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The Irish Music Awards is an annual awards presentation hosted by the Irish Music Association to honor the best of the best in Irish Music. The Irish Music Awards promote and support Irish Music, and musicians worldwide.

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Irish Music Award Recipients for 2013

Top Solo Performer in Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Keith Harkin

Top Solo Performer in a Pub Venue (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Keith Harkin

Top Duo in a Pub, Festival, Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Ryan Kelly & Neil Byrne

Top Group (US, IRE, EU, UK)
RUNA

Best New Irish Artist(s) (IRE, EU, US, UK)
Gothard Sisters

Best New Irish CD
Ryan Kelly and Neil Byrne - Acoustically Irish

Top Celtic Rock Band (IRE, EU, US, UK)
The Fighting Jamesons

Best Irish Tenor (individual)
Emmet Cahill

Best Female Vocalist (individual/trad.)
Meav

Best Sean-nós Singer
Bríd Ní Mhaoilchiarán

Top Traditional Performance Show
The Chieftains

Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, Concert
RUNA

Tommy Makem Award
The Dubliners

Top Uilleann Piper (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Kieran O'Hare

Top Harpist (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Moya Brennan

Top Fiddle/Violin (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Cora Smyth

Top Button Accordion (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Danny O'Mahony

Lifetime Achievement Award
Phil Coulter

Irish Music Award Nominees for 2013

Top Solo Performer in Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Keith Harkin, Christy Moore, Finbar Furey, Paul Byrom

Top Solo Performer in a Pub Venue (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Keith Harkin, Brendan Loughrey, Tony Cummings, Brian Gaffney

Top Duo in a Pub, Festival, Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Ryan Kelly & Neil Byrne, Siusan O'Rourke and Zig Zeitler, The New Barleycorn, Foster and Allen

Top Group (US, IRE, EU, UK)
RUNA, Solas, Altan, Lunasa

Best New Irish Artist(s) (IRE, EU, US, UK)
Gothard Sisters, We Banjo 3 , Socks in the Frying Pan, The Yanks

Best New Irish CD
Ryan Kelly and Neil Byrne - Acoustically Irish, Screaming Orphans - Sliabh Liag, FullSet - Notes After Dark, Cathy Maguire - Ireland in Song

Top Celtic Rock Band (IRE, EU, US, UK)
The Fighting Jamesons, Manran, Rathkeltair, Blaggards

Best Irish Tenor (individual)
Paddy Homan, Anthony Kearns, Matthew Gilsenan, Emmet Cahill

Best Female Vocalist (individual/trad.)
Meav, Shannon Lambert-Ryan, muireann nic amhlaoibh, Mary Dillon

Best Sean-nós Singer
Bríd Ní Mhaoilchiarán , Róisín Elsafty

Top Traditional Performance Show
IRELAND- The Show!, The Chieftains, Socks in the Frying Pan, Rythm of the Dance

Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, Concert
McPeake, Burning Bridget Cleary, RUNA, father, son, and friends

Tommy Makem Award
Danny O'Flaherty, Jimmy Crowley, The Dubliners, Mick Maloney

Top Uilleann Piper (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Tommy Martin, Paddy Keenan, Kieran O'Hare

Top Harpist (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Cormac De Barra, Moya Brennan, Aryeh Frankfurter, Patrick Ball

Top Fiddle/Violin (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Winifred Horan, Kevin Burke, Griff "Bear" Ocker, Cora Smyth

Top Button Accordion (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Danny O'Mahony, Shane Hayes, John Williams, David Munnelly

Lifetime Achievement Award
Brendan Shine, Phil Coulter, Maurice Lennon, Patrick Healy