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Photograph Album 15

Copyright © 2011 Bill Lynch
Photographs taken during the Willie Clancy Summer School, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare, 4-12 July 1998

Musicians and dancers came to the Willie Clancy Summer School in record numbers in July, with over 400 dancers attending workshops and over 1,000 students in total. In one of many memorable events during the week, dance teacher Jame Keane held hundreds at a ceili spellbound while he danced a solo jig supporting himself on a pair of trestles.

Mick Mulkerrin dancing his famous sean nůs steps to the music of Jimmy Noctor at the launch of his video during a break in a ceili at the Mill Theatre, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare.

Michael Sexton and his band played on Sunday night in the Mill Theatre.

Betty McCoy and John Vaughan at the Quilty Tavern on Wednesday night.

Dancers in the audience closely watching the dancers performing on stage at the dancing recital on Thursday night.

Eileen O'Doherty and Jerry Ryan dancing at the Community Hall on Saturday morning.

J J Conway thanks the audience on behalf of the Tulla Ceili Band at the end of their second unforgettable ceili of the week on Thursday night in the Mill Theatre.

Dancers stand for the national anthem at the end of an evening of polka sets at the Bellbridge Hotel on Friday night. Denis MacMahon (in hat) and Johnny O'Leary (in socks) play the music.

Andi Beaumont and Hughie Clancy on Wednesday night at the Mill Theatre.

Peter Redmond and partner on Wednesday night at the Quilty Tavern.

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