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IMRO Announce Live Music Awards 2009 Shortlist

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , on November 9, 2009 by Tickets There


Once again Tickets There is stealing news (but at least we’re not lying about it) from our Twitter updates. Hot Press have just reported that IMRO has released the short list for it’s Live Music Awards 2009.

The can be viewed below and the Winner will be announced on December 1st and IMRO’s Dublin HQ. All IMRO members can vote for their choice.

Hop on over to Hot Press to read about the HP Readers Venue Award.

2009 Shortlist:


  • Crawdaddy
  • Olympia Theatre
  • The O2
  • Vicar St.
  • Whelan’s

Rest of Leinster:

  • The Backroom, Navan
  • The Late Lounge, Kill
  • Set Theatre, Kilkenny
  • Spirit Store, Dundalk
  • The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny


  • Cyprus Avenue, Cork
  • Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick
  • The Everyman Theatre, Cork
  • INEC, Killarney
  • The Pavilion, Cork

Connaught: (Three venues from Galway and not one from Sligo or Leitrim??)

  • Campbell’s Tavern,
  • Headford; Crane Bar, Galway;
  • Roisin Dubh, Galway;
  • Royal Theatre & Event Centre, Castlebar
  • Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Ulster (Donegal, Cavan & Monaghan):

  • Balor Arts Centre; An Grianan, Letterkenny
  • Iontas, Castleblaney
  • McGrory’s, Culduff
  • Ramor Theatre, Cavan

IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year 2009!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , on October 20, 2009 by Tickets There


(taking out the word ‘Launched’ from Hotpress. There’s only so many ways to write these things)

Hey folks,

Just a quick word before you’re sent off to a real website for all the juicy details. The IMRO (Irish Music Rights organization) have launched their Live Music Venue of the year award. Each year the organization asks its members to vote for Irelands leading live music venue and according to the facts, there’s over 400 venues that qualify for this prestigious title.

Ireland has a long history of fantastic live music and many of our venues are just incredible. Vicar Street managed to pick it up last year but since they don’t seem to have a lot of bands there any more, TT is hoping The Olympia or The Button Factory grab it this year. Only members can vote so if you can, be sure that you do (sounds like Yoda).

Now, Click here to visit Hotpress and see the actual story.