Scholarship for Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy
Summer Harp Opportunities | Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy Scholarship 2023
Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland, in partnership with Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, is pleased to announce two scholarships for harpers living on the island of Ireland to attend the Willie Clancy Summer School between 1st and 9th of July 2023 to support the rapidly growing interest in Irish harping there.
“The harp recitals at the summer school have become a major attraction for the general public and are now considered one of the highlights of the week’s programme of events, while the number of students participating has grown steadily since we began in 2007” said Harry Hughes, Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy Director. “We are very happy to support the attendance of Irish harpers and to acknowledge the very positive work being done by both organisations”.
During this week, harpers will be exposed to the finest harp teachers, traditional musicians, recitals and concerts, making for an immersive learning experience “Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland’s ongoing partnership with Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy offers an opportunity for harpers to learn from master musicians and to develop their own creative practice as we strive to safeguard and nurture the harping tradition, whilst ensuring that access to harp tuition is available to all”, said Lauren Ní Néill, CÉHI’s CEO. “Scholarship recipients will immerse themselves within the living tradition at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, as together we support and strengthen a vibrant, new generation of harpers,” she added.
To apply, please submit a letter clearly marked ‘Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy’ to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us why you should be considered and include a 2-minute harp recording in .MOV or .MP4 format by 5.30pm, Friday 28th April 2023. You can find out more about Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy at https://www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com/