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The Oscars of traditional Irish music come to Belfast

Date Posted: January 19, 2018

We have some exciting news! TG4’s Gradam Ceoil comes to the Belfast next month.

Beidh ceol den scoth ann ó cheoltóirí móra na linne.

This is the first time in its 21-year history that the prestigious concert, which is supported by Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund, will take place in Ulster. Known as the Oscars of traditional music, the live concert and awards ceremony will take place at the Belfast Waterfront on Sunday 4th February, 2018 and will be broadcast live on TG4.

Featuring the crème de la crème of Irish music and song, Gradam Ceoil celebrates the talent and achievements of musicians from Ireland and across the world.

Is halla speisialta é an Waterfront agus muna raibh tú ann cheana, is fiú go mór dul ann.

The recipients represent world-class traditional music talent and each will take the stage to perform unforgettable pieces, including, legendary fiddle player, Frankie Gavin, the founder member of the acclaimed group, De Dannan.

Féach ar an liosta iontach Gradamóirí seo, gan trácht ar na ceoltóirí eile a bheidh leo ar an oíche.

A total of seven awards will be given out on the night, live performances from:

  • Musician of the Year: Frankie Gavin
  • Young Musician of the Year: Clare Friel
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Patsy Hanly
  • Singer of the Year: Máire Ní Chéileachair
  • Special Contribution Award: Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin
  • Musical Collaboration: CONCERT created by Colin Dunne with Sinéad Rushe and Mel Mercier
  • Special Award: The Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band

Recipients will be joined on stage by a range of well-known faces from the world of Irish traditional music, for an absolutely unforgettable show.

Tickets for TG4’s Gradam Ceoil Awards 2018 are available from  or by phone on 028 9033 4455.

To find out more, visit or connect with Gradam Ceoil on Facebook, or Twitter, @GradamCeoil

Special Offer:

In addition to the brilliant competition, TG4 is offering a discount, making it even more affordable to see your idols live on stage this February.

To redeem this offer, simply enter the code Gradam2018 at the checkout on to claim discounted tickets at £20 each (usual price £25).

And for every 20 tickets purchased, get two FREE (22 for price of 20)

Scoth an cheoil, ionad do-chreidte, comhluadar geanúil agus beochraolach teilifíse.  Bí ann!

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