Music Cinema Exhibitions !eatre Comedy Talks Community Workshops T +353 (0)1 802 0898 events programme clár imeachtaí Jan - Apr 2015 www.tseac.ie Welcome to our WinterSpring Events Programme Fáilte go dtí ár Imeachtaí Clár Fómhar-Geimhreadh Contents Events January/Eanáir Events February/Feabhra Events March/Márta Events April/Aibreán Events 3 6 12 18 Classes, Workshops and Activities Exercise & Dance Independent Events Art/Craft/Dance 22 23 24 Events at a Glance 30 Information 32 Our regular opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm and later in conjunction with our events. If you are travelling to get here, please contact us in advance to confirm we are open. All program information is correct at the time of printing. For the most up to date information, please visit our website at www.tseac.ie or contact us on 01-8020898. Happy 2015 and welcome to our exciting new programme. Our New Year’s resolution at the SEAC is to showcase the very best of local, national and international artistic talent and we hope you enjoy what we have in store for you all. The Naul’s finest arts centre is the perfect place to spend a winter’s evening or spring afternoon watching a riveting movie, developing a new painting technique at Dave West’s art workshop or learning a Sean Nós dance step with Edwina Guckian. If it’s music you’re after we have an amazing line up of traditional, folk and Americana bands all ready to entertain you. The brilliant Laoise Kelly and Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn is a traditional gig not to be missed. Our arts programme is growing and getting creatively stronger with such quality singers and musicians as Hazel O’Connor, Cormac de Barra, David Geraghty from Bell X1, John Spillane and (one of our favourite singers) Kimmie Rhodes all appearing on the SEAC stage in the coming months. We will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by inviting the legendary Kilfenora Céilí Band to perform at our Ceilí Mór and it is sure to be a day of dancing and craic. Cinema, art workshops, children’s wood carving classes, literary events and traditional singing and music sessions are just some of the great variety of activities and events on offer within our packed winter programme. This is all made possible by the continued support of our patrons and our substantive funders Fingal County Council and The Arts Council. Hope to see you soon and all the best for 2015. Ádh Mór Sean Paul O’Hare, Director/Stiúrthóir January/Eanáir Events www.tseac.ie Slow Session Fish & Bird Music & Workshop / Ceardlann & Ceol Music / Ceol Regula Event r Fri 23rd Jan Doors 8pm Commences 8.30pm €16/€13 advance booking €18/€15 at the door Sun 18th Jan, 15th Feb, 15th Mar, 19th Apr Commences 8pm €5 Friends/Members: FREE Our Slow Sessions are aimed towards 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 are 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 well grounded in the Sliabh Luachra tradition as well as being a nationally recognised performer. Hot Canadian five-piece Fish & Bird have received praise on both sides of the Atlantic for their refreshingly un-clichéd writing. Live, they will blow your socks off! Flown in to the UK for their own exclusive headline show at Glasgow’s phenomenal Celtic Connections festival; their last album, 'Every Whisper Is A Shout Across The Void', established them as a major inventive force on the roots music circuit. This will be their one and only Irish date, so don't miss them! “Hugely enjoyable” The Daily Express “Their time has come” Maverick magazine “The bar has been duly raised” Sunday Herald (Scotland) "Exciting, the way you are on a roller coaster; all the fun is in the ride" Folk Radio UK Please book early to avoid disappointment! 3 4 January/Eanáir Events !e 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out !e Window & Disappeared LOL in Naul Comedy / Coiméide Cinema / Scannánaíocht Regula Event r !ursday 29th Jan Doors 8pm Commences 8.30pm Friends/Members - FREE (book in advance) Non-Members €5/€4 advance booking, €7/€6 at the door The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a hugely successful best-selling book, published in 38 countries, it has already sold more than six million copies worldwide. Jonas Jonasson’s witty, feel-good international bestseller proved that it is never too late to let a little adventure into your life. This eagerly awaited screen version stars Robert Gustafson as Allan Karlsson who quietly escapes from the celebrations for his onehundredth birthday and takes to the road. Little misunderstandings and unfortunate coincidences soon find him in possession of a suitcase of cash and being hotly pursued by crooks and criminals. But Allan is more than equipped to deal with unique situations after being involved in some of the most historic events of the twentieth century and shared meals and more with everyone from Franco, Stalin, and Truman to Reagan and Gorbachev. Don't miss this outrageous and hilarious delight! "Explosively funny!" TV Times Director: Felix Herngren Duration: 114 mins Language: English & Swedish (with English subtitles) Cert: 15A Fri 30th Jan, 27th Feb, 27th Mar & 24th Apr Doors 8pm Commences 8.30pm €13/€10 advance booking €15/€12 at the door Join us for ‘LOL in Naul’, our monthly Comedy Night featuring the best of both up-and-coming and very special guest comedians! Our MC is the one and only Gearoid Farrelly; a regular at Irish comedy festivals who has toured with PJ Gallagher, Neil Delamere, Maeve Higgins, Tommy Tiernan, Jason Byrne and Rich Hall. His appearances on television include ‘Stand & Deliver’, ‘Tonight With Craig Doyle’, ‘Dave’s One Night Stand’ and ‘The Savage Eye’. "To be an audience member in Farrelly's crowd is a joy" Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 5 star review Check www.tseac.ie for details of each monthly line-up! Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/LOLinNaul for updates, great laughs and more! www.tseac.ie Catalpa !eatre / Amarclann Saturday 31st Jan Doors 8pm Commences 8.30pm €16/€13/€10* advance booking €18/€15 at the door A classic of modern Irish theatre, Catalpa is the story of the daring 1875 whaleship rescue of six Irish prisoners from Fremantle penal colony in Australia - all in the vibrant imagination of a rejected screenwriter, the best movie never made! Catalpa is about heroes and visionaries, political intrigue and personal loyalty, with hot romance, conflicted rebels and battles at sea. An epic adventure story that challenges the nature of heroism. Written and performed by Donal O’Kelly with live music by Trevor Knight. Winner of The Scotsman Fringe First Award, Edinburgh; Best Event Award, Melbourne International Festival and a maximum four star rating from The Washington Times. “A celebration of the power of live theatre lyrical and passionate, satirical and very funny” The Irish Times “A masterpiece .. searingly satirical, comic, tragic, profoundly sensitive” The Scotsman “Marvellous.. wonderfully varied and passionate” Herald Sun Melbourne “Brilliant writing, bravura performance” Sunday Times “If ever there was a play you should see, this is it. A true event in Irish theatre” Irish Examiner “As it ends, one can imagine the film producer slumped in awe at Catalpa’s magic” Time Out, London *Reduced School Group rate Looking for a venue for your special occasion? The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre has undergone extensive renovation and refurbishment to become a unique venue for your special occasion or private function: Birthdays Children’s Parties Conferences Charity Fundraisers Workshops Exhibitions & Rehearsals In-house facilities include; HD projector and screen, professional sound and lighting systems, digital audio recording, WIFI and onsite catering from The Cottage Café. Additional facilities and services can also be provided, please contact us for more information. 