Jim Carroll

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Choice Music Prize – take five

It’s Choice Music Prize Day for the fifth year in a row. Man, I never thought I’d still be doing this five years on – what happened to my plans to take up golf and ostrich farming? Anyway, you know …

Wed, Mar 3, 2010, 12:37

   

It’s Choice Music Prize Day for the fifth year in a row. Man, I never thought I’d still be doing this five years on – what happened to my plans to take up golf and ostrich farming?

Anyway, you know the score. 8 of the 10 nominated acts playing live in Dublin’s Vicar Street tonight. 12 judges sitting around a table in a locked cellar deciding who wins the gong and €10,000 cheque for Irish Album of the Year 2009. The world and its missus getting ready for the post-event shouting and screaming and stomping of feet here and elsewhere. It’s all so beautiful.

If you want to come along, there will be tickets on sale at the venue (€27), doors open at 7pm and the action gets underway at 7.30pm sharp with Codes opening the show. If you can’t make it, Today FM’s Paul McLoone will be broadcasting live from the venue from 7pm. The winner will be announced round about 10.30pm-10.35pm.

So, with less than 12 hours to go before the winner is announced, who do you reckon is going to leave Dublin 8 tonight with a nice trophy and a chicken’s neck for 10k?

* Declaration of interest: I’m the co-founder of this yoke and am also the non-voting chairman of the judging panel. But you knew that.