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

Killin Music Festival< Back to Shortlist

The Killin Music Festival in Central Scotland started in 2016, run by a group of passionate volunteers.

In 2017, the group booked a strong line-up of artists to perform including Skerryvore, Rura and Dougie MacLean, with tickets selling out weeks in advance.

They engaged with local groups, organising regular singing classes for primary school children which led to the Kid's Choir supporting the adult choir at the festival – and young people from the high school pipe band also featured on the main stage, with some asked to guest with the professional bands.

The festival office and session tent was based in the local sports pavilion grounds – a space donated to the group in exchange for one of the volunteers building the pavilion a new website. They also worked with a local historian to create a heritage talk, focused on music.

As a testament to its success, Killin was a finalist in the Event of the Year category at the 2017 BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.


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