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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Naul,
Co. Dublin.
Ireland.

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+353 1 802 0899
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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 …

Sunday 16th December - Christmas Craft & Food Fair ~ Food, Community

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Join us for our annual Christmas Craft and Food Fair from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with a glass of mulled wine while browsing a large selection of seasonal, high quality, crafts and food. We will have pottery, jewellery, stained glass, beautiful children’s felt clothing, handmade soaps, willow baskets, woodcarvings, mosaics, knitted & crocheted crafts, fabric toys, jams and chutneys, olives, Christmas cakes and puddings, free range meats and pork, mince pies, farmhouse cheeses and much, much more. So why not support local crafts/food and shop locally for your Christmas presents? Please follow our Christmas Craft and Food Fair Facebook page for more details. Santa will be also visiting us on Sunday 10th December. Advance booking is essential! For more details, please call us on 01-8020898 or e-mail [email protected]
Doors Open: 10.30am Commences At: 10.30am Admission: At the door: FREE

Monday 17th December - ‘Frayed Edges’ Exhibition by Jim Kilgarriff ~ Exhibition

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We are delighted to have local artist Jim Kilgarriff exhibit in our Easter Snow Gallery during December/January. This exhibition is inspired by the ribbon of shoreline flooded twice daily by the sea. This untidy space where shards of shells, rocks, stones and fragments of rusted metal, all bear testament to the everchanging tug of the tides.

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  • Broken down by the elements, the resulting textures and shapes inform and influence my work which is mainly in acrylic on canvas.

    “All things counter, original, spare, strange;
    Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
    With swift, slow, sweet, sour, adazzle, dim.
    He fathers forth whose beauty is past change.
    Praise him” - Gerard Manley Hopkins “Pied Beauty”.

    Jim, an Art teacher in Rush, Co. Dublin for 29 years has had successful exhibitions in the Daffodil Gallery, Skerries; Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, The Clotworthy Art Gallery, Co. Antrim and Rush Library Co. Dublin.

    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 20th December - The Man Who Invented Christmas ~ Cinema

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1840s London. Despite a string of successful novels, Charles Dickens (Dan Stephens) has been struggling to come up with another bestseller. Tormented by writer’s block and at odds with his publishers, he grasps at an idea for a surefire hit, a Christmas story he hopes will capture the imagination of his fans and solve his current financial problems. But with only six weeks to write and publish the book before the holiday, he will have to work feverishly to meet his deadline.

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  • Shot on location in Ireland and directed by Bharat Nalluri, The Man Who Invented Christmas is a festive and light-hearted feature, which will entertain and charm audiences of all ages.

    “Dan Stevens turns in a vibrant comic performance as Charles Dickens in this drama about writerly inspiration that plays like a smarter Shakespeare in Love.” – **** Time Out

    Director: Bharat Nalluri
    Duration: 104 minutes
    Language: English
    Cert: PG

    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

Saturday 22nd December - Moya Brennan An Irish Christmas ~ Music

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Join us for ‘An Irish Christmas’ in the Nativity of Our Lady, Roman Catholic Church, Naul; when Moya Brennan (the Voice of Clannad and First Lady of Celtic Music) brings the unique atmosphere of her music with a specially produced seasonal show of celebration and reflection with some special guests.

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  • Moya draws not only on a rich selection of traditional Irish and European Christmas songs and carols but also her enticing repertoire of well-known solo and Clannad songs. She will be joined by members of her talented band in a show that will warm the heart and carry the spirit and message of the season to her audience.

    Tickets are limited; please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

    **Please note that there is no allocated seating;
    seating in the Nativity of Our Lady Church is available in on a first-come-first-served basis.**

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

    Admission:
    In advance: €25 / €22

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €25 / €22
Monday 7th January - ‘Frayed Edges’ Exhibition by Jim Kilgarriff ~ Exhibition

Launch Of Exhibition By Jim Kilgarriff 300w

We are delighted to have local artist Jim Kilgarriff exhibit in our Easter Snow Gallery during December/January. This exhibition is inspired by the ribbon of shoreline flooded twice daily by the sea. This untidy space where shards of shells, rocks, stones and fragments of rusted metal, all bear testament to the everchanging tug of the tides.

  • read more
  • Broken down by the elements, the resulting textures and shapes inform and influence my work which is mainly in acrylic on canvas.

