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.

Joe Burke to open 2018 Summer School

We are delighted to announce that renowned traditional musician Joe Burke will open the 46th annual Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy on Saturday 7th July at 8pm at the Community Centre. Click here for more details.


Tribute to Tommy Peoples

This year the Donegal fiddler Tommy Peoples will be the subject of the annual Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy Tribute. Tommy Peoples is a major figure in Irish traditional music and was a driving force in the great revival of interest in the music in the latter half of the twentieth century.

The Tribute presentation will take place on Tuesday 10th July at 3pm at the Community Centre and will be moderated by fellow musician and former Bothy Band member, Paddy Glackin. Click here for more details.

Special dance workshops for 2018

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy is delighted to welcome back Irish-American performers Kieran Jordan and Kevin Doyle who will give a series of dance workshops during the week.

Sparks on the Floor: Irish Step Dance and American Tap Dance is the title of their exploration and demonstration of the evolution of Irish step dances into contemporary American forms. The workshops will run on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th July, at the Mill Marquee, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. These workshops are unique to this year's Summer School and they are free to registered students and €10 per day to non-registered participants. Kevin and Kieran will be collaborating with master Irish step dancer and local man Aidan Vaughan. Click here for more details.

A piping visitor from Romania

Romanian musician Calin Handabut will be participating at the 46th Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy. He plays the Romanian bagpipes and will take up the study of the uilleann pipes while in Miltown Malbay. He will feature at the Tuesday afternoon concert of international folk music at the Mill Marquee, on July 10th, when Scottish, Welsh, Breton and Romanian musicians and singers will represent their ethnic music traditions. He will also play at the final concert on Sat 14th July. Click here for more details.

Dr Geraldine Cotter receives MÓR  Glór 2017  Award

A first class traditional music concert brought a packed audience to the Ennis Glór Theatre on Saturday 14th October to honour Geraldine Cotter, the 2017 recipient of the MÓR Glór Award. This prestigious Award,  named after Muiris Ó Rócháin,  one of the key founders and long time Director of Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy,  is sponsored by Glór and awarded annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to Irish traditional music. Click here for more details.

© Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2018   Website: Tony Kearns