5 6 February/Feabhra Events Launch of Exhibition by Barbara Craig Laoise Kelly & Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn Exhibitions / Taispeántais Music / Ceol Friday 6th Feb Doors 8pm Sunday 1st Feb FREE Commences 3pm Many painters lament that their painting style is too ‘tight’. Artist, Barbara Craig will illustrate how she develops her work to produce spontaneous, loose acrylic landscapes. Barbara will show her sketchbooks of source material; pencil, pen, colour sketches and photographs and demonstrate how a painting progresses from this vital ‘first hand’ information to a finished painting injected with her own personality. Barbara believes painting should be fun and you need not worry too much about following rules, go with the flow and enjoy yourself! All welcome. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected] or call 01-8020898. Barbara Craig is known for her striking landscape work; bold paintings often influenced by the weather, of scenes captured in her mind’s eye whilst out enjoying a ramble. Capturing instances of ordinary everyday life, there is always humour in her work, whatever the subject, brought to life with a spontaneous, vigorous use of media and colour to captivate the viewer. Barbara’s work will be exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery during February and March. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free. Commences 8.30pm €13/€10 advance booking €15/€12 at the door Laoise Kelly (harp) and Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn (uilleann pipes) have been performing as a duet for two years. The combination and blend of two of Ireland's emblematic instruments is charged with musical history, offering a journey into a rich sound of melodies, coloured by chordal and percussive accompaniment. Laoise and Tiarnán play a repertoire taken from the wide spectrum of Irish dance music and airs from Ulster barn dances to Munster polkas, airs from 19th century manuscripts to modern compositions. Tiarnán was one of the founding members of Dorsa, which recorded 'The Wild Music of the Gael' in 1998. The E.P. 'Banks of Red Roses' was released in 2002. He toured extensively with Moya Brennan (of Clannad) from 1997-2001 and recorded two albums, 'Whisper to the Wild Water' and 'Two Horizons'. Laoise was a founder member of the traditional group ‘Bumblebees’ and in 1999 she recorded her first solo album ‘Just Harp’ to critical acclaim. Throughout her solo career Laoise has recorded with many of Ireland’s foremost artists including The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon, John Hoban, Dónal Lunny, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Tommy Makem, Matt Molloy, Mary Black, Kathleen MacInnes as well as Kate Bush and American country/bluegrass icon Tim O’Brien. Highly recommended! www.tseac.ie Sunday Open Session Seve Music / Ceol Cinema / Scannánaíocht Sunday 8th Feb Doors 2.30pm FREE Commences 3pm Join us for our Sunday Open Session; a great opportunity to meet up and jam with the many talented musicians, songwriters and performers from around the area. This is an informal session where all participants can perform together in a relaxed environment. If you prefer just to 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 musicians, singers, performers and listeners are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Follow us on Twitter @TSECC Follow us on Facebook facebook.com/TSEAC !ursday 12th Feb Doors 8pm Commences 8.30pm Friends/Members - FREE (book in advance) Non-Members €5/€4 advance booking, €7/€6 at the door Despite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Ballesteros fought against adversity to become the most spectacular and charismatic golfer to ever play the game. 'Seve' combines dramatic recreations with electrifying archive footage to tell his incredible rags to riches story; from humble beginnings on the beaches of Spain, where aged six he taught himself the game with a broken 3 iron strapped to a stick, to becoming world number one and the greatest golfer of a generation. With an original score by Academy Award winner Stephen Warbeck, Seve is produced by Stephen Evans with the full support of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation. "Seve offers fascinating insights not just into the life of legendary golfer Seve Ballesteros but into what it takes to succeed at the highest level." The Express Director: John-Paul Davidson Duration: 124 mins. Language: Spanish (with English subtitles) Cert: PG 7 8 February/Feabhra Events Hazel O’Connor & Cormac de Barra Valentine’s Night Burns Supper Music / Ceol Music & Food / Ceol & Bia Friday 13th Feb Doors 8pm Commences 8.30pm €18/€14 advance booking €20/€16 at the door Hazel O'Connor performs with the celebrated Irish harpist Cormac de Barra, in a captivating and intimate special performance. 2013 marked the 15th anniversary of Hazel and Cormac's first collaboration on the biographical show, 'Beyond Breaking Glass' with a special one-week run of the updated show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Hazel's autobiography 'Breaking Glass Barefoot' has also just been published and tells previously untold stories of her rollercoaster ride through the highs and lows of the music business. No O'Connor show is complete without her original classics Will You, D-Days and Eighth Day or her new classics Rebecca, Driftwood, I'm Still Breathing and Acoustically Yours. Cormac de Barra is not only one of Hazel’s co-writers and musical partners, he has also recorded three of his own harp-led CDs. More recently, Cormac has been dividing his time between television work on the TG4 arts series Imeall and the project 'Voices & Harps' with Moya Brennan of Clannad. The combination of De Barra’s harp with Hazel’s unforgettable voice is truly magical. “Sumptuous songs with a soulful, introspective lyrical depth. The arrangements are largely traditional in feel, helped by Cormac de Barra’s exquisite harp... seamless forays into pop blues and soul, and the familiar silken gravel of O’Connor’s voice” The Irish Times Saturday 14 Feb ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL Doors 7.30pm Commences 8pm €20 per person (including 3 course supper) Join us for a Valentine’s night celebration with a difference, as we toast the Scottish national bard, Robert Burns, with a night of food, music, song and stories with special guests, musicians and more. Delicious food and drink is a key element of any Burns Supper and the traditional main course of haggis will be ceremoniously escorted into the room by a Bag-Piper before the ‘master of ceremonies’ gives a stirring recital of Burns’ ‘To a Haggis’, finishing by raising the platter above his head and shouting “Gie her a Haggis!” Enjoy readings of Burns’ work and performances of his songs, with humorous speeches, music and maybe even some ceilidh dancing after you’ve had a wee dram or two! Slow Session Sun 15th Feb, Commences 8pm See page 3 www.tseac.ie ZOOM, Films for Young Audiences Safety Not Guaranteed Join Me In !e Pines David Geraghty of Bell X1 Music / Ceol Cinema / Scannánaíocht Saturday 21st Feb Doors 8pm €16/€13 Commences 8.30pm €16/€13 advance booking €18/€15 at the door Friday 20th Feb Doors 7.30pm €2 Commences 8pm “Wanted: someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before.”Inspired by this unusual classified ad, three cynical Seattle magazine employees set out to look for the story behind it. They discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likeable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he’s solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon. Together, they embark on a hilarious, unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far believing can take you. Director: Colin Trevorrow Duration: 86 mins. Language: English Cert: 15A* *Films classified 15A have been deemed appropriate for viewers of fifteen and over. However, they can also be seen by younger children - provided they are accompanied by an adult who has deemed the film appropriate viewing for that child. – IFCO (Irish Film Classification Office) www.ifco.ie Are you aged 15+ and interested in film-making? Find out more about ZOOM on page 25. The man behind the moniker is Bell X1’s David Geraghty. Geraghty released his debut solo album ‘Kill Your Darlings’ in 2007, to critical and fan acclaim. The album was also nominated for a Choice Music Prize that year. 2009 saw David return with his second solo offering ‘The Victory Dance’. Both of these albums were written and recorded between stints in the hectic Bell X1 touring schedule. Similarly, Dave’s new project, ‘Join Me