Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2016

The 44th Willie Clancy Summer School, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland. Saturday 2nd July to Sunday 10th July, 2016.

Sráid na Cathrach, Co. an Chláir  2ú Iúil - 10ú Iúil

Welcome to the official website of Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, The Willie Clancy Summer School, a major traditional Irish music, song and dance event held annually in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland. The 44th Summer School took place between Saturday July 2nd and Sunday July 10th 2016 with instrument and dance classes, lectures, workshops, recitals and céilithe all through the week.


A review of the 2015 Summer School can be read


Details about classes, fees, venues, enrolment and accommodation can be found by clicking on the Information button above.

In November 2016 it was announced that The University of Limerick’s BLAS  International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music has joined forces with

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy

to promote deeper understanding and appreciation of Irish Traditional music. See the News page for more information.


Scoil Samhraidh Willy Clancy congratulates all the winners of TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2017, especially Mick O'Connor (Gradam Comaoin - Special Contribution) who has been a stalwart of the School since its inception, Liam O'Brien (Ceoltóir Óg - Young Musician), a Miltown Malbay native who is a tutor in the School and Rita Gallagher (Amhránaí na Bliana - Singer) who has has often been part of the Friday traditional singing recital. More details are on the TG4 website here.

Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin is a Family Scholarship in honour of Muiris Ó Rócháin, one of the founders of the Summer School and its director for many years who  passed away in 2011.

More details are available


Organising Committee

Harry Hughes (Administrator)

 tel. 065 708 4281 or 086 877 3747

Eamon McGivney

tel. 065 708 7417 or 087 950 0006

Séamus Ó Rócháin

tel. 087 926 4256

and the co-ordinators of classes/workshops and venue managers.




The Willie Clancy Summer School is an Irish registered charity.


Go to  for more information about the above concert and the Concertina Cruinniú.

Go to the Galleries Pages to see more images from the past four decades of Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy.

© Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2016   Website: Tony Kearns