TG4 AWARD FOR LIAM O'FLYNN

 

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The Piper's Call
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Out To An Other Side
The Brendan Voyage
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After The Break - PLANXTY
The Woman I Loved So Well - PLANXTY
Top prize in the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards 'Musician of the Year', goes to Liam O’Flynn from Kildare who has long been regarded as one of Ireland’s most influential uilleann pipers. Other Award winner's include young musician of the year, Mayo’s Fiachna O’Mongain, with fiddler Paddy Cronin designated for the Hall of Fame (Gradam Saoil), Jim McGrath as composer of the year and Dara Ban Mac Donnachadha as singer of the year and Ciaran Mac Mathuna receives the Gradam na gCeoltoiri Award for his media role in spotlighting traditional Irish Music.

Kildare man, Liam has been a member of some of the most influential traditional music groups including Planxty and has also performed specially commissioned orchestral suites such as Shaun Davey's The Brendan Voyage, The Pilgrim and The Relief of Derry Symphony to national and international acclaim. He is acknowledged as Ireland's foremost exponent of the uilleann pipes and has brought the music of the pipes to a world-wide audience.

The TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards, considered to be the foremost recognition given to traditional Irish musicians, will take place on Easter Sunday, April 8, at the Cork Opera House to mark the 10th year of the much-coveted and prestigious prizes. Along with Liam special guests for the night will include Paul Brady, Danu, Sean Keane, Jackie Daly, West Ocean String Quartet agus go leor eile.

 


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