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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


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What’s on at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre …

Saturday 14th March - Greenshine ~ Music

In line with official guidance, the SEAC will remain closed until midnight on the 29th of March until further notice. Please stay safe and well.

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On the back of a wonderful series of sell-out concerts and festivals to launch their latest album 'Family', Cork trio Greenshine makes a welcome return to The SEAC.
'Family' received many accolades including being made Eve Blair’s Late Show Album of the Week on BBC Ulster, Euro American Charts’ “Ones to Watch”, KCLRfm ‘Ceol Anocht’ with Martin Bridgeman “Record of the Week”. Christy Moore described Greenshine as "...the sound of a family immersed in music, tight in harmony, in love with song," - a fitting tribute to a family who has made music their life

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  • Hallmarks of a Greenshine performance are tight family harmonies, multi instrumental work, the strength of their own song-writing and choice of wonderful songs written by songwriters they admire including John Prine and Townes Van Zandt. Two singles released from 'Family', 'Dandelion Seed' and 'The Good is Gone' were co-written by Ellie and Mary and both hit the No. 1 spot on RTE Radio 1's Airplay list where they rested for several weeks, emulating the success of previous single ‘The Girl In The Lavender Dress’ (which went on to be third most played Irish track on RTE Radio 1 in the year of its release). A third single, 'Brother' from the album which Mary wrote with Cork songwriter Cormac O' Caoimh has reached No. 2 in the RTE Airplay Chart.
    Noel and Mary have appeared on the albums of artists as diverse as The Republic of Loose, Dr. Strangely Strange and Christy Moore while Ellie has sung on projects including Ger Shine's 'All The While' and Grandfather 'Paddy Greene's Family Album'. Their latest album is dedicated to families in all their forms and features material which runs the gamut of emotions from happiness to grief.

    "Just waiting any day now for their music to take off in the States. Their melodies and musicianship are just top notch, totally effortless” - Mathieu Norry, RTE Radio1 & RTE Lyric FM

    "This album is simply stunning" - Jimmy Stafford, Highland Radio

    Doors Open: 8:00pm
    Commences At: 8:30pm
    Admission:
    In advance: €16 / €13
    At the door: €18 / €15

    Website: http://greenshinemusic.com

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: POSTPONED

Sunday 15th March - Modern Calligraphy Workshop ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event -

In line with official guidance, the SEAC will remain closed until midnight on the 29th of March until further notice. Please stay safe and well.

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Join Liz for a three hour hands-on workshop, where you will learn the basics of modern brush lettering and more. As a class you will practice both uppercase and lowercase alphabet by breaking down the connections to each letter in a word. At the end of the three hours, the student will have a finished project (calligraphy piece). This workshop includes all the materials needed to get started, including:
• Brush Pen Set (2 pens with a hard and soft nib)
• Personal Workbook printed on premium quality paper: (lowercase and uppercase alphabet sheet guide, practice worksheets, common words, and tips and techniques). This workshop requires no prior experience in calligraphy or lettering. All supplies needed are included in the workshop. Suitable for adults and teenagers 14+. Places are extremely limited; please book early in advance to avoid disappointment.
Doors Open: 11am Commences: 11am Admission: At the door: POSTPONED

Monday 16th March - Exhibition by Margo Banks ~ Exhibition

In line with official guidance, the SEAC will remain closed until midnight on the 29th of March until further notice. Please stay safe and well.

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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: 10am - 4.30pm Admission: At the door: POSTPONED

Tuesday 17th March - St Patrick’s Day Traditional Music Session ~ Music, Community

In line with official guidance, the SEAC will remain closed until midnight on the 29th of March until further notice. Please stay safe and well.

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Join us for an afternoon of great tunes and craic from 2pm to 4pm to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Featuring local traditional musicians and special guests.

All musicians and listeners welcome.

Be sure to get here early to grab a good seat!

Doors Open: 1.30pm Commences At: 2pm Admission:  At the door: POSTPONED
Saturday 21st March - Shadows & Light ~ Music

In line with official guidance, the SEAC will remain closed until midnight on the 29th of March until further notice. Please stay safe and well.

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Shadows and Light make a welcome return to the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre; where they filled the venue and were rewarded with a standing ovation. Now a four-piece, with percussionist Dave McCune adding extra sparkle and energy, the combination of Maura Vambeck on vocals, David Mulligan on vocals and guitars, and Paul Enright on keyboards - brings Joni’s music to a whole new level. While their performances are true to the originals and to the spirit of Joni, they succeed in bringing something new, alive and fresh - making the genius of Joni’s words and music more present and relevant to us today.

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  • By recounting wonderful little stories between the songs, and highlighting lyrics from the songs - the show becomes more than just the captivating and beautifully-performed songs - Maura brings us on a magical tour through Joni’s life, from her early and troubled beginnings, to the Blue album, through her various and famous lovers, the Woodstock years, acute observations on American life, on touring, her heartbreaks and joys, and the poignant story of her daughter. We navigate around musical genres too - as Joni did - weaving from folk to jazz, pop and even orchestral.

    If you know a bit of Joni, you will love this. If you know no Joni, you’re in for a treat.

