RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2017 Shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Album of the Year 2017, in association with IMRO & IRMA, was announced today on RTÉ 2FM’s Tracy Clifford Show by Tony Clayton Lea, chairman of the judging panel. The shortlist is as follows:

Come On Live Long
In the Still
(Self Released)
Marlele Enright
Placemats and Second Cuts
(Self Released)
Fangclub
Fangclub
(Universal)
Lankum
Between The Earth & Sky
(Rough Trade)
James Vincent McMorrow
True Care
(Faction Records)
New Jackson
From Night to Night
(All City)
Otherkin
OK
(Rubyworks)
Fionn Regan
Meeting of the Waters
(Abbey Records)
Ships
Precession
(Ships Music)
Talos
Wild Alee
(Feel Good Lost)

 

Listen to the short-listed albums here:

The winning album will be announced at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event, held in Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday 8th March 2018. As part of the partnership with RTÉ, the event will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM in a special four-hour extended programme from 7-11pm and on RTÉ2 as part of a special RTÉ Choice Music Prize TV programme, approximately one week later.

The 13th annual RTÉ Choice Music Prize will once again celebrate and acknowledge the best in Irish recorded music. The prize has become one of the highlights of the Irish musical calendar since its inception in 2005 and is awarded to the Irish Album of the Year, as chosen from a shortlist of ten releases by a panel of twelve Irish music media professionals and industry experts.

The winning act will receive €10,000, a prize fund which has been provided by The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA). All of the shortlisted acts will receive a specially commissioned award.

RAAP, Culture Ireland & Golden Discs are also official project partners.

Culture Ireland will fund the attendance of influential overseas Industry executives to attend the RTE Choice Music Prize Live Event on March 8th while Golden Discs will feature special stands showcasing the RTE Choice Music Prize nominees across their stores nationwide.