Willie Clancy Week

July 1973
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The Willie Clancy Summer School, or Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, is a week long festival of traditional music in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare that celebrates the life and music of one of Ireland's greatest musicians.

Willie Clancy (1918-1973) was a famous uileann piper from Miltown Malbay in the Civil Parish of Kilfarboy, Co. Clare. Every July since 1973 ( seven months after Willie's death), traditional Irish musicians, dancers, and comhaltas groups from all over Ireland and the world come to this small village to celebrate one of Ireland's greatest musicians in a weekend of craic agus ceoil.  

The festival has put this small village in West Clare on the map as a thriving home of Irish traditional music. 

 

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