Following on from the wonderful Muiris Ó Rócháin Tribute event in 2013 glór is delighted to announce the first annual awards event celebrating the extraordinary talent of music and art in County Clare. This prestigious annual award, named after Clare’s cultural ambassador and visionary, Muiris Ó Rocháin, is sponsored by glór and developed in partnership with Dr. Tim Collins who is an adviser to glór and coordinated the original concert in 2013.
This award for Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare will be presented to the recipients during a star-studded concert. It is an acknowledgement of the wealth of professional & semi-professional artists, alongside the talented individuals, groups and communities within the county, all of whom provide a vital stimulus for the growth and development of this unique culture.
In 2014 we are delighted to announce Corofin Traditional Festival as the recipients, who will be recognised at this concert in their honour.
Each year a new artistic piece will be commissioned by a Clare based artist to commemorate the annual award and presented at the concert. This is in keeping with glór’s promotion and support of the wider arts in Clare. The artist will draw inspiration from the Clare landscape. (With thanks to Clare County Council, in 2014 we are delighted to support Jane Murtagh, artist).
Featuring a stellar line up of musicians:
Frankie Gavin, Noel Hill, Corofin Céilí Band, Colm Gannon, Ciarán MacAodhagáin, Jack Talty, Don Stiffe, Alan Byrne, Maurice Egan, Eoin O’Neill, Siobhán Peoples, Murt Ryan, John Kelly, Shane Mulvey, John Moloney, Seanie McGrath, Liam Murphy, Siobhán O Donnell, Derek Hickey, Joe Skelton, Michael Queally, Cyril O’Donoghue, Chris Droney, Michael Kelleher, Mick O’Connor, John Joe Tuttle, JJ Conway, Joe Rynne, Geraldine Cotter, Eamonn Cotter, Denis Liddy, Tim Collins, Boffin to Burren( Dessie O’Halloran, Johnny O’Halloran, Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Ronan O’Flaherty, Seamus O’Donnell, Padraic and Damien O’Reilly and many more………….