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Darren Raleigh -
"O'Carolan's Receipt for Drinking
"
"My mission is simple: to serve as a Celtic Bard to the modern world,
and thereby to restore some of the mythic awareness of life that has
become lost by our modern age. The tools I bring to this work are
the Celtic harp, my voice, and my store of songs, poems, and stories
drawn from ancient myths and folktales. While I like to entertain,
my real purpose is to inspire."
  
John Whelan -
The Bucks of Oranmore
John Wheland plays The Bucks of Oranmore at the 2009 Irish Music Awards
  
The Wild Colonial Bhoys -
"Grace"
It’s been six years, four albums, hundreds of shows and thousands
of miles, and the Wild Colonial Bhoys are only beginning.  
This past year they have played Irish festivals across the Midwest,
headlining several in the process.  They have been featured three times
on NBC TV’s Twin Cities affiliate KARE-11.
  
Tim Britton -
The Road to Ruby
Tim Britton is renowned as one of the leading players of the uillean pipes,
one of the sweetest and most complex bagpipes. He is also accomplished
on the wooden flute, tin whistle, Highland pipes, mandolin, and as a
singer and storyteller. Tim’s unique style as an American with many
influences is founded on a profound knowledge of the tradition.
 
Anthony Kearns -
Danny Boy
Anthony Kearns singing Danny Boy.
 
2009 Irish Music Award Acceptances 
 
Brian O Hairt accepting the 2009 Irish Music Award for Sean nos Singer

Celtic Woman accepting the 2009 Irish Music Award for Top Group

Mairead Nesbitt accepting the 2009 Irish Music Award for Top Fiddle
 
 
 
  
More Videos Coming Soon!
 

Brian Ó hAirt was presented with two Irish Music Awards in St Louis at KDHX FM 88.1.
He accepted the awards in the categories of Best Sean nos singer (for himself) and Top Traditional Group (for his group Bua) 2009.


 

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Brían Ó hAirt (left)receiving the Irish Music Award for 2009 from IMA Associate Mike Sager (right).  (YouTube)

Anthony Kearns accepts Irish Music Award for Best Irish Tenor 2009 in Williamsburg Virginia at the Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall. 


 

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Anthony Kearns (right) receiving the Irish Music Award from IMA Associate and  Charter Member William R Hull III (left) in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Watch Anthony Kearns singing Danny Boy in the 2009 Archive.
 (photo credit: Colonial Photography "Helen's Place")

Máiréad Nesbitt accepts Irish Music Award For Top Fiddle 2009 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St Louis, Missouri.


 

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Máiréad Nesbitt receiving the Irish Music Award for 2009 from IMA Associate Mike Sager..

Celtic Woman was honored with the Irish Music Award for Top Group for 2009 in St Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.


 

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Celtic Woman receiving the Irish Music Award for 2009.

Orla Fallon swept the 2009 Awards Presentation Night by winning four Irish Music Awards for Top Solo Perfomer in Concert, Best Female Vocalist, Top Harpist, and the Tommy Makem Award.  They were presented in Owings Mills, Maryland in front of a most appreciative audience at the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts.


 

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Orla Fallon receiving four Irish Music Awards for 2009 from IMA Associate Mike Sager.

Irish Music Award Recipients for 2009:


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

Orla Fallon

Top Solo Performer in a Pub Venue (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Seamus Kennedy

Top Duo in Pub, Festival, and Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Ellis Island


Top Group
(US, IRE & EU)
Celtic Woman

Best New Irish Music Artist(s) (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Cara

Top Celtic Rock Band (US, IRE, EU, UK
The Screaming Orphans

Best Irish Tenor (individual)
Anthony Kearns

Best Female Vocalist 
Orla Fallon

Best Sean-nos Singer 
Brian O'hAirt

Top Traditional Performance Show 
High Kings

Top Traditonal Group - In Festival, Pub & Concert
Bua

Tommy Makem Award
Orla Fallon

 Top Harpist (US, IRE & EU, UK

Orla Fallon

Top Uilleann Piper (US, IRE, EU
John McSherry

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

Top Button Accordian (
US, IRE, EU, UK) 
John Whelan

Lifetime Achievement Award 

Donal Lunny

Nominations for 2010 will open 3/18/10  We will not accept nominations before this date.  If an artist(s) received an award for 2009 they may not be nominated in the same category for 2010.

Thank you for your participation and cooperation.

R T Reeder
IMA Director

Nominees for 2009 


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

        IMA Nominees: Van Morrison Luka Bloom  Christy Moore    Orla Fallon     

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

        IMA Nominees: Harry O'Donoghue Luka Bloom Seamus Kennedy

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

        IMA Nominees: Ellis Island Wild Colonial Bhoys (Adam & Geno)  Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill Stephens Green

Top Group (US, IRE & EU)

        IMA Nominees: Gaelic Storm   The Chieftains The Wolfe Tones  Celtic Woman

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

        IMA Nominees: Cara  Connachttown  The Rum Brothers

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

        IMA Nominees: Bad Haggis  Seven Nations The Indulgers The Screaming Orphans

Best Irish Tenor (individual) 

        IMA Nominees:John McDermott Anthony Kearns

Best Female Vocalist (individual/trad.) 

        IMA Nominees: Mary Black  Deirde Shannonn  Orla Fallon   Maria Doyle Kennedy

Best Sean-nos Singer 

        IMA Nominees:   Brid Ní Mhaoilchiaráin  Brian O'hAirt   Iarla O Lionaird

Top Traditional Performance Show 

        IMA Nominees: Dublin City Ramblers  High Kings   Switchback   Slide

Top Traditonal Group - In Festival, Pub & Concert

        IMA Nominees: High Kings  Cherish the Ladies  The BeerMats

Tommy Makem Award

        IMA Nominees:  John Doyle   Orla Fallon   Jimmy Crowley and Mairtin de Cogain


Top Harpist (US, IRE & EU, UK

        IMA Nominees: Patrick Harvey  Darren Raleigh  Orla Fallon

Top Uilleann Piper (US, IRE, EU

        IMA Nominees: Tim Britton John McSherry Eric Rigler

Top Fiddle (US, IRE, EU, UK)