    “All things counter, original, spare, strange;
    Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
    With swift, slow, sweet, sour, adazzle, dim.
    He fathers forth whose beauty is past change.
    Praise him” - Gerard Manley Hopkins “Pied Beauty”.

    Jim, an Art teacher in Rush, Co. Dublin for 29 years has had successful exhibitions in the Daffodil Gallery, Skerries; Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, The Clotworthy Art Gallery, Co. Antrim and Rush Library Co. Dublin.

    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

Saturday 12th January - Chris Smither ~ Music - This event is sold out

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Chris Smither returns to Ireland to support his newest record, CALL ME LUCKY. Recorded at the gorgeous Blue Rock Studio in the Texas foothills, CALL ME LUCKY features Smither’s first set of new originals in six years. Released in March 2018, CALL ME LUCKY is packed with Smither trademark songs that offer commentary on the human condition with a wink of an eye and pulls from deep in the soul and a couple of surprise covers that remind us of Chris' deftness as a song interpreter as he makes the songs his own.

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  • Joining Chris will be The Suitcase Junket (Matt Lorenz) who also played on CALL ME LUCKY. A young American songwriter and musician, The Suitcase Junket will play a short opener set of his music that is rooted in the salvaged sounds of mountain ballads, blues manifestos, American juke joints and back porches; it’s that and his road-worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, and the wild double pitches of throat singing that drew Chris to Matt's music.

    The CALL ME LUCKY tour will definitely satisfy Chris Smither fans as Chris performs songs from the new record as well as digging deep into his back catalogue of favourites. As fans from around the world continue to fill concert halls, music clubs, and festivals, reviewers including those from the Associated Press, NPR, Mojo, and The New York Times agree that Smither remains a significant songwriter and an electrifying guitarist — an American original — as he draws deeply from folk and blues, modern poets and philosophers.

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

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

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

    Website: https://smither.com

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €20 / €16 At the door €22 / €18
Monday 14th January - ‘Frayed Edges’ Exhibition by Jim Kilgarriff ~ Exhibition

Launch Of Exhibition By Jim Kilgarriff 300w

We are delighted to have local artist Jim Kilgarriff exhibit in our Easter Snow Gallery during December/January. This exhibition is inspired by the ribbon of shoreline flooded twice daily by the sea. This untidy space where shards of shells, rocks, stones and fragments of rusted metal, all bear testament to the everchanging tug of the tides.

  • read more
  • Broken down by the elements, the resulting textures and shapes inform and influence my work which is mainly in acrylic on canvas.

    “All things counter, original, spare, strange;
    Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
    With swift, slow, sweet, sour, adazzle, dim.
    He fathers forth whose beauty is past change.
    Praise him” - Gerard Manley Hopkins “Pied Beauty”.

    Jim, an Art teacher in Rush, Co. Dublin for 29 years has had successful exhibitions in the Daffodil Gallery, Skerries; Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, The Clotworthy Art Gallery, Co. Antrim and Rush Library Co. Dublin.

    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

Monday 21st January - ‘Frayed Edges’ Exhibition by Jim Kilgarriff ~ Exhibition

Launch Of Exhibition By Jim Kilgarriff 300w

We are delighted to have local artist Jim Kilgarriff exhibit in our Easter Snow Gallery during December/January. This exhibition is inspired by the ribbon of shoreline flooded twice daily by the sea. This untidy space where shards of shells, rocks, stones and fragments of rusted metal, all bear testament to the everchanging tug of the tides.

  • read more
  • Broken down by the elements, the resulting textures and shapes inform and influence my work which is mainly in acrylic on canvas.

    “All things counter, original, spare, strange;
    Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
    With swift, slow, sweet, sour, adazzle, dim.
    He fathers forth whose beauty is past change.
    Praise him” - Gerard Manley Hopkins “Pied Beauty”.

    Jim, an Art teacher in Rush, Co. Dublin for 29 years has had successful exhibitions in the Daffodil Gallery, Skerries; Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, The Clotworthy Art Gallery, Co. Antrim and Rush Library Co. Dublin.

    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

Monday 28th January - ‘Frayed Edges’ Exhibition by Jim Kilgarriff ~ Exhibition

Launch Of Exhibition By Jim Kilgarriff 300w

We are delighted to have local artist Jim Kilgarriff exhibit in our Easter Snow Gallery during December/January. This exhibition is inspired by the ribbon of shoreline flooded twice daily by the sea. This untidy space where shards of shells, rocks, stones and fragments of rusted metal, all bear testament to the everchanging tug of the tides.

