Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy: Dúchas an Cheoil Highlights 1990–2007

Join Cathal Goan and Paddy Glackin this Friday, 17 July at 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm as they look back at some of the highlights over the last 30 years of their week-long class at SSWC, Dúchas an Cheoil / The Scope of Irish Music.

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Image: Pádraig Mac Mathúna, Paddy Glackin, Nick Adams and Cathal Goan, Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, 2013. Photograph: Tony Kearns

This Highlights programme will premiere on the ITMA Facebook page, on Youtube and on at 3.00 pm on Friday 17 July 2020 featuring the following performers: Cathal Goan, Paddy Glackin, Peadar Ó Lochlainn, Noel Hill, Mick Mulkerrin, John Tunney, Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, Màiri Nic a' Ghobhainn, Paul McGrattan, Éamon Ó Donnchadha, Micho Russell and Packie Manus Byrne.

Join the Scope of Irish Music Zoom Meeting with Cathal Goan & Paddy Glackin

Following the Highlights premiere ITMA invites you to join Paddy Glackin and Cathal Goan on Zoom at 5.00 pm for a virtual edition of their SSWC Dúchas an Cheoil / Scope of Irish Music class. 

Paddy and Cathal will be joined by Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, Liam O'Connor, Aibhlín McCrann and Noel Hill. Together they will discuss and reflect upon aspects of the material featured in the Dúchas an Cheoil highlights video. Paddy, Cathal and their guests will share their opinions and answer questions from you the audience. Don't miss this opportunity to join in the conversation and have your say!

Details for joining this unique Zoom meeting on Friday 17 July at 5.00 pm (Irish Time) are:

Meeting ID: 876 4946 4741

Password: SCOPE2020

Dúchas an Cheoil is an ideal forum in which to learn about the history and evolution of Irish traditional music, song and dance, and the personalities, organisations and events that have shaped that history and narrative. The primary focus is on the listening experience and on creating an awareness of the social and historical context in which the larger part of this musical tradition was created. Emphasis is placed on a relaxed and informal interaction between student, tutors and players and singers. The musicians and singers who visit the class are among the most acclaimed practitioners of Irish music and students are encouraged at all times to ask questions. They are not required to have any previous experience or expertise in Irish music. Curiosity and an open mind and ear are all they need to bring.