"Willie Clancy was one of Ireland's foremost traditional musicians and through his expertise enjoyed an international reputation. Visitors who came to this country in pursuit of our native music invariably knew of this great piper and many of them visited him in Miltown Malbay. He had a storm of knowledge on Irish folklore and his love of Irish traditional music was exceeded only by his love of the Irish language." The Clare Champion, 2 February 1973
The Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy is Ireland's largest traditional music summer school, held annually since 1973 in memory of the piper Willie Clancy. During the week, 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 (céilithe) and exhibitions are run by the summer school.
All events are held in and near Miltown Malbay in County Clare starting on the first Saturday in July. Registration for music and dance classes takes place on Saturday and Monday. The registration fee of €140 Euro, £130 Sterling or $250 US includes six classes, all lectures and recitals (except the Saturday concert) and reduced price admission to céilithe. Weekly registration only. Lectures, recitals, concert and céilithe are open to the public.
Website: Willie Clancy Summer School