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Summer Solstice Session

As you may already know, The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre is a small, non-profit Arts organisation presently promoting their Summer Solstice Session festival as part of The Gathering 2013. Any help and support you can give by sharing the event info is greatly appreciated and we hope to see you in Naul over the weekend of June 21st to 23rd too!

Many thanks from everyone at The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre,



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About this Gathering

A boutique mid-Summer festival, celebrating the heritage, history, community and culture of rural Fingal, and the legacy of Master Uilleann Piper & Folklore Archivist, Séamus Ennis
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Friday June 21st

4:00pm - Try The Uilleann Pipes
To coincide with National Music Day - Love:Live Music Ireland, come along and Try the Uilleann Pipes with instructors from Na Píobairí Uilleann, the Uilleann Pipers.
Detailed information and booking is available on our website.
Admission is FREE but booking is essential to ensure your place.
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Celebrating the life and work of Internationally renowned Folklore Archivist & Musician, Séamus Ennis

11:00am - Féidlim Tonn Rí's Castle - Visual storytelling through the music and stories of Séamus Ennis
Bringing to life some of the characters from Séamus Ennis’ 1977 recording for Claddagh Records, ‘Feidlim Tonn Rí’s Castle’, learn to create your own character using pencil and paper with instruction as you sketch.
Watch as the artist, Christan Kotey, creates a painting depicting a scene of Irish fireside tales to the soundtrack of the original Claddagh Records recording.
Detailed information and booking is available on our website.
Admission is FREE but booking is essential to ensure your place.

2:00pm - The Ennis Trail - A Multimedia Presentation by Michael Lydon
On January 13th, 1951, the famous American folklorist, or ‘song-hunter’, Alan Lomax arrived in Ireland to collect material for an album that would become the first LP of Irish traditional music, ‘The World Library of Folk and Primitive Music: Volume II Ireland’. Under advice from George Moore of the BBC, Lomax recruited the great Séamus Ennis, at that point already an established folklorist, to act as his guide. The journey they took visiting villages across Ireland, recording singers and musicians, would later be referred to as ‘The Ennis Trail’, a journey that when examined today, offers a fascinating insight into Irish traditional music.
Detailed information and booking is available on our website.
Admission is FREE but booking is essential to ensure your place.

8:30pm - Séamus Ennis Tribute Concert - Celebrating the sustaining influence of Séamus Ennis' work on generations of Irish musicians 
Featuring Conor McKeon, Dermot McLaughlin & Paddy Glackin

Detailed information and booking is available on our website.
Tickets are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Sunday June 23rd

Summer Solstice Session on the Village Square


Children's entertainers, street performers, live music, dancing, food, and more, from 12:00 noon.

Live music on our outdoor stage from 3:00 to 10:00pm featuring 'Clann agus Cairde', 'The David Munnelly Band' and 'The Moog 69s'.

Admission is FREE.
Parking available.

More events to be announced, please check our 
our website for details!
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