Kildare band The Druids scoop national folk award

Best Live Act

Leader Reporter


Leader Reporter


Kildare band The Druids scoop national folk award

Kildare-based band The Druids have won the Best Live Act for 2016/2017 at The Irish Folk Music Awards.

The Druids are just about the celebrate 10 years on the road next year.

They have scooped the award on the back of their now famous live tours of both Ireland and abroad.

The band play up to 200 shows a year.

It was widely reported in September this year that The Druids played The Irish 2000 Festival in Saratoga, Albany, New York. This festival has an audience of up to 50,000 people.

While commenting on The Druids award win on radio, band member Mick O Brien stated “we are over the moon with this award as our live shows are our main focus.” 

Patrick Johnson, radio presenter, from The Michigan Irish Music Café also stated “The Druids played The Motor city Irish Fest here in Detroit Michigan this year, they entertained educated and enthralled thousands of people”.

Other noteable winners are Best Artist Damien Dempsey, Life time Achievement award Johnny MEevoy, Best New Artist, Sara Ryan , Best Alum Myles Gaffney. The Irish Folk Music awards will be held in St Finnbars in Cabra Dublin on December 8 next.

The Druids play their Ten Year Celebration Show at The Moat Theatre in Naas Co Kildare on February 2 2018.