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Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2023
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Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy is a week-long summer school in traditional music and set dance held annually at Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. The summer school, now in its 51th year, commemorates local uilleann piper, Willie Clancy. Activities which take place as part of the summer school include classes, talks, recitals, céilí, album and publication launches and sessions. 

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2023 will take place from Saturday 1st July to Sunday 9th July 2023. Uilleann pipes and Reedmaking classes will run from Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th July inclusive, from 10am until 1pm each day.

To register for classes, please fill in the following online form, available here. Payment can be made through the shop item here. We ask that all students ensure their pipes and regulators (where applicable) are in working condition in advance of the classes.

All students must meet on the Monday morning at 9am at the West Clare Resource Centre, Ballard Road, Miltown Malbay in order to sign-in and be assigned to classes. Registration for classes will close on Thursday 29th June at 5pm. 

All students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at registration on the Monday morning. For students under 18, a Parental/Guardian Consent Form must be completed upon registration. This must be done in advance returned to info@pipers.ie. The form can be found here.

Please note that if you require Pipes on Loan as a beginner student, you must contact us in advance as instrument availability is limited.

Please note that class fees for the week are €140 plus a service charge of €10 consistent with all other instrument classes.

Piping Programme

Lunchtime Recitals

Location: The Community Hall

Monday 4th July—Friday 7th July, 1:15pm—1:45pm inclusive


Monday: Tess McDonnell & Seán McKeon

Tuesday: Naoise Galligan & Tom Clarke

Wednesday: Tove Byers & Muireann Ní Shé

Thursday: Eoghan McGovern & Sheila Friel

Friday: Liam Kelly & Gay McKeon


Piping Concert

Location: The Community Hall

Wednesday 5th July, 8pm

Piping students are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.



Fiachra O’Regan

Kevin O’Connor

Eugene Lambe

Fearghus Walsh

Claire Fennell

Emer Mayock

Mick O’Brien

César Pastor

Fionnán Mac Gabhann


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