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Irish Music Awards

Welcome to the Irish Music Awards

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 2014

Top Solo Performer in Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Ryan Kelly

Top Solo Performer in a Pub Venue (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Robbie O'Connell

Top Duo in a Pub, Festival, Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Lumiere

Top Group (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Celtic Thunder

Best New Irish Artist(s) (IRE, EU, US, UK)
Colm Keegan

Best New Irish CD
Cara Dillon - A Thousand Hearts

Top Celtic Rock Band (IRE, EU, US, UK)
Young Dubliners

Best Irish Tenor (individual)
Paul Byrom

Best Female Vocalist (individual/trad.)
Cara Dillon

Best Sean-nós Singer
Roisin Elsafty

Top Traditional Performance Show
Celtic Thunder

Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, Concert
FullSet

Tommy Makem Award
Mickey Coleman

Top Uilleann Piper (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Paddy Keenan

Top Harpist (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Siobhan Owen

Top Fiddle/Violin (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Mairead Nesbitt

Top Button Accordion (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Shane Hayes

Lifetime Achievement Award
George Donaldson

Irish Music Award Nominees for 2014

Top Solo Performer in Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Nuala Kennedy, Ryan Kelly, Meav Ni Mhaolchatha, Robbie O'Connell

Top Solo Performer in a Pub Venue (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Donie Carroll, Tony Cummins, Robbie O'Connell, Brian Gaffney

Top Duo in a Pub, Festival, Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Siusan O'Rourke and Zig Zeitler, Sean McNamara and Nosey Flynn, New Barleycorn, Lumiere

Top Group (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Celtic Thunder, Young Dubliners, Socks in the Frying Pan, Lunasa

Best New Irish Artist(s) (IRE, EU, US, UK)
Colm Keegan, The Latchikos, Full Set, Socks in the Frying Pan

Best New Irish CD
Runa - Current Affairs, Paddy Homan - The Hard Way Home, Cara Dillon - A Thousand Hearts, Screaming Orphans - Toy Theatre

Top Celtic Rock Band (IRE, EU, US, UK)
Rathkeltair, The Prodigals, Young Dubliners, The Fenians

Best Irish Tenor (individual)
Anthony Kearns, Paul Byrom, Paddy Homan

Best Female Vocalist (individual/trad.)
Cara Dillon, Francis Black, Mary Dillon, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

Best Sean-nós Singer
Ide Nic Mhathúna , Roisin Elsafty

Top Traditional Performance Show
Riverdance, Celtic Woman, Celtic Thunder

Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, Concert
Two2Many, FullSet, ALTAN, Socks in the Frying Pan

Tommy Makem Award
ALTAN, Mickey Coleman, Danny O'Flaherty, Mick Maloney

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

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

Top Fiddle/Violin (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Maggie Estes White, Martin Hayes, Mairead Nesbitt, Niamh Ni Charra

Top Button Accordion (US, IRE, EU, UK)
David Munnelly, Shane Hayes

Lifetime Achievement Award
George Donaldson, Danny O'Flaherty, Jimmy Crowley, Mick Maloney








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