There was plenty of glitz and glamour in Killarney last night as The Association of Irish Musical Societies has its Annual Awards Ceremony in Killarney. Over 1,500 people could be heard over the Kerry mountains as the winners were announced by MC Fergal D’Arcy.
Many societies were double winners on the night including UCD Musical Society, Dublin were dancing all the way to the trophies winning Best Choreography and Best Choreographer for Leah Meagher for Cabaret and Tullamore Musical Society who took their moment as Chris Corroon won Best Male Singer for his sinful performance as Henry Jekyll in Jekyll &Hyde and also Director Paul Norton who’d plenty to celebrate picking Best Director for the same show.
The moment was once again taken by Jekyll&Hyde by Dùn Laoighaire Musical&Dramatic Society as Kevin Hartnett took up Best Male Singer in the Sullivan category.Nenagh Youth Musical Society raised their voices high and took home Best Ensemble. It was a superior night for Enniscorthy Musical Society by winning Best Comedienne for Jennifer Byrne as Mother Superior and Best Technical too.
Portlaoise Musical Society rose to the top by taking home Best Overall Show in the Gilbert section for their stunning production of Titanic. Oyster Lane Theatre Group, Wexford flew their flag high taking home Best Overall Show in the Sullivan Section for their breathtaking production of Michael Collins-a Musical Drama.
Other winners on the night included Best Comedian for Ronan Walsh as Officer Lockstock in Urinetown for Trim Musical Society, Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Roisin Lawless as Vi Moore for Footloose with Twin Productions, Galway, Best Chorus for Wexford Light Opera Society, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Best Musical Director for Shane Farrell for Jesus Christ Superstar for Castlerea Musical Society.
Celebrations continued long into the night and early into the morning as the sun set on another AIMS Awards Weekend.
For further details please contact AIMS National PRO Kate Furlong 086-3332823.