Irish Music Award Nominees

There are quite a few familiar names on the lists this year as nominees for the various categories of the Irish Music Association‘s annual Irish Music Awards. Here, from their website, are the nominees for each category. Only paid members of the IMA may vote, so if you wish to vote in these awards, you will need to be a ‘patron’ member, which costs $15 and lasts for a full year. Voting begins today, and ends January 12th. For more information see the IMA website.

Irish Music Award Nominees for 2013

Top Solo Performer in Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Keith HarkinChristy MooreFinbar FureyPaul Byrom

Top Solo Performer in a Pub Venue (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Keith HarkinBrendan LoughreyTony CummingsBrian Gaffney

Top Duo in a Pub, Festival, Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Ryan Kelly & Neil Byrne(Smokin Sled Dogs) Siusan O’Rourke and Zig ZeitlerThe New BarleycornFoster and Allen

Top Group (US, IRE, EU, UK)

Best New Irish Artist(s) (IRE, EU, US, UK)
Gothard SistersWe Banjo 3 Socks in the Frying PanThe Yanks

Best New Irish CD
Ryan Kelly and Neil Byrne – Acoustically IrishScreaming Orphans – Sliabh LiagFullSet – Notes After DarkCathy Maguire – Ireland in Song

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

Best Irish Tenor (individual)
Paddy HomanAnthony KearnsMatthew GilsenanEMMET CAHILL

Best Female Vocalist (individual/trad.)
MeavShannon Lambert-Ryanmuireann nic amhlaoibhMary Dillon

Best Sean-nós Singer
Bríd Ní Mhaoilchiarán Róisín Elsafty

Top Traditional Performance Show
IRELAND- The Show!The ChieftainsSocks in the Frying PanRythm of the Dance

Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, Concert
McPeakeBurning Bridget ClearyRUNAfather, son, and friends

Tommy Makem Award
Danny O’FlahertyJimmy CrowleyThe DublinersMick Maloney

Top Uilleann Piper (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Tommy MartinBarry KerrPaddy KeenanKieran O’Hare

Top Harpist (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Cormac De BarraMoya BrennanAryeh FrankfurterPatrick Ball

Top Fiddle/Violin (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Winifred HoranKevin BurkeGriff “Bear” OckerCora Smyth

Top Button Accordion (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Danny O’MahonyShane HayesJohn WilliamsDavid Munnelly

Lifetime Achievement Award
Brendan ShinePhil CoulterMaurice LennonPatrick Healy


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