Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2014

The 42nd Willie Clancy Summer School, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland. Saturday 5th July to Sunday 13th July, 2014.

Sráid na Cathrach, Co. an Chláir  5ú Iúil - 13ú 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 42nd Summer School took place between Saturday July 5th and Sunday July 13th 2014 with instrument and dance classes, lectures, workshops, recitals and céilithe all through the week.


A review of the 2014 Summer School can be read



Peter Laban's photo slideshow of the 2014 recitals and concerts can be viewed here.

Uachtarán (President)

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy

Sean Potts

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.


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

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



It was with great sadness that Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy learned that its President, Seán Potts, has passed away. He made a huge contribution to the development of uilleann piping at the School and he was a constant & supportive presence for his fellow musicians. Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy extend their deepest sympathies to his wife Bernie and to his family.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

11th February 2014.

Seán Potts, centre, playing at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2011 with his son, Séan Óg, on the pipes and Paddy Glackin on the fiddle.


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

© Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2014   Website: Tony Kearns