in the Pines’ was written and recorded over a year and half while on and off the road. JMITP is a return to the somewhat isolated creative process under which his debut album was made. This time around the process benefits from a newly built home studio, (which was tried and tested on the demos for Bell X1’s “Chop Chop” album). Once again Geraghty displays his musical skills on the new album by playing almost all of the instruments, although it was enhanced by some great talents from the traditional, folk and classical worlds. Clare Finglass, who appeared on Dave’s first two albums, again lends her voice to make one half of the backing vocal duo. The other half being Dave’s Mammy. “Because apart from being amazing, she works for free”. Join Me In The Pines released their debut single ‘Joy Is A Lion’ in early 2014 to two sell out shows in Dublin’s Unitarian Church and Coughlan's in Cork. The next few months sees the band performing up and down the country at a select number of venues, so make sure you jump on those tickets fast not to miss out! 9 10 February/Feabhra Events Ida Writers’ Tales Cinema / Scannánaíocht Dermot Bolger in conversation with John Sheahan Talks / Cainteanna !ursday 26th Feb Doors 8pm Commences 8.30pm Friends/Members - FREE (book in advance) Non-Members €5/€4 advance booking, €7/€6 at the door Anna, an orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to take her vows when she’s sent to visit Wanda, her aunt and only living relative. A cynical, hard-drinking Communist Party judge, Wanda reveals that Anna’s real name is Ida and that her parents were Jews murdered during the Nazi occupation. So the two embark on an unusual journey through the wintry countryside to unearth their family’s dark history. The film’s beautiful black-and-white imagery is so artfully composed that every frame belongs in an exhibition. Vibrant and intimate, a subtle portrait of two fascinating, contrasting women: the sheltered Ida, who is exploring her faith, and Wanda, who having seen the worst of humanity - has no faith left. "Pure cinematic storytelling at its best." - 5 star review, The Irish Times Winner, Best Director - Jameson Dublin International Film Festival Director: Pawel Pawlikowski, Duration: 80 mins. Language: Polish (with English subtitles), Cert: PG-13 LOL in Naul Fri 27th Feb, Commences 8.30pm See page 4 Saturday 28th Feb Doors 7.30pm Commences 8pm €10 advance booking €12 at the door The SEAC presents a new series of intimate conversations conducted by the novelist and poet, Dermot Bolger, with leading Irish writers who will read from their work and discuss the life experiences which have helped to shape their outlook and their books. John Sheahan is a Dublin legend. A notable Irish violinist, tin whistle player and folk musician, he is the last surviving member of the original and definitive five man line-up of world famous band, The Dubliners. He is also a composer in his own right of such classics as The Marino Waltz and in recent years acquired a considerable reputation as a poet. In a public interview with the author Dermot Bolger he will read from his poetry, reminisce about the famous friends and musicians with whom he embarked on a life-long journey through music and play some of his most beloved tunes. Dermot Bolger is one of Ireland’s best known writers. His ten novels include The Journey Home, The Family on Paradise Pier and, most recently The Fall of Ireland. His first play, The Lament for Arthur Cleary, received the Samuel Beckett Award; his acclaimed Ballymun Trilogy of plays has been staged in several countries and his works translated into numerous languages. Bolger writes for most of Ireland’s leading newspapers and in 2012 was named Commentator of the Year at the Irish Newspaper awards. March/Márta Events Ernest Shackleton by Michael Smith Talks / Cainteanna www.tseac.ie Chef Cinema & Food / Ceol & Bia Friday 6th Mar Doors 7.30pm (for food) Cinema commences 8.30pm Wednesday 4th Mar Doors 6.30pm Commences 7pm €10 advance booking €12 at the door Sir Ernest Shackleton was among history’s great explorers and became a legend on four epic voyages of discovery to the Antarctic a century ago. Shackleton’s biographer, the Polar historian Michael Smith recalls the compelling story of a complex man from County Kildare who touched greatness on the ice but struggled to come to terms with home life. Shackleton marched to within 100 miles of the South Pole and the led the dramatic battle to survive against the odds when his ship Endurance, was crushed by the ice. Shackleton was a charismatic figure who lived life “like a mighty rushing wind” but was happiest in the icy wilderness where he could leave behind his messy private life. Michael Smith’s new biography of Shackleton uncovers the man behind the legend. Michael is the author of the popular biography of Tom Crean and will be available to sign copies of his books following the talk. Friends/Members - FREE (book in advance) Non-Members €5/€4 advance booking, €7/€6 at the door Admission not inclusive of food; please book the ‘pre-event supper’ with your tickets if you wish to take part in the food event at 7.30pm Some of the best chef’s from Dublin’s finest establishments live locally to the SEAC. We’ve asked them to come along for an informal meet-and-greet, serve up a tasting plate of some of their favourite dishes and chat about their food, ingredients and what inspires their cooking. All of this is in advance of the wonderful, inspiring and food-y comedy, Chef. When Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen and zest for life and love. Director: Jon Favreau Duration: 114 mins. Language: English Cert: 15A 11 12 March/Márta Events Walking !e Road !eatre / Amarclann Sunday Singing Circle Session Music / Ceol Saturday 7th Mar Doors 8pm Commences 8.30pm €13/€10 advance booking €15/€12 at the door Almost 100 years after his death, farm hand, road mender, copper miner and poet, Francis Ledwidge still haunts Irish literature. A determined Nationalist; he was killed by a stray shell while building a road behind the front line in Flanders just a few weeks shy of his thirtieth birthday. He looks from old photographs, condemned to the limbo of being forever young, but like thousands of fellow Irishmen who died in that war he was condemned to another limbo, the limbo of never having their stories publicly told. Sunday 8th Mar FREE Performed by Jamie O'Neill and Clare Monnelly, written by Dermot Bolger and directed by Aaron Monaghan, Walking the Road is one poet’s reimagining of another poet’s life. Hovering in the halflight of memories, it vividly and imaginatively follows Ledwidge on one final journey, as he finds himself once again walking the road that he walked as a shop boy from Rathfarnham in South County Dublin, through North County Dublin and on to his native Slane in County Meath. Alongside him walk the ghosts of those who touched his life and the ghosts of other young Irishmen from villages that he passes. Unseen, they walk alongside him, but where are they walking to and will any of them ever reach home? Join us for our new Sunday Singing Circle 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. Highly recommended. