Monday 17 June 2019

Arts award for Padraigin

Local singer, composer, collector and author Padraigín Ni Uallacháin was presented with the Music of Healing/Creative Arts Award at the Fiddler's Green International Festival in Rostrevor recently.

Padraigín said she was 'thrilled' to receive the award from the annual festival organised by Tommy Sands last Thursday.

Last year's recipient Shay Healy, was also presented with the award which he had been unable to collect due to illness.

Describing the event in An Cuan, Padraigín said it was an 'evening of varied and inspiring performance and story: the courages Shay Healy was in full voice and very funny.'

The former Eurovision song contest composer and broadcaster gave the audience an insight into what it's like to live with Parkinson's Disease.

The Argus