SEAC Live is a series of live music streams of folk, traditional and contemporary Irish music presented by the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre and supported by Fingal County Council and Fingal Arts. They will be streamed from Studio 1 at the iconic Windmill Lane Recording Studios in Dublin’s Docklands.
These streams can be viewed on smart TVs or mobile devices and will be interactive: fans can chat with the performers, submit requests and have a front row seat for a great night’s music and entertainment. Audience members can sign up to participate through Zoom and will be projected on to the walls of the studio during the performance. some special guests may also be dropping in.
Tickets are available from www.tseac.ie/events
The line up so far:
Saturday, July 11th 8:30pm (GMT+1) in association with Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
Saturday, July 25th @ 8:20pm (GMT+1)
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with Gerry O’Beirne & Donal O’Conor
Viewers can tune into SEAC Live from all over the world to watch these amazing performers. They will bring the incredible musical culture of Ireland to homes around the world and will appeal on an international level to the Irish diaspora and to the Irish abroad who are yearning for their Irish culture and heritage.
The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre usually holds an annual Summer ‘Garden Party’ series with the best of Irish and international artists rocking the intimate venue’s dome stage in North County Dublin. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on touring, artists have suffered a disconnection from their audience. As a response to the pandemic, the Centre is bringing music to a new audience through a combination of high-quality web streaming with the addition of audience participation through Zoom. Artists thrive on engaging with their fans and this quality livestream will allow them the opportunity to reconnect. This new series of interactive musical performances will provide music fans with an enriching live musical experience and will provide musicians with an income for their work.
This series is being sponsored and supported by Fingal County Council, the Fingal Arts office and many other organisations such as:
- The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre
- The Arts Council
- Failte Ireland
- Fingal Leader Partnership
- Windmill Lane Recording Studios
- The Hawk’s Well Theatre
Steve Wickham, NoCrows spoke about the upcoming event: "The NoCrows are delighted to be part of this live-streaming event for the SEAC. Playing for a live audience is our stock in trade and we are ready make live music again. We’ve been locked away from stage performances since the Lockdown. Having been the holy ground for a great many records over the years, Windmill Lane studios too, holds a lot of magic and we hope that some of that shine through. NoCrows are celebrating 15 years together so we’ll be playing tunes and songs from our albums and some new tunes written during the time the earth stood still.
Naomi Moore, CEO of Windmill Lane Recording Studios said, “We are delighted host the SEAC Live streaming sessions, supporting an alternative platform for gigging artists. Bringing the audience into the venue through Zoom really excites me about this project. To grab a few friends to have a few drinks and a dance and being able to interact with the musicians is the closest we will get to actually going to a gig for a while. It will also celebrate the reopening of the Windmill Lane Recording Studios Visitor Experience, which we had just launched before lockdown. It will be wonderful to see our famous doors open to the public again.’’
Liz Halpin, Head of Dublin at Fáilte Ireland said: “In recent months, tourist attractions and cultural centres across the country have shown that they can maintain a very real connection with their audiences in many innovative ways. The new livestream series from Windmill Lane Recording Studios featuring some of Ireland’s best-known artists will help to maintain that bond and provide a welcome and entertaining reminder of Ireland’s musical heritage to visitors across the globe. It is initiatives like this that help strengthen the truly unique offering that we have here, and keep Ireland and Dublin front of mind for future visitors from home and abroad.”