Craiceann Bodhran Summerschool 2024

Monday 24th of June through Friday 28th


We are glad to announce that Katelyn Corrigan and Paul McClure are joining our teacher team for the first time! Also, Eamon Murray returns in 2024, after taking a break in the last few years.

So our tutorial team for 2024 includes Aimee Farrell-Courtney, Niamh Fennell, Katelyn Corrigan, Jim Higgins, Colm Phelan, Eamon Murray, Paul McClure and Andy Kruspe. To read more about the teachers, follow this link.

We will have two fantastic concerts this year. One concert sees the return of Siobhán O’Donnell, who has been part of Craiceann as tutor for many years and will feature the Ox Mountain Quartet. The other concert features O’Gorman, Mannion, Clancy & Gough. Joe Mannion, well known to the Craiceann family through his tippermaking stall and his outstanding accordion performances during the teachers recitals will join forces with Ellen O’Gorman, bodhrán legend Donnchadh Gough and Donal Clancy! 
Read more about the bands here.

The workshops/lectures which take place during the day between classes will be given by Micheál Ó hAlmhain himself, Andy Kruspe, who will reflect on the “Latest Developments in Bodhrán Techniques” and one workshop will feature musician, author and speaker Fintan Vallely who will tell the “Story of the Irish Bodhrán”.
Read more about the workshops here.

Bodhrán maker Christian Hedwitschak will bring a selection of drums and he will also be available during the week. He will be working in his workshop during the week and will be available for chats and bodhrán talk.


  • One of the best experiences of my life. Thank you.–Michael McMahon

  • 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

  • I had a wonderful and great time! Never experienced something like that before. A week of wonderful music, spirit, people, kindness… just perfect.–Sada

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

  • What a fantastic week. I first came in 2015 I can’t believe it gets better and better every year!–Monica Harris