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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Co. Dublin.

t: +353 1 802 0898
+353 1 802 0899
f: +353 1 802 0931

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

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Chris and Maire

The Parlour Sessions

What’s on at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre …

Friday 22nd February - Tuesday 31st December ~ Séamus Ennis Centenary Celebrations ~ Music, Talk

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A year-long series of concerts and presentations in honour of Séamus, curated by piper Ronan Browne.
There are 9 Events in this Group: (7 remaining)


Monday 17th June - Comhaltas Craobh na Mara ~ Community, Independent Event, Music

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**Please note this event will take place in our courtyard Piper’s Garden**
Craobh Na Mara is the North Fingal Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann. Comhlatas Ceoltoirí Éireann is a non profit organisation promoting Irish traditional music and culture. Craobh Na Mara opened its doors in January 2017 and has grown from strength to strength. The Branch is home to some of Fingal’s up and coming trad musicians. The Branch offers classes in whistle, flute, banjo, guitar, fiddle, harp, button accordion and bodhrán. There are also three ceilí bands. The Branch hosts regular sessions and participates in community events. The end of year concert is a celebration of all the great work during the year . The students are delighted to have the opportunity to play in the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre again. The very talented teachers will also perform on the night. Ta súil againn go mbaineann sibh sult as an oíche.
Ticket booking and further information from www.craobhnamaracce.com or facebook @ North Fingal Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann. Bígí linn.
Doors Open: 7pm Commences At: 7.30pm Admission:

Friday 21st June - Saturday 24th August ~ Garden Party 2019 ~ Garden Party, Food, Dance, Community, Cinema, Children's Events, Music

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This is the Garden Party 2019 group of events.


Sunday 23rd June - Sunday Singing Session ~ Music, Independent Event, 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 23rd June - 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: 8pm Commences At: 8pm Admission: In advance: €5 At the door: €5

Tuesday 2nd July - Make A Fairy World Summer Camp ~ Children's Events, Workshops & Classes

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Back by popular demand, this is your chance to join Trisha from ‘Creative Genie’ for a magical three-day crafting Summer Camp. Learn how to design, build and sculpt your very own toadstool house with flickering light, fairy furniture and your very own forest fairy. Discover new painting and crafting skills with special effects that you will be able to use in lots of imaginative ways. Each child will take away their very own special creations and a whole range of new skills from moulding and weaving to paint effects and more. Children are advised to wear old clothes, bring a drink and a small snack. From 11am to 1pm daily. Suitable for children aged 6+ Children under 6 welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Admission includes all materials

Doors Open: 11am Commences At: 11am Admission: In advance: €60

Sunday 7th July - Wire Guild Jewellery ~ Workshops & Classes

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In this one day workshop Rachel will teach you how to make a pendant, five rings, earrings and a bracelet using the skills of wire guild. The pendant will involve wire wrapping and weaving and will hold a gemstone. You will be using copper wire and labradorite stones. After the pendants are created the facilitator will demonstrate how to antique the pendant using Sliver of Sulphur. The facilitator will also have appropriate copper chains that you can purchase if you wish to show off your beautiful pendant. You will make at least five rings with copper wire, and once everyone is comfortable with the skills involved you will be supplied with sufficient solid sterling wire to create one ring in precious metal. You will also make two pairs of stud earrings one practice pair in copper and then one pair of sterling silver earrings, there will be a selection of beads to choose from and finally, you will make a bracelet made from copper and silver. From 10am to 4pm. Admission includes all materials. Suitable for adults and teenagers (aged 15+)


Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: In advance: €90

Monday 15th July - Glitz Stage Academy Summer Camp ~ Independent Event, Dance, Children's Events

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Monday, July 15th to Friday 19th. From 10am to 1pm daily
Glitz Stage Academy would like to invite all children aged 3+ to participate in this year’s Summer Camp. The camp will take place from Monday, July 15th to Friday, July 19th inclusive, 10am till 1pm daily. There will be different styles of dance taught throughout the week, including hip hop, jazz, lyrical, pop, singing and also drama. A great week of fun for all involved! On our last day of camp there will be a small performance, so students can impress their families with the skills they’ve learned throughout the week. To book your place or for further information, please call Rachel Smyth on 087-9420307.

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: In advance: €70

Saturday 20th July - Introduction to Wood Carving ~ Workshops & Classes - This event is SOLD OUT

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**Please note; there is another Wood Carving Workshop taking place on August 17th & 18th**
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.

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  • 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’. Places are extremely limited please book early in advance to avoid disappointment.

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10.30am Admission: In advance: €115
Monday 22nd July - Brick Flick - Lego Stop Motion Animation Summer Camp - Independent Event, Workshops & Classes, Children's Events

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Monday, July 22nd to Thursday 25th (4 days)
From 10:30am to 1pm daily - Suitable for 8 - 11yrs
Admission: €75 & €65 for siblings (all materials included)
Please call 01-8020898 to book the discounted sibling price.
What if your favourite LEGO Minifigure came to life and saved the day? What if they defeated a foe, sailed the high seas or flew through the sky? What if we could show you how to make that happen? Well - we can! By using the magical art of stop motion animation.

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  • So come along and join us at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, where you'll work in small teams with like-minded young animators to create short films and learn some of the basic skills of stop motion or master some existing ones if you are already making your own films. Our tutors LOVE stop motion animation and they will help you make amazing Brick Flicks that we will share on our own YouTube Channel - www.YouTube.Com/Createschool

    You can bring along your favourite mini figures but select carefully! Make sure they have what it takes to be the star in your film. As there will be a mixture of ages and collaboration is essential, we ask everybody to respect the minimum age policy so we can ensure that everybody enjoys themselves and gets the most they can from the workshop.

    If you have an 11yr old + who would like to take part in a similar workshop please contact us at [email protected] and if there is sufficient demand, we will organise an afternoon session.

    Places are limited, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

    Doors Open: 10:30am
    Commences At: 10:30am

    In advance: €75 / €65

    Website: http://www.YouTube.Com/Createschool


Doors Open: 10.30am Commences At: 10.30am Admission: In advance: €75 / €65

Saturday 3rd August - Making Lavender Wands ~ Independent Event, Workshops & Classes

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A Workshop with Agnieszka ‘Uisce’. From 10:30am to 1:30pm
At this 3 hour workshop you will learn how to make colourful fragrant lavender wands. Those traditional creations are fun to make, they look beautiful as a sole decoration or in a dry bouquet. They keep their aroma and their shape for many years. They make a perfect gift and they are a natural moth repellent!
During this 3 hour workshop you will be able to make as many wands of your chosen colours as you manage in time. We will be working with the simplest technique of plain weave first, and then we will go to more complex twill techniques. All materials for the workshop are included, but you can also bring some ribbons you want to use (preferably 0.3 – 0.7 cm wide). Places are limited, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Doors Open: 10.30am Commences At: 10.30am Admission: In advance: €45

Monday 12th August - Art Summer Camp ~ Children's Event, Workshops & Classes

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Monday, August 12th to Wednesday 14th - 10:30am to 1:30pm daily
Join Violeta from ‘A to Art’ for a fun-filled creative three-day summer camp where you will be making sculptures with air-drying clay, painting with acrylics and learning to drawn some cartoons while mastering shading skills. All kids will have three masterpieces to bring home after the three day camp. Places are extremely limited, please book early in advance to avoid disappointment. Suitable for children aged 6 to 14 years. Admission includes all materials.

Doors Open: 10.30am Commences At: 10.30am Admission: In advance: €90

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