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A New Beat

FREE Workshop for Teens!

13.05.23 - 10.06.23

Times: TBC
Workshop Duration: 2hrs

The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre is searching for young people aged 12-18 to participate in an exciting Dance and Music Project.

A New Beat will combine instruction in Bodhrán and Contemporary Dance across a period of six weeks, culminating in a performance on stage, to an invited audience, in The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre’s Piper’s Garden on the 10th of June.

Participants are welcome from all backgrounds with no previous experience required.

These workshops will be exciting, will teach you not one but TWO new skills from professional artists, and promise to be a lot of fun. Are you ready to take your dancing off TikTok and onto the stage? We want to hear from you!

This project is free to take part in and is funded by Creative Ireland and Fingal County Council’s Arts Office.

When will the workshops take place? Saturday afternoons from May13th to June 10th, exact time to be confirmed.

How long are the Workshops? 2 hours

Where will the workshops take place? At the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul Co Dublin

How do I apply? Please fill in this form. There are limited spaces available, All successful candidates will be informed shortly after application. 


About the Tutors

Bodhrán: Walsh is a bodhrán player who hails from Dublin. Brought up with a strong musical background, his style is the definition of diversity and power. Throughout the years he has toured United States, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, U.A.E, South Africa and all across Europe. Having gathered this broad experience throughout his musical career, Robbie set up The Bodhrán Buzz to further extend the knowledge of the bodhrán throughout the world; coaching many students to champion level. In 2016 he conducted a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest bodhrán ensemble which included 1,052 Bodhrán players.

Dance: Róisín Whelan is a dancer and choreographer based in Carlow. She holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts and Master of Performance (Distinction) from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Róisín continues to perform in Ireland and abroad as a dancer on stage and on screen and teaches professionally for several dance organisations. As a choreographer, Roisin is creating highly physical and technically demanding work with strong narratives that is accessible to all regardless of their age, gender, or socio-economic background.

For more information please contact Colette Lawless at or call us on (01) 802 0898

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