Irish Summer Music Schools

Just a quick post to give dates and details of the most famous Irish Music Summer Schools that people have been asking me about.  Also if you’re travelling to Ireland this Summer, then check out this list and dates of music festivals put together by Bob, an Aussie fiddler living in Ireland:



Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy

7 – 15 July 2018

is a week-long summer school in traditional music and set dance held annually at Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. After a slow start it gathered momentum to become the premium music school in the country with now over 1200 students each year. Fiddle alone attracts 450 students and there are 26 tutors. The first and biggest of such events, it commemorates the town’s best-known uilleann piper, Willie Clancy, and has been running since just after his death in 1973.

South Sligo Summer School logo

7 – 15 July 2018



Joe Mooney Summer School

21 – 28 July 2018




Scoil Acla

28 July – 4 August 2018

Feakle Festival

8 – 13 August 2018

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