Donegal well represented in IMRO music awards shortlist

Four Donegal music venues are in the running for IMRO National and Ulster Live Music Venue of the Year and Sea Sessions has also been shortlisted in the IMRO Music Festival of the Year category.

The Irish Music Rights Organisation will announce the winners at their fourth annual awards ceremony, at the end of February in Dublin.

Voodoo, Letterkenny; The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town; Allingham Arms Hotel, Bundoran and McGrory’s in Culdaff have all been nominated in the Ulster category.

The Sea Sessions festival fhas been nominated along with Electric Picnic, Castlepalooza ,Oxegen and the Galway Arts Festival in the best festival category.

The venues in the best live music venue category were chosen from hundreds of locations across the county by more than 8,000 IMRO members.

Each venue was judged on its atmosphere, sound and lighting, staging, diversity of programming and most importantly staff and management.

People can vote for their favourite venue by logging on to www.surveymonkey.com/s/venueawards.