SUMMER HARP OPPORTUNITIES at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy and Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland partner in a

Scholarship for Irish Harpers to attend the Willie Clancy Summer School.

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to benefit from tuition with renowned Irish harpers. Submit a letter to telling us why you should be considered and include a 2-minute harp recording in .MOV or .MP4 format by Monday May 23rd 2022.


Scholarship for Irish Harpers to attend the Willie Clancy Summer School

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy and Cruit Éireann │Harp Ireland are  pleased to announce that we have established a partnership to support the rapidly developing interest in Irish harping at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy.

Cruit Éireann │Harp Ireland will be awarding a scholarship for Irish harpers to the summer school harp workshops, which  have been a feature of the annual Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy since 2007 and are led by Kathleen Loughnane and supported by a line-up of renowned harper tutors.

“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.  “This initiative to incentivise attendance by Irish harpers and to acknowledge the very positive work being done by both organisations is timely and we are delighted to be part of it”.

The scheme will be advertised in the coming weeks and will be administered by Cruit Éireann │Harp Ireland (

“Irish harping is now firmly integrated in the Irish traditional music world and recognised and celebrated internationally because of the excellence of its harpers and  its UNESCO status. We welcome this opportunity” said Aibhlín McCrann, Chair Cruit Éireann Harp Ireland. “The collaboration between Cruit Éireann/Harp Ireland  and Scoil Samhraidh Wille Clancy will ensure that harp studies and practice will remain central to the Irish traditional music heritage so effectively reflected by Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, and it will operate to our mutual benefit” she added.

Cruit Éireann │Harp Ireland, the harp tutors, guest performers, and the organisers of Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, are very much encouraged by the enthusiasm, commitment, and progress indicated by harpers participating at the summer school since 2007.

To be considered please submit a letter telling us why you are interested in this opportunity together with a  2 minute harp recording in .MOV or .MP4 format by  Monday May 23rd  2022. Results will be announced Friday June 11th 2022.

Further information from Aibhlín McCrann (m) 087 2800390 or Eithne Benson