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Doors 2.30pm Commences 3pm www.tseac.ie Gold Cinema / Scannánaíocht John Spillane & Ger Wolfe Music / Ceol Saturday 14th Mar Doors 8pm !ursday 12th Mar Doors 8pm Commences 8.30pm Friends/Members - FREE (book in advance) Non-Members €5/€4 advance booking, €7/€6 at the door From Irish writer and director (of the acclaimed 'Small Engine Repair'), Niall Heery, comes 'Gold'. Featuring note-perfect performances, this offbeat comedy and unconventional love story delights in the hilarity of everyday life. Twelve years ago, Ray (David Wilmot) left town after his childhood sweetheart, Alice (Kerry Condon), dumped him, taking their daughter away from him in the process. With his ailing father requesting to see his granddaughter for the first time, Ray must return home to reunite with his daughter Abbie (Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams). But Ray Discovers that his daughter and her mother have built a new life with his former PE teacher Frank (a hilarious James Nesbitt)! After Ray is found sleeping in his car, Alice feels guilty enough to invite him to stay. But from his first bumbling efforts to get close to his daughter to the catastrophic effect his presence has on Frank, Ray manages to create chaos all around him. - Galway Film Fleadh 2014 "Rewriting the rules of quirky indie Irish comedy." The Guardian Commences 8.30pm €20/€16 advance booking €22/€18 at the door We are delighted to announce an evening of music and song by two of Ireland’s finest singer/songwriters, who are also two of the finest ambassadors for the Irish language, John Spillane and Ger Wolfe. In John's own words, "two Cork mystic misfits, chanters ranters, poets dreamers, come together 20 years after they first met in Carrigrohane woods, sing their little hearts out at a special concert..." Don't miss a night of ceol, caint agus craic, as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015. Having sold over 100,000 albums in Ireland, John has also been awarded with two Meteor Irish Music Awards for ‘Best Act Folk’ and ‘Traditional’ act. His songs have been covered by many Irish folk lumineer’s such as Christy Moore, Sean Keane, Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Solas, Mary Black, Méav, Sinéad Lohan and Sharon Shannon. Described by others as a genius and a poet among other great things, Cork singer-songwriter Ger Wolfe possesses a rare ability to capture the hearts and minds of his listeners and carry them away in an ethereal haze. Ger is currently celebrating the release of his seventh CD ‘I Have Been Loved’. Slow Session Highly recommended! Sun 15th Mar, Commences 8pm Director: Niall Heery Language: English Duration: 84 mins. Cert: 15A See page 3 13 14 March/Márta Events St. Patrick’s Day Céilí Mór with !e Kilfenora Céilí Band Music & Dance / Ceol & Rince Poetry Open Mic As part of UNESCO International Poetry Day Talk & Community / Caint & Pobal Tuesday 17th Mar Doors 4.30pm Commences 5pm €13/€10 advance booking €15/€12 at the door Refreshments will also be available. Join us for a Céilí Mór on St. Patrick’s Day when our new courtyard will be transformed into a big dance floor for three fun and dance-filled hours under the cover of a marquee. No previous Céilí dancing experience is required; there will be plenty of people here who will be more than willing to show you how it’s done! So come along to sing and dance your St. Patrick's Day away in the company of the legendary Kilfenora Céilí Band. The world-renowned Kilfenora Céilí Band are seen by many aficionados as the quintessential Irish céilí band. Their core repertoire of dance music, punctuated with an incomparable lift and rhythm, defines an unbroken tradition that dates from the beginning of the twentieth century. Advance booking is strongly advised as tickets are limited. Saturday 21st Mar Doors 1.30pm FREE Commences 2pm Are you a poet, but nobody knows it? All peoples throughout history have developed and practiced forms of poetry, so as to pass on their knowledge, history, myths, express feelings, talk about daily life, to withstand trials and of course, to entertain. As part of UNESCO’s International Poetry Day 2015, our MC (and one of Ireland’s best known writers) Dermot Bolger will be on hand to invite you to read your work in a relaxed and supportive environment. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. Admission is free and all are welcome. www.tseac.ie Kimmie Rhodes Kon-Tiki Music / Ceol Cinema / Scannánaíocht !ursday 26th Mar Doors 8pm Saturday 21st Mar Doors 8pm Commences 8.30pm €16/€13 advance booking €18/€15 at the door Singer-songwriter Kimmie Rhodes is a native Texan who calls Austin home. Kimmie’s multi-platinum selling songs have been recorded by such stellar acts as Willie Nelson, Wynonna Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Joe Ely, John Farnham, Waylon Jennings, Peter Frampton, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. A creative and prolific artist, she has recorded and released a total of sixteen solo CDs, written and produced three musical plays and a catalogue of hundreds of songs, and published a novella/cookbook. Kimmie is currently serving as an associate producer for a documentary, ‘They Called Us Outlaws’ to be presented by the Country Music Hall Of Fame, Nashville; a trilogy of feature length films to be dedicated in memory of Joe Gracey and Waylon Jennings, produced and directed by Eric Geadelman. Currently writing and recording a new CD of all new original songs titled ‘Cowgirl Boudior’, due for release in the Spring of 2015, don't miss this opportunity to hear Kimmie's new material up close and personal at The SEAC. Always a sold-out show, please book your Kimmie Rhodes tickets early to avoid disappointment! Commences 8.30pm Friends/Members - FREE (book in advance) Non-Members €5/€4 advance booking, €7/€6 at the door Norway's most expensive screen production to date is a visually striking re-creation of Thor Heyerdahl’s daring trip across the Pacific on a primitive wooden raft. Norwegian explorer, Heyerdahl, together with five men, crossed the Pacific Ocean in 1947 to prove that South Americans back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the ocean and settled on Polynesian Islands. This masterful account of the staggeringly brave journey is unerringly faithful to the original story; following Heyerdahl gathering finance for the trip before setting off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 8,000 kilometres, all while the world was watching. Oscar nomination - Best Foreign Language Film "A rousing and thoroughly enjoyable Old Hollywood-style adventure." NPR.org Director: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sand Duration: 118 mins. Language: English & Norwegian (with English subtitles) Cert: PG-13 LOL in Naul Fri 27th Mar, Commences 8.30pm See page 4 15 16 March/Márta Events Lumiere Weekly Music Classes Music / Ceol January - March term now enrolling! Saturday 28th Mar Doors 8pm Commences 8.30pm Catering for complete beginners to advanced players, our weekly music classes take place in Naul National School on Monday evenings from 5pm throughout the academic year. €16/€13 advance booking €18/€15 at the door Classes are available in Guitar, Banjo, Button Accordion, Bodhrán, Tin Whistle, Flute, Fiddle & Uilleann Pipes. Lumiere’s debut album brought together two distinct voices cut from the same geographic cloth. Our January-March term (10 classes) will commence on Monday, January 12th at Naul National School. One is Éilís Kennedy, whose sound has ready access to the soul without need for scaffolding or spotlights. The other half of the musical whole is Pauline Scanlon, an award-winning singer from the same Kerry town of Dingle. With Lumiere, the song and t’s delivery are the primary focus, technical concerns gives way to feeling as song and singer effortlessly merge. Since their debut launch, the duo have toured their distinctive sound from the cosy snugs of their native Dingle to international concert halls including Carnegie Hall in New York and The Barbican in London. A worldwide audience has connected with their offering of real music by real singers communicating real emotions. As a duo, Lumiere takes something that is sacred and age old and re-imagines it simply and beautifully, reclaiming beauty, truth and trust, for the modern age. Their last performance at The SEAC was a sell-out, so please book early to avoid disappointment! 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, January 12th. Discounts are also available for additional family members. We also provide an Instrument Loan Scheme, please contact us for more details. If there are any other instruments you wish to learn, please let us know and we'll see what we can do. We look forward to hearing from you! www.tseac.ie Become a Friend Show your support for !e Séamus Ennis Arts Centre and save yourself a small fortune by joining our Friend’s scheme. Our Friend’s membership fee for 2015 is €85.00 This will entitle you to: • A discount of up to 20% on the admission price of one ticket at most events • Two complimentary tickets to an event of your choice up to the value of €32 • Free admission to our twice monthly Cinema screenings as well as other special Cinema events • Advance notice of our events via our website up to ten days before events are made available to the general public • Exclusive invitation for two to all exhibition launches and special events • Free entry into our monthly draw for CDs • Free entry into our annual draw for our ‘Gold Membership Card’ which entitles the lucky winner to free admission to all events at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre for a year • Free admission to our Slow Sessions. 