The next Craiceann Summerschool will take place from Monday 21st of June through Friday 25th of June 2021!

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we have to cancel 2020. We hope to see you all again in 2021. This is what we had planned for 2020, and it is likely that we will see most of this in 2021:



After a break in 2019, we are glad to announce that Aimee Farrell-Courtney is back in the teaching team!

So our tutorial team for 2020 includes Siobhán O’Donnell, Aimee Farrell-Courtney, Cormac Byrne, Jim Higgins, Colm Phelan, Robbie Walsh, Andy Kruspe and Rolf Wagels. We are very hopeful that the great Donal Lunny will continue to play a part in Craiceann 2020. To read more about the teachers, follow this link.

Once again this year the great Donál Lunny will join us at Craiceann. 
Donal Lunny needs no introduction: He is an icon in the Irish Traditional Music world over the last thirty years. As a performer, producer, and mentor, he has had a huge influence on the music itself and on those who play and just listen to this powerful part of our Irish culture and heritage. He has been a member of many landmark bands such as Planxty, The Bothy Band, Moving Hearts, and more recently Mozaik. Under his guidance, all of these bands have led significant shifts in style and content, but through all this progress Dónal has remained anchored to the bedrock of our music’s tradition. Donal will be playing a concert with Paddy Glackin and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill and will also be teaching some classes.

We will have two fantastic concerts this year. The first concert brings together three legends of Irish Music – Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (who were founding members of the Bothy Band) with Jim Higgins who has been one of our Craiceann tutors since we started. The second concert sees the return of the world acclaimed band Goitse including of course another of our tutors Colm Phelan.
Read more about the bands here.

Lunny, Glackin, Ní Dhomhnaill


The workshops/lectures which take place during the day between classes will be given by Mícheál O’hÁlmháin himself, David Lewis and Rolf Wagels, who will reflect on the development of Craiceann and the bodhrán over the last twenty years and one workshop is yet to be announced.
Read more about the workshops here.

David Lewis


Rolf Wagels


Michael O'hAlmhain




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