Creative Arts Award

The Fiddler’s Green Festival prestigious Creative Arts Award

The Creative Arts Award was established in the year 2000. This award acknowledges achievement in the Arts & Literacy field, both of which are an integral part of the Fiddlers Green festival. The coveted trophy was crafted by leading Irish Sculptor Carolyn Mulholland and was first awarded to the late Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney.

The presentation takes place each year during the Music of Healing event in An Cuan. This now famous evening will, as always be hosted by Tommy Sands.

The Fiddler’s Green Festival Creative Arts Award was presented to Seamus Heaney in 2000.

Fiddler’s Green Festival

Creative Arts Award Winners

2023 Archie Fisher

2022  Iarla Ó Lionáird

2019    Peggy Seeger

2018    Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin

2017    Shay Healey

2016    Mickey MacConnell

2015    The Quiet Meadow Makers

2014    Martin Lynch

2013    Bill Whelan

2012    John Sheahan

2011    Liam O Maonlai2010    Tom Paxton

2009    Suibhan O Dubhain

2008    Pete Seeger

2007    Steve Cooney

2006    Ralph McTell

2005    Michael O Suilleabhain

2004    Tom Newman

2003    Liam Clancy

2002    Tony McAuley

2001    John B Vallely

2000    Seamus Heaney

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