Just to let you know that the programme for the 2009 Willie Clancy Summer School is now available on the Oidhreacht an Chlair website (www.oac.ie).
Other OaC snippets:
* we have a few copies of the double CD from 2007's WCSS available - at around €21, a great bargain featuring among others, Joe Burke, Martin Hayes, the Mulcahy family, Mary Bergin , Brendan McGlinchey, Noel Hill and many more! If you didn't get to Miltown last year, the 2008 double cd will be launched at WCSS and available on the website.
* Work is proceeding on the refurbishment of Aras Oidhreacht an Chlair in Miltown (right next door to Willie Clancy's old home) and we hope to have something in operation by July of this year.
* When the work is completed, we hope to relaunch our weekend workshops, which proved popular when last held. If you have any ideas for topics, please let me know.
* Our 2009 archive digitisation programe is now well advanced. So far, we have digitised nearly 200 tapes and cassettes, mainly of Clare musicians and singers and we hope to have these available for personal callers during 2009 and perhaps also for downstreaming in the not too distant future. OaC welcomes donations of audio and video tapes, photographs, etc., particularly of Clare musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers , etc. We are happy to digitise suitable items and give back digital copies to donors.
If you have been, thanks for reading!