Willie Clancy Summer School

The Willie Clancy Summer School Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy is Ireland's largest traditional music summer school held in Miltown Malbay in memory of the uilleann piper Willie Clancy.

There are workshops and classes for traditional musicians and singers with all instruments, ages and standards catered for, concerts by well known musicians and speakers on topics related to Irish music, but the reason devotees of the Willie Week gather here is the extraordinary quality of the impromtu sessions that continue non-stop, day and night on the streets and in the pubs.

During the first week of july, nearly a thousand students from every part of the world attend daily classes taught by experts in Irish Music and Dance. In addition, a full program of lectures, recitals, dances ceilithe and exhibitions are open to the public.

Classes are held in different venues: schools, hotels, and private houses. Depending on the student's wishes, it is possible to change teachers during the week. Teachers are chosen for their expertise and many are renowned within traditional music circles as true exponents of Irish music and song.

 

37th Willie Clancy Summer School

4th July - 12th July 2009