April 2, 2016
Massachusetts – Celtic Radio is pleased to announce the winners of the
2015 Celtic Radio Music Awards. This Music Awards program was created to
promote exceptional Celtic music across 6 categories of music.
Nominations for this award are made throughout the year by listeners and
members of Celtic Radio.
After a careful screening process, which is based
upon listener nominations, ratings, requests, and other radio statistics; we
select 3 songs across
categories of music for voting: Celtic Rock, Traditional, Jigs & Reels,
Roots Traditional and Contemporary music categories. Voting begins on
January 1st of each year and ends on Celtic Radio’s popular St. Patrick’s Day
celebration. Winners receive recognition of
this prestigious award through the induction into the
Hall of Fame
and permission to use the Celtic Radio Music Award banner on their website.
awards program was expanded in recent years to include the Celtic Radio Album of the Year
award. This award is given to acknowledge
musical creativity, extraordinary work and exceptional talent on an album which provides recognition
of outstanding contributions to Celtic Music. Winner of this award category
receives permission to use the Radio Music Award banner on their website,
receives the esteemed and prestigious Crystal Glass Engraved Celtic Radio Music Award.
Through the Celtic Radio Music award program our
goal is to promote and recognize exceptional artists who display high standards
of excellence both on the stage and off the stage and who have made significant contributions to Celtic Music throughout the
Pictured is a sample of the official music award package that Get Up Jack will
receive from Celtic Radio. A 10 inch Crystal Glass Engraved Celtic Radio Music Award is our yearly presentation for the recipient of this prestigious award.
Mounted on a black embossed plate,
this award is presented in recognition of the Celtic Radio Album of the Year.
Get Up Jack will also receive a framed award certificate, a
personalized letter from Celtic Radio and a Celtic Radio bumper sticker to honor
their work on the album - "Alive and Well Vol. I". All members and
listeners of Celtic Radio can take pride in the fact that through our website
and music channels, that we are making a difference in helping to promote Celtic
Music to both recognized and unrecognized musicians through this award program. By bringing musicians, listeners and members
together, we can truly make a difference through our unique social networking
site called 'Celtic Radio.'
Celtic Radio Music Award Recipients
Get Up Jack
The Spanish Lady
Alive and Well Vol. I
Dot the Dragon's Eyes
Dot the Dragon's Eyes
Jigs & Reels
One More Day
The Selkie Girls
Long Time Traveling
Across the Pond
I Know My Love
Kid on the Mountain
Album of the Year - 2015
Get Up Jack!
Alive and Well
"As one of the most interesting names within the
contemporary Irish music scene, it's not a surprise that we decided to award
this group of talented musicians as winners of our 2015 music awards. When we
look at great Celtic music, we aren't simply looking to judge execution,
productions, recording and musicianship: the spirit that goes into the
performances is a key element of the work of any great Irish folk artist or
group out there. Get Up Jack are a rare breed: these guys breathe, live and
experience their music from a very deep and personal place. They are also able
to translate their enthusiasm and passion in ways that it becomes energy and fun
for the audience, live or in the recording studio. Combining charming retro
aesthetic with the timelessness of folk and the punch of modern productions, Get
Up Jack set out to ignite the Celtic music scene with massive doses of charisma
and liveliness, carrying the torch and continuing in the tradition of
influential masters of the genre, including The Dubliners, The Pogues or The
Wolfe Tones, just to mention but a few.
The band's songs are able to fill the room with joy and happiness, thanks to the
band's great dynamics and powerful presence. The line-up showcases an incredible
chemistry and a diverse set of instruments that allow them to capture the subtle
nuances of the genre, while keeping their sound remarkably honest, fresh and
direct. Multi-instrumentalists John Haggerty and Crick Diefendorf, guitarist
Mike DeAngelis, drummer Scott Apicelli, as well as bass player Tom Pirozzi and
harmonicist Doug Johnson are all seasoned veterans with massive studio and stage
experience - a wealth of musicianship that is fully being used to the benefit of
the Get Up Jack project.
The more we listen to the music of Get Up Jack, the more we feel a great
connection with that old saying: why fix it if it ain’t broken? These talented
musicians have demonstrated that they aren’t just able to carry the flame and
continue in the footstep of those artists who brought Irish folk musical to the
masses, but they also managed to create their own legacy in the process,
creating a unique connection with the audience that is strongly based on their
personality and powerful performance value.
Ultimately, Get Up Jack excels at bringing together the two elements that define
Irish music: the strong communality of it, and the timeless values and
Congratulations to the 2015 Celtic Radio Album of Year award for Get Up Jack's
"Alive and Well Vol. I" A 10 inch Crystal Glass engraved Celtic Radio award is
being created by our vendor and will be mailed to Get Up Jack with compliments from our many Celtic
Radio supporters that make this award possible! Slainte! - Celtic Radio Music
View 2015 Nominations and Results!
Celtic Radio Hall of Fame
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the Hall of Fame!
To nominate a song for 2016, please
contact us with the details of your nomination.