Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2019

The 47th Willie Clancy Summer School, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland. Saturday 6th July to Sunday 14th July, 2019.

Sráid na Cathrach, Co. an Chláir  6ú Iúil - 14ú Iúil.

Lectures and Seminars

All lectures and seminars will be held in the Community Centre.


Saturday 6th July

8.00 pm - Oscailt Oifigiúil/Official Opening by Brendan Mulkere, musician and tutor in Irish Traditional Music Performance at the University of Limerick.


8.30 pm - Breandán Breathnach Memorial Lecture: ‘The Trees They Do Be High’: Reflections on Tom Munnelly’s Legacy. Presented by Professor Ríonach uí Ógáin, Director Emeritus, The National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin.


Monday 8th July 3.00 pm

Lecture: ‘Sing Us Another Story’: The Transmission of a Local Song Repertoire

across Six Generations. Presented by Dr John Tunney, lecturer in Heritage Studies at Galway - Mayo Institute of Technology.


Tuesday 9th July 3.00 pm

A tribute to Tony MacMahon: Presented by Liam O’Connor, musician, tutor and researcher in Irish traditional music and folklore.


Wednesday 10th July 3.00 pm

Lecture: Paddy Conneely (c1800-1851): The Legacy of a pre-Famine Piper. Presented by Dr Jimmy O’Brien Moran, musician and lecturer in Irish Traditional Music Studies at Waterford Institute of Technology.


Thursday 11th July 2.30 pm

Lecture: Sliabh Luachra: 70 years of Radio Recording Visits(1948-2018). Presented by Peter Browne, musician, tutor and former producer/presenter with RTÉ Radio.


Saturday 13th July 2.30 pm

Lecture: John Kelly (1912-1989): Fiddle and Concertina Player. Presented by Aoife Kelly, musician, tutor and researcher in Irish traditional music and folklore. The lecture will be followed by a Tribute Recital from the Kelly family and friends.

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