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Awards

2016
Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island Award
Certificate of recognition and gratitude from the Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island for his nationally recognized accomplishments in the performance and preservation of Irish dance and culture.
May 17, 2026
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2014 
"Fellowship Awarded to Irish-American Dancer"
RTÉ News Broadcast (Ireland)
September 22, 2014

2014 
Recipient of National Heritage Fellowship

2014 
Photo featured on cover of 2014 Guide to Programs of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
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2012 
Awarded a Fellowship in Folk Arts from R.I. State Council on the Arts.
Fellowships are highly-competitive grants designed to recognize and support artists doing exemplary work in their art.

2011 
Grant from R.I. State Council on the Arts, "Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program"

2011 
The Working River Award from The R.I. Labor and Ethnic Heritage Festival

2010 
Identified as a dance master teacher with a grant from the Southern New England Traditional Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

2009 
Grant from the R.I. State Council on the Arts, "Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program"

2005 to 2011 
Motif Music Awards, Pendragon, "Best Celtic Act"

2008
Motif Music Awards, Atwater-Donnelly Band (Jerimoth Hill), "Best Act Americana"

2007 
Motif Music Awards, Atwater-Donnelly Band, "Best Folk Act"

2005 
Governor's Award for Tourism, Pendragon

2005
Pendragon, voted Best Local Folk Act in the Providence Phoenix eight times

1970 
Awarded a teaching degree in American Tap from the Theresa Landry School of Dance, Pawtucket, RI

Early 1960's 
Won 1st Place in many of the Feis (Irish dance competions) throughout New England, New York and New Jersey.
Also won 1st Place twice on the famous "Ted Mack Show" in New York City.