Kilkenny and Carlow venues in contention for IMRO Live Music awards

The shortlist for this year’s IMRO Venue Awards has been released with two local venues in the running for top prizes.

Cleere’s Bar & Theatre on Parliament Street in Kilkenny City and Visual Carlow have both been shortlisted for the Rest of Leinster in the Best Live Music venue category.

Winners will be announced at a special ceremony in Dublin on Tuesday 14 March.