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Guest List Offer | IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards

February 5, 2016

IMRO Music Festival of the Year Award 2015
IMRO Outstanding Contribution to Live Music 2015
Best Venue / Festival Technical Crew 2015

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Date: Tuesday 16th February
Venue: IMRO – Copyright House, Pembroke Row, Dublin 2
Time: 6.30pm – 9:30pm
MC: Paddy McKenna – Editor

Featuring live performances on the night by The AcademicROCSTRONG and Saint Sister.
The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) is delighted to announce that the eighth IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards will take place onTuesday 16th February 2016 at IMRO HQ in Dublin.

This year, two new awards have been added to the proceedings – IMRO Outstanding Contribution to Live Music 2015 and Best Venue / Technical Crew 2015.

The annual awards celebrate the dedication and passion of those who work in Ireland’s live music venues, providing the public with an exceptional live music experience on a weekly basis.

More than 11,000 IMRO members considered hundreds of venues across the country for the shortlist. Venues were judged on their commitment to providing the core elements that make for a great live music venue – atmosphere, sound and lighting, staging, diversity of programming and importantly, the staff and management of each venue. IMRO members also voted on Ireland’s music festivals, delivering a shortlist of their top ten festivals.

Live music venues and festivals play a vital role in the music industry in Ireland, giving international and homegrown artists a platform to engage with fans and build new audiences. They also play a central role in urban and rural communities across the country, providing a social gathering space for varied audiences, and contributing hugely to the domestic economy.

Live music fans should simply log on to choose their favourite from the shortlist provided, by February 15th.  One lucky voter will win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.

IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year 2015 Shortlist

IMRO Dublin Live Music Venue of the Year 2015
Whelans, Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Vicar Street, Thomas Street, Dublin 8
The Olympia Theatre, Dame Street, Dublin 2
The Grand Social, Dublin 1
3Arena, Dublin 1

IMRO Rest of Leinster Live Music Venue of the Year 2015
The Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Sky and the Ground, Wexford
Cleeres, Kilkenny
The Set Theatre, Kilkenny
Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford

IMRO Connacht Live Music Venue of the Year 2015
Roisin Dubh, Lower Dominick Street, Galway
Monroes, Dominick Street Upper, Galway
Matt Molloys, Westport, Co. Mayo
The Dock Theatre, Leitrim
Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo

IMRO Munster Live Music Venue of the Year 2015
The Greyhound, Killkee, Co. Clare
Crane Lane Theatre, Cork
Levis, Ballydehob, Co. Cork
Dolans, Dock Road, Limerick
Coughlans, Cork

IMRO Ulster Live Music Venue of the Year 2015
Iontas Theatre, Castleblayney Co. Monaghan
An Poc Fada, Monaghan
Ramor Theatre, Virginia, Co. Cavan
Allingham Arms Hotel, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Hotel Kilmore, Cavan

IMRO Music Festival of the Year 2015
Body & Soul
Electric Picnic
Dublin Fringe Festival
NYE StreetFest
Forbidden Fruit
Galway Arts Festival
Other Voices
Temple Bar Tradfest
Fleadh Ceoil

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