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Willie Clancy

Willie Clancy

Willie Clancy


Willie Clancy (1918-1973) was an Irish uilleann piper. Clancy was born into a musical family on 24th December 1918 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare. His parents both sang and played concertina, and his father, who had been heavily influenced by local blind piper Garret Barry, also played the flute. Clancy started playing the whistle at the age of five, and later took up the flute. He first saw a set of pipes in 1936 when he saw Johnny Doran playing locally. Read more on Last.fm
Willie Clancy (1918-1973) was an Irish uilleann piper. Clancy was born into a musical family on 24th December 1918 in Miltown Malbay, County Clare. His parents both sang and played concertina, and his father, who had been heavily influenced by local blind piper Garret Barry, also played the flute. Clancy started playing the whistle at the age of five, and later took up the flute. He first saw a set of pipes in 1936 when he saw Johnny Doran playing locally. He obtained his first set of pipes two years later.

His influences included Leo Rowsome, Séamus Ennis, John Potts, and Andy Conroy. Clancy won the Oireachtas competition in 1947. He married Dóirín Healy in 1962. The Willie Clancy Summer School was established in his honour in 1973, the year of his death.

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