17 18 April/Aibreán Events Shadows & Light Launch of Exhibition Music / Ceol by !omas Ryan PPRHA Exhibition Exhibitions / Taispeántais Frien Membds/ e Event rs Sunday 5th Apr Saturday 4th Apr Doors 8pm Commences 8.30pm €13/€10 advance booking €15/€12 at the door Shadows and Light are captivating audiences with their intimate show on the iconic singer-songwriter, Joni Mitchell, receiving a standing ovation at their recent Culture Night performance in the magnificent St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast. Their stunning interpretations are performed by vocalist Maura Vambeck, Dave Mulligan, guitar and Paul Enright, keyboard. The show features songs from the huge Joni Mitchell repertoire, including classics from her landmark ‘Blue’ album, along with some lesserknown numbers like 'Hejira', 'Secret Place' and 'Hissing of Summer Lawns'. Their hypnotic performance of the lyrics and life of Joni is truly special, bringing you Joan Anderson, the poet, artist and mother. If you like Joni, you will love this. FREE Doors 2.30pm Commences 3pm Friends/Members Event Born in 1929. Thomas Ryan attended the Limerick School of Art, then the National College of Art in Dublin, where he studied under Seán Keating and Maurice McGonigle. In 1957 he first exhibited at the RHA and became an associate member in 1968. He has had many commissions for portraits and he is also well known for his sensitive still-life paintings and for his Irish historical scenes, especially those of the 1916 Rising. He has exhibited at the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art in Dublin and was President of the RHA from 1982 to 1992. We are delighted that Thomas Ryan PPRHA will be in attendance to officially open his exhibition, which continues at our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of May. Open to the public daily, from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free. www.tseac.ie !e Musical Menagerie Puppet Show Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss Music & Dance / Ceol & Rince !eatre & Children’s Event / Amarclann & Imeachtaí Leanaí !ursday 9th Apr Doors 1.30pm Commences 2pm €10 advance booking €12 at the door Presented by 'Your Man's Puppets' & Boris Hunka, 'The Musical Menagerie Puppet Show' features the story of two zoo-keepers reminiscing about their first days in the job. A tall tail tale is told about a Gibbon that lost his tail, while meeting exotic animals from far and wide, including Sheridan the Sloth, Imelda the Rhino Hornbill, Kevin the Snake and Gilbert - the Gibbon who’s lost his groove. This magical musical is told with all original songs including "I’m a Lean Mean Sleeping Machine”, “The Rainforest Jive” to name but two. The animals combine breath-taking realism with elements of fantasy that have become the trademark of Your Man’s Puppets. The Musical Menagerie Puppet Show delivers a wonderfully imaginative performance, which leaves the audience full of memories of a great, shared family experience, suitable for all ages. We are asking all children to bring along their own favourite cushion to sit on during the performance. Friday 10th Apr Doors 8pm Commences 8.30pm €13/€10 advance booking €15/€12 at the door Michigan-born percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and Edinburgh harpist Maeve Gilchrist met while teaching at the Shasta Fiddle Summit in Northern California. They continued their musical relationship with spontaneous collaborations at festivals and chance meetings and later toured together as part of Darol Anger's band, 'The Furies', finally making their duo debut at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, Scotland. Sharing a deep respect for traditional music and culture while drawing on contemporary elements of music, movement, rhythm and improvisation, Nic and Maeve have emerged from the vibrant new acoustic scene as innovators in their fields. The percussion and drive of Nic's footwork combined with Maeve's melodic and improvisational sensibilities make for an explosive duet sure to delight both the ears and the eyes. You can also join Nic & Maeve earlier in the day for a 'Dance the Tune' Workshop. See page 29. 19 20 April/Aibreán Events Leslie Dowdall & Mike Hanrahan Sunday Open Session Music / Ceol Music / Ceol Sunday 12th Apr Saturday 11th Apr Doors 8pm Commences 8.30pm €16/€13 advance booking €18/€15 at the door This April sees the beginning of a much-anticipated national tour from two of this Island's most acclaimed Singer/Songwriters. With legendary histories behind them of hard earned status, Leslie with her earlier career with 'In Tua Nua' and Mike with the famed 'Stockton’s Wing' combine to present a powerful and innovative force on stage. Between them to date, they are lauded for retrospective classic hits such as 'Beautiful Affair', 'Walkaway', 'Freedom' and Leslie's signature tune, 'Wonderful Thing'. Their replication of collected and intriguing tunes combined with dynamic originals never fail to enchant their audience. Partners in crime since 2009, they recently recorded a version of Anthony and the Johnston’s compelling composition 'You Are My Sister' which will be available for download this year. Leslie and Mike take to the stage at The SEAC this April to showcase their songwriting and performing talents in an intimate setting, featuring songs from In Tua Nua, Stockton's Wing, solo projects and recent collaborations. Doors 2.30pm FREE Commences 3pm Join us for another Sunday Open Session; a great opportunity to meet up and jam with the many talented musicians, songwriters and performers from around the area. This is an informal session where all participants can perform together in a relaxed environment. If you prefer just to 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 musicians, singers, performers and listeners are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Follow us on Twitter @TSECC Follow us on Facebook facebook.com/TSEAC www.tseac.ie Me, Myself & Mum Cinema & Food / Scannánaíocht & Bia ZOOM, Films for Young Audiences We Are !e Best! Cinema / Scannánaíocht €2 Friday 17th Apr !ursday 16th Apr Doors 7.30pm Commences 8pm Doors 7.30pm (for food) Cinema commences 8.30pm Friends/Members - FREE (book in advance) Non-Members €5/€4 advance booking, €7/€6 at the door Admission not inclusive of food; please book the ‘pre-event supper’ with your tickets if you wish to take part in the food event at 7:30pm. An evening of French food and film, with our Cottage Café serving classic French dishes and wine in advance of our screening of the hilarious French comedy, 'Me, Myself & Mum'. A clever adaptation of Guillaume Gallienne’s stage play, the writer and actor plays himself from a child to a teenager to a young man as he charts his awkward life with a domineering mother. In drag, he also plays his own mother, creating sensational two-handed scenes by himself. Gallienne’s life is presented in a series of fast-paced and funny vignettes that detail the most embarrassing moments of his life, with a great supporting cast and a script full of clever misdirection. See it because it won Best Film and Best Actor at the French Cesar awards, see it for the novelty of a man playing himself and his mother, see it because it's laugh-out-loud funny or see it because it's a great story. Just see it! Director: Guillaume Gallienne, Duration: 85 mins. Language: French Cert:18 Based on a graphic novel by the film director’s wife, We are the Best! is about three young misfits growing up in early '80s Stockholm. Pixie-ish, mohawk-sporting Klara and her best friend Bobo are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause. Despite having no instruments or musical talent, the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band, recruiting their shy, classical guitar-playing schoolmate Hedvig as the third wheel. Neglected or taken for granted at home and school, the three girls react by making themselves un-ignorable, and when they’re mocked for looking different, they demand centre stage. Impressed by their performances, their school music teachers offer them a spot at a Christmas concert. What in the world could three, smart, middle-class, 13-year-old girls growing up in Stockholm in 1982 have to rebel against? Well, as Marlon Brando once memorably shrugged: “whaddaya got?” Director: Lukas Moodysson, Duration: 101 minutes Language: Swedish (with English subtitles), Cert: 15A* *Films classified 15A have been deemed appropriate for viewers of fifteen and over. However, they can also be seen by younger children - provided they are accompanied by an adult who has deemed the film appropriate viewing for that child. – IFCO (Irish Film Classification Office) www.ifco.ie Are you aged 15+ and interested in film-making? Find out more about ZOOM on page 25. 