*Photograph: Ann O’Connell Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy is going all virtual for the second year running as COVID-19 restrictions have forced the iconic Miltown Malbay traditional music school to host all events this summer through Zoom.
*St Josephs Miltown manager David O’Brien. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill If the build-up to St Josephs Miltown versus Kilmurry Ibrickane wasn’t difficult for the concerned parties, throwing a replay into the mix ramped up the tension or so David O’Brien felt.
Over the past decade a surge in Japanese visitors to Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy has been visible and organisers are expecting their strong presence to remain for the years to come as Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann expands across the world.
A Gradam Ceoil TG4 archive was launched the ITMA during the Willie Clancy Music School this week. 2018 is the forty sixth summer school to take place in Miltown Malbay and it concludes on Sunday. Instrument and dance classes, lectures, workshops, recitals and céilithe all ran through the week. Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy have had …