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RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event

Vicar Street, Dublin 

Thursday 8th March 2018 

The line-up for this year's RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event, in association with IMRO & IRMA, was announced on 2FM.

All ten AOTY nominees will perform on the night and they are:

Come On Live Long   /  Marlene Enright  /  Fangclub   /  Lankum /

James Vincent McMorrowNew Jackson   /  Otherkin   /  Fionn Regan   /  Ships  /  Talos

The winning album will be announced at the live event in March. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and at priced €28.00 including booking fee.

The event will be hosted by RTÉ 2FM’s Eoghan McDermott broadcast live on 2FM in a special four-hour extended programme from 7-11pm.  Highlights from the show will be broadcast as part of a special RTÉ Choice Music Prize TV programme, presented by Bláthnaid Treacy, on Saturday 17th March on RTÉ 2


RTE Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of the Year 2017 Shortlist

Come On Live Long - In The Still (self released)

Marlene Enright - Placemats and Second Cuts (self released)

Fangclub – Fangclub (Universal)

Lankum - Between the Earth and Sky (Rough Trade)

James Vincent McMorrow - True Care (Faction Records)

New Jackson - From Night to Night (All City)

Otherkin – OK (Rubyworks)

Fionn Regan - The Meetings of the Waters (Abbey Records)

Ships – Precession (Ships Music)

Talos - Wild Alee (Feel Good Lost)

The 13th annual RTÉ Choice Music Prize will once again celebrate and acknowledge the best in Irish recorded music.  The prize has become one of the highlights of the Irish musical calendar since its inception in 2005 and is awarded to the Irish Album of the Year, as chosen from a shortlist of ten releases by a panel of twelve Irish music media professionals and industry experts.

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). All of the shortlisted acts will receive a specially commissioned award. 

RAAP, Culture Ireland, The BAI & Golden Discs are also official project partners. 

Culture Ireland will fund the attendance of influential overseas Industry executives to attend the RTE Choice Music Prize Live Event on March 8th while Golden Discs will feature special stands showcasing the RTE Choice Music Prize nominees across their stores nationwide and on

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