21 22 April/Aibreán Events Writers’ Tales Record Fair Dermot Bolger in conversation with Deirdre Purcell Community / Pobal Talks / Cainteanna Saturday 25th Apr Doors 7.30pm Commences 8pm €10 advance booking Sunday 19th Apr 11am - 4pm FREE Following a hugely successful Record Fair at The SEAC last year, 'Irish Record Fairs' return with an even bigger collection of dealers selling everything from CDs, DVDs, rare CD Box Sets to Vinyl LP's from the 50's to the present. Rock'n'Roll, Metal, Jazz, Soul, Indie, Rock and Country, Blues, Dance, Folk, Traditional, World Music, Hip-hop, Rap and much, much more. Get here early to bag yourself a bargain! Slow Session Sun 19th Apr, Commences 8pm See page 3 LOL in Naul Fri 24th Apr, Commences 8.30pm See page 4 €12 at the door The SEAC presents a new series of intimate conversations conducted by the novelist and poet, Dermot Bolger, with leading Irish writers who will read from their work and discuss the life experiences which have helped to shape their outlook and their books. Deirdre Purcell enjoyed careers in broadcasting with RTE, in journalism as an acclaimed feature writer and in acting with the Abbey Theatre before she became the best-selling author of many celebrated novels, including A Place of Stones, Falling for a Dancer (which was filmed, starring Liam Cunningham), Love Like Hate Adore (which was short-listed for the Orange Prize), Tell me Your Secret, Pearl and most recently the bestselling The Winter Gathering. In 2006 she published her acclaimed memoir, Diamonds and Holes in My Shoes and her vivid explorations of Dublin life, Follow Me Down to Dublin appeared in 2007. She now lives in Meath. In conversation with Dermot Bolger, she discusses the twists and turns in her life which led her to becoming an much-admired author. Dermot Bolger is one of Ireland’s best known writers. His ten novels include The Journey Home, The Family on Paradise Pier and, most recently The Fall of Ireland. His first play, The Lament for Arthur Cleary, received the Samuel Beckett Award; his acclaimed Ballymun Trilogy of plays has been staged in several countries and his works translated into numerous languages. Bolger writes for most of Ireland’s leading newspapers and in 2012 was named Commentator of the Year at the Irish Newspaper awards. www.tseac.ie In Order Of Disappearance Cinema / Scannánaíocht !ursday 30th Apr Doors 8pm Commences 8.30pm Friends/Members - FREE (book in advance) Non-Members €5/€4 advance booking, €7/€6 at the door Norway, winter, introverted and hard-working Nils (played by Stellan Skarsgård) drives a powerful snowplough that keeps open the roads and mountain passes of the inhospitable frozen landscape where he lives. He’s just been named citizen of the year for his efforts when he receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Refusing to believe the official version of his son’s death, he begins a covert search for the boy's alleged murderers. A surprising turn of events causes him to become a tough-as-nails and feared underworld hero - one whose identity nobody knows. An action-packed, black comedy, full of impressive images of an endless, wintry-white landscape which Nils knows how to use to his advantage. Winning a blood feud isn't easy, especially not in a welfare state. But Nils has something going for him: heavy machinery and beginners luck. "Like 'Death Wish' set in 'Fargo' but funnier... and bloodier!" - **** The List "A blackly hilarious rampage of revenge." Indie Wire Director: Hans Petter Moland Duration: 116 mins. Language: Norwegian (with English subtitles) Cert: 15A Voluntary Arts week 2015 This year, Voluntary Arts Week takes place from 15-24th May. Last year’s event was a huge success; a large number of people kindly volunteered their time to knit and crochet squares and scarves to decorate the SEAC’s landmark red chestnut tree. This year, we are again looking for knitters and we hope to decorate the tree, the old telephone box and more. The Cottage Café is kindly offering a scone and tea/coffee for only €2 to all participants who get together on Monday mornings at 10:30am in the Café from March 2nd. If you are interested in taking part please contact us by emailing [email protected] or call us on (01) 8020898 for more details. Last year’s knitted scarves were donated to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Get involved! We look forward to seeing you. 23 24 Classes, Workshops & Activities Weekly Classes: Exercise & Dance Ballet Fusion Tuesdays (from 6th Jan) Yoga Tuesdays (from 20th Jan) 7pm Improve flexibility, attention and relaxation. These simple stretching, breathing and balancing exercises are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced students. Both male and female students are welcome and classes are tailored to individual needs and abilities. You will feel calm and grounded as well as learning a valuable wellness tool for everyday life. For booking and further information, please call or text Carmel on (087)2429489. Irish Dancing Fridays (from 9th Jan) 3pm Ballet Fusion offers weekly ballet classes throughout the academic year, catering for children from 3yrs up to 18yrs. Tutor, Hilde Van den Bergh, is a registered, qualified Royal Academy of Dance Teacher with 13 years teaching experience. Ballet is fun and creative while increasing physical performance, coordination, general fitness, strength and excellent postural training. Children are invited to dance in Costumed Festivals and Shows to increase confidence and performance skills. For booking and further information, please call or text Hilde on (087)1264483. Glitz Dance Academy 3pm 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. !ursdays (from 15th Jan) 3pm Glitz Dance Academy would like to welcome all children aged 3 years to 14 years from 3pm to 4pm and children aged 8 years to 14 years from 4pm to 5pm. Glitz Dance Academy will be teaching many different styles of dance including: modern, jazz, lyrical and hip hop! We will also be specialising in musical theatre and will be teaching drama and singing throughout the term, bringing out the best in every child! For booking and further information, please call or text Rachel on (087)9420307. www.tseac.ie Independent Events A Day Out To Journey Within i Pop-Up Art Exhibition Fundraiser Sat 28th Feb - Mon 2nd Mar i FREE Sun: 10am - 5pm, Mon: 10am - 4pm Pop-Up Art Exhibition, by local artists, in aid of the refurbishment of St. Canices Church, Damastown, Naul, Co. Dublin Sat 7th Feb 10.30am - 4.30pm €75 per day (or €65 for previous participants) Join us for the Grand Opening Saturday 28th February at 3pm All Welcome! A raffle for paintings and various prizes will also take place. The Soul Sanctuary & Ahimsa come together to share with you the wonderful energies of Reiki & Sound Healing (with Tibetan singing bowls). Due to demand we are delighted to be adding an extra date! East meets West in this one day workshop with a seamless blend of ancient eastern traditions to help us navigate our way through modern life. Take a day for yourself to experience deep relaxation, healing & well-being through Reiki, Sound Healing, Meditation & more in the unique and cosy surroundings of the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre. The day will have everything you need to restore you back to a 'wholistic' you! As we like everyone present to