Thursday, February 02, 2012

Irish Music Association Winners

The annual IMAs were awarded over the past weekend. Congratulations to all the winners, especially Irish Fest alums Quinn and Qristina Bachand and Téada.

Top Solo Performer in Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Ryan Kelly

Top Solo Performer in a Pub Venue (US, IRE, EU, UK)
George Donaldson

Top Duo in a Pub, Festival, Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Qristina & Quinn Bachand

Top Group (US, IRE, EU, UK)
The High Kings

Best New Irish Artist(s) (IRE, EU, US, UK)
The Ryans

Best New Irish CD
Orla Fallon - My Land

Top Celtic Rock Band (IRE, EU, US, UK)
The Roving Crows

Best Irish Tenor (individual)
Michael Londra

Best Female Vocalist (individual/trad.)
Lisa Kelly

Best Sean-nós Singer
Iarla Ó Lionáird

Top Traditional Performance Show
Celtic Woman

Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, Concert

Tommy Makem Award

Top Uilleann Piper (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Tommy Martin

Top Harpist (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Orla Fallon

Top Fiddle/Violin (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Caitlin Barrett

Top Button Accordion (US, IRE, EU, UK)
John Whelan

Lifetime Achievement Award
Paddy Keenan

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