County Clare is renowned and celebrated globally for its rich musical heritage with music, song and dance all playing a central role in the cultural life of the county.
This prestigious annual award, named after Clare’s cultural ambassador and visionary, Muiris Ó Rocháin, is produced by glór and has developed in partnership with Tim Collins since 2013. It is an acknowledgement of the wealth of professional & semi-professional artists, alongside the talented individuals, groups and communities within the county, all of whom provide a vital stimulus for the growth and development of this unique culture.
Each concert has been curated by glór in partnership with Dr. Tim Collins as producer of the event, who coordinated the original concert in 2013. An anonymous panel of traditional arts practitioners and experts, assembled by glór, invites an Awardee, fitting with the objectives and spirit of MÓRglór. The previous MÓRglór recipients were Corofin Traditional Music Festival (2014), Eoin O’Neill (2015), Frank Custy (2016), Geraldine Cotter (2017), Chris Droney (2018), and most recently Mary MacNamara (2019).