Willie Week


The memory of legendary piper Willie Clancy from County Clare continues to be immortalised with this fine hornpipe. A composition of County Tyrone's All-Ireland champion fiddle player Jimmy McHugh, the tune is played here for us by Jimmy's son Benny. Benny kindly recorded a number of his father's compositions for me in Donegal in 2009. The Willie Clancy Summer School, affectionately known as 'Willie Week', has special memories for me and for thousands of musicians and music lovers from around the world.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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McHugh, Benny (fiddle) and McHugh, Jimmy (composer), “Willie Week,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 14, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/447.