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Meteors honour Aiken

Kudos to the Meteor Ireland Music Awards organisers for deciding to honour music promoter Jim Aiken at tonight’s event, with a posthumous Industry Award. Aiken was the former schoolteacher who put this country on the international touring map, bringing in …

Fri, Feb 15, 2008, 09:46

   

Kudos to the Meteor Ireland Music Awards organisers for deciding to honour music promoter Jim Aiken at tonight’s event, with a posthumous Industry Award.

Aiken was the former schoolteacher who put this country on the international touring map, bringing in such acts as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and Garth Brooks.

One of most experienced and respected promoter in Europe, Aiken died in February 2007 after a short illness.

His family will presented with the award at the show at Dublin’s RDS tonight.