NEWS

14
Oct

Australian Celtic Music Awards 2021 announcement

Due to Covid 19 restrictions having such a huge affect on the entertainment industry, the Australian Celtic Music Awards will not be presented in May 2021.

Our research shows a large number of artists won’t have items ready for nomination for the 2021 awards.

As we would like to support our Celtic artists during this difficult time, awards management has decided to hold off awards judging until the following year.

To continue our support, The Glen Innes Services Club will instead hold an extra concert on the Saturday night in place of the Awards Dinner in 2021.

Please watch the website for updates.

24
Aug

Celtic News August

I had really hoped that by the time this issue was ready, I would be able to report our lives were returning to COVID-normal, but it was not to be. My heart goes out to all of our friends in Victoria and in New South Wales who are being so badly affected.

Of course, between the restrictions imposed by State governments and the closed borders that are now common, most live music is still cancelled, along with several events. So, unfortunately, this Newsletter is pretty much a list of events that have been cancelled or postponed.

As always, there are some bright spots including the very appropriate Glen Innes Art Gallery exhibition, titled Disaster. This really has been a year to endure rather than enjoy.

Let’s start with the cancelled or postponed events.

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15
Jun

Celtic News June

I must admit that I have started to write this Newsletter several times. Every time that I feel that I have a handle on the current restrictions, they change! I don’t know how much else will change between preparing this edition and publishing it. Please forgive me if I am out of date by then.

While we are still waiting for life as we knew it to resume, it doesn’t mean that nothing at all is happening. The Australian Celtic Music Awards were presented on line on Saturday 2nd May. Check out the website for the full experience.

On Saturday 6th July, I went out to dinner for the first time since March. Even with social distancing it felt so civilised. The meal at the Hereford Steakhouse was great and the entertainment, by Christine Davis, was terrific. I have really missed live music.

If you have missed Glen Innes as much as we have missed you why not join us for Christmas in July at the Hereford Steakhouse on 25th July. A 3 course Christmas dinner with entertainment by The Mystery Dogs is $50 per person.

At this stage, tickets are limited, so book now on 02 6732 2255.

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02
May

2020 ACMA Winners

Winners List
New Celtic Talent of the Year
Limerick
International Artist of the Year
Dicky Deegan
Celtic Instrumental of the Year
String Loaded for Cock of the North/100 Pipers/Bonny Dundee
Celtic Song of the Year
Ella Roberts for Siuil a Ruin
Celtic Group of the Year
String Loaded Celtic Fiddle Band
Celtic Album of the Year
Sadie & Jay for A Passing Of Seasons
Celtic Album Producer of the Year
Alan Kelly & Mark Paltridge for Irishtown
Celtic Female Artist of the Year
Ella Roberts
Celtic Male Artist of the Year
Peter Miller
Australian Celtic Artist of the Year
String Loaded Celtic Fiddle Band

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16
Apr

2020 ACMA Finalists

Celtic Song of the Year
Ella Roberts for Siuil a Ruin – Finalist
Ella Roberts for Errigal – Finalist
String Loaded for Wild Mountain Thyme – Finalist

Celtic Album of the Year
Barleyshakes for Irishtown – Finalist
Sadie & Jay for A Passing Of Seasons – Finalist
String Loaded for Continuous Line – Finalist

International Artist of the Year
Sophie Mosser – Finalist
Dicky Deegan – Finalist
Celkilt – Finalist
Clan Celtica – Finalist

Celtic Group of the Year
Limerick – Finalist
Gone Molly – Finalist
String Loaded – Finalist

Celtic Album Producer of the Year
Alan Kelly & Mark Paltridge for Irishtown – Finalist
Raymond Blissett for Continuous Line – Finalist
Peter Miller for Simplicity – Finalist

Celtic Female Artist of the Year
Gabi Blissett – Finalist
Ella Roberts – Finalist
Norma O’Hara Murphy – Finalist

Celtic Male Artist of the Year
Stu Tyrrell – Finalist
Michael Fix – Finalist
Peter Miller – Finalist

Celtic Instrumental of the Year
String Loaded for Cock of the North/100 Pipers/Bonny Dundee – Finalist
Peter Miller for Road To Ardfield – Finalist
Barleyshakes for Jessica’s – Finalist

Winners to be announced May 2nd 2020