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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Naul,
Co. Dublin.
Ireland.

t: +353 1 802 0898
+353 1 802 0899
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e: [email protected]


web: www.seamusenniscentre.com

 

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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 …

Monday 21st August - Exhibition by Myra Jago ~ Exhibition

Myra Jago Exhibition 300wMyra Jago makes realistic oil paintings of improbable things. Shaking off her subjects' conventional roles, she uses traditional mediums, humour and wordplay to make new meanings. Before painting begins, canvasses are multiple-layered with ground and smoothly sanded to eliminate any distracting texture. These works ask you to look again at the reflective nature of the work, embodied within dreamlike vistas and fine oil surfaces.

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  • Living and working in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Myra Jago received her MFA painting from NCAD in 2011 and has practiced professionally since then. Her six month RHA studio residency in 2015 where she studied traditional painting techniques, has greatly contributed to her process. Myra's work has been acepted into the past four RHA Annuals including this year and also into 2016/17 RUA Annual. This is her fourth solo exhibition to date. Her work can be found in The State Art Collection and many other public and private collections worldwide.

    Myra Jago’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of September 2017.

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

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

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

    Website: http://www.myrajago.com

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

Saturday 26th August - An Introduction to Wood Carving ~ Workshops & Classes - This event is sold out

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Join well known sculptor Conleth Gent for a weekend woodcarving course from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August.

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  • The course is primarily aimed as an introduction to woodcarving with all tools and materials provided. The focus is on creativity and individuality and nurturing it through the medium of woodcarving. All abilities will be catered for, as each participant will receive individual tuition.  Participants will be introduced to the tools and how to sharpen and maintain them, the materials and characteristics of different woods and finishing methods and the techniques of woodcarving. 
    It is envisaged that each participant will go home with a completed woodcarving piece at the end of the two-day workshop.
    Conleth Gent has exhibited widely throughout Ireland and has been a multi-award winner at Sculpture in Context in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. His work has been presented to President Mary Robinson and other dignitaries. He has worked on large scale sculptures for Dun Laoghaire and Galway Co. Councils and the HSE Percent for Art. See www.conlethgent.ie for more information. From 10am to 4pm. Suitable for adults and teenagers (15+) with a keen interest in woodcarving.

Doors Open: 10.30am Commences At: 10.30am Admission: In advance: SOLD OUT

 
Monday 28th August - Exhibition by Myra Jago ~ Exhibition

Myra Jago Exhibition 300wMyra Jago makes realistic oil paintings of improbable things. Shaking off her subjects' conventional roles, she uses traditional mediums, humour and wordplay to make new meanings. Before painting begins, canvasses are multiple-layered with ground and smoothly sanded to eliminate any distracting texture. These works ask you to look again at the reflective nature of the work, embodied within dreamlike vistas and fine oil surfaces.

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  • Living and working in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Myra Jago received her MFA painting from NCAD in 2011 and has practiced professionally since then. Her six month RHA studio residency in 2015 where she studied traditional painting techniques, has greatly contributed to her process. Myra's work has been acepted into the past four RHA Annuals including this year and also into 2016/17 RUA Annual. This is her fourth solo exhibition to date. Her work can be found in The State Art Collection and many other public and private collections worldwide.

    Myra Jago’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of September 2017.

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

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

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

    Website: http://www.myrajago.com

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

Saturday 2nd September - Weekly Music Classes Registration ~ Workshops & Classes, Music

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Catering for complete beginners to advanced players, our weekly music classes will take place in Naul National School on Tuesday evenings from 5pm throughout the academic year.
Registration for our September-December term (10 classes) will take place on Saturday, September 2nd between 12pm and 2pm at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre. Fees for the term are €90, payable in advance. Save money by availing of the discounted 'Early Bird' rate of €80 if fees are paid before the 1st class of the new term, Monday, September 12th.
Classes are available in Guitar, Banjo, Button Accordion, Tin Whistle, Flute, Fiddle & Uilleann Pipes.
Discounts are also available for additional family members and those who are learning more than one instrument. We also provide an Instrument Loan Scheme, please enquire for more details.
Doors Open: 12pm Commences At: 12pm Admission: In advance: SEE INFO

Monday 4th September - Exhibition by Myra Jago ~ Exhibition

Myra Jago Exhibition 300wMyra Jago makes realistic oil paintings of improbable things. Shaking off her subjects' conventional roles, she uses traditional mediums, humour and wordplay to make new meanings. Before painting begins, canvasses are multiple-layered with ground and smoothly sanded to eliminate any distracting texture. These works ask you to look again at the reflective nature of the work, embodied within dreamlike vistas and fine oil surfaces.

