The RTÉ Choice Music Prize has announced some key dates for next year’s award.
Monday January 8th – Irish Album of the Year 2023 shortlist
Tuesday January 9th – Irish Artist of the Year shortlist
Wed January 10th – Irish Breakthrough Artist – shortlist
Friday January 12th – Irish Song of the Year 2023 shortlist
Thursday January 11th – Classic Irish Album – further details – the winning album will be announced ahead of the live gig next year.
Thursday March 7th – Conversations @ BIMM, Francis St
Thursday March 7th – Live in Vicar St, Dublin with an Exclusive RTÉ2FM Broadcast
Tickets for the live Vicar Street event on Thursday March 7th go on sale this Friday November 17th at 9am, priced at €29.50 plus fees.
Three new prizes were introduced last year and will be awarded once again in March – Irish Artist of the Year, Irish Breakthrough Artist and Classic Irish Album. RTÉ 2FM will broadcast a week of Choice Music Prize announcements from 8th -12th January, with All Irish All Day kicking things off on the station on Monday 8th January.
The Choice Music Prize website has published a list of Irish albums released to date in 2023.
Sinéad O’Connor was also honoured with the inaugural Classic Irish album award for 1990 album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, which she accepted by dedicating the award to all refugees seeking asylum or refuge in Ireland.
Fontaines D.C. won Irish Artist of the Year 2022 award (for which I was a judge), Cian Ducrot won Irish Breakthrough Artist of the Year 2022 and Moncrieff won the public vote Irish Song of the Year for ‘Warm’.