Last night in Vicar Street, the RTÉ Choice Music Prize, the Irish album of the year, was awarded to Ships. The band, Sorca Mcgrath and Simon Cullen, were awarded the prize for their album Precession, and they were given the €10,000 prize. While the live event was happening, the judges locked in a room at… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 2018

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The RTÉ Choice Music Prize for Irish album of the year takes place this Thursday in Vicar Street. Tickets are available from €28 + fees. As the same time as the 10 artists nominated take to the stage (and the popular vote-driven, less weighted song of the year winner is announced), the 10 judges will spend… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2018

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The RTÉ Choice Music Prize has announced Conversations, a new strand of talks programmed as part of the event in association with IMRO and Culture Ireland. The conversations will happen at the  Morrison Hotel, Dublin on Thursday March 8th from 10.30am, the same day as the live event and will cost €5 to enter. The talks are “designed… Read more »

Posted on February 21st, 2018

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On the newest version of the Nialler9 Podcast dropping today, we talk new music tracks, the best new album of the week in the form of the Black Panther soundtrack, we chat to Wyvern Lingo about their album and historic male entitlement in the arts, we look at the shortlist for the Choice Music Prize… Read more »

Posted on February 19th, 2018

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The 10 nominees for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize album of the year will perform at this year ceremony which takes place at Vicar Street on Thursday March 8th. Nominees and performers include: Come On Live Long Marlene Enright Fangclub Lankum James Vincent McMorrow New Jackson Otherkin Fionn Regan Ships Talos Tickets for the… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2018

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The RTÉ Choice Music Prize Song of the Year 2017 shortlist was announced on 2FM’s Tracy Clifford’s show today. It’s based on airplay with three songs chosen taken from most plays, three from the Choice Panel judges and four by 2FM itself. The result will be chosen by popular vote and announced at the live… Read more »

Posted on January 31st, 2018

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The RTÉ Choice Music Prize have announced the 10 albums shortlisted for Irish album of the year today as revealed on Tracy Clifford’s 2FM show by Choice chairman Tony Clayton-Lea. The winning album will be revealed at Vicar Street on March 8th after a judging panel deliberation. The 10 albums shortlisted by the judges for… Read more »

Posted on January 10th, 2018

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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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