Remembering Séamus Ennis on what would have been his 102nd birthday, we invite you to join us for an evening of celebration, songs, chat & tunes as Ronan Browne meets and plays with musicians Emmett Gill and Fiachra Meek, who, although have never met him, are deeply influenced by the late Séamus Ennis.
Book your free tickets to participate in our live Zoom audience, ask questions and interact with the
musicians as they share stories and memories of Séamus Ennis.
If you simply want to watch the event, log on to our YouTube Channel or Facebook Live stream at 8:30pm on Wed May 5th 2021.
A serial musical collaborator, Ronan Browne relishes sharing Irish music in his inimitable open-hearted way. He was besotted since childhood with the music of the old masters, even before he began piping in 1972. In the intervening fifty years, he has worked on nearly 200 albums and toured the world over many times. He now leads a gentler life in Conamara and doesn’t get out of bed for less than a tenner.
Piper, singer and multi-instrumentalist Fiachra Meek grew up in the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth. He comes from a family of broadcasters, collectors, producers, musicians & patrons of Irish music. Fiachra is known for performing with award-winning groups Alfi & Junior Brother, with multiple awards and nominations between them over recent years. Fiachra’s eclectic style is open and inviting, full of experimentation and fun, yet always at ease with our Irish musical culture. Fiachra continues to learn songs collected by his family, and to introduce/re-introduce them into the tradition, to “…keep the music heard.”
Originally from London, Emmett Gill began piping at the London Pipers’ Club in Camden Town. Emmett's piping is influenced by many of the great pipers of the twentieth century, including Séamus Ennis, Willie Clancy and Tommy Reck. He also has a keen interest in the early recordings of Irish pipes and fiddle from the 78rpm era. He has performed and taught across Europe and North America, and regularly teaches for Na Píobairí Uilleann and at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy. Emmett has appeared as a guest musician on numerous recordings, his solo recording, The Mountain Groves, was released in 2007 and a duet with fiddle player Jesse Smith, The Rookery, followed in 2012.
This event is brought to you by the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fingal County Council and Dublin City Council.