2016 Awards

 

2016 Winners

Celtic Album of the Year
Murphy’s Pigs for ‘Larrikins & Knuckle Boys’

Celtic Male Artist of the Year
Darren Coggan

Celtic Female Artist of the Year
Sarah Lynn

Celtic Song of the Year
Murphy’s Pigs for ‘Devils Thirteen’

Celtic Group of the Year
Murphy’s Pigs

Celtic Album Producer of the Year
Steve Passfield

International Artist of the Year
Clan Celtica

Wendy Watts
New Celtic Talent of the Year
Kathryn Jones

Celtic Instrumental of the Year
Carmel Newman for ‘The Three Little Jigs’

Australian Celtic Artist of the Year
Murphy’s Pigs

 
2016 Australian Celtic Music Awards winners

Back row – Murphy’s Pigs, Darren Coggan, Kathryn Jones, Carmel Newman, Col Lute (2016 Celtic Roll of Honour Inductee) Sarah Lynn Front row – Karen Armstrong (Representing Celtic Dance Winners), Steve Passfield (2016 Triquetra Ambassador recipient), Raelene Watson (2016 Triquetra recipient), Fay Binns (2016 Triquetra Achiever recipient)

 

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Triquetra Awards - 2016

Triquetra medallions

The Triquetra Awards were announced and presented during The Official Australian Celtic Awards Night at Glen Innes Services Club.

Recognition of the Winners was made at The Australian Standing Stones in a short ceremony during the Australian Celtic Festival Program.

Nominations are invited from members of the public and from Celtic peak bodies. Final selection of the winners was made by The Triquetra Selection Committee which is made up of the Mayor of Glen Innes Severn Council, the Chairman of The Australian Celtic Festival, the Chairman of The Australian Standing Stones Management Board and the General Manager of Glen Innes and District Services Club.

The Triquetra Medallion

This Award is of prime importance. To be considered for this Award a candidate needs to have fulfilled all of the following criteria:

• Have a connection with The Australian Celtic Festival
• Be recognised for achievement in the wider Celtic Community
• Have a record of service to the Celtic Community, Australia-wide and/or internationally
• Have demonstrated a knowledge of Celtic History and its relevance to both contemporary and historical Australian life
• Have a high level of achievement in their particular field
• Ideally, but not essentially, be able to point to a spectacular achievement – international recognition would be a plus

The Triquetra Ambassador

This Award is performance related (Singers, Musicians, Dancers, or Pipers) and could be awarded to an individual or a group. Submissions may be made by members of the public or the performer/s. Criteria are:

• The winner must be willing to promote The Australian Celtic Festival at other Celtic events that they attend, for a period of 12 months.
• The winner will have a connection to The Australian Celtic festival, but not necessarily of long duration.
• It is likely that the winner is a relative newcomer to their field.

This Award may only be given to a successful candidate once, but unsuccessful candidates may be nominated again.

The Triquetra Achievement Award

This Award is for individual achievement. Criteria are:

• The winner of this Award will have demonstrated a high level of achievement in their field. This could be in: performance; Celtic Art – any medium; Linguistics; Education; History; Event Development or Staging; Marketing; or Administration.
• There must be a strong, long term and ongoing connection with The Australian Celtic Festival.
• The winner must demonstrate strong knowledge of the place of Celtic Culture in both contemporary and historical Australian life.
• The winner will be a person capable of representing and promoting The Australian Celtic Festival in many arenas.
• This Award may only be given to a successful candidate once, but unsuccessful candidates may be re-nominated.