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Arts Council congratulates recipients of Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022

7th June, 2022

The Arts Council would like to offer our congratulations to the artists from Northern Ireland who have been recognised by the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022, announced on June 1st. The honours acknowledge exceptional achievement and service of extraordinary people across the UK.

Derry musician, Donal Doherty looking into the distance with crossed hands resting on glass balcony.
Derry musician, Donal Doherty
  • Clifford Brooks, MBE, artist and founding member of The Engine Room Gallery, for services to Visual Arts in Northern Ireland.
  • Richard Yarr, MBE, musician, producer, Chair of the Charles Wood Festival of Music, and presenter of BBC Radio Ulster’s Sounds Sacred programme, for services to Music in Northern Ireland.
  • Dónal Doherty, Honorary MBE, Artistic Director of Codetta Choirs and Artistic Director of the City of Derry International Choir Festival, for services to Music in Northern Ireland.

These artists join those who were recognised earlier this year in the 2022 New Year Honours:

  • Oliver Jeffers, MBE, author and illustrator, for services to the Arts.
  • Maureen Elizabeth Dunn, MBE, for services to Dance and the Performing Arts in Northern Ireland.
  • Professor Jackie McCoy, MBE, for services to higher education, to business and to the arts.
  • William McFarland, BEM, for services to Music in County Antrim.