Jim Carroll

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Choice Music Prize time again

Here are the dates for your diaries for the sixth Choice Music Prize event. The 10 albums on the shortlist for the Irish Album of the Year 2010 prize will be announced on Wednesday January 12 and the live event …

Wed, Nov 17, 2010, 14:47

   

Here are the dates for your diaries for the sixth Choice Music Prize event. The 10 albums on the shortlist for the Irish Album of the Year 2010 prize will be announced on Wednesday January 12 and the live event will take place at Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday March 3.

The winning act will be selected at that event and will go home with a cheque for €10,000, courtesy of the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) and the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO).

The shortlist is selected by a panel of 11 men and women (yes, that’s one less than usual) who write about and/or talk about music for a living. These judges are currently figuring out which of the 200+ Irish albums released in 2010 (you’ll find a list here) will get on the shortlist and realising that you can’t get all of them on that list. As always, you’ll find out who the judges are when the shortlist is announced in January.

NB: since last year’s event, I’ve stepped down from the project and Tony Clayton-Lea takes over as chairman of the judging panel.