    Doors Open: 8:00pm
    Commences At: 8:30pm
    Admission:
    In advance: €16 / €13
    At the door: €18 / €15

    Website: https://shadowsandlightmusic.com

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: POSTPONED

Sunday 22nd March - Sunday Singing Session ~ Music, Community

In line with official guidance, the SEAC will remain closed until midnight on the 29th of March until further notice. Please stay safe and well.

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: POSTPONED

Sunday 22nd March - Slow Session ~ Music, Workshops & Classes

In line with official guidance, the SEAC will remain closed until midnight on the 29th of March until further notice. Please stay safe and well.

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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: POSTPONED

Monday 23rd March - Exhibition by Margo Banks ~ Exhibition

In line with official guidance, the SEAC will remain closed until midnight on the 29th of March until further notice. Please stay safe and well.

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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: 10am - 4.30pm Admission: At the door: POSTPONED

Thursday 26th March - Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria) ~ Cinema, Food

In line with official guidance, the SEAC will remain closed until midnight on the 29th of March until further notice. Please stay safe and well.

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Join us for a night of Spanish Cinema and food* with our Cottage Café serving up some classic dishes with accompanying wines ahead of the wonderful new film from Pedro Almodóvar, Pain and Glory. Veteran director Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas) currently suffers many health issues, which he blames for the creative rut he finds himself in. As he tries to recover, he reflects on his life. Whilst recalling memories from the past, including those of his humble upbringing by his doting mother (Penélope Cruz), in the present he reconnects with past friends and lovers. Can this journey help him overcome his physical pain and rediscover his creativity?

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  • Banderas and Cruz, with whom Almodóvar has worked extensively in the past, reunite with the award-winning director, to bring arguably his most personal film to date to the big screen.

    Winner – Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival 2019

    "…life meets art in Almodóvar’s wistful extravaganza. The director delivers another sensuous and deeply personal gem as Antonio Banderas’s ageing film-maker faces up to death.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

    “Every element of the film is beautifully judged ...but it is Banderas who makes the film fly.” – Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

    Director: Pedro Almodóvar
    Duration: 113 minutes
    Language: Spanish (with English subtitles)
    Cert: 16

    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: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: POSTPONED

Saturday 28th March - 3D Embroidery on Fabric with Printed Designs ~ Workshops & Classes, Independent Event

In line with official guidance, the SEAC will remain closed until midnight on the 29th of March until further notice. Please stay safe and well.

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This workshop is designed for beginners and those who have some experience with needle work. Over the 5-hour workshop you will learn several 3D stitches and how to compose them on a fabric with printed designs.

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  • You will be given detailed guidance on how to print a photograph on a piece of fabric in an inkjet printer and then choose from two different designs printed on fabric to work on.
    We will work out embroidery in 3D stitches, starting with simpler ones: French knot, bullion stitch, spider web… then we progress into more complicated ones: cast on stitch, woven picot.
    You will work out your embroidery with colourful pearl cotton thread and with metallic threads of your choice.

    All materials for the workshop are included and the tools will be provided for the duration of the workshop. Each participant will also receive a helpful handout.

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

    The tutor: Agnieszka ‘Uisce’ Jakubczyk, is an embroiderer and award winning weaver. She combines embroidery and weaving with other needle crafts to create unique art pieces. She has wide knowledge in many disciplines of textile art which she shares generously with her students.

    From 10:30am to 4:30 (with a 1 hour break for lunch)

    Suitable for adults & teenagers ages 16+

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

    Admission:
    In advance: €80

Doors Open: 10.30am Commences At: 10.30am Admission: In advance: POSTPONED

Saturday 28th March - Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with Donal O’Connor & Gerry O’Beirne ~ Music

In line with official guidance, the SEAC will remain closed until midnight on the 29th of March until further notice. Please stay safe and well.

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Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is an award-winning traditional singer and musician from Corca Dhuibhne, Co. Kerry. A leading exponent of the sean nós style, her repertoire also includes songs from a wide variety of folk and contemporary sources. Her childhood in West Kerry saw her immersed in a rich cultural environment and vital living tradition, which was to be hugely influential on the foundation of her distinctive vocal and instrumental sound.

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  • She has enjoyed a successful career as a touring artist, with over thirteen years’ experience as lead singer and flute player with the Irish traditional supergroup Danú, as well as a performing as a solo artist. Muireann is also a popular television presenter, having hosted a range of programmes for Irish and Scottish TV over the past decade including the celebrated traditional music series “Port”, now in its third season. Most recently, she has also turned her attention to a collaborative electronic music project entitled Aeons.

    Playing songs from her new recording ‘Seaborne’, Muireann will be joined on stage by celebrated fiddler Donal O’Connor and renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Gerry O’Beirne.

    “One of the earthiest and most distinctive voices, not just in traditional circles, but anywhere” – The Irish Times

    Doors Open: 8:00pm
    Commences At: 8:30pm
    Admission:
    In advance: €16 / €13
    At the door: €18 / €15

    Website: https://www.muireann.ie

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: POSTPONED

Monday 30th March - 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

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