Máire Ní Chathasaigh Award
The TG4 Irish Traditional
Music Award for Musician of the Year 2001Gradam Cheoil TG4was
presented to Máire for
the excellence and pioneering force of her music, the remarkable growth she has brought to
the music of the harp & for the positive influence she has had on the young generation
of harpers at a televised ceremony in the Cork Opera House in November 2001. (TG4 is
|She received this
specially-commissioned sculpture by John Collpictured leftplus £4000. There
have been three other recipients since the awards were instituted: Chieftains flautist
Matt Molloy, fiddler Tommy Peoples, whistle-player Mary Bergin and piper Paddy
Keenanall of whom are considered to be the leading exponents of their instruments
within the Irish tradition.
More recently she's received another accolade...
|this page updated 3 May 2004|
|This all resulted in
a fair bit of press coverage...
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