The shortlist for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Album of the Year 2018, have been revealed.
The highly-anticipated shortlist showcases some of the best musicians in the country, with a range of diverse sounds to appeal to everyone’s music taste.
The nominees were announced on RTÉ 2FM’s Tracy Clifford Show by Tony Clayton-Lea, the chairman of the judging panel.
As revealed by @TracyClifford…
The nominees for the RTÉ @choiceprize Irish Album of the Year are here! ⬇️
— RTÉ 2FM (@RTE2fm) January 9, 2019
The nominees are:
The Academic – Tales From The Backseat (ROOM6 Records)
Delorentos – True Surrender (Delo Records)
Just Mustard – Wednesday (Pizza Pizza Records)
Kojaque – Deli Daydreams (Soft Boy Records)
O Emperor – Jason (Big Skin Records)
Lisa O’Neill – Heard A Long Gone Song (River Lea Recordings)
Saint Sister – Shape Of Silence (Trout Records)
Rejjie Snow – Dear Annie (BMG)
Villagers – The Art Of Pretending To Swim (Domino Recording Co)
Wyvern Lingo – Wyvern Lingo (Ruby Works)
To celebrate Irish music, RTÉ 2FM have been running their ‘All Irish Music All Day’ since 6am until midnight tonight.
The winning album will be announced at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event on 7th March in Vicar Street and it will be broadcast on RTÉ 2 shortly afterwards.
This year marks the 14th annual RTÉ Choice Music Prize with tickets available on Ticketmaster.