The next Guaranteed Irish Hero will be announced in September for their contributions to music.
GI is calling on individuals and businesses across Ireland to nominate their ‘Music Hero’ as part of the Guaranteed Irish Hero Awards, which recognises the work of individuals who have been ambassadors for Ireland both at home and abroad.
Launching the call for the Guaranteed Irish Music Hero, Brid O’Connell said:
“This award is a great opportunity to commend someone who you consider to be a Guaranteed Irish Music Hero. Ireland has a rich musical history and heritage, and we believe it is time to champion Irish contributions to music. What better way to do that than to nominate a Guaranteed Irish Music Hero?”
“We’re calling on businesses and individuals to get involved and put forward names of anyone who has demonstrated a real commitment to creating a better Ireland with music through: jobs, community and provenance. As the music festival season is now in full swing, if you know someone who fits that bill, then we want to hear from you”, concluded Brid O’Connell.
Artist, Maser; Captain of Irish Women’s Rugby team, Niamh Briggs; and Director of INFANT Research Centre, Professor Louise Kenny, were the first awardees for their contributions to art, sport and science respectively.
To nominate your Guaranteed Irish Music Hero, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the dedicated hashtag: #GIhero with your nomination and a link to the artist’s song or music video.
The remaining Guaranteed Irish Heroes in food and technology will be awarded throughout 2017, following a public nominations process. An outside panel of experts in each field will review a shortlist and decide the Guaranteed Irish Hero for each category.