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These Irish albums are battling it out to be named best of the year

The winner will be named at a live event in Vicar Street on 8 March.

THE NOMINEES FOR the RTÉ Choice Music Prize shortlist have been named.

The 10 albums battling it out to be named Irish record of the year are:

  • Come On Live Long – In The Still
  • Marlene Enright – Placemats and Second Cuts
  • Fang Club – Fangclub
  • Lankum – Beneath the Earth and Sky
  • James Vincent McMorrow – True Care
  • New Jackson – From Night to Night
  • Otherkin – Ok
  • Fionn Regan – Meeting of the Waters
  • Ships – Precession
  • Talos – Wild Alee

The winning album will be announced at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event at Dublin’s Vicar Street on 8 March.

The awards will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM in a special four-hour extended programme from 7-11pm, and then on RTÉ2 TV as part of a special RTÉ Choice Music Prize programme, around a week later. Tickets for the event are on sale via Ticketmaster.

This will be the 13th annual RTÉ Choice Music Prize. The winning act will receive €10,000. The prize fund  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.

The shortlist for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize’s Irish Song of The Year 2017 will be announced on Wednesday 31 January.

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