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Niamh Ni Charra Accepts Irish Music Award for Best Fiddle

Photo: Niamh Ni Charra

Niamh Ni Charra receiving the 2008 Irish Music Award 
at the Lowell Folk Festival, Lowell Mass.

The Makem and Spain Brothers Accept Tommy Makem Award

Photo: Makems

The Makem and Spain Brothers receiving the 2008
Irish Music Award.

Brigids Cross Accepts Irish Music Award for Top Traditional Group


Brigids Cross received the 2008 Irish Music Award
in Cleveland, OH.

The Elders Accept Irish Music Award for Top Celtic Rock Band


The Elders received the 2008 Irish Music Award at
The 32nd Annual Scottish Highland Games in
Kansas City, MO.  

John Spillane Accepts Irish Music Award for Top Solo Performer in Concert

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John Spillane received the 2008 Irish Music Award at
The National Irish Festival Organizers convention in
Kansas City, MO held at Boulevard Brewing Company
in cooperation with the Kansas City Irish Festival.  

Results of the first Annual 2008 Irish Music Awards.  After a voting audit, it's official.

The Irish Music Association
hosted the 2008 Irish Music Awards presented January 27th at O'Malley's Pub in Weston, MO, USA.  Below are the results of that presentation.
To all Members:
Thank you for your support of the Irish Music Association and the Irish Music Awards. We cannot produce The Irish Music Awards Presentation without you.
Below are the recipients of the first IMA Awards.  Some videos and a press release will be on the website shortly so all can share in the experience of the awards presentation.  Be sure to pass along your congratulations to the nominees and recipients of the awards this year.  A DVD of the awards presentation in its entirety is now available in the online store for $7.95 plus shipping (NTSC or PAL).  

All Nominees, Irish Musicians, and Musicians of Irish music are to be congratulated!  They perpetuate the identity and sustain the traditions of  Irish Music.
And the Recipients for 2008 are:
Top Solo Performer in Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
         John Spillane
Top Solo Performer in a Pub Venue (US, IRE, EU, UK)
        Eddie Delahunt  
Top Duo in a Pub, Festival, Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Top Group (US, IRE & EU)
        The Dubliners
Top New Irish Music Artist(s) (US, IRE, EU, UK)
        The High Kings
Top Celtic Rock Band (US, IRE, EU, UK)
        The Elders
Top Irish Tenor (individual)
        Ronan Tynan
Top Sean-nos Singer
        Len Graham

Top Traditional Performance Show
        The Chieftains
Top Traditonal Group - In Festival, Pub & Concert
        Brigid's Cross
Tommy Makem Award
        Makem Brothers with Mickey and Liam Spain
Top Harpist (US, IRE & EU, UK)
        No nominees, and no Award Given for 2008
Top Uilleann Piper (US, IRE, EU)
        Kieran O'Hare
Top Fiddle (US, IRE, EU, UK)
        Niamh Ni Charra
Top Button Accordian (US, IRE, EU, UK)
        John Redmond
Lifetime Achievement Award
        Brendan Bowyer

Recipients of the 2008 Irish Music Awards have been so noted by the Irish Music Association in the The Irish Music Hall of Fame

Thank you
R T Reeder
Director IMA

Video Performances from the First Annual 2008 Irish Music Awards

Irish Music Awards 2008

Rob Gavin
A Soldiers Song
(National Anthem)
Michael Coakley
Fields of Athenry
(Unofficial National Anthem)
Tom Meehan
Sean Nos Singing
Mick Doyle
The Kerry Recruit
Mason Brown
The White Cockade

 2003 Jed Marum
Irish Music Awards
Nominees 2008

2008 Awards Presentation DVD Now Available 

A DVD of the 2008 Irish Music Awards presentation is now available in its entirety in the online store for $7.95 + Shipping.  NTSC and PAL versions available.  Click here to order.