Co. Tipperary musical societies celebrate AIMS awards success

Aileen Hahesy

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Aileen Hahesy

Ray Nolan of Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society receiving the AIMS Best Overall Show runner up award on behalf of the Society.

Shows staged by four Co. Tipperary musical societies were among the winners at the Association of Musical Societies of Ireland annual awards in Killarney yesterday.

Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society won the Best Technical Presentation gong in the Gilbert Section for its staging of "Into The Woods" while St Mary's Musical Society in Clonmel won the same award in the Sullivan section for its production of "Grease". 

Both shows were placed second in the Best Overall Show competition in their respective sections while Thurles Musical Society's production of "Ragtime" was third place in the Gilbert Section's Overall Best Show category.  

Meanwhile, Tipperary Musical Society's Cathal O'Donoghue walked away with the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award in the Sullivan Section for his performance of the Major General in Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. 

The AIMS awards ceremony and banquet in the INEC in Killarney was attended by 1,400 members of amateur musical and choral societies from all over the country. A large contingent of members from Co. Tipperary's nominated musical societies attended the event.