The Craiceann Summerschool 2018 will take place from
Monday 25th of June through Friday 29th of June 2018.


Here is what happened in 2017:
2017 saw the return of one of the most asked for teachers: Siobhán O’Donnell joined the teacher’s panel in 2017.
So our tutorial team for 2017 included Siobhán O’Donnell, Aimee Farrell-Courtney, Martin O’Neill, Cormac Byrne, Jim Higgins, Colm Phelan, Robbie Walsh and Rolf Wagels. To read more about the teachers, follow this link.

We will had two great concerts: Donal Lunny will return to Inis Oirr after the great success of his involvement last year and so one of the concerts will be by Donal Lunny and friends. The other concert sported THE up and coming band of 2016, a band that is taking the scene by storm: Ìmar!
Read more about the bands here.

The three workshops/lectures which took place during the day between classes were given by Mícheál O’hÁlmháin himself, Prof. Mel Mercier, Chair of Performing Arts at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick and by Stevie Moises, tippermaker, drummer and bodhrán player.
Read more about the workshops here.

Stevie Moises brought his mobile lathe and a selection of woods, so he was able to turn any tippers to your liking! He was working in his workshop during the week and was available for chats and tipper talk. Bodhrán maker Christian Hedwitschak brought a selection of drums and he was also be available during the week.


  • Craiceann was magnificent!–Tamara Smalling

  • Everyone kept telling me that Craiceann would be the best week of the whole summer, and it was 100% true. Great tunes, great friends, beautiful scenery, and plenty of pints. I was so sad to leave Inis Oirr, but can’t wait for next year!
    –Cara Wildman

  • Honestly one of the best weeks ever !–Molly Donnery

  • I am so grateful to Michael, David, Rolf and all the members and friends of the Craiceann family. You made this a week that I never have dreamed of!–Jim Hesch