The shortlist for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Song of the Year 2017, in association with IMRO & IRMA, was announced today on RTÉ 2FM’s Tracy Clifford Show.
The winning song will be announced at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event, held in Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday 8th March. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster and usual outlets.
The shortlist is as follows:
The Academic – Bear Claws (ROOM6 Records)
Áine Cahill – Plastic (Self Released)
Chasing Abbey – That Good Thing (Self Released)
Tandem Felix – Were You There (When they Crucified the Birthday Boy)? (Self Released)
Niall Horan – Slow Hands (Capitol)
Gavin James – I Don’t Know Why (Warner Music)
Dermot Kennedy – Glory (Self Released)
The Script – Rain (Sony Music)
Wyvern Lingo – I Love You Sadie (Rubyworks)
Soulé – Good Life (Diffusion Labs)
To vote for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Song of the Year 2017, visit www.2fm.ie.
Votes are limited to one per person per day. Only votes cast in the Republic of Ireland will be counted. Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 4th March.
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 also receive a specially commissioned award.
Tickets for the Choice Music Prize live event in March are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, and are priced at €28.00 including booking fee.
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