Epic Awards

The Epic Awards shine a spotlight on the achievements of creative groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland each year.

The 2020 Epic Awards closed for applications on 14 June 2020. This year, a diversity of inspiring groups and projects were awarded at our first virtual ceremony on Thursday 22 October. Discover the stories of each winner. Read more in our press release.

Each year, shortlisted entries are put forward for the highly coveted People's Choice Award while winners and runners-up from each of the four main categories (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales) are selected by our panel of judges.

The Epic Awards are an annual chance for your creative group or project to be recognised for the incredible work you've done over the past year. 

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Roscommon Solstice Choir - BBC Breakfast

2017 People's Choice Award winners Roscommon Solstice Choir celebrating their win on BBC One's Breakfast show

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Comhaltas in BritainComhaltas in Britain is a national voluntary organisation which promotes traditional Irish music, song, dance, language and culture across Britain.  

In June 2019 they took their usually private annual event, All Britain Fleadh Cheoil, out to the community for the first time, partnering with the town of Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria.

Working with local churches, schools, sports clubs, businesses, community organisations and the town council, the volunteers of Comhaltas in Britain created a whole town weekend festival of traditional Irish music and culture on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, attracting over 1,000 musicians, singers and dancers and 7,000 visitors to the town. 


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