Niall Toner and the European Bluegrass Personality award: update
Although circumstances prevented Niall Toner from attending the 5th European Bluegrass Summit in Prague this weekend to receive his award as European Bluegrass Personality of the Year 2012 from the EBMA, Niall was able to express his gratitude and make his presence felt at the award ceremony through a two-minute video presentation, which can be seen on YouTube.
The text of Niall's acceptance speech is substantially identical with his message published on Bluegrass Today on 7 March. The video, like others recently shot for Niall, was made by his grandson Kyle O'Neill. The news was released on Friday by the US Make Welcome Entertainment agency.
You can also read online the highly positive review by Art Menius of Niall's album Onwards & upwards, published in the March 2013 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.