The Willie Clancy Summer is Ireland's biggest conventional music summer school held every year since 1973 in memory of the uilleann flautist Willie Clancy. Amid the week, about a thousand understudies from all aspects of the world go to day by day classes instructed by specialists in Irish music and move. Moreover, a full program of addresses, presentations, moves and shows are controlled by the late spring school. All occasions occur in the town Milltown Malbay, in County Clare, on the west shore of Ireland, amid the week starting with the main Saturday of July. The week after week enlistment incorporates six classes, all addresses and presentations and diminished value admission to ceilithe.
Addresses, presentations, show and ceilithe are available to people in general. Established by a council of nearby individuals, after the passing of their companion and neighbor Willie Clancy, at a youthful age, in mid 1973. The gathering included Paddy McMahon, Paddy Malone, Micheal O Friel, Junior Crehan, Martin Talty, Sean Reid, JC Talty and Jimmy Ward. These were later joined by Muiris O Rochain, Peadar O'Loughlin and after the initial ten long periods of the school Eamonn McGivney and Harry Hughes. The school has a fine notoriety as an occasion where Irish conventional music can be learned and rehearsed by all.