DUBLIN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Irish Music Awards, AKA the Meteors were held on February 15th in Dublin for the 8th. Considered to the be match of the Brit Awards in the UK or Juneau, the awards show has been held since 2001.
The awards were hosted by Irish comedian Dara O’Briain and a total of 19 awards, dubbed the Mimas, were a given to recipients.
Among those netting accolades this year included Aslan, for Best Irish band, Damien Dempsey for the best Irish Traditional/Folk performer and the Saw Doctors for lifetime achievement.
Also recognized was the late Jim Aiken, a concert promoter who died last year and who had brought some heavyweight talent to the emerald isle.
The full list of winners
Best National DJ – Ray Foley Today FM
Best Regional DJ – Keith Cunningham Red FM
Best Irish Band – Aslan
Best Irish Male – Duke Special
Best Irish Female – Cathy Davey
Best Irish Pop Act – Westlife
Best Irish Album – Paddy Casey with Addicted to Company
Best Irish Live Performance – The Blizzards
Lifetime Achievement Award – The Saw Doctors
Best Irish Folk Traditional – Damien Dempsey
Best International Live Performance – Muse
Best International Male – Bruce Springsteen
Best International Female – Amy Winehouse
Best International Album – Arcade Fire with Neon Bible
Best International Band – Radiohead
Humanitarian Award – Mary Donohoe
Most Downloaded Song – Mundy and Sharon Shannon with Galway Girl
Hope for 2008 Meteor Award – Ham Sandwich
Industry Award – Jim Aiken
— CelebrityAccess Staff Writers