CRAICEANN 2022 - cancelled

Craiceann 2022 – cancelled
We must apologise to all friends of Craiceann and previous students that we have finally decided that no event will take place this year.
All our efforts will now focus on the 2023 event which will be our 20th anniversary.  
Hopefully by then, Covid and the war in Ukraine will have been consigned to the pages of history and the Craiceann family will be able to gather again on Inis Oirr. To renew old friendships, make new ones, improve our bodhrán skills and have music and the craic together on that magical island in the beautiful West of Ireland. 
It has been difficult and unpleasant coming to this decision, but we believe that on balance it is correct in the circumstances.
As 2021 ended the Omicron variant was raging and its outcome was unclear.  One month later the situation globally was improving, and by the end of February, public health restrictions were being  eased. Now in March people are at last beginning to relax and life is returning to some sort of new normal. The pandemic however is not over and new Omicron variants are appearing although hopefully not worse than before. 
Now for the first time in nearly a century a war is taking place in Europe and its outcome and global effects are anything but clear.
With all these uncertainties we felt that cancelling this year’s event was the most responsible thing to do.
We will now look forward to seeing you all at Craiceann 2023 which will take place from Monday 26th through Friday 30th June.
We hope to arrange an online Craiceann Zoom Gathering some time during the last week of June this year when we can at least have Chat and Craic and virtual hugs. We will update you on this later.

May we wish you all our best wishes and  good health and safety to you and your loved ones. 

The Craiceann Team, Michael, David, Rolf and Gary


  • 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