Kildare groups dominate AIMS awards

As a county, Kildare dominated the AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) awards last Saturday night, June 18.

As a county, Kildare dominated the AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) awards last Saturday night, June 18.

In fact, five of the 17 awards on the night went to Lilywhite groups.

The award for Best Stage Management went to Mary Purcell of Leixlip Musical and Variety Group for their production of Our House.

Best Ensemble went to Naas Musical Society’s production of the Pirates of Penzance.

Mark Trundle’s performance as Jesus in Newbridge Musical Society’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar bagged him the best Male Singer accolade.

The Newbridge group also picked up the award for Best Choral Singing.

And Best Actress went to Fiona White as Dolly Levi in Clane Musical Society’s production of Hello Dolly.

The awards were presented in INEC, Gleneagle’s Hotel, Killarney on Saturday night.

Tralee Musical Society took the top prize of the night, Best Overall Show, with their amateur world premiere of Michael Collins, written and composed by Waterford born Brian Flynn.

The awards were presented by Shay Byrne from RTE.

For more details, see www.aims.ie