Fodor's Expert Review Percy French Summer School
During the first week of July, one of Ireland's best-loved songwriters, Percy French, is celebrated in Roscommon town and at Castlecoote House with a summer school, complete with concerts and lectures. French was born at Cloonyquinn House near Elphin; his best-known songs include "Are Ye Right There, Michael?" and "Phil the Fluter's Ball." French is enjoying a renaissance in Ireland since the 100th anniversary of his death in 2020 brought his music and life to a new audience.