The Gradam Ceoil TG4 2014 (TG4 Traditional Music Awards) take place in the University Concert Hall Limerick this Saturday, April 12, for Easter Sunday broadcast.
Saturday night's event will commence at 7.45pm, in the course of which this year’s recipients will be presented with their awards.
The night will showcase some of the best of Irish traditional musicians performing with the recipients, a list which includes the main Gradam Ceoil winner and Musician of the Year, flute-player Harry Bradley.
Others being honoured this year include the Clare concertina veteran Chris Droney (Hall of Fame), Connemara sean-nós singer Nan Tom Taimín de Búrca (Singer of the Year), Mick O’Brien, his daughter Aoife and Emer Mayock (Musical Collaboration) and Dr Mick Maloney. Mick was once a member of The Johnstons, legendary 1960s' Irish ballad group. Mick will be return from the USA to his native Limerick to collect the Special Achievement Award.
Sliabh Luachra accordion player Bryan O’Leary completes the roll of honour as he collects his Young Musician award.
The concert will be presented by West Kerry musician Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and TG4's Páidí Ó Lionáird. The recipients of awards will be joined on stage by family and friends including Cherish the Ladies, Michelle, Louise & Mick Mulcahy, Davy Maguire, Tara Diamond, Colm Guilfoyle, Gearóid Ó Duinnín, Ann Droney, Gary Ó Briain and Antóin Mac Gabhann.
An independent panel of adjudicators selects recipients of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil each year. Recipients are presented with a specially-commissioned piece by sculptor John Coll as well as a cheque.