For Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare

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.

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.

County Clare is renowned and celebrated globally for its rich musical heritage. Music, song and dance all play a central role in the cultural life of the county. The traditional arts are an intrinsic part of County Clare’s identity, portraying a wonderfully rich and diverse image of the county both in Ireland and abroad.

Photo credit: Mike Mulcaire

MÓRglór Award Policy and Nominations:

The purpose of the award is to honour individual artists, groups, organisations or festivals who have made an outstanding contribution to the traditional music and traditional arts landscape of County Clare.  The award was won by Corofin Traditional Music Festival in 2014, Eoin O'Neill in 2015 and Frank Custy in 2016.

This is an annual award, sponsored and commissioned by glór and produced in partnership with Dr. Tim Collins. The recipients will be recognised during a special concert programmed in glór in the autumn of each year.  In 2017 the concert will be held on Saturday 14th October.

In Spring of each year a panel will come together to nominate and decide on the award. The panel will consist of 5 people, including and not limited to: 2 from the glór team, 2 musicians, 1 from the County Council, and in consultation with the Ó Rócháin family.

Nominations are now invited for the 2017 MÓRglór Award, with a deadline of Wednesday 29th March 2017 at 5pm.

Please submit applications using this application form by email to or post to MÓRglór Nominations, glór, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 VHP0. The ultimate decision will be made by the panel.