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Willie Clancy Summer School Schedule 

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Saturday 6th July to Sunday 14th July 2013

Well here we go again for another Willie Week. Held annually since 1973 in memory of the piper Willie Clancy, the Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy is Ireland's largest traditional music summer school. During the week, 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. If it is your first time going to the 'Willie Week' don't be afraid to join in the dancing or music: that's what it's all about!

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, £140 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.

This regristration fee proves excellent value for money and it is impossible to get to everything which is on offer!



Here is a link for the Bus Eireann timetable with buses leaving Ennis and Limerick Monday to Friday.


For those who are looking for a custom made flight case for their musical instruments, Winston Cases come highly recommended.


For those who wish to take in more than the music or dancing there are plenty of local attractions, including The Cliffs of Moher, The Aillwee Caves, Doonbeg Golf Course, and The Burren National Park.