Choice Music Prize Irish album of the year shortlist revealed
James Vincent McMorrow, Lankum and Marlene Enright among 2017 nominees
The Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year has been announced
Vincent McMorrow’s True Care made the shortlist, announced on Wednesday afternoon, alongside Lankum’s Beneath the Earth and the Sky and Cork singer-songwriter Marlene Enright’s self-released Placemats and Second Cuts.
Dublin hard rock outfit Fangclub also made the cut with their self-titled debut album, as did Otherkin, Fionn Regan and Talos.
Come On Live Long - In The Still (self released) - Read the review
Marlene Enright - Placemats and Second Cuts (self released) - Read the review
Fangclub - Fangclub (Universal) - Read the review
Lankum - Beneath the Earth and the Sky (Rough Trade) - Read the review
James Vincent McMorrow - True Care (Faction Records) - Read the review
New Jackson - From Night to Night (All City) - Read the review
Otherkin - OK (Rubyworks) - Read the review
Fionn Regan - The Meetings of the Waters (Abbey Records) - Read the review
Ships - Precession (Ships Music) - Read the review
Talos - Wild Alee (Feel Good Lost) - Read the review
The winner of the prize, awarded by a panel of judges to the best Irish album of the previous calender year, will be announced at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event, held in Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday 8th March 2018.
The winner will receive €10,000, funded by The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA). You can listen to the entries at the Choice Music Prize site, or on 2fm.ie.
The Choice Music Prize for Irish song of the year 2017 will be announced on Wednesday, January 31st.