Rusangano Family were crowned the deserved winners of the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the year last night, receiving a €10,000 cheque and an award from RAAP. Godknows, MurLi and MynameisJohn, the creators of the Nialler9 Irish album of 2016, Let The Dead Bury The Dead, were chosen by the judges (below) over… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 2017

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We already know the 10 albums nominated for Irish album of the year for the Choice Music Prize and today, the less prestigious Song Of The Year category nominees were announced. Song of the year nominees are chosen based on judges choices and airplay so it’s always weighted towards mainstream popularity. The final list are… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2017

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The Choice Music Prize will be announced in Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday 9th March and the lice acts due to play are: All Tvvins Bantum Wallis Bird Katie Kim Overhead, The Albatross Rusangano Family We Cut Corners Tickets for the Choice Music Prize live event are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and at priced… Read more »

Posted on January 26th, 2017

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The Choice Music Prize is this year the RTÉ Choice Music Prize for the first time and the announcement of the 10 Irish albums were revealed a short time ago on 2FM’s Tracy Clifford Show by Tony Clayton Lea, chairman of the judging panel. The 10 albums shortlisted by the judges for Irish album of… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2017

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I stuck my neck out earlier yesterday but I wasn’t far off for the winner of the Choice Music Prize. The winner was my second Choice from my original prediction in fairness. SOAK ended up being the winner of the Choice Music Prize last night in Vicar Street for her album Before We Forgot How… Read more »

Posted on March 4th, 2016

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Vicar Street tonight will be a bundle of high-emotion come 10:30pm or so, when the winner of the Choice Music Prize album of the year is announced (the nominees) by 12 judges. The night will also feature the song of the year winner which is decided by public vote and usually goes to a more… Read more »

Posted on March 3rd, 2016

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The Choice Music Prize for Irish album and song of the year takes place in Vicar Street next Thursday March 3rd and I have tickets to giveaway to it if you want to be in attendance to see 10 live sets and be present for the announcement of the winner of the €10,000 cheque. Always… Read more »

Posted on February 25th, 2016

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The lineup for the Choice Music Prize live event on Thursday 3rd March at Vicar St, Dublin is looking like an even-split between the album of the year and song of the year nominees. Confirmed to play are: HamsandwicH Le Galaxie Colm Mac Con Iomaire Soak Villagers Plus Song of the Year nominees: The Academic… Read more »

Posted on February 9th, 2016

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The Choice Music Prize have announced their song of the year nominees, which features 10 songs to a public vote. The shortlist is decided by a combination of Choice judges (who are solely responsible for the album list), Today FM DJs and airplay. They are: All Tvvins – ‘Thank You’ Daithí – Mary Keane’s Introduction… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2016

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The shortlist for the Choice Music Prize, the annual Irish Album Of The Year prize has just been announced on Today FM. Here are the 10 albums picked by judges (see below). Girl Band – Holding Hands With Jamie Ham Sandwich – Stories From The Surface Gavin James – Bitter Pill Jape – This Chemical… Read more »

Posted on January 6th, 2016

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Congrats to The Gloaming for winning the Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of The Year award last night. Their self-titled beautiful album is rich with true artistry which takes something traditional and makes it anew. A modern Irish classic and a deserved winner. For winning, The Gloaming received a cheque for €10,000, a prize… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2015

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The nominees for the Meteor Choice Music Prize’s Irish Song of the Year have been revealed today. The 10 songs are The Coronas – ‘All The Others’ Delorentos – ‘Show Me Love’ Hozier – ‘From Eden’ Kodaline – ‘One Day’ Kormac – ‘Wake Up’ Little Hours – ‘It’s Still Love’ The Minutes – ‘Cherry Bomb’… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2015

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The Meteor Choice Music Prize in association with IMRO and IRMA, will announce the nominees for Irish Song of the Year 2014 next Tuesday 27th. The night will feature acoustic performances from some of the nominated acts as revealed on the night and takes place in the Workman’s Club from 7pm. I have 5 pairs… Read more »

Posted on January 22nd, 2015

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Their Mercury Prize win sealed what many of us already knew, these Scottish alt-rappers are ones to watch and to see, especially live. Thanks Bodytonic, then for lining them up for a gig on Thursday March 26th in The Academy. The band will be launching their second album. Tickets are €16 plus fees The Staves… Read more »

Posted on January 12th, 2015

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This weekend two special Meteor Choice Music Prize gigs take place in Cork and Galway to celebrate 10 years of the Irish album of the year prize. Playing live in Cyprus Avenue, Cork this Sunday and Roisin Dubh, Galway this Monday are Delorentos, Villagers and Jape. Tickets are only available through Meteor and they’ve given… Read more »

Posted on November 21st, 2014

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