receive some individual Reiki & Sound Healing throughout the day, places are limited so please book early. Cost: €75 (or €65 for those who we have been lucky enough to have welcomed at previous workshops!). To book or for further information contact Marie on (086)8629815 or Beth on (087)1216655. You can also connect with us on Facebook under Reiki SoulSanctuary & Ahimsa SoundHealing (www.ahimsa.ie). Are you aged 15+ and interested in filmmaking? Here’s your opportunity to get involved; have your say on which films you would like to see; learn about the language of the movie makers and take part in filmmaking workshops with special guests from the film industry. To get the ball rolling, we’ve chosen films for February and April, but after that, it’s up to you! See pages 9 & 21 for more details. Come along, bring your friends and let’s hear what you have to say about ZOOM. 25 26 Classes, Workshops & Activities Art Classes with Dave West St. Brigid’s Cross Workshop / Ceardlann Workshop / Ceardlann Sunday 1st Feb 2pm - 4pm Suitable for adults and children aged 9+ Wednesdays (from 14th Jan - 11th Mar) 10am - 12noon Suitable for adults & teenagers aged 15+ €125 for 9 weeks (including all materials except paint brushes) Advance booking essential These classes will cover a broad range of disciplines and media from drawing with pencil and charcoal to pastel and paint. Dave is an experienced art tutor who has taught both privately and in public art centres. He is also a practicing artist who has mounted numerous solo exhibitions as well as exhibiting at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Ulster Academy, Royal West of England Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Society of Oil Painters. He is a regular exhibitor at the British Pastel Society where he won the 2013 Schminke Award for pastel. Places are extremely limited; please book early to avoid disappointment. €6 advance booking €8 at the door Come along and let Ronan and Elaine from Newbridge Willow Design teach you the traditional art of making a St. Brigid’s Cross and other simple traditional customs associated with the feast day of St. Brigid (which is celebrated on February 1st). Many rituals are associated with the making of the crosses, it was traditionally believed that a Brigid’s Cross protects the house from fire and evil. The cross, made from rushes, is hung in many kitchens for this purpose. This workshop is suitable for adults and children aged 9+ Younger children are also welcome, but must be accompainied and supervised by an adult at all times. Booking essential as places are limited. www.tseac.ie Sean Nós Dancing Willow Basket Making Workshop / Ceardlann Suitable for beginners & improvers Workshop & Dance / Ceardlann & Rince ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL Children’s Workshop Sunday 8th Feb 11am - 12.30pm Suitable for aged 8+ €10 Adult’s Workshop Sunday 8th Feb 1.30pm - 4pm €20 Edwina Guckian comes from outside the village of Drumsna in Co. Leitrim. Edwina has taught her steps and style all over the world sharing the stage with some of Ireland’s most influential acts such as De Danann, Dervish, Cherish the Lades, Sliabh Notes, Martin Hayes, Séamus Begley etc. Most recently, Edwina worked as choreographer on director Ken Loach’s latest film, Jimmy’s Hall, nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival. In 2013 Edwina could be seen sean nós dancing at the Rose of Tralee when she represented the Rose of Leitrim. As Edwina says herself, “There’s no right or wrong in sean nós dancing. It’s all about how you want to dance, finding your own style, dancing with the musician, interpreting the music that flows out of him and spontaneously illustrating the tune through movement”. Sunday 22nd Feb 10am - 4pm €60 Suitable for adults & teenagers aged 16+ Following the success of the last Willow Basket workshop held during Autumn, we are delighted to run another for those of you who missed out last time round. Learn the basics of weaving and how to make a willow basket with Ronan and Elaine of Newgrange Willow Design. Starting with a pairing weave to make a round base, you’ll be instructed how to “stake up, weave on the upset, weave the sides using waling and ranging, and how to finish the top with a five rod border”. After all that, if time permits, you can also add a handle to your basket! Advance booking is essential as places are extremely limited. 27 28 Classes, Workshops & Activities Wood Carving for Adults Easter Pottery Workshop / Ceardlann Workshop & Children’s Event / Ceardlann & Imeachtaí Leanaí ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL Sunday 22nd Mar 10am - 4pm Suitable for aged 16+ €50 (including all materials) Tuesday 7th Apr €11 (book in advance) 11am - 1pm Suitable for children aged 7-13 Learn the art of woodcarving with Craft Worker Terry O’Brien. Wood carving is a form of working wood by means of a cutting tool (knife) in one hand or a chisel by two hands or with one hand on a chisel and one hand on a mallet, resulting in a wooden figure or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. In this full-day workshop you will carve a beautiful leaf shaped bowl which is picked from a number of designs. All materials provided. Places are extremely limited, please book early to avoid disappointment. Join Christien Van Bussel for a fun pottery workshop and make a Hen/Bird Money box or an Easter Bowl using clay. The finished items will be fired, glazed and brought back to the SEAC for collection. All materials provided. www.tseac.ie Wood Carving for Children ‘Dance !e Tune’ with Nic Gareiss Workshop & Children’s Event / Ceardlann & Imeachtaí Leanaí Workshop & Dance / Ceardlann & Rince ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL Wednesday 8 Apr €12 per session Session 1: 10am - 12pm Session 2: 1pm - 3pm Suitable for Children aged 10+ Learn the art of wood carving with Terry O'Brien. In this two-hour workshop you will learn how to carve a beautiful, small, leaf shaped bowl. All materials provided. Fri 10th Apr €10 (book in advance) Doors: 2.30pm Commences: 3pm Suitable for aged 12+ Please note, to participate in the workshop, some percussive dance experience (tap, flamenco, Irish dance, sean-nós, etc.) is required. Utilizing improvisation, organic movement, and drawing from a myriad of percussive dance styles including Irish step dance, Appalachian flat-footing, and Quebecois gigue, this class explores the sheer musical potential of your feet. Michigan-born dancer, musician, and dance researcher Nic Gareiss has been described by the Irish Times as “the human epitome of the unbearable lightness of being,” and "the most inventive and expressive step dancer on the scene” by the Boston Herald. His choreographic work re-imagines movement as a musical activity, recasting dance as medium that appeals to both eyes and ears. Gareiss draws from many percussive dance traditions to weave together a dance technique facilitating his love of improvisation, traditional footwork vocabulary, and musical collaboration. He has performed with many of the luminaries of contemporary traditional music and dance, including The Chieftains, The Gloaming, Dervish, Buille and Liz Carroll. Booking is essential, as there are limited places available. 