  • read more
  • Living and working in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Myra Jago received her MFA painting from NCAD in 2011 and has practiced professionally since then. Her six month RHA studio residency in 2015 where she studied traditional painting techniques, has greatly contributed to her process. Myra's work has been acepted into the past four RHA Annuals including this year and also into 2016/17 RUA Annual. This is her fourth solo exhibition to date. Her work can be found in The State Art Collection and many other public and private collections worldwide.

    Myra Jago’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of September 2017.

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

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

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

    Website: http://www.myrajago.com

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

Tuesday 5th September - The Metropolitan School of Dance Weekly Classes ~ Dance, Independent Event, Workshops & Classes, Childrens 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.

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  • 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: SEE INFO

Friday 8th September - Irish Dancing Weekly Classes ~ Dance, Independent Event, Workshops & Classes, Childrens 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: SEE INFO

Saturday 9th September - Leila Jane & The Healers ~ Music

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Leila Jane embraces the magic of the Delta Blues and combines it with the sweet-sounding tones of 50’s rock’n’roll and country music with a modern twist. Roy Orbison, Wanda Jackson and Robert Johnson are among her influences. Her raw and heartfelt lyrics display a deep emotional intelligence rarely found in someone of her youthful years. Following a performance at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2013 Leila’s voice was described as “somewhere between Janis Joplin and Sandy Denny” and in 2015 she received the Imelda May Scholarship to study in Dublin at “the UK and Europe’s most connected music college”, BIMM.

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  • Here, Leila Jane met her group of band members who later would become ‘The Healers’.

    Leila Jane & The Healers are a 5-piece ensemble, taking inspiration from artists such as Ray Charles, Patsy Cline, Elvis and Dusty Springfield. Leila is the primary songwriter in the band and together they create a sound which is captivating and emotive. These skilled musicians have a highly exciting and fresh approach to a music that is sweetly reminiscent of a 50’s and 60’s style. Together they have already made headway in the Irish music scene, appearing at festivals such as Electric Picnic and Longitude and were selected by 'The Last Mixed Tape' as one of the “must see acts” at the Body & Soul Festival.

    Don’t miss them!

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

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

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

     

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

Sunday 10th September - Launch of Exhibition by Myra Jago ~ Exhibition

Myra Jago Exhibition 300wMyra’s exhibition will be officially opened by well-known artist James English RHA.
All welcome.

Myra Jago makes realistic oil paintings of improbable things. Shaking off her subjects' conventional roles, she uses traditional mediums, humour and wordplay to make new meanings. Before painting begins, canvasses are multiple-layered with ground and smoothly sanded to eliminate any distracting texture. These works ask you to look again at the reflective nature of the work, embodied within dreamlike vistas and fine oil surfaces.

  • read more
  • Living and working in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Myra Jago received her MFA painting from NCAD in 2011 and has practiced professionally since then. Her six month RHA studio residency in 2015 where she studied traditional painting techniques, has greatly contributed to her process. Myra's work has been acepted into the past four RHA Annuals including this year and also into 2016/17 RUA Annual. This is her fourth solo exhibition to date. Her work can be found in The State Art Collection and many other public and private collections worldwide.

    Myra Jago’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of September 2017.

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

    Doors Open: 3pm
    Commences At: 3pm

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

    Website: http://www.myrajago.com

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

Monday 11th September - Exhibition by Myra Jago ~ Exhibition

Myra Jago Exhibition 300wMyra Jago makes realistic oil paintings of improbable things. Shaking off her subjects' conventional roles, she uses traditional mediums, humour and wordplay to make new meanings. Before painting begins, canvasses are multiple-layered with ground and smoothly sanded to eliminate any distracting texture. These works ask you to look again at the reflective nature of the work, embodied within dreamlike vistas and fine oil surfaces.

  • read more
  • Living and working in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Myra Jago received her MFA painting from NCAD in 2011 and has practiced professionally since then. Her six month RHA studio residency in 2015 where she studied traditional painting techniques, has greatly contributed to her process. Myra's work has been acepted into the past four RHA Annuals including this year and also into 2016/17 RUA Annual. This is her fourth solo exhibition to date. Her work can be found in The State Art Collection and many other public and private collections worldwide.

    Myra Jago’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of September 2017.

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

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

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

    Website: http://www.myrajago.com

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

Thursday 14th September - A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) ~ Cinema

A Man Called Ove 300wStepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman's international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife's grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove's past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heart-warming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared.