  • read more
  • Broken down by the elements, the resulting textures and shapes inform and influence my work which is mainly in acrylic on canvas.

    “All things counter, original, spare, strange;
    Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
    With swift, slow, sweet, sour, adazzle, dim.
    He fathers forth whose beauty is past change.
    Praise him” - Gerard Manley Hopkins “Pied Beauty”.

    Jim, an Art teacher in Rush, Co. Dublin for 29 years has had successful exhibitions in the Daffodil Gallery, Skerries; Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, The Clotworthy Art Gallery, Co. Antrim and Rush Library Co. Dublin.

    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

Saturday 23rd February - Kevin McGahern The Solo Pollo Tour ~ Comedy

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The star of RTE’s Republic of Telly brings his brand new show to the SEAC. With the Solo Pollo Tour, the silver tongued Cavan native promises a mix of traditional stand up, character based comedy and lovely funny songs. Kevin talks about his first year of marriage, dying with flatmates, avoiding getting shot in America, how to get away with drunk driving and how to survive a terrorist attack.

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  • Known as the host of Republic of Telly, Kevin McGahern’s America and Sim Card in RTE’s Hardy Bucks, Kevin’s laid-back, straight-faced delivery elevates the absurdity of his subject matter in his own entirely unique way. As well as being a regular in the top Irish comedy clubs, in particular the Laughter Lounge, he has performed in a number of festivals including the Vodafone Comedy Festival, Galway Comedy Carnival, Body and Soul, Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit and at the Edinburgh Fringe.

    “Brilliant!” - Hot Press

    “Sharply written, brilliantly performed” - Totally Dublin

    “Gas Bastard” - The Rubberbandits

    “Made me laugh out loud” - Charlie Brooker

    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
Friday 22nd March - Chris Kent Looking Up ~ Comedy

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Cork comedian Chris Kent returns to the SEAC with his 6th solo show 'Looking Up'. Chris has spent the past year balancing comedy with being a stay at home dad and trying to grow a beard. He has also removed the word “mate” from his vocabulary as it takes too much effort to say in an Irish accent. TV appearances include the RTÉ 2 panel show Next Year’s News, The Craig Doyle Show and Conor's Dad in the hit series The Young Offenders.

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  • In the UK, he has appeared on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central for Comedy Central. On radio he has been a regular panelist for the RTE Radio 1 show The Second Republic and a guest panelist on BBC’s The Blame Game. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Comedy Smack Down Award at the Galway Comedy festival, and Winner of the Bulmer’s Nuttin’ But Funny Comedy Award 2009. Following on from being listed as “One to Watch” in The Dublin magazine’s “Red Hot and Rising” for 2012, Chris Kent was voted as one of the Top Five Irish Comedians by Hot Press Magazine in 2013.
    'Among the best acts I’ve seen' ***** The Mirror
    'Fresh and original material, extremely endearing performer' **** Broadway Baby
    'Unequivocally talented raconteur' **** EdFest Magazine
    'Compelling storyteller, truly surprising, beautifully delivered' The Scotsman
    'Carefree comedic bulls-eye' Dubliner Magazine

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €13 / €10 At the door: €15 / €12
Friday 31st May - Kieran Goss & Annie Kinsella ‘Oh, The Starlings’ - Album Release Tour ~ Music

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Veteran Irish songwriter Kieran Goss and singer Annie Kinsella release their debut duo album: 'Oh, the Starlings’ in early 2019. Playing one of only four exclusive Irish dates at the SEAC; don’t miss this opportunity to catch them up-close-and-in-person in our intimate Theatre. Goss has long been considered one of Ireland’s greatest songwriters. Together with singer and artist Annie Kinsella, who has joined him onstage on his recent tours, they have enchanted audiences with their live performances and won rave reviews.

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  • Time Out magazine wrote:

    "Individually they are both talented singers but when they sing together, the audience are enchanted... The harmonies, the chemistry…. Simply mesmerising”.

    Recorded in New York in Spring 2018 with eight time Grammy winning engineer Kevin Killen at the helm (David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, U2, Elvis Costello), 'Oh, The Starlings' has been described by songwriter Rodney Crowell as "So good, it¹s heartbreaking... The record itself feels like an old friend."

    With songs, stories and harmonies that transport the listener to another world, this is music from the heart, for the heart… A show to make you laugh and cry… A show to move you with its honest beauty… A show not to be missed.

    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: http://www.kierangoss.com

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

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