Castlebar to host Ireland's Music Awards

Ireland’s top traditional, folk and Celtic music industry stars will be recognised and awarded for their contribution to the industry at Ireland’s Music Awards which will take place in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar this summer on Saturday August 1.

The event, which is the only national awards for Irish traditional, folk and Celtic music in Ireland, promises to be a star studded gathering featuring the top names in the music business.

Producer of the awards Eric Cunningham commented on the significance of the awards: “The best performers, as voted by the general public, will be honoured year after year in each of the classes and where both conventional and unorthodox styles have a platform. This exclusive event will comprise performances by the 'who's who' within the Irish traditional, folk and Celtic music business while the recipients of each award will be announced on the night.”

The event will be recorded for broadcast and tickets are now on sale (€35 ). Nominees, details on voting and further information is available at



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