Jim Carroll

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Choice Music Prize – here’s the shortlist for y’all

The following acts and albums have been nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year 2007 (acts in alphabetical order) Adrian Crowley “Long Distance Swimmer” (Tin Angel) Cathy Davey “Tales Of Silversleeve” (EMI) Delorentos “In Love …

Wed, Jan 9, 2008, 20:58

   

The following acts and albums have been nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year 2007 (acts in alphabetical order)

Adrian Crowley “Long Distance Swimmer” (Tin Angel)
Cathy Davey “Tales Of Silversleeve” (EMI)
Delorentos “In Love With Detail” (Cottage)
Dry County “Unexpected Falls” (Lazybird)
The Flaws “Achieving Vagueness” (Arrivals)
David Geraghty “Kill Your Darlings” (Decal)
Kila “Gambler’s Ballet” (Kila Records)
Roisin Murphy “Overpowered” (EMI)
Stanley Super 800 “Louder & Clearer” (Sofa)
Super Extra Bonus Party “Super Extra Bonus Party” (Alphabet Set)

The live event will take place in Vicar Street, Dublin on Wednesday February 27th and will feature performances from as many of the acts who can play on the night (we’ll be announcing the full details in the next few weeks). Tickets, priced €27 euro including booking fees, go on sale on Monday next.

The winning act will receive a cheque for €10,000 (courtesy of the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) and the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO)) and a smashing piece of glassware (courtesy of industry body, Recorded Artists & Performers (RAAP)).

The shortlist is selected by a panel of 12 men and women, good and true, drawn from the ranks of those who write about and/or talk about music for a living. And the judges this year are as follows:

Brian Boyd (The Irish Times)
Michael Carr (Cork 96FM and Cork Independent)
Ronan Casey (Westmeath Examiner)
Alan Corr (RTE Guide)
Dan Hegarty (2FM)
Anne Marie Kelly (Today FM)
Sheena McGinley (Entertainment.ie)
Una Mullally (Sunday Tribune and the Una Rocks blog)
Paul McClean (BBC Northern Ireland)
Nadine O’Regan (Sunday Business Post, Phantom FM and blogger)
Leagues O’Toole (Foggy Notions)
Jon Richards (Galway Bay FM)