Comhairle Contae Fhine Gall - Fingal County Council
The Arts Council
The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre
t: +353 1 802 0898
+353 1 802 0899
f: +353 1 802 0931
Take the M1 Motorway.
Stay on the M1 and get off at Exit 6
(sign-posted for Balbriggan and Naul).
Do not take any other Exit sign-posted
When you take Exit 6, follow the signs
at the top of the Exit ramp for "Naul".
The Village is approximately three
miles from the M1 Motorway exit.
When you reach Naul village, we are
housed in the Thatched Cottages on
your left-hand side facing Killian's Pub.
What's on at The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre....
The Sunday Sessions in The
Mon 13th -
BEALTAINE FESTIVAL 2013 Categories: Cinema, Music
"Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life I swear... I'm their biggest fan now!"
- Honky Tonk hero, Billy Joe Shaver. Woody's vintage vocals lead the band's hot
accompaniment, sounding at times like a reborn Bill Haley. This is roots music done hard
and fast, with a jump and jive sound you might have heard in the earliest days of rock 'n
roll. It's music that hasn't forgotten its old dancehall roots; the kind of music you'd hear at
a crowded rent party, as sweaty dancers crashed about a tiny room. Woody Pines has
taken the music that inspired his wanderlust youth and turned it into a living vision of
American roots music today. Woody & the band's last appearance at The Centre was for
some "one of the best gigs we've seen in years". As always, tickets are limited, please
book early to avoid disappointment! Doors Open: 7:30pm Commences At: 8.30pm
WOODY PINES Category: Music
Hosted by Donegal fiddler Tara Connaghan, Clann agus Cairde welcomes Gerry O'Connor
(fiddle), Fintan Vallely (flute) and Melissa Hayes (guitar / fiddle).
Their music celebrates the style and repertoire of South Ulster. Gerry, whose music has
been described as 'sparkling', 'immaculate' and with 'dazzling ability' comes from a long
tradition of fiddle playing with at least four generations of fiddler players in the family. He has
recorded numerous duet and trio CDs in the last number of years and released a solo
recording 'Journeyman' in 2004. Fintan re-appears from a decade of hibernation during
which he produced a a number of books on Irish music, most recently his mammoth 880 page
encyclopaedia 'Companion to Irish Traditional Music'. An expanded edition of his flute tutor
book is being republished this year as 'A Complete Guide to playing the Irish Flute'. Melissa
studied music at NUI Maynooth. She plays guitar, fiddle and many other instruments and
enjoys playing various genres of music including traditional Irish, blues and acoustic. She is
currently recording her debut album. Doors Open: 2:30pm Commences At: 3pm
CLANN AGUS CAIRDE Category: Music
Irish vocalist Karan Casey and guitar virtuoso John Doyle were founding members of
traditional supergroup Solas, a band known for rousing, furious tunes and striking renditions
of traditional songs. On their recent Album 'Exile's Return', the two former bandmates reunite
to create a stripped-down CD that showcases the power of those songs. Since Solas, each
has carved out a unique and acclaimed place in contemporary Irish and folk music. Please
book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Doors Open: 7:30pm Commences At:
8.30pm Admission: €16
KARAN CASEY & JOHN DOYLE Category: Music
Want to learn how to make Batik? Batik is both an art and a craft which is becoming more
popular and well known in the West as a wonderfully creative medium. The art of
decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practiced for centuries. Our
batik workshop provides you with a marvellous opportunity to experiment with Batik and
produce your own masterpiece. We will provide you with all the equipment necessary to
start creating your own masterpiece; a piece of cloth, chanting, wax, colour and brush.
Our friendly artist will guide you all the way during the lesson. Stuck for design ideas? We
have many designs that you can copy, from floral patterns to animals and much more.
Please book early as places are limited. Doors Open: 12pm Commences At: 12pm
CREATE A BATIK MASTERPIECE! - ADULT WORKSHOP Category: Workshop
Join us by an open fire in The Parlour for our regular 'Second Sunday Session'
featuring the best of traditional music and song by a host of local traditional musicians
and some special guests. All musicians and listeners welcome! Our Cottage Café is
open 10am - 5pm serving a full menu including Sunday lunch specials. Doors Open:
2:30pm Commences At: 3:00pm Admission: FREE
THE SECOND SUNDAY SESSION Category: Music
Attention all young students of Traditional Irish Music! If you're learning an instrument
and would like to get together with people your own age, our Junior Slow Sessions are
held once a month during school terms just for you. So why not come along, learn some
new tunes and play them with other young musicians with instruction from our Fiddle
playing teacher, Ruairí MacGorman. All instruments welcome! A small donation of €2 per
person is required; to cover the cost of refreshments.Doors Open: 6pm
Commences At: 6:30pm Admission: €2
JUNIOR SLOW SESSION Categories: Workshop, Children's Events, Music
Hosted by Paudie O'Connor, a Box player well grounded in his local Sliabh
Luachra tradition as well as being a nationally recognised performer. Our
Slow Sessions are aimed towards adults who have been learning an
instrument and are at a stage where they wish to take part in a relaxed
informal Session. These Sessions aim to encourage the participants to learn a
repertoire of new tunes while playing with other musicians at slow to
moderate tempos. All welcome.
Doors Open: 7:30pm Commences At: 8:00pm Admission: €5.00
SLOW SESSION Categories: Workshop, Music
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling
levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and
extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe
until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to
save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable
catastrophes of epic proportions. Certainly the most remarkable feature debut of the year and a
sensation at the Sundance Film Festival, Zeitlin's visually stunning film approaches its
quasi-mythical subject from a magical realist angle. It is a tribute to the courage and
determination of the people of southern Louisiana in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Highly
recommended. Booking essential!. Director: Benh Zeitlin. Duration: 91mins. Language: English
Cert: 12A. Doors Open: 7:30pm Commences At: 8:30pm Admission:
Film Club Members & 'Friends' - FREE
Guests of Film Club Members & 'Friends' - €4.00
Non - Members - €5.00
Website : http://www.accesscinema.ie
Website : http://www.beastsofthesouthernwild.com
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Category: Cinema
Get creative in this hands on practical workshop and make a bird table for your garden
using recycled wood, hammers, nails and safe drills.
All materials provided. Suitable for kids aged 8 upwards. Booking essential as places are
limited!. Doors Open: 2.30pm Commences At: 2.30pm Admission: €10
MAKE YOUR OWN BIRD TABLE Category: Children's Events
One of Ireland's foremost singers, Eleanor Shanley, from Keshcarrigan, Co. Leitrim is
returning to The Séamus Ennis Culural Centre. Renowned for her unique interpretation
of Irish and Roots songs, Eleanor has been at the top of her profession since her first
appearance with traditional group De Danann and subsequently with the inimitable
Ronnie Drew. She has also toured with Christy Moore and Sharon Shannon and as a
soloist both in Ireland and abroad where she is much in demand at top music festivals.
For her performance at The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Eleanor will be joined on
stage by Frankie Lane (Vocals, Guitar and Dobro) and Paul Kelly (Mandolin and Fiddle).
Frankie Lane was the original frontman for the legendary Fleadh Cowboys and is a
studio producer. He has recorded with many of Ireland's top bands including The
Chieftains and The Dubliners.
Paul Kelly is one of the finest multi instrumentalists in the music scene. He was a
member of Sharon Shannon's band and has recorded with, amongst others, Townes
Van Zantz and Mick Hanly. Please book early to avoid disappointment! Doors Open:
7:30pm Commences At: 8:30pm Admission: €16
ELEANOR SHANLEY Category: Music