Willie Clancy Summer School

Arts Council Announces Increased Funding for Music, Opera and Traditional Arts Organisations

Arts Council Announces Increased Funding for Music, Opera and Traditional Arts Organisations

Arts Council Announces Increased Funding for Music, Opera and Traditional Arts Organisations

Strategic Funding scheme provides €1m extra for opera, €836k increase for music organisations, and an additional €230k for the traditional arts compared to last year.

Published on 2 March 2021

‘I’m disappointed for the teachers because their commitment is second to none’: Willie Clancy Summer School Cancelled for First Time in Its History

‘I’m disappointed for the teachers because their commitment is second to none’: Willie Clancy Summer School Cancelled for First Time in Its History

‘I’m disappointed for the teachers because their commitment is second to none’: Willie Clancy Summer School Cancelled for First Time in Its History

Pandemic causes cancellation of 48th traditional music summer school.

Published on 30 April 2020

‘Over the last 15 years, the numbers have really increased’: Telling the Story of Women Uilleann Pipers

‘Over the last 15 years, the numbers have really increased’: Telling the Story of Women Uilleann Pipers

‘Over the last 15 years, the numbers have really increased’: Telling the Story of Women Uilleann Pipers

This February at the Imbolc festival in Derry, Louise Mulcahy will give a talk on the rarely heard history of women uilleann pipers. She speaks to The Journal of Music about her continuing journey of discovering new material.

Published on 16 January 2019

'It's a line I'm conscious of': Paddy Glackin on the Art of Balancing Experimentation with the Solo Tradition

'It's a line I'm conscious of': Paddy Glackin on the Art of Balancing Experimentation with the Solo Tradition

'It's a line I'm conscious of': Paddy Glackin on the Art of Balancing Experimentation with the Solo Tradition

Ahead of a rare duo performance with uilleann piper Paddy Keenan in Armagh this November, fiddle-player Paddy Glackin speaks to The Journal of Music about solo playing, experimentation and how the Irish traditional music scene has changed r

Published on 31 October 2018

CD Review: Ceol agus Foinn – Music and Songs from the Willie Clancy Summer School

CD Review: Ceol agus Foinn – Music and Songs from the Willie Clancy Summer School

CD Review: Ceol agus Foinn – Music and Songs from the Willie Clancy Summer School

Ceol agus Foinn: Music and Songs from the Willie Clancy Summer SchoolRTÉ 280CDReleased to coincide with the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Willie Clancy Summer School, this generous double CD also celebrates Raidió na Gaeltachta’s...

Published on 1 July 2008

Adrian Scahill is a lecturer in traditional music at Maynooth University.

Singing the Ancestors

Singing the Ancestors

Challenging the standard idea that traditional singing ‘can’t be taught’, Fintan Vallely argues that there is now an urgent necessity to do so.

Published on 1 November 2007

Fintan Vallely lectures in traditional music at Dundalk Institute of Technology. He is author of several biographical and ethnographic books on the music, and is editor of the A-Z reference work Companion to Irish Traditional Music.

‘Because it's our own’: Breandán Breathnach 1912-85

‘Because it's our own’: Breandán Breathnach 1912-85

‘Because it's our own’: Breandán Breathnach 1912-85

Uilleann piper, writer, publisher, organiser, and one of the great music collectors, Breandán Breathnach’s name is known throughout the world of Irish traditional music for his five volumes of Ceol Rince na hÉireann as well as for his wide

Published on 1 May 2005

Nicholas Carolan is Director Emeritus of the Irish Traditional Music Archive.

Songs of Irish Rebellion

Songs of Irish Rebellion

Songs of Irish Rebellion

A review of the re-issued Songs of Irish Rebellion: Irish Political Street Ballads and Rebel Songs, 1780-1900, by Georges Denis Zimmermann.

Published on 1 September 2002

Terry Moylan is a researcher and archivist with Na Píobairí Uilleann. He is the author of The Age of Revolution in the Irish Song Tradition 1776-1815.