Limerick Musical Society in the awards at AIMS

Aiming high: Limerick Musical Society celebrate taking home four separate awards from the  Association of Irish Musical Societies annual awards, held in the INEC, Killarney recently. Picture: Don MacMonagle
LIMERICK Musical Society is celebrating after taking home top honours at an All-Ireland awards competition.

LIMERICK Musical Society is celebrating after taking home top honours at an All-Ireland awards competition.

The society won four prizes and were the big winners on the night at the Association of Irish Musical Societies awards ceremony, which was held in the INEC, Killarney recently.

The annual awards ceremony, dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of musical theatre in Ireland, with every society in the country hoping to take home a prize, was held in front of 1,200 people, with the Limerick society taking a slew of awards in the Sullivan category on the night.

The popular society, who produced a superb staging of The Witches of Eastwick in the University Concert Hall back in March, won Best Choreographer for Niamh Twomey, Best Chorus, Best Actor for Dave Griffin - who played the part of Darryl Van Horne - and the coveted Best Overall Show award for the staging of Witches, which played out a sold out run over three nights in the UCH.

“This is a superb achievement for all our members,especially when you consider that it is all an amateur society and the very high musical standards that you have to maintain with each production,” said Limerick Musical Society PRO Gerry Ryan, who added that the four awards were “another milestone in the society’s history”.

The society have won plenty of awards at the AIMS event, most recently in 2014 when Martin McNelis, who played Juan Peron in Limerick Musical Society’s production of Evita in the UCH last year, taking home the prize of Best Male Actor at the ceremony last year.