Cookstown singer Eamonn McCrystal celebrates four Emmy awards

Cookstown singer Eamonn McCrystal is celebrating after a show he hosted won four prestigious Emmy Awards in the USA.

Eamon, 28 hosted and produced the show titled the Music of Northern Ireland at Belfast’s Grand Opera House.

It was recorded by a BBC Northern Ireland crew for the US TV channel PBS.

It included performances by Belfast singers Brian Kennedy and Rachel Tucker.

The TV awards ceremony was held in Detroit, Michigan, on Saturday night.

The singer and the production crew won four separate categories, including best Overall Arts/Entertainment programme, for which McCrystal and his co-producer Elizabeth Travis received an award.

Eamonn McCrystal

Eamonn McCrystal

McCrystal also won the best On-Camera Talent/Performer award.

The Music of Northern Ireland’s director, John Northover, was named best director of a live or recorded live programme.

Nigel Wright, who also worked on the Belfast show, won the Musical Arrangements category.

McCrystal recorded his first album when he was 13 years old.

Eamonn McCrystal

Eamonn McCrystal