony to a wonderful generosity of spirit on the part of the musicians, singers and storytellers who underpinned Ennis’ success.” - Ríonach uí Ógáin, Director of the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin.

    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
    At the door: €7

    Website: https://www.americanepic.com

     


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

Friday 5th May - Liam O’Flynn & Paddy Glackin - Tribute to Séamus Ennis ~ Music

Liam OFlynn Paddy Glackin 300wJoin us as we celebrate the life and work of our namesake, Séamus Ennis, on the date of his 98th birthday.
Master uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn is widely acknowledged one of Ireland's leading musicians. Whether with the hugely influential Planxty or fronting the National Symphony Orchestra, Liam is recognised as a true master of his craft. As a young man Liam encountered two giants of Irish piping and absorbed much from them - Séamus Ennis and Willie Clancy.

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  • His subsequent close friendship with master piper Séamus Ennis taught Liam that there was more to being a piper than simply playing tunes. "Séamus Ennis gave me much more than a bag of notes". Tonight, Liam is joined by one of Ireland’s leading traditional fiddle players, Paddy Glackin.

    Paddy, 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. 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 Liam O’Flynn.

    Tickets are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

     

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €25 / €20 At the door: €27 / €22

Monday 8th May - EXHIBITION BY LEONARD SEXTON ~ Exhibition

Leonard Sexton Exhibition 300wRecently considered for the East End Painting Prize, London. Leonard Sexton received an equivalent Bachelor of Art and Design from D.I.T. Dublin in 1987, majoring in painting. He cites conversations with the painter Patrick Graham as forming the major part of this training. In a career spanning nearly thirty years as a full-time painter, he has exhibited in England, Ireland and the US and has had work shown at major Art Fairs. His work forms a part of many private collections. His Broken Halo series completed in 2008, is housed in part of Dublin's UCD University.

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  • Since then his painting has tried to personalize and draw comparisons between certain social and political ideals. Titles of bodies of work from the last decade include 'The Ballad of Arthur Mac Bride', the negotiating of lives; ‘Images from the Life of a Dancer’, their connection to the world outside; 'The over Familiar’, the inclusion of all in one space; ‘A Matter of Unsustainable Weight’, depicting the structures and weakness of mankind; ‘A London Room’, the awareness of waiting and what we do in time, and currently a large body of work influenced by the text of Dante's Inferno. He was selected to paint RADA, exhibited at the National Theatre for Buro Four and included in the selected group representing Irish Art at Westminster Hall.
    BRETH OF NATURE - These paintings, developed in a corner of the studio over a number of years have become a diary, giving a visual voice to the spirit of Fingal. “They attempt to develop what I see and carve it into the actuality of consciousness.”
    Leonard Sexton’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of May 2017.
    Open daily, from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.

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

Monday 8th May - Bealtaine House Party ~ Community, Independent Event, Music

May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age!
As part of this May’s annual Bealtaine Festival, Naul Senior Citizens Committee are delighted to invite you to their House Parties at the SEAC on Monday, May 8th, 15th & 22nd at 8pm.
Featuring live entertainment, caint agus ceol. Come along, sing a song, recite a verse or two, or just sit back and enjoy the craic! Refreshments provided. For more details or bookings, please contact Paddy Nugent on (086)4060070.
Doors Open: 7.30pm Commences At: 8pm Admission: At the door: €5

Saturday 13th May - Wild Herb Foraging ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event, Food

Wild Herb Foraging 300wLearn how to identify and cook with seasonal wild herbs.
This workshop will teach you how to safely identify wild herbs and how to incorporate these beneficial plants into your everyday cooking. Participants will leave with enough knowledge and confidence to forage, cook and preserve their own wild food.

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  • The following topics will be covered.

    * Wild herb identification
    * Folklore
    * Culinary uses
    * Medicinal uses
    * Cookery demonstration and tastings
    * Wild herb preserves

    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 plants.

    The identification session will be followed by a practical demonstration on cooking with the herbs we have foraged. Recipes will include the following, depending on season and availability.
    * Nettle soup
    * Wild herb omelette/frittata
    * Wild garlic pesto
    * Wild herb salads
    * Blossom cordials, syrups and liqueurs

    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 foraging and using wild herbs for culinary and medicinal uses.

    Venue: The Herb Garden and The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin

    From 10.30am to 4.30pm

    Admission: €85 (including tastings and recipes) 

    To book your place and for more information, 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 13th May - Tim O'Brien ~ Music

Tim OBrien 300wBorn in Wheeling, West Virginia on March 16, 1954, Grammy winning singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school, and after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Tim first toured nationally in the 1980’s with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize. Kathy Mattea scored a country hit with his songWalk The Way The Wind Blows in 1986, and soon more artists like Nickel Creek and Garth Brooks covered his songs. Over the years, Tim has released 15 solo CD’s, as well as collaborations with his sister Mollie O’Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott, and noted old time musician Dirk Powell.

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  • He’s performed or recorded with Steve Earl, Mark Knopfler, Bill Frisell, and Steve Martin, and produced records for Yonder Mountain Stringband, David Bromberg, and Canada’s Old Man Luedecke.

    His newest release Where the River Meets the Road features songs from his native West Virginia. Bluegrass and Americana covers from songwriters Hazel Dickens, Billy Edd Wheeler, and Bill Withers sit alongside heartfelt autobiographical originals, with help from collaborators like Chris Stapleton, Kathy Mattea, Stuart Duncan, and Noam Pikelny. Other notable O’Brien recordings include the bluegrass Dylan covers of Red On Blonde, the Celtic-Appalachian fusion of The Crossing, and the Grammy winning folk of Fiddler’s Green. O’Brien formed his own record label, Howdy Skies Records, in 1999, and launched the digital download label Short Order Sessions (SOS) with his partner Jan Fabricius in 2015. He has two sons, Jackson (34) and Joel (26), and has lived in Nashville since 1996. Hobbies include cooking, skiing, and playing traditional Irish music.

    O’Brien’s solo shows feature his solid guitar, fiddle, and banjo, along with his engaging vocals and harmony from Jan Fabricius. Expect a range of original compositions and traditional arrangements from his many discs, mixed with stories and Tim’s self-deprecating humor.

    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: €20 / €16
    At the door: €22 / €18

     

    Website: http://timobrien.net

     

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

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