- 24 Mar 22
Paddy Glackin, Dolores Keane, Sarah Ghriallais and more will be honoured at the show this April.
For the first time ever to celebrate the ceremony's 25th anniversary this Easter Sunday, the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards will take place in Dublin this year.
On April 17 at 9.30 pm, the National Concert Hall will play host to "the Oscars of traditional music", with many Irish artists set to receive nods at the event.
Paddy Glackin (pictured above) will receive the award for Ceoltóir (musician) of the year.
Described in a press release as a "consummate performer, seasoned broadcaster, teacher, recording artist, archivist, collaborator - a true keeper of the flame", he's known for his work with Jolyon Jackson, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, Liam O'Flynn as well as being the founding fiddle player for The Bothy Band.
Dolores Keane will be another recipient, getting a Gradam Saoil (lifetime achievement) award for her work as "one of the most distinctive, soulful, and sweet voices of our generation."
As well as the awards, all of the 2022 Gradam recipients will be joined in performance on stage by their own special musical guests.
The full list of Gradam Ceoil recipients are as follows:
- Ceoltóir /Musician - Paddy Glackin
- Amhránaí /Singer - Sarah Ghriallais
- Ceoltóir Óg/Young Musician - Diarmuid Ó Meachair
- Gradam Saoil/Lifetime Achievement - Dolores Keane
- Cumadóir / Composer - Connie O’Connell
- Grúpa Ceoil/Music Group- Skara Brae
- Gradam Comaoine/Outstanding Contribution - Edwina Guckian
“I am delighted that TG4 can keep celebrating the very best of traditional music and song each year," says TG4 Commissioning Editor, Proinsias Ní Ghráinne.
"We are honoured to witness such an array of spectacular performances on the Gradam stage and on the many stages and locations of our traditional music programming throughout the year. Gradam comes to Dublin for the first time to celebrate a milestone of 25 ears. Comhghairdeas le na faighteoirí uilig. Is sibh croí agus anam na tíre seo.”
Tickets for the ceremony are on sale now from the National Concert Hall's website.