Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2020

The 48th Willie Clancy Summer School, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland. Saturday 4th July to Sunday 12th July, 2020.

Sráid na Cathrach, Co. an Chláir  4ú Iúil - 12ú Iúil.

2020 Summer School News

This year's Summer School will be opened on Saturday 4th July at 8pm by Patsy Hanly, renowned traditional flute player and TG4 Gradam Ceoil Award winner. Venue: Community Centre.

This year's Willie Clancy Summer School tribute is to Johnny Mháirtín Learaí Mac Donnchadha. A tribute to the renowned Conamara  sean-nós singer, a chuir i láthair ag Meaití Jó Shéamuis Ó Fathartha,  singer, musician and former presenter/producer with Raidió na Gaeltachta. Venue: Community Centre.


There will be an international concert on Tuesday 6th July at the Mill Marquee from 5pm to 7pm featuring musicians from Scotland, Wales, Brittany and Québec. Among the artists who will be performing are Ceri Matthews (Welsh pipes), Julia Murphy (singing) and Ceri Owen Jones (harp & singing) from Wales and a group from Québec called Trílangue with Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina), Kate Bevan-Baker (fiddle, singing) and Martine Billette (piano). Ceri Owen Jones and Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin are both presenting lectures as well - see the Lectures page. Trílangue will also be performing at the Éire 's Alba concert and the main concert at the end of the week. Kate Bevan-Baker and Martine Billette will also present three special dance workshops during the week - see below.

2020 International Concert

2020 Special Dance Workshops

There will be a series of special dance workshops featuring dances from Québec with Martine Billette and Kate Bevan-Baker, on 7th, 8th and 9th July from 2.30pm - 4.30pm, Mill Marquee, GAA Grounds. This is a workshop exclusive to this year's Summer School and more details can be found here.


© Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2020   Website: Tony Kearns