Jim Carroll

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Here’s the Choice Music Prize shortlist, folks

The 10 albums on Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year 2010 are: Adebesi Shank “This is the Second Album of a band called Adebisi Shank” (Richter Collective) The Cast of Cheers “Chariot” (Self release) Cathy Davey …

Wed, Jan 12, 2011, 15:20

   

The 10 albums on Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year 2010 are:

Adebesi Shank “This is the Second Album of a band called Adebisi Shank” (Richter Collective)
The Cast of Cheers “Chariot” (Self release)
Cathy Davey “The Nameless” (Hammer Toe Records)
Fight Like Apes “The Body of Christ & The Legs of Tina Turner” (Model Citizen)
Halves “It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever)” (Hate is The Enemy)
Imelda May “Mayhem” (Universal)
James Vincent McMorrow “Early in The Morning” (Universal)
O Emperor “Hither Thither” (Universal)
Two Door Cinema Club “Tourist History” (Kitsune)
Villagers “Becoming a Jackal” (Domino)

The shortlist has been selected by a panel of 11 Irish music media professionals. The guilty parties on this occasion are:

Aidan Cuffe (Goldenplec.com)
Ray Darcy (Today FM)
Michelle Doherty (Phantom 105.2)
Dave Fanning (2fm)
Shane Hegarty (Irish Times)
Chris Jones (Alternative Ulster)
Danny McElhinney (Irish Mail on Sunday)
John Meagher (Irish Independent)
Jenny Mulligan (Entertainment.ie)
Celina Murphy (HotPress)
Phil Udell (State.ie)

Tony Clayton-Lea is the chairman of the judging panel.

The bits and pieces: the winning album will be selected by the judging panel at a live gig at Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday March 3. 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), and all the shortlisted acts will receive a specially-commissioned award, courtesy of the Recorded Artists Actors & Performers Ltd (RAAP). The live show will be broadcast live on Today FM in a special four hour extended programme during the Paul McLoone show.

NB: yes, I’m the co-founder of this yoke, but I am no longer involved in the project so youse can’t blame me for anything to do with this.

Now, on with the fuming…