The top award went to Cork Opera House, with regional prizes going to the Grand Social in Dublin, the Roisín Dubh in Galway, the Crane Bar in Cork, Voodoo in Letterkenny and the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray.
Any traditional music groups or individual performers interested in being considered for one of these showcases should email a link to their website to [email protected] before 15 December or post a CD to the IMRO office.
Other Voices, the RTÉ television series which broadcasts live performances and interviews from the Church of St James in Dingle, County Kerry, returns for its tenth season in early 2012, with the recording to to take place across 1-4 Decemb
The new service offers a range of discounted services for IMRO members, such as Visas arranged for artists or musicians travelling to perform around the world, including P Visas for performers travelling to the United States.
The panel has collective experience in collaborating across the three industries and collectively has been involved with successful ventures such as Bejeweled, Prince of Persia, Mission Impossible and Massive Attack among many others.
MIDEM provides a forum for business talks, discussing political and legal issues and showcasing new artists, musical trends and products, bringing together musicians, business people, cultural policy makers and journalists together from man