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Willie Clancy Commemorative Weekend

Anne-Marie Bell
Willie Clancy Commemorative Weekend

Celebrating  Willie Clancy’s Centenary the 50th Anniversary of Na Piobairí Uilleann (NPU)

7th-8th December 2018. Miltown Malbay,  Co Clare 

Note: Please call NPU on 01 873 00 93 to pre-pay for Saturday classes

Friday 7th.: Aras Oidhreacht an Chláir, Flag Rd, Miltown Malbay

6.30pm: Welcome

7.00pm: Official Opening by Dave Hegarty, Coordinator  of  reed making workshops at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy and author of The Uilleann Pipe Reedmaker’s Guidance Manual

Guest of Honour Michael Falsey.

7.30pm: Recital by young Clare pipers.  Presented by Seán Talty

8.30pm: Lecture: Na Píobairí Uilleann 1968-2018. Presented by Emmett Gill., Archivist  NPU

Chair:  Gay McKeon, CEO –NPU. Adm Free.


Saturday 8th. Aras Oidhreacht an Chláir


9.30am: Welcome & Registration. Registration Fee: €20

10am -1.00pm: Classes.


3.00pm:  The technicalities of piping & pipe maintenance : a practical presentation by Dave Hegarty,


5.00pm: Lecture:  Willie Clancy and the making of a piper.  Presented by Pat Mitchell, piper and author of the Dance Music of Willie Clancy. Adm Free.


8.30 pm: Concert  at the Westbridge with Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy, Séamus Ó Rócháin & Bríd O’ Donohue,  Seán Talty, Johnny Mháirtín Learaí Mac Donnchadha, Seán McKiernan, Bernadette & Marian McCarthy. Carrowlagan Half-Set (?).

Láithreoirí: Tim Dennehy. Adm: €15


Willie Clancy’s Lathe will be on display at Aras OaC during the weekend. Kieran Vaughan is currently restoring it to full use.

Weather permitting there will be a visit to Willie Clancy’s grave at 2.00pm 

Miltown Malbay, Co.Clare