29 March February January Events at a glance April 30 Sun 18 Workshop Fri 23 Music !u 29 Cinema Slow Session Fish & Bird !e 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out !e Window And Disappeared LOL in Naul Fri 30 Comedy Catalpa Sat 31 !eatre Launch of Exhibition by Barbara Craig Exhibition Sun 1 Laoise Kelly & Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn Music Fri 6 Sunday Open Session Sun 8 Music Seve !u 12 Cinema Hazel O’Connor & Cormac de Barra Music Fri 13 Valentine’s Night Burns Supper Music/Food Sat 14 Slow Session Workshop Sun 15 Safety Not Guaranteed (ZOOM, Films for Young Audiences) Fri 20 Cinema Join Me In !e Pines Sat 21 Music Ida !u 26 Cinema LOL in Naul Fri 27 Comedy Dermot Bolger in conversation with John Sheahan Sat 28 Talk Ernest Shackleton by Michael Smith Wed 4 Talk Cinema/Food Chef Fri 6 Walking !e Road !eatre Sat 7 Sunday Singing Circle Session Sun 8 Music Gold Cinema Fri 13 John Spillane & Ger Wolfe Sat 14 Music Slow Session Sun 15 Music St. Patrick’s Day Ceilí Mór Tue 17 Music/Food Poetry Open Mic Sat 21 Talk Kimmie Rhodes Sat 21 Music Kon-Tiki !u 26 Cinema LOL in Naul Fri 27 Comedy Lumiere Sat 28 Music Shadows & Light Sat 4 Music Launch of !omas Ryan PPRHA Exhibition Sun 5 Exhibition !e Musical Menagerie Puppet Show !u 9 !eatre Fri 10 Music/Dance Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss Leslie Dowdall & Mike Hanrahan Sat 11 Music Sunday Open Session Sun 12 Music !u 16 Cinema/Food Me, Myself & Mum We Are !e Best! (ZOOM, Films for Young Audiences) Fri 17 Cinema Slow Session Sun 19 Music Record Fair Sun 19 Event LOL in Naul Fr1 24 Comedy Dermot Bolger in conversation with Deirdre Purcell Sat 25 Talk In Order Of Disappearance !u 30 Cinema P3 P3 P4 P4 P5 P6 P6 P7 P7 P8 P8 P3 P9 P9 P10 P4 P10 P11 P11 P12 P12 P13 P13 P3 P14 P14 P15 P15 P4 P16 P18 P18 P19 P19 P20 P20 P21 P21 P3 P22 P4 P22 P23 www.tseac.ie Classes, Workshops & Activities Tues (from 20 Jan) Exercise & Dance Yoga P22 Fri (from 9 Jan) Exercise & Dance Irish Dancing P22 Tues (from 6 Jan) Exercise & Dance Ballet Fusion P22 !u (from 15 Jan) Exercise & Dance Glitz Dance Academy P22 Sat 7 Mar Independent Event A Day Out To Journey Within P23 Sat 28 Feb Independent Event Pop-Up Art Exhibition Fundraiser P23 Wed (from 14 Jan) Art/Craft/Dance Art Classes with Dave West P24 Sun (from 1 Feb) Art/Craft/Dance St. Brigid’s Cross P24 Sun (from 8 Feb) Art/Craft/Dance Sean Nós Dancing Workshop P24 Sun 22 Feb Art/Craft/Dance Willow Basket Making Workshop P24 Sun 22 Mar Art/Craft/Dance Wood Carving for Adults Workshop P25 !u 7 Apr Art/Craft/Dance Easter Pottery Workshop P25 Wed 8 Apr Art/Craft/Dance Wood Carving for Children Workshops P25 Fri 10 Apr Art/Craft/Dance ‘Dance !e Tune’ with Nic Gareiss Workshop Coming Soon P25 Keep an eye out for… • The Lonesome Highway Tour We’ve moved to a new website You can now find us online at www.tseac.ie If you have any feedback or ideas for new features and improvements, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you. • Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson • The Railsplitters • Gemma Hayes ...and much more! Check in regularly online at www.tseac.ie for details or sign up to our mailing list! 31 32 Information/Eolas Travelling to Naul? Booking and Information Book tickets in advance online, safely and securely, anytime at www.tseac.ie Drop in, or call us on (01) 8020898 from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and during the time of most events. Most major credit and debit cards accepted. Tickets cannot be reserved without payment. The Cottage Café & Pre-Event Supper The Cottage Café at the SEAC is open 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm serving all day breakfast and fresh, home-cooked lunch specials. Late opening is in conjunction with all SEAC events, serving a range of evening meals and wine menu. At most, but not all events, concessions are available to under 12s, our Friends/Members, those in receipt of state pension, students and those in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance/Benefit. Proof of entitlement for concession tickets must be presented when collecting tickets from the Box Office. We do not offer refunds or exchanges on tickets unless a performance has sold out, in which case we will do our best to resell your tickets for you. For further information call The Cottage Café directly on 01-8419005. In an attempt to reduce our environmental impact, tickets will only be printed for collection or delivered by post when requested. Your booking details will be held at our Box Office and ticket holders can check-in upon arrival at the venue. Avail of a Pre-Event Supper deal when you’re booking tickets for any evening event at the SEAC. We do not have numbered/allocated seating. Seating is available on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Main course, dessert & tea/coffee, only €15 per person. Book online or call the Box Office on 01-8020898. We operate an "All Ages Welcome" policy at most events. Please check event details. At performance events children must be seated and accompanied by an adult. Once an event has commenced, you will be asked to wait for a suitable break in the performance before entering the venue. "Doors Open" times and event start times may vary. Please check your ticket, or our website, to confirm the times for a particular event. The SEAC is fully wheelchair accessible. If you have any special access requirements, please inform the Box Office when making your booking to ensure that we can assist you. www.tseac.ie Volunteer The arts are a key part of our culture and are vital to our health, social and economic development. Would you like to participate in arts and cultural activities in Fingal? Get involved and meet new people! There are a variety of volunteering opportunities at the SEAC. Contact us with your details by emailing [email protected] and we'll be in touch. How to get here… By road Take the M1 Motorway and get off at Exit 6 (sign-posted for Balbriggan and Naul). When you take Exit 6, follow the signs at the top of the Exit ramp for ‘Naul’. The Village is approximately 5km from the M1 Motorway exit. When you reach Naul village, we are housed in the Thatched Cottages immediately on your left-hand side. By train The train station closest to the SEAC is Balbriggan, approximately 8.5km. Please visit www.irishrail.ie for details of train services to and from Balbriggan. Taxis are generally available from Balbriggan town to the SEAC. By bus By bus; unfortunately there is no direct bus route to Naul. Please visit www.dublinbus.ie or www.buseireann.ie for details of bus services to surrounding areas. 33 34 Information/Eolas Séamus Ennis Archive Dedicated to the memory of Séamus Ennis, the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre is a multi-disciplinary Arts Centre, which aims to develop and maintain Arts & Cultural activities in rural Fingal. We hope to add to our collection of information for a new Séamus Ennis Archive over the coming months; please contact us on (01) 8020898 or [email protected] if you have information or articles that you feel would be of value to our collection. We look forward to hearing from you. !e SEAC, supporting local businesses, which support the SEAC See YOUR advertisement here. Contact us at [email protected] to have your message included in our next brochure, with a distribution of 5000+ throughout County Dublin. Coming to The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre? Make a night of it and stay at the 4* CityNorth Hotel. Located at Junction 7 off the M1 Dublin to Belfast Motorway. Contact us for special offers and availability. Tel: 01 690 6666 Email: [email protected] Gormanston, Co. Meath www.citynorthhotel.com !e Séamus Ennis Arts Centre Séamus Ennis, Master Uilleann Piper, Storyteller and Folklore Archivist was born in 1919 at Jamestown Lodge in Finglas, North County Dublin in the area traditionally known as Fingal. His family however came from the village of Naul, to which Séamus returned to spend the last years of his life. Although best known as an Uilleann Piper, Séamus dedicated much of his life to collecting and recording traditional music, song and folklore throughout Ireland and Britain for a variety of organisations. Dedicated to the memory of Séamus Ennis, the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre is a multi-disciplinary Arts Centre, which aims to develop and maintain Arts & Cultural activities in rural Fingal. The SEAC runs year round activities including Concerts, Theatre, Traditional Irish Music Sessions, Cinema, Comedy, Talks, Music Tuition, Craft Workshops & Art Exhibitions. We are here Skyrne Naul N2 Balbriggan E01 Skerries Lusk Dunshaughlin Ashbourne Ballyboughal Rush M1 M2 E01 Applewood Donabate Swords Malahide Portmarnock Clonee M50 Ballymun Maynooth Blanchardstown Donaghmede Howth Dublin The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre Naul, Fingal Co. Dublin, Ireland T +353 (0)1 802 0898 E [email protected] www.tseac.ie @TSECC TSEAC Design by www.graphicpicnic.co.uk !e Séamus Ennis Arts Centre is owned and funded by Fingal County Council with additional funding from !e Arts Council of Ireland and the kind support of our Friends and patrons.
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