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 with instrument and dance classes, lectures, workshops, recitals and céilithe all through the week.


Unfortunately, due to the continuing restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, all summer school events and activities were held online for 2021.

Please see the Online School page for details  of the 2021 programme.

Organising Committee: 

Harry Hughes (Administrator) tel. 086 877 3747 

Eamon McGivney tel. 065 708 7417 or 087 950 0006 

Séamus Ó Rócháin tel. 087 926 4256 

Deirdre Comber tel. 087-673 5172

and the coordinators of classes/workshops and venue managers.


Email: scoilwclancy73@gmail.com


The Willie Clancy Summer School is an Irish registered charity. 


To read or download the School's Child Welfare and Safeguarding Policy please click here.

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Tickets (€10) for this event are available at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/156504833169 

and it will be available to view from the advertised time until Friday July 16th.

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Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy is saddened to learn of the death of Seán Corcoran. A  noted traditional singer, song collector and cultural activist, Seán was involved with the summer school  at various times as tutor and lecturer.  In recent years he presented a series of in-depth practical workshops on  the Irish and English language song traditions. He was scheduled to give a lecture on the Sam Henry song collection at the 2021 school.

We extend our sympathies  to his  family and many colleagues and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

The University of Limerick’s BLAS  International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music has joined forces with Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy to promote deeper understanding and appreciation of Irish Traditional music. Click here for more information. 

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Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy have had a long association with the Irish Traditional Music Archive whose ITMA Field Recording team are in attendance every year  to record all official events for the archive.