Eoin O’Neill Announced as Recipient of 2015 MÓRglór Award
Bouzouki player Eoin O’Neill has been announced as the recipient of the 2015 MÓRglór award.
The MÓRglór award, named after the late Muiris Ó Rocháin, Director of Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy for almost four decades, was initiated in 2013 by concertina player Tim Collins, and developed with Glór, to honour individual artists, groups, organisations or festivals who have made an outstanding contribution to traditional music in County Clare.
Originally from Dublin but living in Clare for the past 30 years, Eoin O’Neill is renowned for his informal music sessions and classes throughout the county, and for encouraging the playing of young and old alike. He is also a regular traditional music presenter on Clare FM.
O’Neill is the driving force behind a number of bands: The Céili Bandits, The Fiddle Case and, more recently, Crag Road and he has played with artists such as Sharon Shannon, Mary Custy, Terry Bingham, Martin Hayes, Christy Moore, Conor Byrne, Luka Bloom and many others.
A concert to mark the award will take place on Saturday 10 October 2015 at Glór. Tickets for the concert are available here.
Gemma Carcaterra, Glór director, commented, ‘We are delighted that Eoin has won the MÓRglór award. He is a gifted musician, and a fantastic promoter of traditional Irish music. We will put together a cracker of a concert to honour his contribution to Clare’s wonderful musical heritage.’