Tribute concert to Bobby Gardiner at Willie Clancy Summer School

Burncourt's Bobby Gardiner with his good friend, Liam de Roiste, Mitchelstown at Tuesday's concert in Miltown Malbay which paid tribute to Bobby's unique contribution to both accordion playing and as a tutor, held as part of the as part of the 50th Willie Clancy Summer School in Miltown Malbay.

After a three-year hiatus due to Covid, the Willie Clancy Summer School in Miltown Malbay returned this year with a new level of enthusiasm and appreciation.

Musicians, singers, dancers and enthusiasts were once again able to play music, sing, dance or just enjoy the amazing international talent which is evident at this unique event.

This year is the fiftieth year of the Willie Clancy Summer School and for that reason, it has attracted unprecedented attention.


This year the highlight of the festival was a tribute concert to the master accordion player, tutor, TG4 Gradam Award winner and author, Clare native and Burncourt resident Bobby Gardiner.

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