CATHAL Ó Curráin, a traditional musician and singer from Gaoth Dobhair, has been named ‘Best Emerging Artist’ at the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards.
The awards celebrate the very best in folk music in Ireland from the past year.
The awards were hosted by RTÉ presenter, John Creedon in front of a live audience and on RTÉ Radio 1.
On the night there were live performances from members of The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon, Scullion, Pauline Scanlon, Inni-K, Mary Black and more.
Speaking to the Donegal News Cathal said he can’t get over it.
“I’m over the moon.
“I am delighted to have received the award and I want to thank everyone who helped me along the way so far in my musical career,” he said.
Tune in to RTÉ One on Saturday, November 19 at 10:25pm to see the highlights from the awards.