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  • “Holm’s well-judged adaptation of the bestseller keeps the maudlin to a minimum and plays the black comedy just right. A strong contender for feel-good film of the year.” - **** Empire

    “Irresistible... a heart-warming tale.” - Variety

    Director: Hannes Holm
    Duration: 116 minutes
    Language: Swedish, Persian (with English subtitles)
    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://www.accesscinema.ie

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

Friday 15th September - Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle at The Séamus Ennis Marquee, Fingal Fleadh & Fair, Swords Castle ~ Music

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**As part of the Fingal Fleadh & Fair, Swords Castle. Sept 15th-17th.
See www.facebook.com/FingalFleadhFair/ for more details**

John Doyle, John McCusker and Mike McGoldrick first crossed paths as teenagers. A quarter of a century later, the fired-up folk live-wires celebrate their friendship, and musical kinship, with their first studio album, The Wishing Tree. A thrilling trip through traditional, contemporary and original jigs, reels, ballads and more.

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  • John Doyle (Dublin – vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandola) is an Irish music linchpin and a founder member of acclaimed group Solas, who has worked with Joan Baez, Linda Thompson and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

    BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner John McCusker (Glasgow – fiddle, whistles, harmonium) has played with The Battlefield Band, Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan, recorded with Paul Weller, and recently produced albums for Eddi Reader, Heidi Talbot and Kris Drever.

    Mike McGoldrick (Manchester – flute, whistles, Uileann pipes, bodhran, clarinet, congas) is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, founding member of Lúnasa, and current member of Capercaillie, who has worked with Mark Knopfler, Eddi Reader, John Cale. And that's just for starters.

    All three retain their youthful excitement for making records and life on the road. “The whole thing's great fun. We have no agenda other than having a nice time and playing music. That's the way we tour as well – we throw ourselves in a little car, instruments on our laps, and off we go. And the record? Well, I hope it's the sound of three old friends, having a great time, making music together.”

    **As part of the Fingal Fleadh & Fair, Swords Castle. Sept 15th-17th.
    See www.facebook.com/FingalFleadhFair/ for more details**

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

    Admission:
    In advance: SEE INFO
    At the door: SEE INFO

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

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8pm Admission: In advance: SEE INFO

Saturday 16th September - WILD HERB FORAGING ~ Independent Event, Food, Workshops & Classes

Wild Herb Foraging 300wThis workshop will teach you how to safely identify native Irish wild foods and how to incorporate them into your everyday cooking.

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  • The following topics will be covered.
    * Wild plant identification
    * Culinary uses
    * Cookery demonstration and tastings
    * Wild herb preserves

    The morning session of this workshop takes place at The Herb Garden, where we will identify and harvest wild herbs and berries. 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 berry chutneys/sauces
    * Wild berry syrups and liqueurs

    From 10:30am to 4:30pm

    Admission: €85 (including tastings and recipes)

    Denise Dunne runs The Herb Garden, a certified organic specialist herb nursery, established in 1995, and has many years’ experience in foraging wild herbs for culinary and medicinal use. www.theherbgarden.ie

    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: 10.30pm Commences At: 10.30pm Admission: In advance: €85
Monday 18th September - Pilates Weekly Classes ~ Independent Event, Workshops & Classes

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These weekly Pilates classes take place on Mondays (from 10am) and Fridays (from 9:30am) from September 18th & 22nd. 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)

Doors Open: 9.30am Commences At: 9.30am Admission: SEE INFO

Monday 18th September - Exhibition by Myra Jago ~ Exhibition

Myra Jago Exhibition 300wMyra Jago makes realistic oil paintings of improbable things. Shaking off her subjects' conventional roles, she uses traditional mediums, humour and wordplay to make new meanings. Before painting begins, canvasses are multiple-layered with ground and smoothly sanded to eliminate any distracting texture. These works ask you to look again at the reflective nature of the work, embodied within dreamlike vistas and fine oil surfaces.

  • read more
  • Living and working in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Myra Jago received her MFA painting from NCAD in 2011 and has practiced professionally since then. Her six month RHA studio residency in 2015 where she studied traditional painting techniques, has greatly contributed to her process. Myra's work has been acepted into the past four RHA Annuals including this year and also into 2016/17 RUA Annual. This is her fourth solo exhibition to date. Her work can be found in The State Art Collection and many other public and private collections worldwide.

    Myra Jago’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of September 2017.

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

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

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

    Website: http://www.myrajago.com

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

Friday 22nd September - Pilates Weekly Classes ~ Independent Event, Workshops & Classes

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These weekly Pilates classes take place on Mondays (from 10am) and Fridays (from 9:30am) from September 18th & 22nd. 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)

Doors Open: 9.30am Commences At: 9.30am Admission: SEE INFO

Sunday 24th September - Slow Session ~ Workshops & Classes, Music

Slow Session Seamus Ennis Centre

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 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. All welcome.
Hosted by Paudie O'Connor, a Button Accordion player well grounded in his local Sliabh Luachra tradition as well as being a nationally recognised performer. A list of tunes which are regularly played at the Slow Session is available to download from our website here.

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

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